Adrienne Samuels-Gibbs

I’m an award-winning journalist who has served as the Senior Editor of Ebony magazine and as a feature writer and columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times. I’ve worked at the Miami Herald, the St. Petersburg (Tampa) Times and The Boston Globe. I’m that rare bird who has both magazine and newspaper experience. Chicago has a huge story right now with all the violence, and I’m uniquely positioned to write it. I live on the South Side and trust me, it’s not all guns and death. I’m able to write nuanced and balanced stories. Let’s talk.

I write cover stories and wrangled covers for Ebony, so I also have a pretty deep celebrity rolodex. If you need celebrity comment for a story, or need to set up a photo shoot, I can easily manage that as well.

Dee Lockett

Bylines at,,, and (soon)

Sona Charaipotra

Have published in the NY Times, American Way, TeenVogue, Cosmopolitan, Parade, MSN, ABC News,,, People, TeenPeople, The Daily Beast, Mom.Me, CafeMom, and other major media. Formerly a reporter at People magazine and senior editor at TeenPeople, also contributing writer at MSN TV for more than four years.

Demetria Irwin

I just love to tell stories. As a native Detroiter who now lives in New York and works as a full-time freelance writer and editor, I’m brimming with ideas and questions about the world.