Tacuma Roeback, Editor-in-Chief

Tacuma R. Roeback is a writer, journalist, editor and communications strategist originally from Brooklyn, New York. He is the Editor-in-Chief at Black Men’s Health.

His journalism, non-fiction, and fiction have appeared in the Smithsonian Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Tennessean, HipHopDX.com, Okayplayer.com, The Shadow League, SAGE: The Encyclopedia of Identity, Downstate Story, Tidal Basin Review, and Reverie: Midwest African American Literature. 

Roeback is a fellow of the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction, and a past fellow of the Hurston/Wright Foundation Writers’ Week Workshop and VONA (Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation) Workshop.

Roeback is a past winner of The Bessie Head – Zora Neale Hurston Literary Award and runner-up for the Illinois Center for the Book, James Jones Award for Prose. He has also won two newsroom writing awards as a staff writer for the Tennessean.

He is an alumnus of Florida A&M University, Chicago State University, and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Roeback currently resides in Chicago, Illinois with his wife Tracy and two children, Kaila and Tremaine, Jr.