February 5, 2019

I earned my Masters from Arkansas State where I learned about the glass ceiling theory. “The unseen, yet unbreachable barrier that keeps minorities and women from rising to the upper rungs of the corporate ladder, regardless of their qualifications or achievements.” I...

January 25, 2019

My entire life changed the day Mike Brown, 18, died in Ferguson, Mo. A police officer shot and killed him minutes away from my home on a Saturday afternoon. I wasn’t home. I was with my fiancé taking engagement pictures in front of his father’s megachurch in north St....

January 8, 2019

I pray that by sharing my experience, it helps news corporations understand our responsibility to America.

The facts about race and TV news 
Many news stations were created in the 50’s and 60’s when America was segregated. At that time, the news stations did not seek to...

August 10, 2015

I was overwhelmed when the President of the National Association of Black Journalists called to tell me I had been named the 2015 Emerging Journalist. I soon realized that with the honor came responsibility.

Here you can read the speech I gave when presented w...

February 5, 2015

I’ve worked in 6 different newsrooms in 5 different states.

My goal has always been to anchor in my hometown.

 

For about a year, I’ve been working in my down time to improve my anchoring. Imagine shooting free throws in an empty gym- hoping for a chance to save the game...

January 24, 2015

NORTH ST. LOUIS, Mo.- In 2014 people in the 27th ward developed a major plan to fight crime and they’ve started seeing results.

The change started when more neighbors like Tommy Simiral began stepping up. “When I drive around, I’ve been seeing less and less crime coming...

January 23, 2015

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NORTH ST. LOUIS, Mo.- In 2014 people in the 27th ward developed a major plan to fight crime and they’ve started seeing results.

The change started when more neighbors like Tommy Simiral began stepping up. “When I drive around, I’ve b...

November 20, 2014

My friend and mentor, "Mr. New Yorker," Chris Nelson left the wedding and quickly wrote a story on the big day hoping to land a post in the newlywed section of The New York Times. 

Imagine his surprise when he found the story should have been submitted before the weddin...

October 25, 2014

My brother Jared is 8 years younger than me, Jordan is only 17.

 

They came to visit one evening. We cooked and then watched Blackish. I absolutely love the new TV show. I laugh the entire episode.

 

I admit I wanted the show to be like The Cosby's.  An image of a black fa...

October 21, 2014

In my short career, I've been to my fair share of homicide scenes.

 

We hear the shots fired call on the scanners, and then head to the scene. I can already tell you what we will most likely see. Crime tape, multiple police officers investigating the scene. Possibly some...

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