Stephanie Shon­ekan is a pro­fes­sor of Black Stud­ies and Eth­no­mu­si­col­o­gy at Uni­ver­si­ty of Mis­souri. Her book Soul, Coun­try, and the USA: Race Iden­ti­ty in Amer­i­can Music Cul­ture will be pub­lished by Pal­grave Macmil­lan this year.
Why Did Our Media Mourn Charlie Hebdo But Ignore 2,000 Deaths in Nigeria? Ask Fela Kuti.
The Afrobeat legend has much to teach Western media about dealing with such tragedies.
Living Color in Naperville
What did living in a white conservative suburb teach a progressive African woman about race in America?