Sikivu Hutchinson: While early reviews have lauded the “prescience” of the group’s fierce critique of anti-black state violence and criminalization—epitomized by its de facto theme song “F– Tha Police”—they fail to highlight how the group’s multi-million dollar empire was built on black women’s backs.
Michael Haas: For many Americans, Mockingbird seemed to offer a portrayal of Clarence Darrow, who famously defended black men accused of murdering a white man in the Osseian Sweet trial of 1925.
Rev. Irene Monroe: No one would imagine Lee’s second novel Go Set A Watchman would reveal the blight of racial strife in Atticus as an aging, angry bigot and separatist.
Joe Mathews: Two contemporary bands evoke the glorious grit that binds our state together.
Cinema Libre Studio’s Philippe Diaz has collaborated with Robert King on a feature length script Angola, 1, 2 and 3, which provides an unvarnished look at the three black men’s experiences in prison and how, as young black men in the south in the 50s and 60s, they were consistently railroaded by the justice system.
Kevin Uhrich: Can we do better than Marvel’s ‘Universe’ of overpaid psychotic misfits?
Tween novel star Lola Zola is back. . . and this time the New Girl on Salt Flat Road rocks her world. by Marcy Winograd and Jackie Hirtz The sequel to the tween novel Lola Zola and the Lemonade Crush from Brown Girls Publishing debuts May 21, 2015 n Brown Girls Publishing’s latest tween novel by educators Marcy […]
Ed Rampell: Watching the series unspool was like reading chapters of a great novel, by Tolstoy or Balzac.
Steve Hochstadt: I know the rate of violent crime in the US has been falling. But I can’t help thinking that we are systematically anesthetizing ourselves, especially our young, to the real horror of death.
James W Loewen: The story of the fake wrestler who started out as a real one — and the lesson historians should draw from this.
Carole Bartolotto: Unless you’re eating a varied, seasonal diet including tubers, sedges, fruits, animals, insects, worms, leaves, and bark, you’re not eating Paleo.
Steve Hochstadt: Hippies did not get in your face. They didn’t send out mailers or make phone calls or knock on doors or shout into microphones. They didn’t believe that their way was necessarily better for everyone. They wanted to do their own thing.
John Peeler: From family life, to parenting, to schooling, to community involvement, the latest research invariably shows that young people at the top of the heap are steadily getting better off, while those at the bottom are getting worse.