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Best Film of 2012

“Middle of Nowhere” directed by Ava Duvernay Advertisements

‘This is the Time for Poetry’: A Conversation with Alice Walker

Poetry is a constant for Alice Walker. Her literary career, which spans over four decades, has been dominated by her novel The Color Purple,often at the expense of a robust body of work and literary activism that includes collections of essays and short stories, children’s books, volumes of poetry, works of fiction and nonfiction, and most … Continue reading

Favorite Interview of 2011

The green crusader reps the South Bronx, N.Y., in a new photo exhibit. The National Portrait Gallery recently premiered AT&T Celebrates “The Black List,” an exhibition featuring 50 large-sized portraits of accomplished African Americans that will remain on display until April 22, 2012. “The Black List” was conceived, photographed and filmed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders in … Continue reading

There Goes the Neighborhood: Why Clybourne Park Doesn’t Do Right by Its Inspiration

“There’s no way to escape the fact that I’m a racist,” Bruce Norris told New York magazine this February, two months before his play Clybourne Park won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. During his childhood, his family fled Houston in part because of school busing; until he was about 14, Norris said, his main … Continue reading

One Day on Earth

One of the most innovative uses of social media I’ve seen to date. One Day on Earth is launching a 24 hour film movement that will incluse film stories from all over the world. For for 24 hours, we’ll one story pulsing in technicolor. I’ve written a short piece about this and hope to follow … Continue reading

Installation #5

The Dream the Dreamers Dreamed We require many role models in this work of poetry, in this work of bringing poetry into the public square, where it might challenge, comfort, disturb, imagine; where it might make a better America.   As a role model, I choose Langston Hughes, father figure, inspiration, muse.   Why do … Continue reading