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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Natalie Y. Moore  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Chicago


-- Twitter -- https://twitter.com/natalieymoore?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
-- Website -- http://www.wbez.org/users/nmoore-0
-- Natalie Y. Moore on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=natalie++y.+moore


Illinois Connection

Moore is a native of Chicago and currently resides in the Hyde Park neighborhood. She has an M. S. J. in Newspaper Management from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a B. A. in Journalism.

Biographical and Professional Information

Natalie Y. Moore is the South Side bureau reporter for WBEZ, the NPR-member station in Chicago. Before joining WBEZ, she covered Detroit City Council for Detroit News. She worked as an education reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and a reporter for the Associated Press in Jerusalem. Her work has appeared in many publications, including ''Essence'', ''Black Enterprise'', ''In These Times'', the ''Chicago Reporter'', the ''Chicago Sun-Times'', and the ''Chicago Tribune''. Moore is a recipient of many awards including a 2010 Studs Terkel Community Media Award and a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation
ISBN: 1573442577

Cleis Press. 2006

Two smart Black women break the Tyrone code — with affection, with respect, but with no illusions.
Black men as fathers, sons, teachers, lovers, rap stars, professionals, fantasy objects, and cultural constructs — a multifaceted picture of American Black men today.
You know Tyrone. Smooth-talking, irresistible Tyrone — the swagger in his step, the sexy drawl, the poetry and rhythm in his essence — the militant revolutionary of the 1960s evolved into the pimp/thug of the hip-hop era. Tyrone is the Black man seen through the media lens, through stereotype, through the eyes of Black women. He’s "Talk Show Tyrone," all muscle and defiance, “an archetype converted to a hit single.”
In Deconstructing Tyrone, the authors, journalists Natalie Y. Moore and Natalie Hopkinson, examine Black masculinity from a variety of perspectives, looking not for consensus but for insight. With chapters on Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, on the complicated relationship between women and hip-hop, on babydaddies, on gay Black men on and off the down low, on strippers and their fathers, on Black men in the office, at school, and in jail, Deconstructing Tyrone presents a multifaceted picture of American Black men now.

The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall, and Resurgence of an American Gang
ISBN: 1556528450

Chicago Review Press. 2011

In gangster lore, the Almighty Black P Stone Nation stands out among the most notorious street gangs. But how did teens from a poverty–stricken Chicago neighborhood build a powerful organization that united 21 individual gangs into a virtual nation?

Natalie Y. Moore and Lance Williams answer this and other questions in a provocative tale that features a colorful cast of characters from white do-gooders, black nationalists, and community organizers to overzealous law enforcement. The U.S. government funded the Nation. Louis Farrakahn hired the gang—renamed the El Rukns in a tribute to Islam—as his Angels of Death. Fifteen years before 9/11, the government convicted the gang of plotting terrorist acts with Libyan leader Mu’ammar Gadhafi currently, founding member Jeff Fort is serving a triple life sentence.

An exciting story about the evolution of a gang, the book is an exposé of how minority crime is targeted as well as a timely look at urban violence

The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation
ISBN: 1137280158

St. Martin's Press. 2016

**One of Buzzfeed's 18 Best Nonfiction Books Of 2016**

A lyrical, intelligent, authentic, and necessary look at the intersection of race and class in Chicago, a Great American City

In this intelligent and highly important narrative, Chicago-native Natalie Moore shines a light on contemporary segregation in the city's South Side with a memoirist's eye, she showcases the lives of these communities through the stories of people who reside there. The South Side shows the impact of Chicago's historic segregation - and the ongoing policies that keep the system intact.


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