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04.09 2014

The greatest compliment!

"Then, one day when I was sixteen, my mother randomly brought home Does Your Momma Know?: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories, [sic] edited by Lisa C. Moore. ... My life was changed." Thank you, Jezebel Delilah X!
03.25 2014

Samiya Bashir: "Dark Energy," a poem

For Toni Cade Bambara.
03.24 2014

RedBone Press at Split This Rock on March 29!

Samiya Bashir is participating in a panel discussion at Split This Rock in Washington, DC on Friday, March 28, 2014. And RedBone Press will be vending on Saturday at the Split This Rock Book Fair, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2014. ...
02.20 2014

Sharon Bridgforth, Djola Branner at UMass March 1, 2014

Sharon Bridgforth is featured in the "Black/Queer/Diaspora/Womyn Festival" along with Trey Anthony at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst on Saturday, March 1, 2014. The all-day festival includes staged readings and panel discussions, includin...
02.20 2014

"You Make Me Feel" hosted by Marvin K. White

Marvin K. White hosted "You Make Me Feel: A Night of Disco Stories, Love Poems and Legendary Music" a celebration of Sylvester, at the San Francisco Public Library in January 2014. Other writers paying musical and literary tribute were Lorenzo He...
02.20 2014

Marvin K. White's "Afrotheopoetics" on bandcamp.

Free download available of new work by Marvin K. White: "Afrotheopoetics." Hear and download here.
02.20 2014

Marvin K. White nominated for Izzie Award!

Marvin K. White is a nominee for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music/Sound/Text, for his participation in He Moved Swiftly but Gently Down the Not Too Crowded Street: Ed Mock and Other True Tales in a City that One W...
02.20 2014

New poetry by Samiya Bashir!

Check out new work by Samiya Bashir in Cascadia Review and Eleven Eleven. Nice!
12.01 2013

Poet Marvin K. White, on World AIDS Day.

Watch and listen: Marvin K. White with new poems, in honor of World AIDS Day.
10.28 2013

I should Google myself more often.

A friend told me she saw an "inspirational" video about me, so I had to go check it out. Found it, and am glad I can inspire. Thank you, comingoutblack.com. 
08.30 2013

Samiya Bashir is World Lit magazine cover girl!

Samiya Bashir graces the cover of the current issue of World Literature Today magazine, and shares two new poems (with audio!) to boot. Congrats, Samiya!
08.22 2013

Interview with film director Shola Lynch (Ernest Hardy)

Film and music critic Ernest Hardy interviewed director Shola Lynch (Free Angela Davis) in the latest Village Voice, here. And his original review of Free Angela Davis in the Village Voice, here.
08.04 2013

Diana Ross at the Hollywood Bowl (Ernest Hardy review)

Music critic Ernest Hardy stood knee-deep in die-hard Diana Ross fans for her Aug. 3 Hollywood Bowl concert in Los Angeles. Read more here.
07.31 2013

Putting It Out Yourself, Aug. 3 2013 in DC

Join publishers Michael-Christopher (From Top to Bottom, Unspeakable), Rashid Darden (Lazarus, Covenant, Birth of a Dark Nation) and RedBone Press editor Lisa C. Moore for a panel discussion about self-publishing, "Putting It Out Yourself," t...
07.29 2013

Ernest Hardy reviews 4 new black gay documentaries

From his review of The New Black: "It's a moment of unforced loveliness that encapsulates how homophobia plays out in the African-American community – and upends the outsider perception of that community as a hotbed of intolerance." Ernest H...
07.29 2013

Marvin K. White on technology and the black future: New interview!

"The future is black. One day everything will be absorbed into it and we will be there saying, 'See, I told you.'" Marvin K. White was recently featured in the Black Futurist Project in Oakland. Check out more of his thoughts here. 
07.29 2013

Ernest Hardy reviews Fruitvale Station

"What gives the film its power, though, is what 27-year-old first-time writer/director Ryan Coogler does between those two grueling bookends." More from the review here.  
07.18 2013

Sharon Bridgforth's on the way to River See!

Sharon Bridgforth has just gotten full funding ($20K!) for her new theatrical work, River See. As a perk, USA Projects is allowing her to accept donations to the production fund of River See until Aug. 14, 2013. Go here to push her work forward. C...
07.18 2013

Ernest Hardy reviews Twenty Feet from Stardom...

...in the Village Voice. "Directed by Morgan Neville in fan-boy mode (that's high praise), Twenty Feet from Stardom is an exquisitely rendered look at the dialectics of celebrity and artistry, luck and hard work, its conversati...
04.17 2013

Ernest Hardy reviews the new Portrait of Jason

The new release of Shirley Clarke's documentary Portrait of Jason gets a beautiful review by film critic and RedBone Press author Ernest Hardy here.