The turn toward an aesthetic of Black excellence on TV reveals a mode of self-fashioning that celebrates neoliberal markers of merit and prestige.
Tag: African American
Capital violently forces dispossessed people into markets, workplaces, and prisons. But such forced meetings could end capitalism itself.
Don’t question Angela Davis’ manuscript, Toni Morrison warned her publishing colleagues. Davis was not “Jane Fonda” but, rather, “Jean d’Arc.”
"He regarded with skepticism and clarity the temptations to make racial identity the foundation of our humanity."
In 1937, a newspaper trumpeted two speculative fiction stories—“Black Internationale” and “Black Empire”— as dramatically as if they were news.
There has long been a fear that media only makes room for one Black writer at a time. But that’s always been difficult to prove—until now.
“At the end of the day, the America project was about an encounter with abundance that was responded to with greed and brutality.”
“I research specific instances of Black artists who strip themselves out of mythologized dressings around race, sexuality, and gender.”
"You cannot talk about race without talking about cotton. The materials that I use are desperately important as a layer of meaning in the work that I make."
White supremacy tells us we do not belong, but we do have a place in history.
All cities tell a story. But who decides what Baltimore’s next story will be?
Tech does not arrive in a city to save it. Instead, tech’s financial success depends on dismissing and exploiting existing disparities.
By making familiar objects strange, two new books of poetry reveal the limits of overly simple critique.
The documentary "Paris Is Burning" obscured the ordinary lives of queer people of color, but new footage reveals how the film could have been different.
"A song was written through me, and I say that because I didn't write it. The words were given to me."
Black folks can call into being an alternative relationship to TV, one that prompts a shift in consciousness and just possibly alters the future.
Despite a long history of black presence and contribution, the academic space is still the stronghold of capitalist white supremacy.
“You don’t tell children not to grow. And you don’t tell a writer not to write.”
I think I make art because it’s what I’ve always done. It’s how I communicate my dreams. It’s how I stay alive, or rather it’s how I live ...
During the summer of 2019, funding for the University of Alaska was slashed by the state legislature. With 41 percent of the annual budget, or $130 million ...