UAB student selected for prestigious national fellowship | Birmingham Times

Yvonne Taunton, Birmingham Times Sandra Cutts (Provided Photo). Featured Image After a week of interviews in legislative offices on Capitol Hill, Sandra Cutts, a University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Engineering doctoral candidate, has been selected as one of 60 students to be a 2019 John A. Knauss Marine Policy fellow. Cutts is also […]

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She’s Creating An All-Female Superhero Comic Book Universe | Black Enterprise

Samara Lynn, Black Enterprise Courtesy Aza Comics, Featured Image In Now that the movie Black Panther has turned out to be a cultural and money-making phenomenon—interest in comic books and how to create them is bound to spike. There are several well-established black comic books writers and artists who have worked on major comic book […]

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Nikki Giovanni Blasts Trump Presidency: Black People Voting for Him Is Like a Vote for Slavery | Atlanta Black Star

Kiersten Willis, Atlanta Black Star Nikki Giovanni speaking at Emory University in 2008., Featured Image Poet Nikki Giovanni wants Donald Trump’s presidency to crash and burn and said Black Americans voting for him was like a vote for slavery. “My heart breaks for the next generation with these fools in the White House,” she said. […]

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A ‘Native Son’ Reimagined, With James Baldwin in Mind | The New York Times

Salamishah Tillet, The New York Times The playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, left, and the visual artist Rashid Johnson collaborated on the latest film adaptation of Richard Wright’s “Native Son,” setting it in present-day Chicago. Credit Gioncarlo Valentine for The New York Times, Featured Image In its earliest conception, Richard Wright’s best-seller “Native Son” was envisioned for […]

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Roxane Gay and Marlon James explore his African myth-inspired ‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’ | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Christian Orozco, Writer and editor Roxanne Gay interviews author Marlon James about his latest book, “Black Leopard, Red Wolf,” at Los Angeles’ Museum of African American Art on Feb 20. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times). Featured Image Surrounded by art depicting vibrant landscapes and black bodies, Marlon James discussed his latest novel, “Black […]

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