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Black Fire—This Time, Volume 2

Edited by Derrick Harriell
Associate editor Kofi Antwi
Introduction by Mona Lisa Saloy
Categories: Literature

In this follow-up volume in the Black FireThis Time series, over seventy-five poets and writers come together on the ongoing theme of "Black is Beautiful, Black is Powerful, Black is Home." Works ranging ...

Black Fire—This Time, Volume 1

Edited by Kim McMillon
Associate editor Kofi Antwi
Foreword by Ishmael Reed
Introduction by Margo Natalie Crawford
Categories: Literature

This anthology, nearly sixty years in the making, features over one hundred poets and writers on the theme of “Black is Beautiful, Black is Powerful, Black is Home.” Exploring the past, present, and ...

Proverb Masters

By Raymond Summerville
Foreword by Patricia A. Turner
Categories: Folklore

In Proverb Masters: Shaping the Civil Rights Movement, author Raymond Summerville explores how proverbs and proverbial language played a significant role in the long civil rights era. Proverbs have been ...

Greater Atlanta

Contributions by GerShun Avilez, Lola Boorman, Thomas Britt, John Brooks, Phillip James Martinez Cortes, Derek DiMatteo, Tikenya Foster-Singletary, Alexandra Glavanakova, Erica-Brittany Horhn, Matthias ...

Maverick Feminist

Beginning with their forced introduction to American soil, Black women have relied on maverick-like characteristics to survive. And yet, these liberating qualities have been repeatedly disparaged by the ...

Same Old Song

Popular music and its listeners are strongly associated with newness and youth. Young people can stay up late dancing to the latest hits and use cutting-edge technology for listening to and sharing fresh ...

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue: Life on the Road with Muddy Waters begins with a moment lifted from a young musician’s dreams. Brian Bisesi, a guitarist barely out of his teens, is invited on stage to fill in for a ...

The Summer of 2020

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder in May 2020, protests broke out in Minneapolis and quickly spread across the United States. National unrest led to the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement ...

Jazz in the Hill

From the 1920s through the 1960s, Pittsburgh’s Hill District was the heart of the city’s Black cultural life and home to a vibrant jazz scene. In Jazz in the Hill: Nightlife and Narratives of a Pittsburgh ...

Black Hibiscus

Contributions by Simone A. James Alexander, José Felipe Alvergue, Valerie Babb, Pamela Bordelon, Taylor Hagood, Joyce Marie Jackson, Delia Malia Konzett, Jane Landers, John Wharton Lowe, Gary Monroe, ...