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Amy Alexander
Amy L. Alexander writes and produces news and commentary. Her work has appeared in print and broadcast outlets nationwide, including The Nation, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, and She covers cultural politics for TheDefendersOnline, web magazine of the Legal Defense and Educational Fund. She is author of three books, including, with Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D., Lay My Burden Down: Suicide and the Mental Health Crisis Among African-Americans. Her next book, Minority Opinion: A Story of Race, Media, and Reinvention will be published next year by Beacon Press.

Entries by Amy Alexander

Shelter in Place: Can America Shutdown Its Violent, Racist Past?

(1) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 3:35 PM


The string of tragic events that unfolded in Washington, D.C. this week should concern all Americans. By the weekend, it was fair to ask if Washington truly is "broken" -- and whether regular Americans nationwide bear any responsibility for the sorry state...

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Five Questions The Big O Should Have Asked Sarah Palin

(11) Comments | Posted November 17, 2009 | 2:42 PM

Talk about missed opportunities.

Since no real journalists are likely to get a sit-down with Sarah Palin during her book promotions blitz, it sure would've been nice for Oprah to have made a stab at a serious questioning of the former Governor of Alaska.

Remember in '06, when Oprah...

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