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     Candace is an Emmy-nominated reporter, commentator, host and producer. She has been covering headlining news and legal and pop culture issues for over 20 years. She began her career at Court TV and has covered some of the highest profile trials of our time including Ralph Yarl v. Andrew Lester, Snoop Dogg v. Post Consumer Brands, New Orleans/Cancer Alley, New York v. Harvey Weinstein, Shooting Death of Ahmaud Arbery, the Derek Chauvin trial, U. S. v. R. Kelly, Paul Caneiro & The Colts Neck Murders, and the Lori & Charles Vallow Murder case. She has also made appearances covering various legal, social justice and culture issues for media outlets including Comcast NBCUniversal, News 12 New Jersey, BNC News, PBS, Extra, BET Nightly News, Roland Martin Unfiltered, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, WCBS and WKYW.

    She has always used art as a manifestation of social justice. She is the Executive Producer and co-writer of the play Supernatural: The Play, a production that explores the intersection of race, how women of color wear their hair and the law. In 2022, she curated The Lighthouse, an exhibit that explored the landmark case Jenkins v. The Township of Morris School District and Board of Education, In it, plaintiffs were part of an effort to help prevent segregated schools from being a permanent fixture in American society.

     Candace served as the Executive Producer, director and writer for Supernatural: The Play. Described by critics as the Vagina Monologues, but about hair, the production explored the lives of seven women of color who were forced to confront their hair and themselves. The play had a short run Off-Broadway and traveled to sold out audiences in New Jersey, Virginia, and Los Angeles. Through her production company Candy Lane Productions, she co-produced Supernatural Diva with actor and comedienne Kim Coles. The show was picked up by a production company in Los Angeles but did not get a greenlight as many outlets believed that natural hair was a phase.

   Candace also teaches the popular class Natural Hair & Tangled Politics. In each session she explores Black women, laws, culture norms and media that have shaped how Natural Hair has been perceived and received. Candace earned her Jurist Doctorate degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, her Masters of Science from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and her B.A. from Howard University. She is the recipient of the Unity Awards in Media, three National Telly Awards, the International Communicator Award, the Crystal Award and the National Education Association Humanitarian Achievement Award.

    In June 2024, she will serve as co-host for the podcast Not All in Hood with Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Produced by Atlanta-based ad agency Six Degrees, the show takes a provocative look at the vastly different lived experiences and identities of Blacks in America.

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