Journalism Honors

2013 Fellow, USC/Annenberg California Endowment Health Journalism

2013 Fellow, New America Media-Gerontological Society of America

2013 2nd Place Winner, New America Media Ethnic Media Awards (Outstanding Reporting on Health)

2012 Finalist, Soros Media Justice Fellowship

2012 Fellow, New America Media-Health and Environmental Health

2011 Fellow, New America Media-Education

2010 Fellow, George Washington Williams Center for Independent Reporting


Community Honors

2015 Certificate of Participation, 3rd Annual National Reparations Demand Day Commemoration from the Reparations United Front (Los Angeles, C)

2014 Image Award For Achievement in the Area of Nia – Purpose from the Afrikan Firefighters in Benevolent Association (AFIBA) 15th Annual Celebration (Los Angeles, CA)

2014 Nekhbet Award from the Los Angeles Holocaust Committee (for Commitment and Dedication to Afrikan Liberation Struggles and the Pan Afrikan community);  (Los Angeles, CA)

2014 Champion of National News by the San Francisco Bay View Newspaper and Block Report Radio; (San Francisco, CA)

2012 Spirit of Paul Robeson Grant by the Frances E. Williams’ ArtistsGrants Fund

2010 Mawina Kouyate Daughters of Africa Award (Grassroots Media Advocate) with the from the All African Women's Revolutionary Union (Los Angeles, CA)

2009 Pioneer for African Unity and Victory from the African Community Centers for Unity and Self-­Determination (Atlanta, GA)


Honorable Mentions

2015 Harlem Book Fair Awards (Debut Non-Fiction)

2015 Leimert Book Fair/Jessie Redmon Fauset Book Awards (Debut Non-Fiction)



No Doubt: The Murder(s) of Oscar Grant (2014)

Reparations … Not Yet:  A Case for Reparations, and Why We Must Wait (2015) 



Fertile Ground: Memories and Visions (Runagate Press, 1996)

UCLA’s Amerasia Journal in tribute to Japanese-American activist Yuri Kochiyama (Vol. 40, No. 3, 2014)

Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence (CounterPunch Books, 2014)

Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect: Police Violence and Resistance in the United States (Haymarket Books, 2016)

Black Lives Matter: Lifespan Perspectives (IndoAmerican Press, 2017)


Contributor, Forthcoming Publications (2016-18)

Black Power Encyclopedia

Why Don't The Poor Rise Up?

Hands Up, Don't Shoot: Essays on the Racialization of Murder