Published Works

“I learned to write out of a necessity to live. As a black young person in America, those pages became how I could express what I thought about what I’d been taught. As I became older, writing is how I learned to liberate myself and others in the best way I knew how- through writing the truth.”

Teen Vogue

The Legacy Left Behind by John McCain Is Imperfect Yet Impactful

I'm a J20 Defendant, and This Is What It Was Like

2 of the Men Who Attacked DeAndre Harris in Charlottesville Have Been Sentenced to Prison

Scientists Discover Remains of an Ancient Human Hybrid

The Gun Show Loophole, Explained

If You Voted For Trump, You Deserve the America We Live In

County in California to Reimburse Families That Paid for Children's Time in Correctional Facilities

This CNN Reporter Explains How the Libya Slave Market Story Came to Light

Video Reveals Alleged Slave Market in Libya

Tommy Dorfman T-Shirt Campaign Fights Against Conversion Therapy in Brazil

Youth Incarceration in the United States, Explained

The ACLU Is Suing the Trump Administration For Its Treatment of Immigrant Teens

Pedro Hernandez Was Cleared of Shooting Charges

LGBTQ Icons You Need to Know — And How to Find More

Gilbert Baker, the Creator of the LGBTQ Rainbow Flag, Honored With March and Rally

15-Year-Old Darius Smith Was Killed By An Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent  

Philippines President Declared Martial Law After Violence Between Terror Groups and State

Rewire

Ohio Parents Working Multiple Jobs Still Can’t Afford Care Without CHIP

"These families work extremely hard, and on top of that, are dealing with the pressure of providing for a loved one who is ill. Laziness is not a factor in these family's lives—they are just trying to survive.”

Turning Teachers Into Snitches: Ohio Bill Could Police All Children  

Outside

A Black Traveler Confronts Racism at a Montana Resort  

Into

How to Handle The Neverending Fires From Paris to Ferguson

Welcome To The Bleak Queer Policy Future Under Donald Trump

The Tragedy Surrounding Jamaica’s ‘Face of Pride’

Finding Another Country  

Broadly

What 'Serial' Gets Alarmingly Correct About Being Black in America  

The Daily Dot

The not-so-curious case of another Black man being falsely accused of shooting a cop

The murder of Nia Wilson and the normalization of Nazis in the public square

Overcoming the silence of growing up Black, gay, and with an immigrant father

Viral #BBQBeckys and #CouponCarls are the new slave patrols

Overcoming the silence of growing up Black, gay, and with an immigrant father

Living with the constant threat of death as a Black American  

VICE i-d

How Paris Pride and James Baldwin Shaped My Experience of Coming Out  

THE APPEAL

Chicago Activists Organize Against Massive Police Training Academy To Be Built As Schools Close

Columbus Activists Turn Out To Support ‘Black Pride 4’ Protesters During Sentencing

Buffalo Lawsuit Challenges 'Racial Profiling' in Traffic Stops  

In Justice Today

From COINTELPRO to ‘Black Identity Extremists,’ Black Activists Face State Suppression When Fighting for Their Rights  

Medium

From COINTELPRO to ‘Black Identity Extremists,’ Black Activists Face State Suppression When Fighting for Their Rights

Black Power and Police Brutality: Where Does Black Rage Go?

What I Couldn’t Admit Until Now After Months Of Traveling While Black

To White Friends That Disappoint

So I feared not just the violence of this world but the rules designed to protect you from it, the rules that would have you contort your body to address the block, and contort again to be taken seriously by colleagues, and contort again so as not to give the police a reason. All my life I’d heard people tell their black boys and black girls to ‘be twice as good,’ which is to say ‘accept half as much.’ These words would be spoken with a veneer of religious nobility, as though they evidenced some unspoken quality, some undetected courage, when in fact all they evidenced was the gun to our head and the hand in our pocket. This is how we lose our softness. This is how they steal our right to smile.
 

Jettison

Bend the Bars  

The Post

It’s your turn to go straight for the jugular too

Shutting down those who protect racists

OU students: We need more from you

Realizing that black lives matter

OU Administration: Helping you or themselves?

Activists refuse to be spectators

Raise awareness, not tuition  

The Socialist Worker

Interview with Jesse Hagopian - Why I’m standing up to the police