Everybody's Goin' Uptown: The Role Black Music Journalists Played in Covering Prince's Dirty Mind LP.

The presentation will examine the landscape of black pop culture writing in 1980 and how black music journalists handled covered Prince’s genre-defying third studio LP and his gender-bending persona. You can use the same headshot for sure. If you require anything additional, please let me know.

Christopher A. Daniel

Christopher A. Daniel, M.A. is an Atlanta-based, award-winning journalist, cultural critic, ethnomusicologist, professional development coordinator and multimedia journalism professor at Clark Atlanta University. An alumnus of Johnson C. Smith University and The University of Georgia’s Grady College of Mass Communication, Christopher’s work is featured on NBCBLK, Shondaland, The Root, Shadow & Act, Billboard, Atlanta Magazine, ESPN The Undefeated, Huffington Post, Albumism, soulhead.com, Rolling Out, Blues & Soul Magazine, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, USA Today, and coming soon The Washington Post.

A Prince enthusiast, Christopher has conducted, moderated and published interviews with many artists to emerge out of the His Purple Majesty’s camp as well as collaborators including Andre Cymone, all the original members of the Revolution, Sheila E., Morris Day, Monte Moir, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and Najee. He was a panelist curated by the African American Film Critics Association [AAFCA] at the Auburn Avenue Research Library that concentrated on Prince as a film icon. Christopher is also instrumental in the City of Atlanta honoring both Sheila E. and Morris Day with proclamations.