Sunday - August 12th, 2012

Natalie Hopkinson is an author, fellow, college lecturer and preservationist. A former writer and editor with the Washington Post and The Root, she is currently a fellow with the Interactivity Foundation, where she directs the Future of the Arts & Society public policy discussion project as well as the IF…Urban Initiative. She co-founded the 501c3 nonprofit, The Freshwater Project—a historic preservation organization in West Palm Beach, Fla. She earned my bachelor’s degree in political science from Howard University and my PhD from the University of Maryland-College Park. She is co-author with Natalie Y. Moore, of Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation (Cleis Press, 2006).

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