Writing Samples

Digital Deja Vu:  A Road Map for Promoting Minority Ownership in the Wireless Industry

White Paper

I co-authored a white paper that took an in-depth and historical review and outlook on the Federal Communications Commission's designated entity program  in wireless auctions and offered suggestions on how it could be tweaked to save the initial mission to  promote progress and growth of diverse wireless license and infrastructure ownership in future FCC wireless auctions.

Intervenor's Brief at the US Supreme Court in Council Tree Investors et al v. FCC case

U.S. Supreme Court Brief

I represented small women and minority-owned businesses, nonprofits and other national organizations that represented the interest of underrepresented groups and business owners before the United States Supreme Court in a landmark case seeking to redress a change in an FCC policy that deprived smaller entities from fully participating in FCC wireless licensing auctions.

Atlanta's Cheating Ways: School Officials Changed Scores

Newspaper Article

I penned an article in my now-defunct column at the Washington Times about a scandal involving teachers changing children's wrong answers on tests in order to increase the school's achievements and maintain funding.  This article has been since referenced in several books about the scandal.  Also, there is a forthcoming movie about the scandal to star actor Michael B. Jordan. Among books citing my article are: "SuperVision: An Introduction to the Surveillance Society " by  John Gilliom and Torin Monahan (University of Chicago Press); and "Improbable ScholarsThe Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America's Schools" by David L. Kirp (Oxford University Press)

FCC Regulatory Training

Training Manual

I put together a primer for a brand new radio station owner client which walks the management staff of the station through the process of running a new broadcast station. It offers an insight into the ins and outs of FCC regulatory recordkeeping, filing and reporting requirements for radio stations.

Local Tower Siting Preemption: FCC Radio Frequency Guidelines are Solution for Removing Barriers to PCS Expansion

Legal Journal

While still a law student,  I penned a legal journal article which documented how the FCC's radio frequency guidelines impacted the expansion of personal communications services and those guidelines impact on NIMBYism (not in my backyard) in siting telecommunications facilities. It has since been recited other authors' articles in Cornell's Law Journal and  Indiana Law Journal.

 

 

Black Spending Power to Hit $1T by 2015, But Black Wealth is Dropping

Opinion/Editorial Writing

While serving as the Washington Correspondent for political news site Poltic365.com, I penned an opinion piece about the efficacy of a then-new study quantifying the buying power of African Americans in the United States.

It has been re-published and cited in other news outlets since then more than any other writing I've done.

Issues That Concern You (Drug Abuse) (Greenhaven Press)

"A Prescription to Prevent Drug Abuse is Needed"

Book Excerpt

An article I did on prescription drug abuse that appeared in the Washington Times was republished as part of a well edited educational text book for young adults.

Supreme Court Overreaches in Video Game Ruling

Legal Case Analysis

During a stint as a newspaper columnist for the Washington Times' Communities, I provided a legal analysis of a critical US Supreme Court case which was also cited in several later published books by other authors including: "Connecting Social Problems and Popular Culture: Why Media is Not the Answer" by By Karen Sternheimer (Hachette);  "Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience" by By Sally Satel and Scott O. Lilienfeld (Hachette); and "Brain: Attractive temptation of reckless neuroscience" (translated from Korean) by Sally Sartel  and Scott O, Lillian Felt 

 

The Obama Administration Africa Doctrine

Policy Position Paper/Ebook

I penned a political analysis of former US President Barack Obama's policy and doctrine approach to Africa while in office.