black writers

Wyatt Cenac

On Being the “Lone Representative”

The Stewart-Cenac exchange illustrates what those of us who are often The Only One In…

The Difficulties of Publishing While Black

How the Overwhelmingly White Publishing Industry Hurts Black Writers

I don't think it's any surprise the publishing industry—print and digital—is overwhelmingly White. The statistics…

LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones

LaKendra Tookes and Lesile Jones Added to SNL as Writers

Saturday Night Live is not only adding a new African-American woman to its cast but…

Kevin Powell: From Africa With Love #9

It is nearly 2AM in Abuja, Nigeria, where I am spending the night after flying…

Kevin Powell: From Africa With Love #6

So many people told me about the violence in Nigeria, about places I should not…

Kevin Powell: From Africa With Love #5

Saturday, November 10, 2012 12:36AM It is ’round midnight in Yola, Nigeria, and the stars…

Kevin Powell: From Africa With Love (#4)

Friday, November 9, 2012 8:27AM It is quite a magical thing to wake up from…

Kevin Powell: From Africa With Love (#3)

Thursday, November 8, 2012 11:55PM I finally landed in Africa for the first time in…

Kevin Powell: From Africa With Love (#1)

It is exactly 24 hours from the time I am scheduled to leave for John…

Kevin Powell: From Africa With Love (#2)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 9:10 AM My mother just called and told me her electricity…