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October 7, 2020

            In his 2015 New York Times article, “Why Can’t We Stop Talking about New York in the Late 1970s?”, Edmund White questions why modern creatives have a romanticized view of 1970’s New York City. Perhaps, it’s because the cultural worl...

August 2, 2020


            On the morning of February 27th, 1965, in his eulogy of Malcolm X, actor and activist Ossie Davis delivered his final praise: “And we will know him for what he was a...

July 7, 2020

(Most definitely NOT Bonnie & Clyde / Laurie Skrivan, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)  

In addition to the disproportionate number of deaths by police, Black Americans suffer from the racial disparity in addiction treatment and cultural misrepresentation in the mass...

June 3, 2020

Amiri Baraka's "Black Art" and the Black Arts Movement.

Spike Lee and The New Black Aesthetic. P.Diddy and the Hip Hop Generation.

Black artists have always dictated the visual, literal, and musical arts of our time. The post-Ferguson era saw a Black Arts Renaissance,...

May 10, 2020

On African American, African and Black Diaspora Studies 

“I have known many black men and women and black boys and girls who really believed that it was better to be white than black, whose lives were ruined or ended by this belief; and I, myself, carried the seeds of t...

March 6, 2020

One is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted; and a community is infinitely more brutalized by the habitual employment of punishment than it is by the occasional occurrence of crime. 


January 22, 2020

When I moved to New York City in the summer of 2008 to attend acting conservatory, Lin Manuel-Miranda’s musical, In the Heights, about Latino-Americans, swept the Tony awards and by fall, Barack Obama had been elected as our country’s first African-American president....

January 9, 2020

It Was Always a Sunny Afternoon…

It was always a sunny afternoon when I had my body explained to me. Amber’s Mother who was bigger than my Mother was telling us we could no longer swing on the swings. 

We could no longer slide down the slides or sprint across the bridges...

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