Reniqua Allen is a journalist that produces and writes for various outlets on issues of race, opportunity, politics and popular culture. Her first book, It Was All A Dream: A New Generation Confronts the Broken Promise to Black America, about black millennials and upward mobility is out now from Bold Type Books/Hachette.
She has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian, The New Republic, Quartz, Buzzfeed, Teen Vogue, Glamour and more, and has produced a range of films, video, and radio for PBS, MSNBC, WYNC and HBO.
Reniqua is also completing a Ph.D in American Studies from Rutgers University. Her dissertation looks at how black culture has and continues to engage with the idea of the American Dream. She lives in the South Bronx.