No more stereotypes, at least not in Said’s depiction of women of color through her lenses. Her photographs beg attention, and force many to challenge their own perceptions of women of color.
Our editor will be presenting at the James Baldwin conference on Friday, May 27, 2016, from 13:15 to 15:15 at the American University of Paris. Dr. Simms-Burton will examining Baldwin’s relationships with Johnny Romero and Frederick James within the context of unrequited love and how intersectionality silences these relationships.
African American writers, intellectuals, musicians, and artists have been flocking to Paris for generations. The writer Jake Lamar carries on that tradition. Read Janet Hulstrand’s interview of Jake Lamar in “Bonjour Paris: The Insider’s Guide.”
On July 3, 2015, one of our literary giants transitioned to be with our ancestors. We will forever remain indebted to Williams for his genius, his political tenacity, and his laser beam insight. Thank you Medgar Evers College and the Center for Black Literature for your obituary of Williams.
Until August 26, 2015, you can listen to all 10 of Wilson’s American Century Cycle plays. With first class readings by such astounding actors like Phylicia Rashad, Taraji P. Henson, and Rocky Carroll, you will access another dimension of Wilson’s genius. Regarded as the best playwright of his generation, Wilson examines the lives of African Americans in Pittsburgh and Chicago for each decade of the twentieth century.
If you’ve never seen all 60 panels that comprise Jacob Lawrence’s migration series, now is your chance. For the first time in 20 years, the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) is exhibiting the entire migration series through September 7, 2015.
Check out this short video about Jacob Lawrence and the exhibition.
So you’re headed to the NYC Tribeca film festival, but you want to seek out the black movies. Let Julie Walker help you out with her review of the nine movies that highlight the diversity of the Black experience. Check out her article in “The Root.”
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