Friday, September 11, 2015

ICYMI: The Last Few Weeks in Black Writing

The world morns on the 14th anniversary of 9/11.

KU’s very own Danny Cain wrote a piece on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Spike Lee, writer and director of the 1989 film “Do the Right Thing,” will be presented with an honorary Oscar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Lori Tharps reviewed Tamara Harris’s book The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America, in which Harris attempts to break the stereotype of the broken black woman.

Last month, Barnes and Noble revisited Edwidge Dantacat’s Breath, Eyes, Memory to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their Discover Great New Writers Program.

William H. Grier, psychologist and co-author of the 1968 book Black Rage, passed away on September 3. Through case studies, the book offered an examination of how the legacy of slavery continued to cause societal unrest in the United States.

Gethsemane Herron performed the moving story “All Black Everything,” a powerful narrative that illustrates the fetishization of the black female body.

The world celebrated the 25th anniversary of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."

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