5 classic books that explore race and feminism

Black women are criminally unrepresented in the publishing world. Despite this, Black women have written some of the most influential works of literature in American history. Here are five classic books by Black women that you’ve got to read or reread before the end of Black History Month.Passing by Nella Larsen Nella Larsen’s Passing follows Irene Redfield […]

Renowned playwright Angela Dunlap brings ‘For Colored Girls’ back to the stage

Angela Barrow-Dunlap has been producing stage plays from as far back as she can remember. She said it all started when she was 11 years old, and her grandmother entered her into the “Little Miss Michigan Pageant.” She recalled feeling intimidated because she didn’t have a “talent,” but little did she know, that was the […]

Groundbreaking choreopoem, ‘For Colored Girls’ … turns 40

As Ntozake Shange prepares to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her seminal work, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf with the launch of a multi-gallery exhibition, she can’t help but sadly acknowledge that the issues facing women that first compelled her to write the work remain relevant today. “Unfortunately there […]

Celebrated writer Ntozake Shange debuts new work

On the ‘A’ w/Souleo In her private residence, playwright Ntozake Shange is lost in her own world: one made up of words, rhythm and recovery. The writer of the legendary theater piece, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow Is Enuf no longer has the full use of her hands and legs due to […]