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Jamal Andress

Culture Reporter

Jamal Andress is a journalist who, like Newsy, is focused on the future. The Houston native's winters are a little colder now that he's reporting in and around the Windy City. His journalist toolkit includes writing, editing, anchoring, shooting and dogged persistence. Jamal's stories have focused on social justice and police reform. What keeps Jamal in the business is same thing that drew him there in the first place: giving a voice to the voiceless. So if you have a story idea (or a solid jump shot), shoot him an email — and by email, he actually means a tweet.

  Recent Work
Amy Schumer in "I Feel Pretty"
STX Entertainment / "I Feel Pretty"Entertainment

'I Feel Pretty' Survives Backlash And Bad Reviews With $16M Debut

Barack Obama and Valerie Jarrett in the White House
Getty Images / Olivier DoulieryPolitics

Former Obama Adviser Explains How She Handles Trump's Policy Rollbacks

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in "Rampage"
Warner Bros. / "Rampage"Entertainment

'Rampage' Barely Takes The Top Box-Office Spot On Crowded Weekend

Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood
KEROU.S.

Sheriff: It's 'Better Financially' To Kill Suspects Than Wound Them

John Krasinski in "A Quiet Place"
Paramount Pictures / "A Quiet Place"Entertainment

'A Quiet Place' Just Had The 2nd-Best Box-office Debut Of 2018

Photograph of Ida B. Wells
Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago LibraryU.S.

Women Wait On Recognition In The Shadow Of Confederate Statues Debate

Tye Sheridan in "Ready Player One"
Warner Bros. / "Ready Player One"Entertainment

Foreign Box Office Pushes 'Ready Player One' To $181M Debut Weekend

Winston-Salem State University graduation
WSSU: Garrett GarmsU.S.

Studies Show Despite Bias, Black Women Continue To Thrive Over Time

Family of Stephon Clark who was shot and killed by Sacramento Police.
Facebook / Stephon ClarkU.S.

Sacramento Police Shoot, Kill Unarmed Black Man In His Backyard

Michael B. Jordan as Eric Killmonger in "Black Panther"
Walt Disney Pictures / "Black Panther"Entertainment

'Black Panther' Holds The No. 1 Spot For The 5th Consecutive Weekend

2017 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship
Getty ImagesSports

Public Support For Paying College Athletes Is Still Largely About Race

Oprah Winfrey in "A Wrinkle in Time"
Walt Disney Pictures / "A Wrinkle in Time"Entertainment

'Black Panther' And 'A Wrinkle In Time' Make History At The Box Office

Seoul premiere of 'Black Panther'
Getty Images / Han Myung-GuEntertainment

Michael B. Jordan Adopts 'Inclusion Rider' Mantra For Future Projects

Labor employment center in New York State
Getty Images / Spencer PlattU.S.

The Mental Cost Of Poverty: How Being Poor Leads To Poor Decisions

Chadwick Boseman as King T'Challa in "Black Panther"
Walt Disney Pictures / "Black Panther"Entertainment

'Black Panther' Is Now The Second-Highest-Grossing Marvel Film Ever

President Lyndon B. Johnson and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Getty Images / Hulton ArchiveU.S.

50 Years After Landmark Kerner Report Black Americans Still Lag Behind

Black Panther
Walt Disney Pictures / "Black Panther"Entertainment

'Black Panther' Beats High Expectations And Records With $192M Debut

Baltimore organizers hand out cease-fire flyers
Getty Images / Spencer PlattU.S.

Baltimore Has Homicide-Free 11 Days After Record Violence In 2017

Wedding scene in "Fifty Shades Freed"
Universal Pictures / "Fifty Shades Freed"Entertainment

'Fifty Shades Freed' Pushes The Franchise Past $1 Billion

Liz and Gerry Sullivan
Courtesy of Liz Nicholson SullivanSports

As A Former NFL Player Fights Dementia — His Wife Fights The League

The cast of "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle"
Sony Pictures / "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle"Entertainment

'Jumanji' Finds Its Way Back To No. 1 During A Slow Super Bowl Weekend

Dave Duerson and his son Tregg Duerson
Courtesy of Tregg DuersonSports

An NFL Son Who Lost His Dad To CTE Works To Ban Youth Tackle Football

Cleveland Indians World Series Banner
WEWSSports

Cleveland Indians Announce They'll Retire Chief Wahoo Logo

Dylan O'Brien in "Maze Runner: The Death Cure"
20th Century Fox / "Maze Runner: The Death Cure"Entertainment

The Final 'Maze Runner' Signals The End Of This Major Hollywood Trend

Daniel Kaluuya in "Get Out"
Universal Pictures / "Get Out"Entertainment

Here Are All The Ways 'Get Out' Has Made History This Awards Season

Scenes from "Den of Thieves" and "12 Strong"
STX Entertainment / "Den of Thieves", Warner Bros. / "12 Strong"Entertainment

'Den Of Thieves' And '12 Strong' Fight For No. 2 Spot At Box Office

Courtroom sketch of 'Watts 15' in Chicago
Thomas GianniU.S.

Drugs, Extortion And Crooked Cops: A Chicago Exoneree Tells His Story

Man views police-involved shooting
Getty Images / Scott OlsonU.S.

Despite Reforms Across US, Police Shootings Persist In High Numbers

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in "Jumanji"
Sony Pictures / "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle"Entertainment

'Jumanji' Fans Still Stampeding Theaters, Pushing Gross To $500M

Chicago Police on crime scene
Getty Images / Scott OlsonU.S.

Shootings, Homicides In Chicago Drop After Historically Violent 2016