As a journalist and blogger, SékouWrites has written for a wide range of magazines, newspapers and websites over the course of his career. Along the way, he has also gotten himself involved in some other interesting projects.
Sekou is the editor of When Butterflies Kiss, a serial novel, and The Sound of Silk at Midnight, a collection of his short stories. His fiction has also been published in several anthologies.
Sekou is the editor of Stories of Survival (and Beyond), an anthology of true stories told by people who survived Hurricane Katrina. Also, one of his essays about a formative childhood experience with racism appears in the anthology Bronx Biannual II.
Sékou co-authored and co-starred in a three-man “spoken word theatre” performance designed to explore the modern black male experience for New York’s Fringe Festival.
Sékou created a monthly event called Black Men on Black Love that later evolved into an online relationship column for NiaOnline, EURweb and AOL/BlackVoices. He also wrote a separate relationship column for NiaOnline .
Sekou writes lifestyle-driven car reviews for a number of outlets, including several websites that he created—the most popular of which is SimplyRides.com.
Sekou has worked in many different capacities for a number of different magazines including Uptown, Time, Fortune, People, Teen People and Wallpaper among others.
Under the banner of Rocks By Sekou, Sekou makes unisex, gemstone bracelets that are often cause-related.
SékouWrites holds an MFA in Creative Writing, Fiction from New School University and a BA from Morehouse College.