Some of My Favorite Stories
My experience as a journalist has allowed me to produce well-written, fact-supported, engaging copy consistently. My breadth of articles shows my proficiency in a variety of subjects and is a testament to my ability to learn new topics quickly. Please have a look at some of my favorite articles below and let me know what you think.
TARAJI P. HENSON AND KATE SPADE BRING MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES TO HBCU CAMPUSES
April 06, 2023
Taraji P. Henson, the founder of The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, Tracie Jade Jenkins, Executive Director of BLHF and Kate Spade have stepped up to fill the need for accessible mental health resources on college campuses by creating physical “safe spaces” for Gen Z students called ‘She Care Wellness Pods.’
DREAMVILLE FESTIVAL’S MASSIVE ARTIST LINEUP MADE FOR A HISTORICAL MOMENT FOR THE CULTURAL HUB
April 03, 2023
Dreamville Festival made an epic return to its loyal fans in Raleigh, North Carolina, over the weekend. The event gave us feelings of everything from nostalgia from albums that jump-started these native artists’ ability to unapologetically take over the rap and R&B game to endearing love in the air for some of the hottest tracks that are the soundtracks to our lives today.
JAHI WINSTON SAYS HE TAPPED INTO HOW HE'S FELT THROUGH HIS TEENAGE YEARS FOR NETFLIX'S 'WE HAVE A GHOST' ROLE
February 28, 2023
Blavity U sat down with Jahi Winston in a recent Instagram live to talk about everything from his new Netflix movie release, We Have A Ghost, to the impact Gen Z is able to create on the culture with the help of social media.
MAKING BLACK HISTORY TODAY: TOP 5 MILLENNIAL AND GEN Z CHANGEMAKERS
February 01, 2023
The world is always rapidly changing, making wanting to make a long-lasting impact a more complex concept. However, many millennial and Generation Z leaders are not waiting for permission to shape the future and are pushing for equity and equality in all spaces – from diversifying the tech world to emphasizing the importance of mental health.
THE ULTIMATE HBCU PLAYLIST TO FUEL YOUR HOMECOMING
October 26, 2022
In honor of Blavity U Homecoming Week, here’s a Spotify playlist curated specifically for you. The anthems featured reflect the authenticity of HBCU campus life, and its categories range from the adrenaline-inducing beats featured in step-and-stroll songs to songs that emphasize the standard of Black excellence. Salute to the past, present, and future pioneers!
CELEBRATING THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF "4" BY BEYONCÉ
July 24, 2022
In the Estrogen Era – a period in which women are seizing at hip-hop and pop music’s center stage, this prima donna has made her mark in the industry and is now coming into the “Nina Simone” or civil activism phase of her career.
DPAC REOPENS FOR FIRST SHOW SINCE MARCH 2020 WITH MASKS REQUIRED
August 2, 2021
DURHAM, N.C. -- Lights and cameras are on, and performers are back in action at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), reopening this month at 100% capacity (2,700 seats).
The first performance is Monday with Squeeze. DPAC did not say whether the show was sold out.
COMMUNITY MOURNS JOSH REED: 'THE CITY LOST A TRUE BLACK SUPERHERO'
July 16, 2020
RICHMOND, Va. -- In life, Josh Reed wore many hats. He was a social activist, a chef, a hip hop artist, an entrepreneur, a father, and a husband. Reed, 37, died unexpectedly on July 5. His cause of death was not made public.
NASA SCIENTIST TO HIGHLIGHT MARS MISSION AT SCIENCE MUSEUM OF VIRGINIA VIRTUAL TALK
July 2, 2020
RICHMOND, Va. -- A NASA scientist will provide an overview of the technological space innovations behind NASA’s upcoming Mars 2020 mission as a part of the Science Museum of Virginia virtual Lunch Break Science series.
BLACK STUDENTS OF HENRICO SPEAK OUT AGAINST SYSTEMATIC AND INSTITUTIONALIZED RACISM
June 26, 2020
HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Minority students who attend Henrico County Public Schools are amplifying their voices and highlighting their encounters with racial discrimination through an anonymous Instagram page called Black at HCPS.
POWER PROBLEMS REPORTED AT SOME VIRGINIA VOTING PRECINCTS
Jun 23, 2020
HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Voting precincts in Henrico, Franklin, and Loudoun counties faced some technical difficulties Tuesday morning as power outages caused a disturbance in voters' ability to cast their ballots for the primary election.