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Amy Alexander

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Amy Alexander

Amy Alexander is a 2008 Alfred Knobler Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute. She is currently at work on a book about race and the media.


News and Features

Dallas DJ Tom Joyner is encouraging African-American listeners to engage in electoral politics.

Her politics are detestable, but can we take a moment to recognize that Sarah Palin is one tough woman?

Minority journalists are discovering new opportunities--and the same old barriers--online.

Who's more to blame in the Love and Consequences hoax: the faux ghetto girl or the credulous book editors and reviewers who so eagerly snapped up her story?

With a veritable Mount Rushmore of Kennedy faces arrayed behind him, Barack Obama received powerful symbolic and political support from the icons of the liberal establishment.

It's like one big family squabble among feminists, activists and post-civil-rights-era voters.

A new book by Bill Cosby and Alvin Poussaint is a tough-love prescription for social change. Why are critics in the black community piling on?

Driven by a tabloid episode from her own marriage, the novelist joins the debate over the mass marketing of trashy books to young black readers.

Looking at the longstanding debate in the black community over personal responsibility through the lens of hotghettomess.com.

Journalist, activist, philanthropist and self-promoter, Tavis Smiley has the political clout and the ability to energize and educate the black community in the best tradition of Martin Luther King Jr.