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by Amy Linden

With his soft-spoken manner and this-close-to dad jeans, Paul Beatty doesn’t give you racial satirist and provocateur, but… Read More

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Ahh, Twitter. It’s one of my favorite social media platforms, allowing those who work in the field of sexuality to broadcast… Read More

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The current images of Somalia are those of a country ravaged by a 22-year dictatorship and perpetual civil war. Yet through 12 books… Read More

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There was no question in writer Dimitry Elias Léger’s mind that when it came time to pen his first novel, it would… Read More

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I first met writer/filmmaker Bridgett M. Davis back in 1998 when her film, the critically acclaimed Naked Acts, premiered… Read More

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For the second time in its ten year history the African-American Literary Awards Show… Read More

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Last weekend, Manhattan was once again on fire with mutants, zombies and superheroes as the New York Comic Con jumped off at the… Read More

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A fresh, new exhibit is on view at Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture celebrating the 40th anniversary… Read More

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by Josie Pickens

When I first heard that playwright, novelist and all around literary giant Joan California Cooper passed away on September 20, I… Read More

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by Stephon Wynn

Prolific writer and playwright J. California Cooper has died at the age of 82, a family friend has confirmed to EBONY.com. Cooper… Read More

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