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Janicza Bravo To Helm ‘Kindred,’ The Upcoming Octavia E. Butler Adaptation

Janicza Bravo To Helm ‘Kindred,’ The Upcoming Octavia E. Butler Adaptation

Janicza Bravo (Zola, Lemon) is set to direct and executive produce the FX adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s celebrated 1979…
Reggie Williams: On the Continuum of Resilience and Social Justice Innovation

Reggie Williams: On the Continuum of Resilience and Social Justice Innovation

If there is a “resilience continuum” measuring from low-to-high a person’s ability to recover quickly after a setback, former National…
Inside The Graphic Novel ‘Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts’

Inside The Graphic Novel ‘Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts’

A new graphic novel and memoir titled Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts by Dr. Rebecca Hall and…
Zora Neale Hurston’s Classic ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’ Is The Perfect Springtime Read

Zora Neale Hurston’s Classic ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’ Is The Perfect Springtime Read

In the early days of spring, I decided to partake in one of my favorite activities: thrifting for books. Typically,…
Opinion: ‘The Vanishing Half’ And The Complexity Of Racial Identity

Opinion: ‘The Vanishing Half’ And The Complexity Of Racial Identity

**This thinkpiece contains spoilers from Brit Bennett’s “The Vanishing Half.” In Brit Bennett’s compelling best-seller The Vanishing Half, two fair-skinned…
The Free Amplify Libraries Highlight BIPOC Authors And Anti-Racist Texts

The Free Amplify Libraries Highlight BIPOC Authors And Anti-Racist Texts

Amplify Library, via @amplifylibrary Inspired by the Little Free Libraries around the globe, Amplify Library is a new progressive concept…
Kaitlyn Greenidge On Her Novel ‘Libertie’ And Exploring The Definition Of Freedom

Kaitlyn Greenidge On Her Novel ‘Libertie’ And Exploring The Definition Of Freedom

In an interview with Kukuwa Ashan of Electric Lit, Kaitlyn Greenidge discusses her recently released novel, Libertie––one of JARO’s most…
Octavia E. Butler’s ‘Kindred’ Is Being Adapted By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins For FX

Octavia E. Butler’s ‘Kindred’ Is Being Adapted By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins For FX

FX has ordered a pilot for Octavia E. Butler’s 1979 classic novel Kindred, which will be written and produced by…
Nancy Johnson On How Race And Class Influenced Her Debut Novel ‘The Kindest Lie’

Nancy Johnson On How Race And Class Influenced Her Debut Novel ‘The Kindest Lie’

Nancy Johnson’s debut novel The Kindest Lie, officially released today, is an exploration of motherhood, race, and class. Featured on…
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