Join author Ayana Mathis for a discussion of her debut novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hatti. An Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 pick, The Twelve Tribes tells the epic story of Hattie Shepherd and her nine children, while painting a vivid portrait of one family’s tribulations against the backdrop of the Great Migration. Continue reading
When Barack Obama met Genevieve Cook in 1983 at a Christmas party in New York’s East Village, it was the start of his most serious romance yet. Continue reading
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison (pictured on the right and Angela Davis on the left) will now have another accolade to add her long list of awards and honors. Continue reading
America’s most celebrated novelist, Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison extends her profound take on our history with this twentieth-century tale of redemption: a taut and tortured story about one man’s desperate search for himself in a world disfigured by war.
Frank Money is an angry, self-loathing veteran of the Korean War who, after traumatic experiences on the front lines, finds himself back in racist America with more than just physical scars. Continue reading
Wednesday, June 3 -Thursday, June 11th 7:30pm
The Black List: Volume One and Two
Dir. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Written by Elvis Mitchell, 2008, 90 min.
As a new chapter begins in this country, The Black List offers a dynamic perspective from achievers of color.This series of inspired and inspiring observations on African American life in the 21st century forms a roll call of some of the most compelling politicians, writers, thinkers and performers ever to tackle their fields of endeavor.
I was moved by the sight of Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, leading a white-robed procession to inaugurate the first of ten Bench in the Road placements (by the Toni Morrison Society) honoring the memory of slaves near their point of entry into this country.
On July 26, the seventy-seven year-old Ms. Morrison, braved blazing South Carolina sun in Charleston Harbor along with approximately 300 yellow parasol-bearing participants in a service complete with African drumming, pouring of libation, flower casting into the waters which brought the ancestors to American shores and Ms. Morrison taking a seat, finally. Continue reading