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16th Annual Conversation on Race and Entertainment Media: Donny Jackson!

Donny Jackson, executive producer and show runner for CNN’s “United Shades of America with Kamau Bell,” will visit the Newhouse School on MONDAY April 3 for the 16th Annual Conversation on Race and Entertainment Media. Assistant professor of communications Charisse … Continue reading

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WTF is Real Fake News?: The Mashup of Reality and Satire

We lack a shared reality thereby making it impossible to ridicule the absurdity of reality. Continue reading

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Summer 2016: Cuba, Japan, China

Check out my trips to Cuba, Japan, and China this summer. 2016 may have sucked but my travel this year was AWESOME. Photo Book via Shutterfly

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That Time a Trans Woman Saved My Life

Last week, I chatted with a former student. The last time I saw this student in the spring, she had long curls. This time, they were cut short. I said, “You cut your hair!” She and I talked about curly … Continue reading

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Cuba 2016

In May, I was honored to accompany a delegation from the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) to Hominis 2016, organized by the Cuban Psychological Society in Havana. The trip was an amazing! We wandered the streets of Old Havana, marveling at … Continue reading

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Inside the Label on BET

Last night, I made my national television debut as an expert on BET’s Inside the Label: “Grand Hustle.” I was tapped to talk about the intersection of race, gender, technology, and business. It was an honor to be part of such … Continue reading

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