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"What's LOVE got to do with it?" Self-publishing as a Black feminist act of radical self-care

Zetta Elliott | Posted 04.05.2016 | Books
Zetta Elliott

"The Door at the Crossroads" may not be perfect, but it deserves to exist in the world. It can serve as a mirror for so many Black teens who never get to see themselves in the pages of a fantasy novel. My hope is that my act of Black feminist resistance will inspire a new generation of writers

Theaster's Way

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 04.06.2014 | Arts
Gina Athena Ulysse

Theaster Gates has been dubbed "the real-estate artist," "the opportunity artist," "an anthropologist, urbanist, activist -- the 21st-century artist,"...

Bisexuals Worthy of Celebration During Black History Month: June Jordan

Faith Cheltenham | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Faith Cheltenham

We all have to work hard to remember June Jordan's legacy, because like too many others, her legacy can fall within the cracks of identity politics.

Metrophobia: Are We Afraid Of Poetry?

Kim Rosen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Rosen

For the last few generations, our nation has managed to marginalize poetry, an art that is and always has been central to the species.

Follow the Artists to Our New Democracy

Tanene Allison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tanene Allison

It was a poet who gave our nation, and new President, the words that led to our visioning of how this time of potential and possibility could become real.