Njera Perkins is a New York-based freelance journalist who has written about music, entertainment, culture, business and technology for publications such as AfroTech, Shadow and Act, Blavity News, Okayplayer, EBONY and elsewhere. When she’s not writing for other publications, you can catch her crate digging for vinyl records or keeping up with the latest in her hometown Baltimore, MD for The 4th Quarter, where she serves as editor-in-chief. If you want to keep up with her thoughts and writing, you can find her work on Twitter and Instagram @IAMNJERA. 

What I'm Listening To: 

Jazmine Sullivan, Snoh Aalegra, Mariah the Scientist, H.E.R., DreamDoll, Tyler, The Creator, D’Angelo, Musiq Soulchild, Mos Def, Erykah Badu.

What I'm Watching: 

Love Is __, Run The World, Love & Hip Hop (the whole franchise), Sistas, Grown-ish, All-American, Girlfriends, Real Housewives of Potomac, The Chi, Never Have I Ever

What I'm Reading: 

The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America by Marcus J. Moore, God Save the Queens: The Essential History of Women in Hip-Hop by Kathy Iandoli, My Voice: A Memoir by Angie Martinez, Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff, More Than Enough : Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say) by Elaine Welteroth