Morgan Jerkins, The Guardian

Morgan Jerkins

The Guardian

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Morgan:

‘She doesn’t have the power’: Central Park birdwatcher Christian Cooper on why racist ‘incident’ won’t define him

A white woman made a threat against Cooper in 2020, and the world took notice. Now he wants to share the joy of ‘birding while Black’ → Read More

What Do Black Audiences Really Want From Don Lemon?

With his new book, the CNN anchor thinks he knows exactly how to reach them — by being who he’s always been → Read More

We Can’t Help But Wonder: Why Is “Sex and the City” Being Rebooted?

Our standards are evolving, and “Sex and the City” no longer meets them. → Read More

Rewatching movies of my youth to escape and recall simpler times

In quarantine, author Morgan Jerkins takes breaks from the stress of today with favorite films of yesterday → Read More

Black Cemetery Loss Is a National Crisis

Our headstones are gone. The land is flooded or infested. Can Black death and afterlife be saved like Black lives? → Read More

The Campaign That Saved the Oldest Black Bookstore in America

The nation's oldest Black bookstore was about to shutter its doors because of the pandemic, until one woman created a GoFundMe campaign. → Read More

What Happened to Playboy’s First Black Cover Girl?

The life and career of Darine Stern, first solo Black cover girl of Playboy magazine, is documented. → Read More

Meghan Markle Defeated the British Monarchy

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle resign from Royal Family duties and income, making this millennial move a win for Archie and the Duke and Duchess. → Read More

Here Comes Lindy West, and She’s Holding a Broom

“Fine, if you insist,” West tells men in “The Witches Are Coming,” her new essay collection. “This is a witch hunt. We’re witches, and we’re hunting you.” → Read More

The Midwest Has Meaning for More Than Just Whites

In this introduction to the “Black in the Midwest” package, we explain the impetus behind the storytelling and its importance to the current political conversation. → Read More

The Migrant in the Mirror

In recent novels, Ocean Vuong and Nicole Dennis-Benn tell stories in which young queer characters affected by migration and displacement are worthy of seeing themselves reflected in others. → Read More

‘For Us, by Us’: Inside the New Social Spaces for People of Color

In New York City, there’s a growing movement when it comes to places to gather. → Read More

Bones that revealed a Texas town's forgotten racial past deserve respect

Last year workers in Sugar Land found remains believed to be black convict laborers. Now activists aim to give these men and women a final resting place → Read More

Overlooked No More: Dudley Randall, Whose Broadside Press Gave a Voice to Black Poets

Randall, a poet and librarian, started the press out of his home, eventually publishing the work of about 200 writers amid Detroit’s flowering Black Arts Movement. → Read More

Ted Bundy, Billy McFarland, and the Weaponization of White Male Charm

Ted Bundy, Billy McFarland, and Dan Mallory, have deceived or upended the lives of unsuspecting people who crossed their paths, and their deceptions possess a common thread: their white maleness. → Read More

I Want to Be Excited About Kamala Harris. The Reality Is a Little More Complicated.

Kamala Harris could give black women representation they've never had. But what does her record on criminal justice reform tell us about the kind of voice she'd be? → Read More

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Harlem's mission to rename streets after black women before it's too late

As an intersection is renamed in Zora Neale Hurston’s honor, historians are fighting to preserve the Harlem black elite’s legacy so residents will be mindful of who existed before them → Read More

Why Do You Say You’re Black?

I was asked to just call myself “human,” but that default is white. → Read More

If I Write All My Friend’s Papers, Are We Really Friends?

Welcome to Survey Says, FiveThirtyEight’s advice column. In each installment, our two advice-givers will take a reader question, debate what he or she should do… → Read More