from "Teaching My Camera To See My Skin", BuzzFeed News, 2014. photos by Syreeta McFadden. All Rights Reserved.

from "Teaching My Camera To See My Skin", BuzzFeed News, 2014. photos by Syreeta McFadden. All Rights Reserved.



“In Life and After Her Death, Sandra Bland Taught Others About Activism” | Broadly, VICE, December 7, 2018

‘The Blood is at the Doorstep’ is a complex look at the quest for justice for Dontre Hamilton | Mic, October 30, 2017

White Milwaukee lied to itself for decades, and in 1967 the truth came out | Timeline, August 2, 2017

Ace Jackson and the Revolutionary Women of the Harlem Globetrotters | Rolling Stone, April 18, 2017

Forward Into Light: A History of Women Marching | Man Repeller, January 20, 2017

Trials of a Century: On O.J.: Made in America | Brooklyn Magazine, August 3, 2016

How To Survive A Lynching | BuzzFeed News, June 23, 2016

The Fierce Urgency of Nina Simone Now | The Nation, July 2, 2015

Jacob Lawrence’s Art as Journalism | The Nation, May 8, 2015


Teaching Disobedience | New York Times Magazine, September 13, 2015

Revelations About Being Brown In A World Of White Beauty | BuzzFeed, May 21, 2015

Teaching the camera to see my skin | BuzzFeed, April 2, 2014

Reviews & Criticism

“'Leaving Neverland' and the Burden of the Postmortem Exposé” | The Atlantic, March 7, 2019

“Uncovering the Roots of Caribbean Cooking” | The Atlantic, January 2, 2019

Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn review – the ills of paradise | The Guardian, July 19, 2016

Beyoncé’s Lemonade is #blackgirlmagic at its most potent | The Guardian, April 24, 2016

‘Whiteness is still front and center’: Go Set a Watchman – panel review | The Guardian, July 14, 2015

Black memoir in 2015: the year America broadened its canon | The Guardian, December 31, 2015

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates review – an urgent wake-up call | The Guardian, July 14, 2015

Black Bodies In White Words, Or: Why We Need Claudia Rankine | NPR, March 4, 2015

All About Skin Resists Singular Story | Poets & Writers, November/December 2014

Columns & opinion

“Men Are Allowed to Rage. Serena Williams Has to Be Graceful.” |, September 11, 2018

““‘BlacKkKlansman’ and Charlottesville Show Us There's No Post-Racial America.” | NBC News, THINK, August 10, 2018

“Rachel Dolezal's claim that she is black is the whitest possible way to deal with her issues” | NBC News, THINK, May 6, 2018

Meghan Markle is no modern-day Cinderella. She's better. | NBC News, THINK, November 28, 2017

Kaepernick’s Lawsuit Shows Why Action Across the Board Is Necessary to Support Workers of Color | Rewire, November 3, 2017

The acquittal in Sylville Smith's death shows that too little changes in Milwaukee, despite protests | Mic, June 22, 2017

Milwaukee is my hometown. These clashes were decades in the making | The Guardian, August 15, 2016

Can black celebrities shake America out of its racial justice slumber? | The Guardian, July 28, 2016

We’re in an amazing black cultural moment. Can we avoid the backlash? | The Guardian, May 15, 2016

Hamilton at the White House: why this moment means so much | The Guardian, March 15, 2016

Can Sanders win the black Democratic vote? He’s got a long way to go | The Guardian, February 9, 2016

Beyoncé’s Formation reclaims black America’s narrative from the margin | The Guardian, February 8, 2016

An all-white jury convicted Daniel Holtzclaw of rape. It’s almost enough | The Guardian, December 11, 2015

Our world can be bleak, but it’s crucial to find sources of joy every day | The Guardian, December 4, 2015

Dystopian stories used to reflect our anxieties. Now they reflect our reality | The Guardian, October 26, 2015

Government policies based on racist myths help dissolve black families | The Guardian, September 20, 2015

Bernie Sanders must show he takes race as seriously as class struggle | The Guardian, August 14, 2015

Politicians: don’t talk about ‘family’ like it only has one definition | The Guardian, July 14, 2015

Rachel Dolezal’s definition of ‘transracial’ isn’t just wrong, it’s destructive | The Guardian, June 16, 2015

Do Michelle Obama’s comments on race resonate with black women? Panel verdict | The Guardian, May 12, 2015

The lack of female genitals on statues seems thoughtless until you see it repeated | The Guardian, April 13, 2015

“Ferguson, goddamn: No indictment for Darren Wilson is no surprise. This is why we protest” | The Guardian, November 24, 2014

“For every Michael Dunn guilty verdict, a George Zimmerman still goes free” | The Guardian, October 2, 2014