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African American Identity

A Conversation With Derrick Adams

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 10.10.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

In September, "Derrick Adams: Live and in Color," opened at the Tilton Gallery in Manhattan. I sat down with Adams in Brooklyn, to talk about his work and career trajectory.

On Black Men

Rebecca Carroll | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Carroll

Despite the hope, as a parent raising a black son in a country very presently immersed in the horrific beauty of racial change and evolution, I am careful to remind him that there are still fences.

The Politics of Dialect and Race as a Social Construct

Mark C. Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark C. Alexander

The controversy over Sen. Harry Reid's comments on how President Obama speaks reminds me that for African-Americans, how we communicate inevitably gets caught up in questions of who we are.