Freelance Journalism, Book Reviews, and Personal Essays


2008
- "What's at Stake: Can a Black Man Reach the White House?" The Crisis Summer 2008: 17-19.
- Rev. of Pig Candy. The Crisis Summer 2008: 33-35.
- "Bermudan Legacy." Heart & Soul April/May 2008: 68 - 69.
- "The Naked Truth: 'Street Lit' Sells Like Hotcakes. But at What Cost?" The Crisis Winter 2008: 18-21.

2007
- "Meaningful Trip." Odyssey Couleur August/September 2007: 36-38.
- "It's A Family Affair."(Reprint) AOL Black Voices June 2007
http://blackvoices.aol.com/black_lifestyle/travel_headlines_features/canvas/
feature_article/_a/its-a-family-affair/20070601113609990002
- "Modern Day House Calls." Heart & Soul April / May 2007: 14.
- "It's a Family Affair." Odyssey Couleur April / May 2007: 85.
- "Valentine's Day Food Aphrodisiacs." AOL Living February 2007 http://www.aollivingblog.com/

2006
- Rev. of Black Men in Interracial Relationships. The Washington Post Book World 6 June 2006: C8

2005
- "A Woman's Place." Essence December 2005: 137-138.
- "Shooting Truth." Azizah Winter 2005: 65-66.
- "Crusing Kin." Odyssey Couleur September/October 2005: 76.
- "A Miracle on 152nd Street: Dance Theatre of Harlem Revived." AOL Black Voices October 2005.
http://blackvoices.col.com/lifemain/lifemain_canvas/featurestory
- "Forty Years of the 5% Nation." AOL Black Voices October 2005.
http://blackvoices.aol.com/black_lifestyle/soul_spirit_healines_features/canvas/feature
- "Creating Space Equity: Interview with Akel Kahera." Azizah Spring 2005: 37-38.
- "Designing Women." Azizah Spring 2005: 47-50.

2004
- "Listening Lounge: Four of the Season's Freshest Sounds We Love." Essence September 2004: 132.
- "Tribute: Nawal El Saadawi." Fierce Spring 2004: 80.

2003
- "Muslim Girl Scouts." Azizah December 2003: 64-67.
- "Women in Motion." Health September 2003: 86.
- "Staying Strong: How do You Make Marriage Last?" Essence June 2003: 170-173.
- "Tapping the Rug." Fierce Spring 2003: 18-19.

2002
- "Representative Yaphett El-Amin: Making Herstory." Azizah Winter 2002: 39 - 43.
- "Somalia's Queen of Green." Azizah Fall 2002: 52-55.
- "A Hero in Hijab." Azizah Fall 2002: 35-37.
- "Power in the Powder." Health January/ February 2003: 61-62.
- "Muslim Sister Builds a Bridge to Understanding." Essence Online September 2002.
http://www.essence.com/highlights/voices/vs_091102d.shtml
- "A Firefighter Learns to Love Life Again." Essence Online September 2002. http://www.essence.com/highlights/voices/vs_091102d.shtml
- "Sorella dell'Opera (The Sister of the Opera)." Azizah Summer 2002: 58-60.
- "Tapping our Strength: Perspectives from an African American Muslim Woman Feminist." Lee Gutkind's Creative Nonfiction Living Issue Project July 2002.
http://www.creativenonfiction.org/livingissue/essayDetail.asp?
file=tappingourstrength.doc.xml
- "Cassandra Wilson: Bringing Jazz Back Home." Essence June 2002: 81.
- "Through the Eyes of an Afghan Woman" Azizah Spring 2002: 58 - 61.
- "Muslims in the Mosaic." Essence January 2002: 128.

2001
- "Mfon." Essence September 2001: 153-156.
- "Fear Factor: Coping Amid Terror." Essence Online November 2001.
http://www.essence.com/features/111401_voices.shtml.
- "A View From Capitol Hill." Azizah Fall 2001: 82-84.
- "Faith: Lost and Found." Heart & Soul August 2001: 36-38.
- "Encroaching on a Brooklyn Enclave." The Crisis July/August 2001: 68.
- "Sarah Jones: Comedy and Culture." BET Weekend July/August 2001: 5.
- "Balance Your Life." Heart & Soul June/July 2001: 76-79.
- "A Muslim Feminist Speaks Out." NiaOnline May 2001.
http://www.niaonline.com/niald/channels/article/1,1148,968,00.html

2000
- "Danny Hoch's Hyper-Conscious Hip Hop." HorizonMag.com. October 2000 http://www.horizonmag.com/1/danny-hoch.asp
- "Book Review: Sacred Woman: A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spirit." BlackPlanet.com. August 2000.
http://www.blackplanet.com.Mem/featureinside.html
- "Love Reels." Horizonmag.com. May 2000
http://www.horizonmag.com/3/ralph-richardson.asp
- "Sisters Spin Talk on Hip Hop: Can the Music be Saved?" Ms. February/March 2000: 69-74.
- "Corey Reincarnate." Horizonmag.com. February 2000.
http://www.horizonmag.com/2/corey-glover.asp.
- "Tony Medina's Slam: Poet and Activist." Horizonmag.com. January 2000.
http://www.horizonmag.com/2/tony-medina.asp
- "Mothers of the Slain: Three Women Honor Their Sons by Educating Other Families About the Eternal Price of Police Brutality." Horizonmag.com. January 2000.
http://www.horizonmag.com/6/mothers-of-the-slain.asp.

1999
- Rev. of The Coldest Winter Ever. Black Issues Book Review May/June 1999: 33.
- Rev. of Imani all Mine. The Washington Post Book World 22 April 1999: C2.
- "Jessica Care Moore: Poetry, Passion, and Publishing." Quarterly Black Review of Books January/ February 1999: 38-40.

1998
- "School Daze: Forty Years after the Little Rock Nine's Courageous Experiment." Vibe February 1998: 44.
- "Reading with a Mouse." The Washington Post Education Review 25 October 1998: 10-11.
- "My Rain Forest Epiphany." Heart & Soul September/October 1998: 86.
- Rev. of Good Fences. Emerge June 1998: 69-70.
- "Livin' it Up in Louisiana." Essence June 1998: 148-149.
- "Embracing Change, Embracing Islam." Heart & Soul May/June 1998: 100-102.
- "Claiming California." Essence Online. February 1998.
http://www.essence.com/cgi-bin/b_be=Standard&=comm_hot.htm
- "High Steppin' with Step Afrika!" Essence Online. January 1998.

1997
- "Movie Review: 'How I Spent My Summer Vacation.'" Essence Online. November 1997.
http://www.eseence.com/entertainment/movie_review_summer.shtml
- "Movie Review: 'Most Wanted.'" Essence Online. November 1997
http://www.essence.com/entertainment/most_wanted.html>
- "Conjuring with Jewell Parker Rhodes." Emerge July/August 1997: 88-89.
- "Bringin' it Home: South African and African American Dance Styles." The Source June 1997: 87-90.
- Rev. of He Say, She Say. Emerge April 1997: 72-73.
- "Mix Masters: One Superstore's Values are a Customer's Censorship." The Source March 1997: 34.

1996
- "New Directory Flaunts Talents of Black Folks." The City Sun 4 September 1996: 24.
- "Young Artists are AWOL in Brooklyn." The City Sun 24 July 1996: 20.
- "Hip Hop Artists Make Giving a New Year's Resolution." The City Sun 17 January 1996: 30.
- "Economics 101: Fiscal Inequity in Schools is the Basis of the American Caste System." Vibe October 1996: 55.

1995
- Rev. of Song of the Siren: Tales of Rhythm and Revolution. Quarterly Black Review of Books November/December 1995: 36.
- Rev. of Hornman. Quarterly Black Review of Books September/October 1995: 29.
- "Interview with Moseka Koena." The City Sun 16 August 1995: 13-15.
- "Hip Hop Artists Reflect on AIDS after Death of Eazy E." The City Sun 9 August 1995: 24.
- "Black Culinarian Alumni Chapter Says Equity and Empowerment are the Main Courses." The City Sun 5 July 1995: 27.
- Rev. of The Wedding. The City Sun 5 April 1995: 27.
- "Writing and Reading with Glenn Thompson." Shade December/January 1995: 38.

1994-1990
- "Face" scripts. Nickelodeon (Nick Jr.).1994.
- "The Inkwell's Flowing: Climbing the Ladder on Martha's Vineyard." Shade July 1994: 26-29.
- "Improving the Health of a Nation." CDI News Fall 1993: 3
- "The Rockin' Adventures of Little Red Cap." Urban Profile Summer 1990: 34-35.

 

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