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NABJ First Place Award

NABJ First Place Award

Many, many thanks to The National Association of Black Journalists for recognizing me and my good friend, Jean-Jacques Taylor, at its annual awards ceremony in New Orleans on Sat., Aug. 12. Our story, BROKEN ROUTE, won for specialty reporting in a magazine with a...
The Low Cost of Cancer

The Low Cost of Cancer

  While federal and state officials spent this week in Wilmington, NC, trying to clean up the mess that DuPont has made of the Cape Fear River, the chemical giant was quietly paying off cancer victims in a community that it hit even harder. According to details...
The GenX Chronicles: Let It Rain.

The GenX Chronicles: Let It Rain.

You probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about things that are “water resistant.” But once you start looking at labels, you realize they’re everywhere: On the carpets in your house, the leather bag you’re carrying, the clothes in your closet, and just about...
Chemical Tumors

Chemical Tumors

An out-of-town trial attorney hasn’t knocked on my door yet. At least, I don’t think one has. My dogs chased away someone with a suit, but I’m pretty sure that was our broker. (There’s been some confusion over me shorting Bitcoins.) The reason I’m waiting for one has...