Amy L. Alexander writes and produces news and commentary. Her work has appeared in print and broadcast outlets nationwide, including The Nation, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, and TheRoot.com. She covers cultural politics for TheDefendersOnline, web magazine of the Legal Defense and Educational Fund. She is author of three books, including, with Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D., Lay My Burden Down: Suicide and the Mental Health Crisis Among African-Americans. Her next book, Minority Opinion: A Story of Race, Media, and Reinvention will be published next year by Beacon Press.