A look at @wangechimutu’s complex and exhilarating survey.
@kiiniibura shares her impression of @cscottjazz’s summer performance at @weeksville
This month, we launch a regular column by Harmony Holiday, who’ll share her thoughts on a selected recording from the Afrosonics archive. First up: how an unforgettable sample led her to saxophonist Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s poetic musings — and the joyful discovery that jazz and poetry could be “one gallant being.”
@kiiniIbura’s “fierce, challenging” first book-length collection
How a Hawaiian-theme dinner with her ailing mom and growing daughter taught Karen M. Thomas to laugh again
We chat with @ofherbeauty director @terencenance on filmmaking sourced in prose, working with Jay-Z and his future children’s names.
A perspective on the Oak Creek, WI shootings from a member of the Sikh community
One actress’s experience using street theater in support of the Occupy movement
It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that, if you’re African American, you’ve probably been around or involved with at least one conversation–and maybe heated–about Lee Daniels’ film, Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire. Our house has been no different. So, to all the POVs out there, I offer this from my [...]