I am a reporter for the East Bay Times’ breaking-news team.

I have been an award-winning blogger and public speaker with bylines for Salon.com and The Industry Standard, contributions to panel and feature presentations for South by Southwest Interactive Conference, Journalism Innovations and SPJ Norcal. The Black Weblog Awards honored me with its Black Blogger Achievement Award (now known as the Aaron Hawkins Award) and its Best Political/News Blog Award.

I was born in Washington, D.C., and raised nearby. I went to Benjamin Banneker High School and Bowie State University.

I live in Oakland, California.