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Joshua Adams is a journalist and former assistant professor at Salem State University. From Chicago, Illinois, Joshua holds a B.A. in African American Studies from the University of Virginia and a Journalism M.A. from the University of Southern California. His writings often explain current and historical cultural phenomenon by bringing them down to the personal. Below are some of his highlighted writing clips (check out his documentary here and Ted Talk here), which cover topics such as art, culture, tech, politics and their intersections.

Washington Post Politicians keep ignoring Native American voters. It’s a huge mistake
C-Ville WeeklyLocal author spotlights under-the-radar female mathematicians at NASA
The GuardianQueen Sugar: why it’s a time travel show for black audiences
OneZeroGetting Cash for Our Data Could Actually Make Things Worse
Level Why We Need to Stop Saying ‘People of Color’ When We Mean ‘Black People
CJRQ&A: Vox data guru on how cartoons can help simplify complex issues
EbonyNAS on ‘Time Is Illmatic’ and a Rap World Without Blogs
Pacific Standard ‘Pitch’ and the Three-Pronged Psyche of Black Female Athletes
Brooklyn Mag The Book Behind Oprah’s Queen Sugar
MediumHow ‘Joker’ Misunderstands Left-wing Protest and Right-wing Violence
GameSpotHow Nintendo Uses Luck To Make Games Fun For Everyone
Longreads What Thomas Jefferson Taught Me About Charlottesville and America
Chicago MagFinal Fantasy Concerts Draw a Classical Audience with Rock-Show Reactions
Teen VogueDonald Trump’s Inauguration Inspires #InaugurationBlackout Live Tweeting
DJBooth Is Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” Brilliant Critique or Ironic Troll?
DJBoothChicago Rapper Add-2’s Journey Through Blackness: Interview
MediumLike San Francisco, Chicago Should Ban Facial Recognition Technology
PopMattersWriting in Subtext: The Brilliance and the Problems of ‘Steven Universe’
EbonyMarvel’s “Infinity Gauntlet”
HipHopDXGoldLink Reveals “The God Complex” Was A First-Person Narrative
ColorlinesFatimah Asghar on Why Her New Web Series is a Love Letter to ‘Brown Girls’ Everywhere
NewsOneWho is Colin Warner? Learn the True Story Behind ‘Crown Heights’
EbonyKanYeezus: Rap Man’s Got a God Complex
BlavityDo black lives matter in Brazil?
PASS Nakhane Takes Em’ To Church

Joshua Adams is a writer and journalist from Chicago. UVA & USC. Taught media and communication at DePaul & Salem State. Twitter: @journojoshua

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