Mathis, Deborah 1953-
MATHIS, Deborah 1953-
Born August 24, 1953, in Little Rock, AR; daughter of Lloyd H. (a minister) and Rachel A. (an educator; present surname, Jones) Myers; children: Meredith, Allison, Joseph. Ethnicity: "Black." Education: Attended high school in Little Rock, AR. Politics: Independent. Religion: Baptist.
Gannett News Service, Arlington, VA, White House correspondent, 1993-2000; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, fellow at Shorenstein Center, 2000-01; freelance writer, 2001—. America's Black Forum, commentator, 1996—. Lincoln University, board member.
Angel Award for commentary.
Yet a Stranger: Why Black Americans Still Don't Feel at Home, Warner Books (New York, NY), 2002.
Syndicated columnist with Tribune Media, 1992—.
WORK IN PROGRESS:
Sole Sisters: The Joys and Pains of Single Black Women, for Warner Books (New York, NY).
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Black Issues Book Review, July-August, 2002, Clifford Thompson, review of Yet a Stranger: Why Black Americans Still Don't Feel at Home, p. 51.
Booklist, May 15, 2002, Vanessa Bush, review of Yet a Stranger, p. 1559.
Publishers Weekly, April 22, 2002, review of Yet a Stranger, p. 60.