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Executive Director of The Kansas African American Museum

I'm a New York Times best-selling author with 20 years of journalism experience as a reporter, editor and columnist. I serve as a trustee at The University of Kansas school of journalism and I've been a Professional in Residence at the University of Oklahoma. I'm featured in the beat reporting chapter of the journalism textbook,

''Writing and Reporting News, A Coaching Method." I'm also featured in 'Roots and Branches: Preserving the Legacy of Gordon Parks' a documentary about WSU 's quest to acquire the collected works of the trailblazing photographer, writer,filmmaker and native Kansan.

In 2015, I co-authored ''Africa n Americans of Wichita '' with Arcadia publishing and was voted onto the Association of African American Museums' board of directors as communications committee chair. I am a member the Alpha Nu Boule chapter of Sigma Pi Phi since 2004.