Monica Fountain

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Introduction Monica R. Fountain is formerly a reporter for the Chicago Tribune where she worked as a general assignment writer, covering a variety of breaking news and feature stories, ranging from urban issues to the plight of black farmers and the saga of a crack-addicted mother. Her work has been published in national publications, including the Style section of the Washington Post, the Womanews section of the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, Black MBA Magazine and Black Enterprise. Formerly Monica Copeland, she earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign where she graduated summa cum laude. In 1992, she was awarded a British Marshall Scholarship and earned a degree in politics and economics from the University of Sussex in England. Fountain’s work has appeared in The Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post Style section and Black Enterprise magazine. Most recently, an essay entitled “What I Will Teach My Black Son to Fear” appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times Sunday Controversy section.