honors

CoreAlign, Speaking Race to Power fellowship, (November 2015)
Voices (VONA) summer workshop for writers of color at the University of California, Berkeley (June 2013)
Public Leaders Fellowship (PLF), sponsored by the New Orleans Coalition on Open Governance (October 2012-May 2013)
Zilphia Horton Cultural Organizing Project at Highlander Research and Education Center, New Market, Tennessee, Community Partner (January-April 2013), Cultural Organizer (June 2013)
Young, Gifted & Black, Poetry and Prose reading sponsored by Poets & Writers, Inc., New Orleans (November 2010)
Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop at Texas A&M University (May 2010)
Voices (VONA) summer workshop for writers of color at the University of San Francisco (June 2010)
Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press First Place Lifestyles (May 2005)
Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Second Place Continuing Coverage (May 2005)
The New York Times Regional Media Group’s Chairman’s Award (April 2003)
American Association of Sunday and Features Editors’ minority fellowship (June 2003)
Louisiana Press Association First Place Individual feature writing, division B (April 2002)
The New York Times Regional Media Group’s Chairman’s Award (October 2001)