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Albert Samaha

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Albert has written for online and niche publications since 2007, coving topics ranging from politics and urban policy to sports and music. He is passionate about covering social justice issues, such as poverty and class inequality. He has worked as a reporter for, where he covered the Sacramento River Cats, USD college sports and then New York Urban Policy. Albert graduated from the University of San Diego in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies. While there, he interned as a columnist at College Fanz Sports Network. He also worked as a contributing features writer for Philippine Headlines Newspaper, where he wrote long-form stories on boxing and Filipino politics. Albert is currently a student at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He was born in Vallejo, California and lives in New York City.

Articles, Investigations and Blogs

While police crackdown on drug deals in mostly minority neighborhoods, the drug trade among whites in New York City operates with relative impunity.