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Zora Neale Hurston

Sunshine State Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 12.21.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

In this blog, we'll learn about women who have been inducted into both the Florida Women's Hall of Fame and the National Women's Hall of Fame -- whose accomplishments have benefited women and life in the Sunshine State.

9 Famous Women Whose Divorces Don't Define Them

Daria Snadowsky | Posted 12.06.2014 | Divorce
Daria Snadowsky

Imagine the stigma endured by the following nine lady divorcées, who came of age prior to women's liberation. Employment prospects were limited, yet they forged remarkable professional legacies that have far outlasted any societal backlash they suffered from divorce.

10 Things I Learned #NLGJA14 Boot Camp

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 10.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

#NLGA14 Boot Camp I attended "The Write Stuff: How to Write a Book Proposal that Sells Without Selling Out" the speaker was Valerie Boyd a journalist...

God's Most Gifted...

Craig Stewart | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Craig Stewart

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Mistaken For a Trans Woman I Got Initiated Into Sisterhood

Victoria Bond | Posted 04.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Victoria Bond

Because of my experience my sense of sisterhood extends to trans women in a way it had not before. Trans women and cis women are each other's Phoebes. I am so glad that we're hearing more of our trans sisters' stories.

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....

Rachel Jeantel and 'Race Pride'

Sonia Grant | Posted 09.23.2013 | Black Voices
Sonia Grant

As I observed how Jeantel had been eviscerated on social media -- by blacks and whites -- because of her excruciating testimony and her appearance (she was ridiculed for resembling Gabourey Sidibe's character in Precious), Zora Neale Hurston's ruminations on race sprang to mind.

How Vodoun Became 'Voodoo' and Vodou

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 01.28.2013 | Books
Gina Athena Ulysse

Kate Ramsey offers in the world of geopolitics critical insights into the inevitable plight of the "avant-garde," to use Haitian anthropologist Antenor Firmin's casting of the first black republic in relation to Africa and its diaspora.

WATCH: Zora Neale Hurston Talks Zombies

Posted 01.08.2013 | Books

Yesterday was Zora Neale Hurston's birthday, so in honor of the famous author of Their Eyes Were Watching God, we found this video of a clip from a 19...

The Surprising Non-Literary Jobs of Some Authors

Dave Astor | Posted 09.11.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

It's no shock when novelists work as journalists or professors before, during, or after their book-producing years. But some famous writers have held rather unusual non-literary jobs.

A Tour of D.C. Writers' Homes, From Frederick Douglass to Sinclair Lewis

Kim Roberts | Posted 01.02.2012 | DC
Kim Roberts

I have always been interested in how literature and place intersect, especially in my adopted city of Washington, D.C.

YA Authors Share Their Fave Books As Teens

| Lauren | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home

To help celebrate Teen Read Week, our friends at Scholastic talked to famous authors to find out what books they loved when they were teenagers. Have ...

The Pleasures of Rereading

Dave Astor | Posted 11.19.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

Reading a beloved book twice, thrice, or more is a craving that can't be denied. It's pleasurable, comforting, and relaxing -- partly because you don't have to figure out what the author is doing from scratch.

Literary Divas You Can’t Help But Love

flavorwire.com | Posted 08.22.2011 | Books

There are divas and there are their lesser-known male counterparts, divos; the thing that unites them is their willingness to make demands and to do w...

The Personal Meaning of Black History Month

Kamala D. Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kamala D. Harris

The fact that we recognize Black History Month has enormous significance. This generation's challenge is to transform the opportunity to make change into a reality of social and economic justice.

Best Literary Sex Scenes (Most Don't Take Place In Beds)

flavorwire.com | Kathleen Massara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Writing about sex in literature is a difficult task; there are so many ways authors can go wrong. Nowadays, most writers spend too much time on the bu...

American Woman: 15 Trailblazers Vogue Left Off Their List

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 11.28.2012 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

At this time of year, for those in the fashion industry, "going to the Met" has nothing to do with spending a lazy day in the galleries, admiring Byza...