Laboring a novel online…

Because of information, images, stories and archives on the Internet, I was able to massage those old memories from the comfort of my own home (as opposed to daylong stints in the library, which I still love to have). I am quite sure I was able to go deeper into some topics and subjects because of online archiving. Furthermore, I was able to publish parts of the work online in outside venues, to cement the idea the book was real and not just a whim of my imagination. … More Laboring a novel online…

Marion Ettlinger’s Author Photos: Black Writers Shot by Famed Literary Photographer

 About Marion Ettlinger: Marion Ettlinger graduated from the High School of Music and Art and The Cooper Union in New York City. She has been photographing writers since 1983. Her book Author Photo, Portraits: 1983-2002, containing more than 200 black-and-white portraits shot exclusively in natural light, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2003 (bio courtesy of Marion Ettlinger.com). … More Marion Ettlinger’s Author Photos: Black Writers Shot by Famed Literary Photographer

Maya

Maya Angelou, Lyrical Witness of the Jim Crow South, Dies at 86. (photo by Chester Higgins, Jr., for The New York Times) Have negression waiting in your inbox: Subscribe Today. Twitter  |  Pinterest  |  Kalisha.com

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

Layla Amatullah Barrayn’s latest exhibition of recent photography spotlights real Black women in love, building families and strengthening communities; the photographs are intimate without sexual suggestion, natural without lacking stupendous beauty and just large enough for you to think these women of color stand right in the room. … More “You May Sit Beside Me”: Visual Narratives of Black Women & Queer Identities

A Few of My Favorite Things Now (Just a Few…)

   David Boykin’s Soul Sessions in Chicago every Sunday from 2:00-5:00 at the Arts Incubator on 55th and Garfield (at Green Line), MacArthur Genius Grant-winning photographer Carrie Mae Weems and her current solo exhibit at the Guggenheim in New York City, Current reprise of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun starring Denzel Washington on Broadway (and … More A Few of My Favorite Things Now (Just a Few…)

Hello World

The consideration of our Migrant Mothers alongside our more societally-accepted beauties has a gradient of approval, examination and interpretation that either cuts most of us out or can’t fit all of us in. We have such a beautiful wide range. I hope to show it here. … More Hello World