David Dennis Jr. ’08 Highlights Nipsey Hussle’s Legacy on ‘PBS Newshour’

David Dennis Portrait


On Monday, April 1, David Dennis Jr. '08 appeared on "PBS Newshour" to discuss the legacy of Nipsey Hussle, a rapper and activist, who was shot and killed in Los Angeles on Sunday.


"He was the dream of a black celebrity who was able to transcend the environment and neighborhood he was raised in," Dennis said.


The full episode of "PBS Newshour" with Dennis's appearance is available on YouTube.


Dennis, an English major with a minor in ethnic studies, is senior culture editor for NewsOne and a regular contributor to ESPN's The Undefeated and The Atlantic. He also teaches journalism at Morehouse College.


In another Davidson connection, Dennis was a classmate and friend of Steph Curry, who included Hussle in an episode of "5 Minutes From Home," a casual interview series hosted by Curry. The two discuss fatherhood and music on their way to get dumplings after a Golden State Warriors game.



  • April 2, 2019