Kristal Brent Zook
Kristal Brent Zook, Ph.D., is a professor of journalism and director of the M.A. Journalism Program at Hofstra University on Long Island. She is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in publications such as The Washington Post, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Essence, and many other outlets. She has also offered commentary and analysis for radio and TV networks like NPR, CNN, MSNBC, MTV, BET and TV ONE. Zook is the author of three books, including Black Women’s Lives: Stories of Pain and Power. Follow her on Twitter @KristalZook.
Kristal Brent Zook is a WMC SheSource expert on Gender, Race, and Domestic Violence.
As the United States and Cuba reopen embassies this month, we remember Lisa Howard, a little-known television journalist who played a key role in secret talks between the Kennedy and Castro governments. More »
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A UN Commission on the Status of Women Event Highlights Groups Acting to End Violence Against Women Around the World. More »
In fighting sexual violence, says the author, school administrators need to be proactive and help the students themselves change the cultural environment. More »
The mainstream media misses the complexity of women’s lives in representing what’s important to women voters. The author (left) calls for a far more nuanced public conversation. More »
It’s a strange truth that national and international news somehow looks different, up close. So I found it to be upon waking up in Ohio last week, where I happened to be working, the morning following the untimely death of Democratic Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, 58, from a massive brain aneurysm. More »
“This is a bit more civilized than usual,” one attendee could be heard saying upon entering the auditorium for the Federal Communications Commission event in New York City on Tuesday. Unlike the emotional collection of media activists, protestors, concerned citizens and artists (some of whom directed hisses and sneers at FCC Chair Kevin Martin) who attended any one of the public hearings held by the commission over the past year, this one featured mostly suits and ties, all of whom coolly assembled without fanfare at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. More »
“People consider me the 411 on what goes wrong with black women in America,” says Gina McCauley, founder of www.whataboutourdaughters.blogspot.com. More »