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 its earliest conception, Richard Wright’s best-seller “Native Son” was envisioned for the…

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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 by art depicting vibrant landscapes and black bodies, Marlon James discussed his latest novel, “Black Leopard,…

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The Explosive Chapter Left Out of Malcolm X’s Autobiography | History.com

Missy Sullivan, History.com Truman Moore/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images, Featured Image not often that a little-known chapter from one of the most important books of the 20th century emerges into the public sphere. Especially one in which a prominent civil-rights figure delivers a stern rebuke to his race. In July 2018, the Schomburg Center for…

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Cornel West to Teach Intro to African American Studies After 18-Year Break | The Crimson

Sophia S. Armenakas, The Crimson Cornel R. West ’74 spoke with Danielle S. Allen, Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, as a part of the center’s Diversity, Justice, and Democracy lecture series in 2016. Photo: Sidni M. Frederick. Featured Image of the Practice of Public Philosophy Cornel R. West ’74 will return…

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Leyla Fern King receives Gold Key recognition for ‘To Mama’ | The St. Louis American

The St. Louis American Staff, The St. Louis American Fern King received the highest Gold Key recognition for her poem “To Mama” in the 2019 Missouri Writing Region of the Scholastic Writing Awards Contest and now advances to national competition. She is a sophomore at John Burroughs School where she serves as sophomore justice on…

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Black History Month: a Reading List | OUPBlog

Eleanor Robson & Mara Sandroff, OUPBlog marks the celebration of Black History Month in the United States and Canada, an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in US history. The first variation of Black History Month was initiated by Dr. Carter G. Woodson…

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Episode 343: A Bound Woman Is A Dangerous Thing Author DaMaris B. Hill | iHeart.com

Staff, iHeart.com and poet DaMaris B. Hill talks to Daniel Ford about her new collection A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland. To learn more about DaMaris B. Hill, visit her official website, like her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter and…

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