GeneralWriting obviously. Music, film, cooking, knitting, travel,hip-hop culture, telling black women's stories, reading, good wine, great food and spending quality time with my family and friends.
Musicfrom Buju Banton to Beyonce. I'll listen to anything. It just has to be good.
MoviesSome of my faves: The Big Chill, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, all the Harry Potter movies, Braveheart, The Last Mohicans, Hitch, Snatch, Closer, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Dreamgirls, Hotel Rwanda, Ray, Dirty Pretty Things, Legend of the Falls, Almost Famous, Something's Gotta Give, Love Actually, Shottas, Dancehall Queen, Wild Styles, Aishah Simmon's documentary "No" and Byron Hurt's "Beyond Beats and Rhymes"
BooksLet's do authors: Toni Morrison, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Isabel Allende, Pablo Neruda, Colin Channer, Jeff Chang,Edwidge Danticat, Kwame Dawes, Zora Neal Hurston, Joan Didion. Current my faves: The Glass House, Marcus Samuelsson's new cookbook on Africa "The Soul of A New Cuisine", anything by Mitzi Miller.
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I created my own profile using nUCLEArcENTURy.COM ------------------------------ My official bio reads "Joan Morgan is an award-winning journalist and author and a provocative cultural critic. A pioneering hip-hop journalist and entertainent writer, she began her professional writing career freelancing for The Village Voice before having her work published by Vibe, Interview, MS, More, Spin, Giant and numerous other publications. Formerly the Executive Editor of Essence and one of the original staff writers at VIBE, Joan Morgan is the author of When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost — a fresh, witty, and irreverent book that marks the literary debut of one of the most original, perceptive, and engaging young social commentators in America today. Her work appears in numerous college texts, as well as books on feminism, music and African-American culture. She is currently teaches "The History of Hip-Hop Journalism" at Duke University." So that's what I do. Here's a bit about who I am. I'm a Jamerican girl, born in hills of Westmoreland Jamaica and raised in the South Bronx whose been lucky enough to carve out a career writing about the things I care about most: among them hip-hop culture and the lives of black women. I have an amazing kid whose wit, courage, kindness and heart inspire and humble me everyday. I'm a New Yorker, a city girl through and through. I love great restaurants, stilettos, a good mojito and fine wine but I live in the country so I can hear myself think. I write from my office overlooking the river with my dog at my feet. All things considered its a pretty good life. --------------------------------------------------------- As well be sure to log onto www.rapsessions.org. there are some really cool video streams there.
Who I'd like to meet:After this many years as an entertainment journalist I've been lucky enough to meet a lot of the people I've been interested in over the years. Do have a few regrets. Would have loved to met Bob Marley, interviewed James Brown, Luther Vandross, Jacqueline Onassis Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn and Princess Diana. Still holding out for Nelson Mandela, Oprah, Bono, The Rolling Stones, Bill Clinton (who I did get to meet once, but only really briefly) Barack Obama, Toni Morrison and Aretha Franklin.
- Status: Single
- Hometown: Jamaica via South Bronx
- Zodiac Sign: Gemini
- Occupation: writer, lecturer
1983 to 1987
- Middletown, CT
- Graduated: 1987
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: Bachelor's Degree