Zenobia Jeffries Warfield

Zenobia Jeffries Warfield

Zenobia Jeffries Warfield is an associate editor at YES! Magazine. She covers racial justice.

Articles by this author

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is shoved back by Mississippi patrolmen during the 1966 March Against Fear from Memphis to Jackson (Photo: Underwood Archives/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The Part About MLK Many White People Don’t Like to Talk About
“A lie cannot live.” —Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “…at least not forever.” —Zenobia Jeffries Warfield At the time of his death, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most reviled men in the United States. Today, we remember him as the beloved Dr. King, and many of us refer to him as such. Many...
Read more
dinner Views
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Don't Trash Thanksgiving. Decolonize It
Every year, more Americans opt out of celebrating Thanksgiving. Others heavily consider it. But we don't have to reject the holiday completely. We can, and should, decolonize, and reinterpret it.
Read more
Views
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Charlottesville Was Not a "Protest Turned Violent," It Was a Planned Race Riot
In July of last year, after The New York Post ran the headline, "CIVIL WAR: Four cops killed at anti-police protest," I wrote the column "How We Report on Structural Racism Can Hurt Us—Or Heal Us.” I could have easily written the same article today. That column recalled the Kerner Report, the...
Read more
Views
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
What Is It Like to Live Without Running Water? Detroit Families Know
Each day, Catherine Caldwell hauls three gallons of bottled water to her bathroom and two to her kitchen. She and her family use the water for flushing the toilet, washing hands, and— after heating it on the stove—cleaning dishes and cooking. For bathing, they head to her mother-in-law’s house a...
Read more