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I’m an American freelance journalist based in California. Previously, I lived in Israel for five years and was a staff writer at Haaretz English Edition. I’m currently at work on a book about the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem, also known as the Black Hebrews of Dimona.

I have a BA from Harvard University in African and African American Studies, and a MA from Tel Aviv University in Middle East and North African History.

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Martin Luther King’s Forgotten Visit to the Holy Land

Martin Luther King’s Forgotten Visit to the Holy Land

January 15, 2018

Martin Luther King, Jr. felt uneasy as he and his wife, Coretta, landed in Jerusalem in the winter of 1959. They had come from Lebanon and were eager to see the Old City’s Christian holy sites. But it troubled King that Jerusalem was divided, the western part controlled by Israel and the eastern part by […]

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Meet Israel’s Dopest <br>Hebrew Israelite MCs

Meet Israel’s Dopest Hebrew Israelite MCs

September 6, 2017 Kendrick Lamar and Kodak Black are popular rappers with millions of fans. They are also self-proclaimed Israelites. In a recent Genius article, Sam Kestenbaum explained that Kendrick and Kodak aren't the first American rappers to embrace the Hebrew Israelite spiritual movement, which promotes the ideas that the ancient Israelites were black and African Americans are their direct, genealogical [...] Read More
The Warrior

The Warrior

July 31, 2017 The walls of Ahk Ahmeshadye’s house in the Village of Peace are covered with family photographs—black and white prints from the 1950s and ’60s, color prints from later decades, blurry candids, formal portraits, and a few collages, all framed and tacked up in something like chronological order. Step inside the front door and there, in [...] Read More