Erin E. Evans specializes in content about race and identity, social justice and pop culture. Currently, she is the senior enterprise editor of culture at HuffPost, where she manages a team of reporters and critics who write about arts and entertainment. 

She was previously the editorial director of culture at Mic, running a team that covered everything from arts and entertainment to fashion and beauty to racial justice and social inequality. At Mic, she created The Black Monuments Project, an interactive project that reimagines a nation with monuments honoring 54 black heroes who have contributed to American society. She has also worked as an editor at NBC News, BET and The Root. Erin grew up in the suburbs of Dallas, graduated from Howard University and now resides in Brooklyn.

Nipsey Hussle's commitment was to his L.A. neighborhood, where he had big plans

It was clear from the very beginning that rapper Nipsey Hussle was going to make it a priority to talk about investing in South Los Angeles. In what is perhaps his first on-camera interview, at the Russell Simmons' Get Your Money Right summit in 2006, Hussle spoke plainly about leaving behind the material things synonymous with hip-hop lifestyle — the diamonds, the flashy cars — to secure the financial future of his family and people in his community.

Out of Prison, Into Television: Emil Pinnock Is Creating the Next Generation of Writers

In a heartbreaking moment of the pilot episode for Up North, Trey, a black teenager accused of a crime he didn’t commit, is on a bus to New York City’s main jail at Rikers Island. On his way to the detention center, Trey (Ian Duff) questions the other arrested adolescents about what to expect. “I mean, I heard stories on my block,” Trey asks. “But what’s it really like?” This question was hauntingly familiar to Emil Pinnock, whose own experiences inspired him to create Up North.

I celebrated Juneteenth with some of America's best black chefs

“How ’bout those biscuits?” chef Brother Luck yelled across the dining room of the illustrious James Beard House. He’d come up from the kitchen after cooking dinner Monday night with three other black chefs from season 15 of Bravo’s Top Chef. Between the second and third courses, Brooklyn-based chef Chris Scott served his famous honey butter biscuits — ones that had won over the judges, as well as fellow contestants, in an episode of the popular food competition series.

Black Monuments - America is covered in Confederate statues. We can do better — and here’s how.

Mic’s latest editorial effort — the Black Monuments Project — aims to correct this sordid legacy through a blend of history and imagination. Published at the start of Black History Month, it repurposes our nation’s Confederate-centric memory of the Civil War as a chance to celebrate black heroes, well and lesser known, instead of the white supremacists who would see them locked in chains.

Why did two black-owned networks bring back 'The Cosby Show' amid assault accusations?

At Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pennsylvania, the legendary comedian made sure to remind everyone that he is a television icon. On Tuesday, as the jury finished its second day of deliberations, Cosby yelled his famous Fat Albert catchphrase, "Hey! Hey! Hey!" out to supporters as he left the courtroom. Keshia Knight Pulliam, who played the youngest daughter to Cosby's Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show, arrived arm-in-arm with her TV dad on June 5, the first day of the trial.

I’m a Black Journalist From Dallas and My Heart Just Broke

I checked Twitter, where I learned that shots had been fired in Dallas at a peaceful protest in response to the killings in Louisiana and Minnesota, leaving five law-enforcement officers dead and seven wounded. This week has been like none other in my professional career. The trauma of waking up to three horrific acts of violence, three days in a row, in three different places has been dislocating and gut-wrenching in ways that I still don't understand, and have trouble expressing. I am angry, I am devastated, and even as I write this through tears, I still struggle to find the right words.