This month marked the one-year anniversary Michael Brown's killing, and the start of the Ferguson protests. My friend Zinzi Clemmons asked me if I'd like to write something for Literary Hub as part of a series featuring other young black writers.
I wrote this: "Keyword Search: 'Ferguson' and 'Mike Brown.'
There are also thoughtful, moving pieces from twelve other young black writers. You should read them.
August 11 marked the 50th anniversary of the start of the Watts Rebellion, or Riots, depending on whom you ask. The LA Times asked me what I think those six tumultuous days should be called, and you can read my response here.