Darrell Dawsey joined the ACLU of Michigan in 2014 as the Communications Director. He is a multimedia content creator and veteran journalist who has done work for numerous print and digital outlets, including The Detroit News, USAToday, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Daily News, The Los Angeles Times, Essence magazine and the groundbreaking Time.com "Assignment: Detroit" project. He has also hosted radio and television programs and recently worked as a columnist for news site Deadline Detroit.
Dawsey is the author of three books, including Living To Tell About It: Young Black Men in America Speak Their Piece and the best-selling I Ain't Scared of You: Bernie Mac on How Life Is.
A former editorial director at a major ad agency, Dawsey has developed and led branded publications and digital initiatives for an array of government and corporate clients, among them the United States Postal Service, General Motors, GMAC Financing, OnStar and USAA Insurance.
He is a graduate of Wayne State University and lives in metropolitan Detroit with his wife and two children.