Barbados: ‘Simone’s Place’ Play Explores the Freedom to Love

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"Well...Sometimes. You try hard not to show it. I know they're just doing what society gives them permission to do. It's...

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is A Short Walk to the Oscars

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Based on an autobiography of the same name, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom chronicles familial and historic events in the life...

Akosua Report: Joel Augustus Rogers

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"Intellect, whether of civilized or uncivilized humanity, as you know, sir, is elastic in quality. That is, primitive man when transplanted...

Google Hangout with ‘The Book of Negroes’ Author & Cast

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Join the Burton Wire on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. for a Google Hangout with Lawrence Hill, the award-winning...

Octavia Butler and Iceberg Slim: Black Literary Traditions Honored in ATL

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Many are still reeling from the recent death of Things Fall Apart (1958) author Chinua Achebe (1930-2013). While the world remembered...

Caribbean Literary Giant Aimé Césaire Gets His Due

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Writing for The Root, Lindsay Johns discusses how a new production of A Season in the Congo helps bring a wider...

‘Nas: Time is Illmatic’ Documentary Explores Tragedy and Triumph

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Nas: Time is Illmatic is a feature documentary that chronicles the preconditions and circumstances leading up to the making of the...

Shonda Rhimes to Receive 2014 Television Showmanship Award

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Creativecow.net is reporting that Shonda Rhimes will receive yet another accolade in what is turning out to be a charmed career...

Akosua Report: Richard Wright

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“I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly,...

Ta-Nehisi Coates Wins National Book Award

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Alexander Alter of the New York Times reports Ta-Nehisi Coates won the National Book Award for nonfiction for “Between the World...

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