Category Archives: On Culture

Guest Blog: Slow and Steady – Means Everyone Wins


Chinua Achebe was the first writer I read who articulated for me with absolute Igbo clarity that art could be […]

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Guest Blog: In a Time Before Cable, On a Night Without Internet


This is like balm.  True, it is a blog, that unlovely word, and it’s coming at us on a screen, […]

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Guest Post: What’s the WURD? The Future of Black Talk Radio (Part 3)


In case you missed them, check out Part 1 and Part 2 of What’s the WURD? Our quarterly WURD Speaks event […]

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Guest Post: What’s the WURD? The Future of Black Talk Radio (Part 2)


Now more than ever, it’s clear that we need to have independent media that has the courage to speak truth […]

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Guest Post: What’s the WURD? The Future of Black Talk Radio (Part 1)


In our community, we so often use the word ‘authentic’ to mean whatever the hell we think is black-like-me. I […]

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Guest Post: Swimmin’ Back to Africa


I am so grateful for the poetry here, and the company.  What a densely beautiful sampling of Debra’s discoveries, over […]

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Fourth Wall and the future


My next door neighbors, when I was fifteen, were a black couple: a newspaper reporter and a retired kindergarten teacher. […]

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Guest Blog: Arts Education as an Economic Development Imperative (Part 2)


We talk about the arts in so many ways. Gary Steuer’s deep and wide command of the research shows why […]

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Guest Post: Arts Education as an Economic Development Imperative (Part 1)


We talk about the arts in so many ways. Gary Steuer’s deep and wide command of the research shows why […]

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Power in words


At lunch this past Sunday, former Civil Rights Commissioner Dr. Mary Frances Berry spoke to incoming students in the University […]

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