Allison Samuels

Award-winning Writer

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Allison has spent the last 18 years as a writer for Newsweek magazine and now also writes for its sister site The Daily Beast. For nearly two decades Samuels has covered sports, entertainment, fashion and politics for the weekly publication and continues to focus a great deal on the impact of race in the worlds of sports, politics and Hollywood. Samuels has interviewed and written extensively about the likes of First Lady Michelle Obama, Denzel Washington, Bill Cosby, Magic Johnson, Oprah Winfrey, Tupac Shakar, The Dali Lama, Tom Hanks and Michael Jordan. She’s won n

  • Topics of choice for Samuels

    • Diversity in Hollywood

    • Images of African American women in film and television and what has to change

    • The struggle for power in black leadership today

    • The impact of the Obama family on racial attitudes in the 21st century

    • The ways in which social media has and can benefit people of color

    • Relationship tips the Michelle Obama way

    • Black athletes and the women they choose

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