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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
Clip from "Ant-Man and the Wasp"
Walt Disney Pictures / "Ant-Man and the Wasp"Entertainment

'Ant-Man And The Wasp' Takes Top Box Office Spot With $76M Debut

Gayle Jessup White, Monticello's community engagement officer
Newsy / Luke PiotrowskiU.S.

Touring Jefferson's Monticello — With A Descendant Of Sally Hemings

Benicio del Toro in "Sicario: Day of the Soldado"
Sony Pictures / "Sicario: Day of the Soldado"Entertainment

Summer Box Office Hot Streak Continues With Strong 'Sicario 2' Debut

"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom"
Universal Pictures / "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom"Entertainment

'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Has 4th Best Debut Of 2018 With $150M

Mr and Mrs. Incredible and Jack Jack from "Incredibles 2"
Walt Disney Pictures / "Incredibles 2"Entertainment

"Incredibles 2" Manages Best Animated Film Debut In Box Office History

Inmate at Cook County Jail
Newsy / Madeline CarlU.S.

Behind Bars: Inside The Country's Largest Mental Health Hospital

The women of "Ocean's 8"
Warner Bros. Pictures / "Ocean's 8"Entertainment

'Ocean's 8' Makes Off With The Best Box-Office Debut Of The Franchise

View inside a Jail cell
Getty Images / Peter MacdiarmidU.S.

How One Of The Country’s Largest Jails Got Rid of Solitary Confinement

Cable and Deadpool from "Deadpool 2"
20th Century Fox / "Deadpool 2"Entertainment

'Deadpool 2' Kicks 'Infinity War' Out Of Top Spot With $125M Debut

Whitney Houston singing at the Super Bowl
Getty Images / George RoseEntertainment

New Whitney Houston Documentary Claims She Was Molested As A Child

Gabrielle Union in "Breaking In" and Melissa McCarthy in "Life of the Party"
Universal Pictures / "Breaking In" & Warner Bros. / "Life of the Party"Entertainment

Women-Led Films Hit The Mother's Day Box Office Behind 'Infinity War'

Mass incarceration protest
Getty Images / Spencer PlattPolitics

The Weed Industry Is Booming, But Many Sit In Jail For Possession

Chris Evans stars as Captain America in Marvel's "Avengers: Infinity War"
Walt Disney Pictures / "Avengers: Infinity War"Entertainment

'Infinity War' Reaches $1B Worldwide Faster Than Any Film In History

US Rep Maxine Waters
Getty ImagesTech

Maxine Waters Threatens Regulation To Fix Tech's Diversity Problem

Thanos in "Avengers: Infinity War"
Walt Disney Pictures / "Infinity War"Entertainment

The MCU's 10th Anniversary Coincides With Its Biggest Debut Ever

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

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