Writing

Jyoti Mama, You Can Bet!

Pitchfork | September 9, 2020

by Shannon J. Effinger

Listen to “Hit Different” [ft. Ty Dolla $ign] by SZA

Pitchfork | September 8, 2020

By Shannon J. Effinger

ALA.NI Orchestrates ‘Lament For Emmett Till’ With Help From Adrian Younge

NPR | August 28, 2020

By Shannon J. Effinger

Jorja Smith Finds Strength In Numbers In ‘By Any Means’

NPR | July 30, 2020

By Shannon J. Effinger

Georgia Anne Muldrow Seeks Refuge On ‘Orgone’

NPR | June 25, 2020

By Shannon J. Effinger

Ambrose Akinmusire’s ‘Hooded procession’ Is A Virtual Funeral Dirge

NPR | June 12, 2020

By Shannon J. Effinger

Bettye LaVette Revisits ‘Strange Fruit’ In Wake Of George Floyd’s Killing

NPR | June 11, 2020

By Shannon J. Effinger

Jorja Smith Re-Centers Marlena Shaw In Cover Of St. Germain’s ‘Rose Rouge’

NPR | June 9, 2020

By Shannon J. Effinger

On ‘Mama’s Baby,’ Orion Sun Grapples With Her Own Experience Of Police Brutality

NPR | June 5, 2020

By Shannon J. Effinger