On “Fictions,” at the Studio Museum in Harlem (Village Voice, September 2017)

On South African musician Johnny Clegg (Boston Globe, September 2017)

On Kara Walker (Village Voice, September 2017)

On “The Legacy of Lynching,” by EJI and Brooklyn Museum (Village Voice, August 2017)

On the Cuban printmaker Belkis Ayón (Village Voice, August 2017)

On the important NYC gallerist Jack Shainman (Village Voice, August 2017)

On the new triennial “Uptown,” devoted to Harlem and above (Village Voice, July 2017)

On the Newark Rebellion, and its physical and psychic trace in the city 50 years later (The Guardian, July 2017)

A profile of mid-career visual artist Rico Gaston (Village Voice, July 2017)

On Emmanuel Macron’s racist blind spot (Quartz, July 2017)

On the photography of French novelist Michel Houellebecq (Village Voice, June 2017)

On NYC’s Afro-Latino Festival and the culture it celebrates (Village Voice, June 2017)

On 70 years of Magnum Photos (Village Voice, June 2017)

On Cuban singer Daymé Arocena (Boston Globe, June 2017)

On Shantrelle Lewis’s Black dandyism project (Village Voice, June 2017)

On Emmanuel Macron and the idea of French culture (Even, May 2017)

On public sculpture and urban space in Harlem (Village Voice, May 2017)

On Tomas Rafa’s up-close films of the rise of the far-right in Eastern Europe (Village Voice, May 2017)

On the 1:54 African Contemporary Art fair and the issues it raises (Village Voice, May 2017)

On Los Angeles musician-activists Las Cafeteras (Boston Globe, May 2017)

On the Jazz Epistles, the forgotten project of Hugh Masekela and Abdullah Ibrahim (Village Voice, April 2017)

On pianist, composer and activist Samora Pinderhughes (Village Voice, April 2017)

Mini-profiles of five makers of the new liberation music (Colorlines, April 2017)

On Maurizio Cattelan and a film about him (Village Voice, April 2017)

On “We Wanted A Revolution,” a landmark show of Black feminist art (Village Voice, March 2017)

A conversation with scholar Christina Sharpe on the 2017 Whitney Biennial Dana Schutz controversy (Hyperallergic, March 2017)

On singer-songwriter Somi and her elegy for African Harlem (Village Voice, March 2017)

On art collectives in the 2017 Whitney Biennial (Village Voice, March 2017)

On Joshua Redman’s Still Dreaming quartet (Boston Globe, March 2017)

On Thundercat and his new album (Village Voice, February 2017)

On José James and his new album (Village Voice, February 2017)

On protest photography in NYC, 1980-2000 (Village Voice, February 2017)

On photographer Ming Smith (Village Voice, February 2017)

On Raoul Peck’s “I Am Not Your Negro” (Hyperallergic, February 2017)

On art addressing US state and legal violence against women (Village Voice, January 2017)

On work on immigration by artists Andrea Bowers and Andrea Aragón (Village Voice, January 2017)

Checking in with Kamasi Washington (Village Voice, December 2016)

On jazz guitarist Rez Abbasi (Village Voice, December 2016)

On Rob Pruitt’s nearly 3,000 portraits of Barack Obama (Village Voice, December 2016)

On the current BRIC Biennial, featuring artists from Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights (Village Voice, November 2016)

On two new shows of contemporary African photography (Village Voice, November 2016)

On son jarocho and the NYC band Radio Jarocho (Boston Globe, November 2016)

A profile of Wadada Leo Smith (Village Voice, October 2016)

On Black Lives Matter and the jazz and classical music communities (Chamber Music, October 2016)

MoMA’s Unblinking Look at the Refugee Crisis (Village Voice, October 2016)

Double Tap: Ruddy Roye’s Instagram Portraits Hit the Gallery (Village Voice, October 2016)

A Fado Queen Finds Inspiration in What Matters (Boston Globe, September 2016)

Rice-Off! The Jollof Wars Come to New York (Village Voice, August 2016)

A Guyanese Art Show Explores Images of Migration and Home-Making (Village Voice, July 2016)

Kitty’s Studio: Rediscovering a South African Photographer’s Apartheid-Era Portraiture (Village Voice, July 2016)

Nigerian Pop Comes Full-Force to Brooklyn (Village Voice, July 2016)

In Jamaica, Queens, an Old Rapper Hangout Gets An Art-World Assist (Village Voice, June 2016)

Pedrito Martínez Returns to Havana to Record a Historic Album (Village Voice, June 2016)

At the Brooklyn Museum, the Transformative Power of African Masquerade (Village Voice, May 2016)


To Find Progress in Nigeria, Think Local (Foreign Policy, May 2016)

The French Are Back in Booming Côte d’Ivoire – But So Is Everyone Else (Quartz, October 2015)

How Alassane Ouattara revived Houphouët-Boigny’s playbook in Côte d’Ivoire (Quartz, October 2015)