"From at least the late nineteenth century, African and Afro-diasporic intellectuals pursued a double strategy of writing and publishing in specific disciplines while also creating aesthetic works."
Binyavanga harmed people. Some of them I knew, most I didn’t.
We do not know when or if Rona will leave or take us with it.
Although we seek escape, our goal cannot be to remain fugitives.
ritual encounters—of movement building, of academic speculation—move through this work, and we are invited to witness and participate
Race and ethnicity buttress each other. Both are fictions with real effects, tied to how we experience ourselves as human.
I want something impossible from Pose: a show crafted from impossible fractures and unbearable traumas, a show we—I—might not survive.
Reviewer 2 is fantasy and fact, the inescapable nightmare and the banal experience.
How many centuries of terror populate the singing woman’s sorrow song?
mah tongue is in mah friend’s mouf —Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God Black people’s songs have carried the fire and struggle of their lives since they first opened their mouths in this part of the world. They have always wanted a better day. –Amiri Baraka, “The Changing Same” Deborah E. McDowell’s “New … Continue reading Variations (for Deborah E. McDowell)