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Mankaprr Conteh

Freelance Journalist, Multimedia Producer, Creative Director

Location icon United States

I produce writing, video, and audio about social issues and pop culture with an eye to gender and race. At Wake Forest University, I formally studied politics, international affairs, and journalism. I informally studied tweets, Rihanna, and jollof rice.

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Vogue
07/31/2019
Rico Nasty on the Revival of Women in Rap

Right now, women rappers like Rico Nasty are taking up well-deserved space in the mainstream. As she prepared for her historic Freshman Class concert slot, Rico spoke to me about this musical renaissance.

Vogue
06/14/2019
The Alvin Ailey School Celebrates 50 Years With a Moving Gala Performance

Alvin Ailey is a name synonymous with both world-class ballet and the black American experience. Ailey founded his dance company in 1958 to showcase the best black talent, and, in 1969, a school of dance. I was there as the company celebrated its school's 50th anniversary at Lincoln Center.

The Mott Haven Herald
03/29/2019
Musicians react to a lost opportunity

After a Bronx music festival was squashed under pressure from residents who questioned its motives, I talked to some performers.

All Work

Hunts Point Express
11/11/2018
Police beat: Oct. 18-26

I spoke with police of one South Bronx precinct and victims of crimes about some the more noteworthy offences committed during one fall week.

The Mott Haven Herald
09/20/2018
NYCHA residents air grievances with police

At a meeting between public housing tenants and NYPD officers, rows of residents left following a tense exchange between a tenant and the officer leading the session.

The Mott Haven Herald
09/13/2018
NYCHA residents take to the polls

I talked to a handful of voters in New York's democratic primary contests who overwhelmingly supported incumbents.

Okayplayer
06/11/2018
OSHUN Is Ready to Find Peace at Home

After a bittersweet European tour in support of their latest album, hip-hop and neo-soul duo OSHUN readies for a return home.

Anna Julia Cooper Center
03/21/2017
Young Scholars Resist Violence and Invisibility

"Atlanta" inspired a new reverence for the city, a deep appreciation for Migos, and, for one student, a dive into serious intersectional scholarship.

Medium
03/19/2017
Lakeisha and the March

"This march is supposed to be about making room for all of us, ensuring that all of us have a voice, and I couldn't even get a space on my train," Lakeisha Robinson explained behind a medical tent at the Women's March on Washington. The March's formal program had just begun, but she was heading home.

Medium
03/02/2017
Hands on Their Backs

A cultural criticism of the way black girls are pushed out of schools.

Medium
09/23/2016
To Profile a Protest

Photojournalists have immortalized police-violence-provoked uprisings. Here, I write on the role of photogs in Baton Rouge, Charlotte, and beyond.

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