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Latoya Peterson


Speyer, RP, Germany

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Past articles by Latoya:

Why aren’t more black kids going pro in esports?

The professionalization of sports changed the math for millions of young African-Americans, both male and female, providing careers, scholarships and a pathway to fame and further fortune. → Read More

‘The Boondocks’ returns — as a video game ‘Inappropriate negro humor is serious stuff’

The characters of The Boondocks, legendary for breaking barriers and pushing boundaries, spent the past two decades carving out a decidedly young, urban and bla… → Read More

‘Don’t Ever Give Up’: ESPN takes the fight against cancer to the gaming world

Can gamers help cure cancer? On Giving Tuesday, The Undefeated and ESPN are teaming up with Twitch to use esports and gaming to drive awareness of cancer resear… → Read More

Focus on HBCUs at the Tom Joyner Family Reunion

At this year’s Tom Joyner Family Reunion, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) were in the spotlight. Through a partnership with the Ford Motor … → Read More

Tom Joyner’s family reunion: Partying with a purpose

Nationally syndicated radio host and Tuskegee University alum Tom Joyner loves to party with a purpose. At this year’s Tom Joyner Family Reunion, Joyner invited… → Read More

The business behind Echo Fox, Rick Fox’s esports team —

Fans of esports know about Echo Fox, partially because of the fame of co-founder Rick Fox, the former Los Angeles Laker and actor. But behind the scenes, the Vi… → Read More

Baron Davis, John Starks help pioneer the NBA’s new VR experience

Former NBA player and two-time All-Star Baron Davis and NBA legend John Starks took a break from the festivities during All-Star Weekend in New Orleans on Friday to help launch the NBA into the fut… → Read More

Colorism: ‘Black’ defines our beauty, art, history, solidarity — me

I can still remember the first time I felt like I needed to defend my blackness. In high school, our heavily ambitious theater teacher launched a multiracial production of Ain’t Misbehavin’. Based … → Read More

Colorism: ‘Black’ defines our beauty, art, history, solidarity — me

I can still remember the first time I felt like I needed to defend my blackness. In high school, our heavily ambitious theater teacher launched a multiracial pr… → Read More

The year of the ‘blerd’: cosplay edition —

The comic world’s most famous redhead is getting a makeover. Earlier this week, The Wrap reported that actress Zendaya will play Mary Jane Watson, the second most famous comic love interest (traili… → Read More

How libraries might help fill the information gaps in our communities

New York Public Library photo by Thomas Hawk via Latoya Peterson is the owner and editor of, a ... → Read More

‘Equity’ pits women’s empowerment against money. Guess who wins.

Equity is the rare Wall Street movie that's about strong women instead of chicks, coke and cars. But cash still rules everything around the female leads. → Read More

The new Sesame Street teaches a hard lesson

The gentrification of the new, HBO-aired Sesame Street tells us something about our own real-life values and culture. → Read More

Are you tough enough to follow these 9 rules and save your financial life?

Authors Helaine Olen and Harold Pollack have written a book with nine simple rules for personal finance in hopes of creating a financially sound nation. → Read More

How housing in America became a four-letter word

In a new series called Questioning Gentrification, Latoya Peterson examines how cities across the U.S. are dealing with a rental affordability crisis. → Read More

Here's a bold proposal to make renting more affordable

A new study argues the government should offer more tax breaks to renters, to help even the scale with homeowners. → Read More

Girl Gamers Episode 5: Let Her Play

"We don't have a fulfilled culture unless we have people who have a voice to make their own games and play them." - Mary Flanagan → Read More

Girl Gamers Episode 4: Identity Issues

Race, gender identity, sexuality - they are part of our identities as players, and shouldn’t be anything we have to hide. → Read More

Reading Saga while the world drifts toward war

We already have our own horrors. → Read More

Who do you trust with your money: The post office or Walmart?

Postal banking has come up as an idea to help poor Americans who rely on payday lenders. If it doesn't come to pass, Walmart may be the only other option. → Read More