Tulsa Race Riot miniseries to come to OWN.

In 1929, race riots tore down the little-known area of America once known as “Black Wall Street,” where hundreds of middle-class and upwardly mobile African-Americans sheltered for their own version of the American dream. The community burned to the ground, … Continue reading

Sam Greenlee Has Passed

Sam Greenlee, man of letters and author of Spook by the Door, passes away at 83. Full Los Angeles Times Obituary Here: http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-sam-greenlee-20140521-story.html.

Sam Greenlee, Renaissance man of letters and author of Spook Who Sat by the Door, passes away at 83. He was a very kind, smart man to me and countless other writers. Great and vast loss, but the world is better for him. Full Los Angeles Times Obituary Here: http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-sam-greenlee-20140521-story.html. (Photo credit: Chicago Tribune)

“You May Sit Beside Me”: Visual Narratives of Black Women & Queer Identities

You know how you go to the grocery store checkout counter and leave with not only your bags of food, but all those annoying tree-killing printouts from the register and a bunch of coupons for stuff you don’t even eat? … Continue reading