Tag: black writers

Kid Fury and Crissle West Want to Bring Us a ‘More Intersectional Point of View’ With Their New TV Show

Cue The Read’s mix of “Oh Happy Day” because Kid Fury and Crissle West are about to adjust your television settings to “shade.” I recently hopped on a phone call with the 2019 Root 100 honorees Kid Fury and Crissle to chat about what they’re going to explore on their upcoming television show, whether or […]

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Ryan Coogler Just Started Writing the Black Panther 2 Story. Black Twitter: It’s OK Baby, Take Your Time

Ryan Coogler of ‘Black Panther 2′ took part today in the Walt Disney Studios presentation at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2019 in Anaheim, Calif. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez (Getty Images for Disney) All eyes are on Ryan Coogler as he prepares to embark on one of the most anticipated sequels in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In […]

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Paying Tribute to a ‘National Treasure’: How We Remember Toni Morrison

Photo: Francois Durand (Getty Images) “At some point in life, the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough. No record of it needs to be kept and you don’t need someone to share it with or tell it to. When that happens—that letting go—you let […]

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Like a Mother: With a New Column and Coast, Writer-Activist Jamilah Lemieux Talks Progressive Parenting

Photo: courtesy of Jamilah Lemieux Jamilah Lemieux is a millennial working mother—emphasis on working. The acclaimed journalist, activist, cultural critic, communications expert and “fixer” is one of the leading voices of her generation on issues of race, gender and sexuality, putting her imprint on everything from the 2012 rebranding of Ebony magazine to Cynthia Nixon’s […]

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