Issue 5

Article titled John G. Riley Center & Museum

John G. Riley Center & Museum

On the corner of Meridian and Jefferson Streets, at 419 E. Jefferson Street in Tallahassee, Florida is the John G. Riley Center & Museum.  The two-story, vernacular, wood-framed house, located at the foot of a hill in the downtown area was hom... Continue Reading
Article titled Hayti Heritage Center

Hayti Heritage Center

Located at 804 Old Fayetteville Street in Durham, North Carolina, the Hayti Heritage Center (HHC) first opened to the public in 1975.  Near downtown in the historic Hayti community, the center is a celebrated cultural arts and arts education insti... Continue Reading
Article titled Ernest J. Gaines

Ernest J. Gaines

“… for his contributions as an author and teacher.  Drawing deeply from his childhood in the rural South, his works have shed new light on the African American experience and given voice to those who have endured injustice.” ~ President B... Continue Reading
Article titled Gloria Naylor

Gloria Naylor

“… I fell in love with the way (Gloria) Naylor wrote Black joy, pain, happiness, sadness, anxiety, depression, dancing, singing, fighting, love-making, and praying.  I loved the way she wrote Black women’s voices.  Their spirits.  Their so... Continue Reading
Article titled BLACKListed Culture – Sounds XXIX

BLACKListed Culture – Sounds XXIX

“There are all forms of it that we forgotten … I want to remind people that Black music is amazing …” ~ Robert Glasper On this list, let your body musically travel to other parts of the groove …  whether its Afro-fusion, classic... Continue Reading
Article titled Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005)

Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005)

Their Eyes were Watching God is based upon the eponymous, award-winning, classic African-American novel (1937) by legendary Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston.  Centered upon the protagonist Janie Crawford (Halle Berry), it is essentiall... Continue Reading
Article titled The Women of Brewster Place (1989)

The Women of Brewster Place (1989)

Based upon the best-selling and award-winning 1982 novel, The Women of Brewster Place: A Novel in Seven Stories by Gloria Naylor, this film is a 2-part television miniseries.  The drama is centered upon the different lives of seven Black women who... Continue Reading