The Voices Of Slavery, Audio Interviews With Formerly Enslaved Americans (1932-75)

“During the last three decades of legal slavery in America,” writes Lucinda MacKethan at the National Humanities Center, “African American writers perfected one of the nation’s first truly indigenous genres of written literature: the North American slave narrative.” Continue Reading →

The Final Season Of OWN’S Critically-Acclaimed Drama, ‘Greenleaf’, Premieres

Greenleaf,” the hit megachurch drama from award-winning writer/producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under”) takes viewers into the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Espaillat, Hispanic Lawmakers Back CBC On Police Reform — It’s An Issue For Both Communities

The debate on police discrimination and violence is forcing Hispanic and black Americans to address both the commonalities and tensions between their communities. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep. Espaillat Introduces Bill To Hold Law Enforcement Officers Accountable

Harlem Representative Adriano Espaillat announced legislation today to hold law enforcement officers accountable for violations of rights and liberties guaranteed to all persons under the U.S. Constitution. Continue Reading →

How Enslavers Silenced Black Bodies Of The Enslaved Physically, As The Enslaved Yelled On The Inside (3 Of 4)

There are many books about the experiences of the enslaved however, there has not been an in-depth analysis of the psyches of the brutal white men and women who, for centuries, operated a system of brutality while they took away the voices of their captives. Continue Reading →

Lonne Elder III, A Harlem Writers Guild Member, A Drama Desk Winner, In Hansberry’s A Raisin…

Lonne Elder III, December 26, 1927 – June 11, 1996, was an American actor, playwright and screenwriter, and Harlem Writers Guild member. Continue Reading →