3 Reasons To Read Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime

Originally published on Blavity.com Funny, thought-provoking and moving, it only took me one day to finish Trevor Noah’s book Born a Crime.  As usual, the South African stand-up comedian and Daily Show host brings a bit of levity to serious racial issues, but he also makes you laugh with humorous tales from his boyhood. Centering on…

Writing Black Women into Existence

“bein alive & bein a woman & bein colored is a metaphysical dilemma/ i havent conquered yet.” –Ntozake Shange, For Colored Girls In April, fifty black women writers (myself included) wrote a one page monologue in response to the statement which partially reads, “As Black Women writers, we fulfill a unique and un-duplicated role in theater….

Art as Transformation

A craft woman in Cusco, Peru, the Tree of Life from Mozambique and a poetry workshop in the slums of Nairobi show the power of art in changing the story.