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A Must-See: Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment
Kathleen Buckstaff

I'd reach in my purse -- it's a true woman's purse, deep and full of everything -- and I'd open my notebook. "Here's one quote from the movie I loved. I believe it was from a poem of hers."

PBS Explores Alice Walker's Legacy In Latest Series Installment

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 02.10.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Alice Walker, who turns 70 later this month, is thinking about her legacy. Over the past few years, the Pulitzer Prize-winning auth...

Focus on Women Leaders: Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe and Athena Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Forest Whitaker takes her calls. Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe so epitomizes the strength of simplicity, the Oscar winning star of Last King of Scotland-- ...

PBS Set To Profile 'The Color Purple' Author For Black History Month

AP | Posted 01.27.2014 | Black Voices

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — PBS will commemorate Black History Month with shows including a profile of "The Color Purple" author Alice Walker. The publ...

Happy Birthday, Zora Neale Hurston!

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

Born on January 7th 1891, today marks author and activist Zora Neale Hurston's 123rd birthday. Google chose to honor the icon with a Google Doodle....

Alice Walker's New Work Is On The Way, And It's Very Personal

AP | Posted 10.12.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Along with writing novels, stories, poems and essays, Alice Walker has been keeping a diary. The author of the Pulitzer...

Leading Lights, Worldly Issues Headline Mill Valley Film Festival

Dan Siegel | Posted 11.12.2013 | San Francisco
Dan Siegel

The annual Marin film fest, in its 36th year, will feature early peaks at Oscar contenders, award nights to rising and veteran stars and storytellers and compelling features and documentaries of social significance.

Famed Author Re-Invited To Give Speech After Media Coverage

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.21.2013 | Books

As the Center for the Education of Women at the University of Michigan planned a celebration of its 50th anniversary next year, they offered an invita...

WATCH: Alicia Keys Makes One Ballsy Move For Peace

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact

Despite landing in the middle of a heated debate surrounding a cultural boycott of Israeli institutions, Alicia Keys decided to perform in Israel on J...

Bradley Manning: Guilty of 'Aiding the Enemy' if the Enemy Is Democracy

Norman Solomon | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

When the deceptive operation of the warfare state can't stand the light of day, truth-tellers are a constant hazard. And culpability must stay turned on its head.

Beauty In Truth: Alice Walker, Citizen of the World

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.01.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

In Beauty In Truth, Parmar tells Walker's story by letting her narrate her own tale, in that beautiful trademark voice of hers, a woman who has lived through so much but still looks at life with enthusiasm and generosity.

Legendary Author Begs Alicia Keys To Cancel Concert

www.essence.com | Posted 06.02.2013 | Black Voices

Author Alice Walker wrote an open letter to Alicia Keys urging her to cancel her upcoming concert in Isreal. Keys, who is currently on her "Set The...

Influential Women Share Advice on Staying Calm and Centered in Hectic Times

Marianne Schnall | Posted 07.09.2013 | Women
Marianne Schnall

In our materialistic society, our quality of life tends to be measured by what we have and produce in the outside world, rather than the experience of our inner world -- our sense of peace, fulfillment and joy.

Rules of One's Own

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean-In hits bookstores this week, promising women the wisdom to command more authority and success in the workplace. I'm intrigued.

Banning Books Is Censorship

Jane Friedman | Posted 12.01.2012 | Books
Jane Friedman

Let's celebrate Banned Books Week by reading many of these books that have been unfairly censored.

Waving the White Flag

Annie Leonard | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Annie Leonard

"My vote can't make a difference. All politicians are the same. Sitting it out is better than voting for the lesser of two evils." No, no and no. Think about it.

Food for (Literary) Thought on Julia Child's Birthday

Dave Astor | Posted 10.15.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

With Aug. 15 being the 100th anniversary of Julia Child's birth, I figured a post about food in novels might be appropriate.

Blessings Triumph Over Curses In Israel

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 09.04.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

I believe that in due time more and more people will defy the naysayers and say Mah tovu ohalekha Yaakov, how good are your tents, O Jacob, your dwelling places, O Israel.

Dr. Stein's "Political Medicine"

Colleen Becker | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Colleen Becker

Practicing what she calls "political medicine," Stein encourages her natural allies to heal themselves from a "sadomasochistic relationship to corporate politics" by acknowledging their agency.

Alice Walker Won't Allow Hebrew Translation Of 'Color Purple'

Posted 06.19.2012 | Books

Alice Walker is protesting Israel's treatment of the Palestinians by refusing permission for an Israeli publisher to translate her most famous book, "...

Reflections On Aging: Melissa Etheridge, Goldie Hawn, Alice Walker And Others

Marianne Schnall | Posted 08.04.2012 | Fifty
Marianne Schnall

"It would help not to treat age as if it were any less of a pleasure than it was when we were 6 1/2 and saying, 'I'm 6 1/2.' We could be saying, 'I'm 50 1/2' and say it with joy." -Gloria Steinem

Remembering Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple

Sheril Antonio | Posted 05.15.2012 | Entertainment
Sheril Antonio

While I am not usually nostalgic about the past, nor am I prone to "the-good-old-days" talk there is something important about The Color Purple and the decades that would follow its release.

Reflections on Occupy Wall Street From Nancy Pelosi, Alice Walker, Arianna Huffington & Others

Marianne Schnall | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Marianne Schnall

The frustration people are feeling over the lack of jobs and the economic crisis, the glaring inequities of the 1%, the corruption of the banks, and our dysfunctional political system, has awakened us from our apathy.

New E-Book Club Includes Works By Alice Walker

AP | Posted 12.07.2011 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- A digital publisher of Pat Conroy, Alice Walker and other writers has formed an online book club with a website that has for years served ...

Famous Authors Related by Blood or Marriage

Dave Astor | Posted 10.21.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

The Bronte sisters weren't alone in blood being as thick as ink.