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AMERICAS QUARTERLY

Americas Quarterly: The Policy Journal for Our Hemisphere is the only magazine dedicated to policy analysis and debate of economics, finance, social development, and politics in the Western Hemisphere.

Launched in 2007, AQ reaches over 13,000 readers—high-level policymakers in Washington DC and throughout the region, top-level business men and women investing in the Americas, and new leaders in the worlds of finance, business, politics, and the media.  AQ has gained a reputation as a balanced, authoritative, and accessible journal that responds to issues facing the region and brings a diverse set of key players to the table.

NEXT AMERICAN CITY

Next American City is a national quarterly magazine about making cities better. Next American City is dedicated to promoting socially and environmentally sustainable economic growth in America’s cities and examining how and why our built environment, economy, society and culture are changing.

JANUARY 12th

In the aftermath of the January 12th 2010 earthquake in Haiti I was approached by the following publications Next American City; Social Science Research Council; and Social Text to contribute essays exploring Haitian American responses to this tragedy.  These essays addressed issues such as Haiti’s historical battles to against poverty and political instability, post January 12 public service on the island, and how advances in technology have impacted the quest to uncover relatives immediately after the earthquake.  The essay appearing in Next American City was NAC’s lone piece of writing about this earthquake, while the essays appearing in the SSRC and Social Text venues were part of forums convened by both organizations featuring scholars from a variety of disciplines offering their insights on this tragedy.

HUFFINGTON POST

From January 2008 through December 2009 I was a blogger contributing two-dozen articles to The Huffington Post, an internationally recognized website visited by over 100k readers a day. My entries addressed such topics as the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, April 2008’s food crisis, and the resignation of White House Green Jobs Czar, Van Jones. The bulk of these articles focused on the 2008 Presidential election and featured commentary exploring the recent fascination with marriage in American electoral politics, an alternative take on notion of “white voters,” and a response to Barack Obama’s speech on race in America delivered in Philiadelphia, PA in March 2008.

215 MAGAZINE

“After spending the better half of two years, trying to rein in his black players after what he once believed was the league’s saddest day, David Stern must excavate the NBA from a tarn-filled terrain not seen in professional sports since the gambling allegations first surfaced against baseball legend Pete Rose.”

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