Black Women Are Winning the Podcast Game

    Black Women Are Winning the Podcast Game

    Originally written for EBONY.com  From Angie Martinez to Wendy Williams, Black women were a consistent voice on the hip-hop and R&B stations I listened to growing up. But whe...

    Third Rail Express: #IndictTheSystem

    Third Rail Express: #IndictTheSystem

    #IndictTheSystem: We discuss the non indictment of both cops who killed an unarmed Mike Brown in Ferguson and Eric Gardner in Staten Island, and the on-going protesting that has fo...

    What We Should Have Gotten From #BringBackOurGirls

    What We Should Have Gotten From #BringBackOurGirls

    On the morning I heard about the 200+ Nigerian girls who were kidnapped at their Chibok boarding school by the militant group Boko Haram I was with guy I’m seeing, who happens to...

    Returning Home After 25 Years

    Returning Home After 25 Years

    Originally written for Turnstyle News. It had been 25 years since my mom, Lois Williams, saw Freetown, Sierra Leone: the place she was born and raised, schooled, married, and had ...

    • Black Women Are Winning the Podcast Game
      Black Women Are Winning the Podcast Game

      Originally written for EBONY.com  From Angie Martinez to Wendy Williams, Black women were a consistent voice on the hip-hop and R&B stations I listened to growing up. But whe...

    • Breaking Up with Street Harassment
      Breaking Up with Street Harassment

      Originally written for EBONY.com  Fifteen-year-old Veralyn would have chuckled at the idea of one day organizing to stop street harassment. I vividly remember the moment I realiz...

    • Third Rail Eps 20: Crown Heights Fight
      Third Rail Eps 20: Crown Heights Fight

      On “Crown Heights Fight” we report on the state of tenant organizing in Central Brooklyn and how tenants are reacting to rising rents. We then put to the test the notio...

    • Third Rail Eps 19: Lemme Hear You Say… Fight the Power
      Third Rail Eps 19: Lemme Hear You Say… Fight the Power

      On “Lemme Hear You Say… Fight the Power” we break down movement messaging and ask what strategies are being used today. We want to know: Is hip hop still relevant...

    • Third Rail Eps 18: Live Show!
      Third Rail Eps 18: Live Show!

      In this month’s episode Third Rail celebrated its one-year anniversary with our very first Live Show recording! We discussed some of our favorite things: our favorite shows ...

    • Third Rail Eps 17: Activism 360
      Third Rail Eps 17: Activism 360

      Believe it or not, activist are not just battling “the system” day and night. In this episode of Third Rail we discuss how sometimes, we’re fighting our schedules, to squeeze...

    • Third Rail Eps 16: How Do You Change the World?
      Third Rail Eps 16: How Do You Change the World?

      In this episode of Third Rail we discuss two potential strategies for community and social justice wins. First by examining black and brown neighborhoods in other cities, that ma...

    • Third Rail Express: #IndictTheSystem
      Third Rail Express: #IndictTheSystem

      #IndictTheSystem: We discuss the non indictment of both cops who killed an unarmed Mike Brown in Ferguson and Eric Gardner in Staten Island, and the on-going protesting that has fo...

    • Third Rail Eps 15: National issues felt locally
      Third Rail Eps 15: National issues felt locally

      In this episode of Third Rail we break down two conversations happening nationally and on a local level. First, by examining the mid-term elections and how the results will affect...


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    • Remember #BringBackOurGirls? This Is What Happened In The 5 Months Since

      As I mentally prepare to watch and discuss ‪#‎GirlsRising‬ today– a film that portrays the lives of nine young girls from around the world describing the challenges they face being denied an education– I googled “chibok kidnapping nigeria." 

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      My new essay explores how Beyonce’s feminist stance in pop culture helped frame my own feminist awakening:

      “I am in my 30s and was emboldened by Beyonce’s feminist stance on that stage, and can’t help but believe that that image will be equally as powerful to young people who witness that moment, whose first engagement with feminism will be that moment. Maybe, just maybe, Beyonce will serve as the bridgebetween pop culture and feminists like bell and Barbara and Audre, maybe some young woman bobbing her head to ‘Blow’ or ‘Partition’ or ‘Flawless’ will do so while reading Ain’t I A Woman? or Homegirls or Sister Outsider.”

      —FROM my new essay: My Feminist Awakening & the Influence of Beyonce’s Pop Culture Declaration


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    Reporting on "Love in the Bay Area"Reporting on “Love in the Bay Area”

    So… I know, I’m slacking a little… The diligence and discipline I had when I started this writing challenge has faded a bit, but I can explain… 1) IR...

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    Breaking Up with Street HarassmentBreaking Up with Street Harassment

    Originally written for EBONY.com  Fifteen-year-old Veralyn would have chuckled at the idea of one day organizing to stop street harassment. I vividly remember the moment I realiz...

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    Anthonine & Marly: Motivating Central BrooklynAnthonine & Marly: Motivating Central Brooklyn

    When I moved to Brooklyn last year I was determined to really get to know my new community, and contribute in a real way! Right away I was directed to Brooklyn Movement Center (BM...

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    Originally written for EBONY.com  From Angie Martinez to Wendy Williams, Black women were a consistent voice on the hip-hop and R&B stations I listened to growing up. But whe...

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    PIMA Chronicles #14: Really though...PIMA Chronicles #14: Really though…

    After my very-sad-day getting my IUD removed, I was writing about my experience at Planned Parenthood… trying to sort through a conversation I overheard in the waiting room, ...

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