Afi-Odelia E. Scruggs is an independent journalist whose work includes print, online and radio.
She has written for the editorial pages of The Washington Post, the New York Post, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Plain Dealer. She is a regular contributor to theroot.com, an online magazine, and for Cleveland and Heart and Soul magazines. Her commentaries have been broadcast on NPR's News and Notes, as well as on WKSU 89.7 FM.
She has written three books: "Jump Rope Magic," a picture book for children; "Claiming Kin: Confronting the History of an African-American Family," a memoir exploring the emotional effects of her genealogical research; and "Beyond Stitch and Bitch: Reflections on Knitting and Life," a collection of 11 essays.
Scruggs lives near Cleveland Ohio.