Politics, History and Social Justice

Like a good detective, a good journalist reveals the truth by gathering clues and putting evidence together like pieces of a puzzle. Whether that truth is about people and events from the past or about disadvantaged and underrepresented communities in the present, I’m passionate about capturing untold stories that have the power to shape and influence the future.

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Article: “Labor of Love”
Publication: USA Today Special Edition: America Recovers
Publisher: Studio Gannett
Date: Nov. 9, 2020
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Article: “Nearly 30 Years After the ADA, the Nation’s Transit Agencies Report Successes and Shortfalls”
Publication: The Washington Post
Publisher: The Washington Post
Date: June 26, 2020
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Article: “A Void in Art of War”
Publication: USA Today Special Edition
Publisher: Studio Gannett
Date: May 2020
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Article: “If There’d Been No V in E …”
Publication: USA Today Special Edition
Publisher: Studio Gannett
Date: May 2020
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Article: “30 Amazing Facts You Never Knew About U.S. Presidents”
Publication: Best Life
Publisher: Galvanized Media
Date: Feb. 7, 2020
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Article: “The Biggest Achievement African Americans Made the Year You Were Born”
Publication: Best Life
Publisher: Galvanized Media
Date: Jan. 14, 2020
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Article: “A Second Act of Service”
Publication: USA Today Special Edition: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Publisher: Studio Gannett
Date: Nov. 10, 2019
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Article: “13 Important Native Americans You Didn’t Learn About in School”
Publication: Best Life
Publisher: Galvanized Media
Date: Nov. 1, 2019
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Article: “We’re Still on Apollo’s Chariot”
Publication: USA Today/National Geographic Special Edition: Apollo Moon Landing 50th Anniversary
Publisher: Gannett
Date: July 1, 2019
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Article: “Responsibility to Remember”
Publication: USA Today Special Edition: Remembering D-Day
Publisher: Studio Gannett
Date: May 2019
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Article: “6 Ways to Mark D-Day”
Publication: USA Today Special Edition: Remembering D-Day
Publisher: Studio Gannett
Date: May 2019
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Article: “WWII’s Epic Sweep is Truly Cinematic”
Publication: USA Today Special Edition: Remembering D-Day
Publisher: Studio Gannett
Date: May 2019
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Article: “It’s Your Community, Too”
Publication: Momentum Magazine
Publisher: National MS Society
Date: Spring 2019
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Article: “At 60, It’s ‘NASA 2.0’”
Publication: USA Today Special Edition
Publisher: Studio Gannett
Date: Oct. 15, 2018
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Article: “We Need a Space Force, if Not a ‘Space Force’”
Publication: USA Today Special Edition: NASA
Publisher: Studio Gannett
Date: Oct. 15, 2018
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Article: “1968: Upending the Establishment”
Publication: 1968: The Year That Transformed the Nation
Publisher: USA Today
Date: July 2, 2018
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Article: “Lives Beyond the Lens”
Publication: USA Today Special Edition: Echoes from Vietnam
Publisher: Gannett
Date: April 23, 2018
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Article: “Soundtrack to an Era”
Publication: USA Today Echoes from Vietnam
Publisher: Gannett
Date: April 23, 2018
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Article: “10 Essential Ways to Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.”
Publication: USA Today
Publisher: Gannett
Date: Feb. 3, 2018
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Article: “From Boyhood to His Last Days, King Pursued Equality”
Publication: USA Today
Publisher: Gannett
Date: Feb. 2, 2018
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Article: “Crimes of the Mind”
Publication: Insight Magazine
Publisher: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology/TCS Education System
Date: Nov. 1, 2017
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Article: “Documenting Destruction”
Publication: USA Today Special Edition: ‘The Vietnam War’ Documentary
Publisher: Gannett
Date: Sept. 11, 2017
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Article: “Excursion into Empathy”
Publication: Voices Magazine
Publisher: Pacific Oaks College/TCS Education System
Date: May 27, 2017
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Article: “Banned No More: Pentagon Allows Transgender Troops to Serve Openly”
Publication: USA Today Special Edition
Publisher: Studio Gannett
Date: Dec. 22, 2016
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Article: “Javier Palomarez on Electing a Stronger Economy”
Publication: Hispanic Executive Magazine
Publisher: Guerrero Howe
Date: October/November/December 2016
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Article: “Pocket Protection”
Publication: USA Today Special Edition
Publisher: Studio Gannett
Date: Sept. 19, 2016
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Article: “Forward March”
Publication: USA Today Special Edition: Operation Desert Storm 25 Years Later
Publisher: Studio Gannett
Date: June 13, 2016
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Article: “Safe Passage”
Publication: USA Today Special Edition
Publisher: Studio Gannett
Date: Dec. 17, 2015
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Article: “Diagnosis: Undecided”
Publication: USA Today Special Edition: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Publisher: Studio Gannett
Date: December 2015
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Article: “Safe Passage”
Publication: USA Today Special Edition: Homeland Security
Publisher: Gannett
Date: Nov. 3, 2015
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Article: “Is Javier Palomarez the Most Influential Man in American Politics?”
Publication: Hispanic Executive Magazine
Publisher: Guerrero Howe Custom Media
Date: September/October 2015
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Article: “Traffic Alert”
Publication: MOVE Magazine
Publisher: American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators
Date: Summer 2015
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Article: “Smile! You’re on Camera”
Publication: USA Today Special Edition
Publisher: Studio Gannett
Date: Nov. 19, 2014
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Article: “A Fine Line”
Publication: USA Today Special Edition
Publisher: Studio Gannett
Date: Dec. 20, 2013
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Article: “Government Report Chides IRS for ‘Excessive’ Conference Spending”
Publication: Successful Meetings Magazine
Publisher: Northstar Travel Media
Date: June 2013
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Article: “Congress Misses Sequestration Deadline, Travel Industry Reacts”
Publication: Successful Meetings Magazine
Publisher: Northstar Travel Media
Date: March 2013
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Article: “News Update”
Publication: Successful Meetings Magazine
Publisher: Northstar Travel Media
Date: May 2012
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Article: “GSA Chief Resigns Over Lavish Conference”
Publication: Successful Meetings Magazine
Publisher: Northstar Travel Media
Date: April 2012
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Article: “President Obama Announces First National Strategy on Travel, Tourism”
Publication: Successful Meetings Magazine
Publisher: Northstar Travel Media
Date: January 2012
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Article: “Social (Media) Change”
Publication: Zeus Magazine
Publisher: Zeus Magazine
Date: Spring 2011
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Article: “Burris Joins Fight to End ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
Publication: Chicago Free Press
Publisher: Chicago Free Press
Date: March 2010
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Article: “Groundbreaking Study on GLBT Seniors Released at Aging in America Conference”
Publication: Chicago Free Press
Publisher: Chicago Free Press
Date: March 2010
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Article: “Wired for Success”
Publication: Agenda Magazine
Publisher: National Council of La Raza
Date: Fall 2005
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Article: “On Lockdown”
Publication: Freedom Webzine
Publisher: National Underground Railroad Freedom Museum
Date: May 2005
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Article: “At the Crossroads”
Publication: Freedom Webzine
Publisher: National Underground Railroad Freedom Museum
Date: March 2005
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Article: “Righting Deportation’s Wrongs”
Publication: Freedom Webzine
Publisher: National Underground Railroad Freedom Museum
Date: February 2005
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Article: “Thomas Jefferson: Hero or Hypocrite?”
Publication: Freedom Webzine
Publisher: National Underground Railroad Freedom Museum
Date: January 2005
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Article: “Fantastic Four”
Publication: Agenda Magazine
Publisher: National Council of La Raza
Date: Winter 2005
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Article: “Lincoln Park Group Seeks Funds to Renovate Adams Park”
Publication: Skyline
Publisher: Lerner Community Newspapers
Date: July 2004
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Article: “How Not to Raise a Racist”
Publication: Chicago Parent Magazine
Publisher: Wednesday Journal Inc.
Date: July 2003
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Article: “Business in Bed”
Publication: Windy City Times
Publisher: Windy City Media Group
Date: May 2002
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Article: “ACLU Official Cautions Against Trading Nation’s Liberty for Safety”
Publication: Daily Northwestern
Publisher: Northwestern University
Date: October 2001
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Article: “Keeping with the Times”
Publication: Daily Northwestern
Publisher: Northwestern University
Date: October 2001
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