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.

Rocking the Black Vote Rocking the Black Vote

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

Oct 22, 2008 / Editorial / Amy Alexander

Sarah’s Steel Ones Sarah’s Steel Ones

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

Sep 12, 2008 / Editorial / Amy Alexander

Minority Bloggers Fight Inequality Minority Bloggers Fight Inequality

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

Jul 16, 2008 / Feature / Amy Alexander

Truth and Consequences Truth and Consequences

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?

Mar 6, 2008 / Books & the Arts / Amy Alexander

A Torch Passed A Torch Passed

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.

Jan 29, 2008 / Feature / Amy Alexander

Black Women Talk Barack Black Women Talk Barack

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

Jan 24, 2008 / Editorial / Amy Alexander

Come On, People Come On, People

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?

Nov 14, 2007 / Books & the Arts / Amy Alexander

Terry McMillan vs. Ghetto Lit Terry McMillan vs. Ghetto Lit

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.

Oct 15, 2007 / Books & the Arts / Amy Alexander

‘We Got To Do Better’ ‘We Got To Do Better’

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

Dec 20, 2006 / Editorial / Amy Alexander

Tavis Smiley’s Covenant Tavis Smiley’s Covenant

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 Ma...

Sep 1, 2006 / Books & the Arts / Amy Alexander