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UPCOMING: Shirley Sherrod — “The Courage To Hope”

Getting to know a woman who has dedicated her life to empowering poor people and rural communities.

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The Rumpus Lists Writers of Color

“It isn’t hard to find writers of color. All you have to do is read.”

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PREVIEW: Laina Dawes’s “What Are You Doing Here?”

Exploring what it’s like to be black and female in the metal and hardcore scenes

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Announcing Expanded Book Coverage

Increasing our focus on writers from the diaspora

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Meet the new US Poet Laureate: Natasha Tretheway

Shouting out our new US Poet Laureate

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History and Legacy with Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts and Simone Leigh

Natalie Peart on using history to interact with the present

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VIDEO: Baratunde Thurston — “How To Be Black” (trailer)

Don’t be a racist: Buy this book.

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REVIEW: Umair Haque – “The New Capitalist Manifesto” (Harvard Business Review Press)

A look at 21st century capitalism–and its implications for 21st century culture

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TONIGHT: The "Coon Bidness" Launch

Greg Tate and LaTasha Diggs invite you to celebrate the launch of their new literary magazine.

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TRAILER: Tayari Jones's "Leaving Atlanta" heads to screen

The celebrated and nuanced story of fifth-graders living through the Atlanta Child Murders heads into production.

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Fear Of A Black President

Some excerpts from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s tour de force on Obama, race and the limits of integration.

GOOD READ: Hate Crimes Always Have A Logic: On The Oak Creek Gurudwara Shootings

A perspective on the Oak Creek, WI shootings from a member of the Sikh community

GOOD READ: Erykah Badu to Wayne Coyne: “Kiss my glittery ass!”

In case you missed it, Ms. Badu’s choice words to Mr. Coyne

GOOD READ: Jeff Chang On The Legacy of Chuck Brown

A worthwhile read on the go-go legend

GOOD READS: #TrayvonMartin Around The Web

So much conversation–and now maybe some justice–for this young man.

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