Brooke has interviewed living legends like Dr. Maya Angelou, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Jesse Jackson. She’s also interviewed White House Officials, Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Roland Martin, as well as celebrities like Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Gabby Douglas, Levar Burton, Tia and Tamera, Columbus Short, Tamika Catchings and Shaquille O’Neal.
Brooke writes the column “The Spiritual Life” for EBONY.com as well as political op-eds for the online magazine and other sites. As a researcher for the non-profit media watchdog organization, Media Matters for America, she wrote many media criticism columns and blog posts for its County Fair blog. All can be found below.
[THE SPIRITUAL LIFE] WHEN A MENTAL VACATION WON’T DO
[THE SPIRITUAL LIFE] THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING A VIRGIN
Brooke Obie created the personal blog, “The Dithering of a District Diva,” at DistrictDiva.com in 2009 (formerly “DCDistrictDiva.com”) to document her spiritual journey with Christ. Through her blog, she muses on faith, social justice, race, politics, culture and Christian living and has interviewed such high-profile figures as President Obama’s Deputy Chief of Staff Mona Sutphen, Jesse Jackson, U.S. Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD), NYT Best-selling author Wes Moore, noted scholar, pundit, and T.V. host, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, Roland Martin, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Gabrielle Union and many more.
In 2010, her blog won both the judges’ vote and the popular vote for Best New Blog from the Black Weblog Awards. In 2011, her blog won the popular vote for Best Faith-Based Blog and was named one of Essence Magazine’s “best online sites for your every need.”
“B. Smith and Thank You Dan SiriusXM Radio Show” discussing my EBONY.com column, “The Spiritual Life: Dropping the Faith When Role Models Slip” 4/29/2013
“Real Life with Beth and Rob” (audio available here).
“The Agenda: Media Matters Radio Show with Ari Rabin-Havt”
“Divine Dialogue” online radio show discussing Sex, Christ, and the Church (audio available here).
“The Washington Insider” radio show with LaToya Foster
The Big Picture: hosted the weekly wrap-up show for the leading progressive media watch-dog organization Media Matters for America
Erin Peterson Fund’s 5th Annual Gospel Celebration of Life: hosting a charity Gospel concert to celebrate the life of slain Virginia Tech shooting victim Erin Peterson
Fashion for the Cure: hosting a breast cancer fundraiser
Tamar & Vince, Season 2 Episode 4: “For the Record,” Aired 9/26/2013
Read the full interview with Tamar Braxton on EBONY.com: “The ‘Real’ Tamar Braxton [EXCLUSIVE]“