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Kristal Brent Zook
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Kristal Brent Zook, Ph.D. is a New York-based journalist who writes about a wide range of social and political issues. Currently professor and director of the M.A. Journalism Program at Hofstra University, she is a former contributing writer for The Washington Post Arts/Style, Essence magazine, and the Village Voice, and has appeared on numerous radio and television outlets including CNN, NPR, Fox, MTV, TV-One, C-SPAN. She is also the author of three books: Black Women's Lives: Stories of Power and Pain, I See Black People: The Rise and Fall of African-American Owned Television and Radio, and Color by Fox: The Fox Network and the Revolution in Black Television.

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Are Dreams More Important to African Americans

(5) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 1:18 PM

Every chance I get, I pull a neurobiologist or psychologist aside and compel him or her to tell me about the latest research on dreams and dreaming. The topic fascinates me. Not long ago I cornered Dr. Loma Flowers, a community psychiatrist in the mostly African American community...

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Why Do We Tell Only Part of the Story When We Talk About Cancer?

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 4:57 PM

Lately almost every headline I see about African American women has to do with cancer:

We have more of it. We check for it too late. We aren't participating in clinical drug trials enough. We need to breast feed more to decrease risks. Body weight and red meat have...

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Defining Your Own Chaos

(9) Comments | Posted February 23, 2012 | 4:24 PM

Last February, my husband and I decided -- on a whim really -- to relocate from Manhattan to the suburbs of Long Island.

"Why not leave the city?" we asked ourselves. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Get some fresh air. A yard. A real house. It...

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