About the Author
Thandisizwe Chimurenga is an award-winning, freelance journalist based in Los Angeles, CA. She has written for New America Media; the Los Angeles Watts Times, Sentinel and Wave newspapers; the Final Call; Black Agenda Report; Ebony; CounterPunch and Truth-Out.
She is a former radio reporter for the KPFK Evening News (Pacifica-Los Angeles) and Free Speech Radio News (FSRN). A creator or co-creator of independent, grassroots media (newspapers, cable tv, radio) for over 20 years, her activism has ranged from electoral organizing; anti-police terror work; freedom for political prisoners and prisoners of war; to organizing against violence against women.
“No Doubt: The Murder(s) of Oscar Grant,” released in February 2014, is her first book.
She is a contributor to Fertile Ground: Memories and Visions (Runagate Press, 1996); UCLA’s Amerasia Journal in tribute to Japanese-American activist Yuri Kochiyama (Vol. 40, No. 3, 2014); Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence (CounterPunch Books, 2014) and the forthcoming Hands Up, Don’t Shoot: Collected Essays /Stories on the Racialization of Murder (2015). Read more about Thandisizwe Chimurenga's work and projects on: www.thandisizwe.net.