Above: Antoinette Nwandu Tuvalu, author of the Saddest Song. Sundance Institute’s Theatre Lab kicks off today with the announcement of this year’s participating acting company and creative advisors.
Urban Shock Jock and MTV2 Host Charlamagne Tha God Steps Up For His Community with Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It
In the age of Trump and an unsure sense of purpose in the minds of young people of color in the United States, it has been the added responsibility of media and public figures like MSNBC’s Ms.
Poetry Spotlight: After the Eulogy by Kelly Reuter Raymundo from the Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks
Kelly Reuter Raymundo Kelly Reuter Raymundo is from Oak Park Illinois. She is a student at Benedictine University working on her B.A.
Poetry Spotlight: Truth by Indigo Williams from the Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks
Indigo Williams Indigo’s work has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Bespoken Word, TEDx Brixton, Glastonbury Festival and Cheltenham Literature Festival. She has facilitated workshops across Europe, Bangladesh and Nigeria.
Playwright Lynn Nottage received the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Sweat. The honors were presented during a ceremony at Columbia University in New York City on April 10.
Above: Jaamil Olawale Kosoko Performance artist/poet Jaamil Olawale Kosoko. Photo by Erik Carter Lighting and projection designer David Bengali, performance artist and poet Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, and writer Erika L.
Short Stories: Little Miss Sophie from The Goodness of St. Rocque and Other Stories by Alice Dunbar Nelson
Note: Alice Dunbar-Nelson was a Harlem Renaissance writer born in New Orleans. Poet, journalist and activist, Ms. Dunbar-Nelson wrote about creole culture in African dialect.
Above: Thong by Eric Austin This short story is sexually explicit and contains graphic language, sexual images, and violence. This may not be suitable for young and sensitive readers.