Una-Kariim A. Cross (unakariim) is writer and educator.  Her arts & culture writing has focused on emerging and established artists.   unakariim has written for BET and has been published on Ebony.com, Loop21.com, Global Grind, and The Huffington Post’s BlackVoices.

Check out unakariim’s recent story on AfroPunk 2014 for Ebony.com and click here to view unakariim’s interview with photography icon Renee Cox for EBONY.com

Una-Kariim A. Cross is a proven educational leader, writer, content and curriculum developer. Her areas of expertise are in using data to develop exciting arts based and literature curriculum rooted in pedagogies relevant to the population she teaches.

Una-Kariim was selected as a New York City Department of Education Master Teacher for 2014-2015. The program is designed for educators to work with schools to develop school wide teacher capacity and a culture of excellence.

Una-Kariim has taught classes that have partnered with The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Biblical Arts and works closely with the Studio Museum in Harlem and The Schomburg Center.

Una-Kariim is a sharp and energetic professional with experience in contemporary art, education community partnerships, relationship stewardship, communications, authentic multi-cultural initiatives, content-producing, and writing.

Una-Kariim worked as a freelance art and culture writer and is, (as of 2014) shifting her writing focus to education and art.

Prior to working as a writer, she was a freelance photographer and photographed the Macy’s Music Festival and various art and culture events around New York City and beyond.

Una-Kariim was a Whitney Museum of Art Education Fellow and she had a residency at the Wexner Center for the Art for her video Same Difference and Other Meditations.

Una-Kariim is a go-to person if you are looking for a leader in the arts and education.

NOTE:  Bear with me, this site will be updated over the next year to reflect more of my current work.  Please contact me for speaking engagements, articles, or with other inquiries at:  unakariim@unakariim.com