CALL FOR PAPERS: To the Tenth Power: A Word from the LGBTQ+ Members of the Divine Nine

Proposed Anthology Title: To the Tenth Power: A Word from the LGBTQ+ Members of the Divine Nine Deadline for Abstracts: 1159p Friday, October 1, 2021 Editor: Kendra N. Bryant, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English at North Carolina A&T State University (See bio at drknbryant.com.)   Contact Email: thedivine10anthology@gmail.com In May, a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated posted to Instagram a graduation picture of … Continue reading CALL FOR PAPERS: To the Tenth Power: A Word from the LGBTQ+ Members of the Divine Nine

Furious Flower + Nikki Giovanni: from the Black Arts Movement to Planet Mars

In the beginning was the Word. But I promise you, I have no words to express my week long adventure at Furious Flower’s The Living Truth: The Life and Work of Nikki Giovanni, a professional development seminar for college professors & high school teachers. Words just won’t do; they are inadequate. But I will try my best. For six days, I–along w/circa 50 other professors, … Continue reading Furious Flower + Nikki Giovanni: from the Black Arts Movement to Planet Mars

remembering daddy, remembering me: a 5-paragraph writing assignment for intermediate composition

Daddy told me I was a revolutionary w/no cause. I don’t know what I was doing at that very moment he made that comment. Maybe I was reciting a poem I wrote about crackers makin it on black folks’ bended backs. Or maybe I was organizing a showcase for Black History Month. I probably was just sittin at the dining room table wearing a dashiki–most likely … Continue reading remembering daddy, remembering me: a 5-paragraph writing assignment for intermediate composition

Beyond an Abecedarian Knowledge of Martin Luther King (w/regards to dp)

No one could have prepared me for the lackluster attitude regarding Civil Rights and Black History that I have faced amongst students attending an HBCU.  Some (& way too many) of my students believe King is an overrated, trite icon whose non-violent philosophy created a stagnant Movement.  Students have claimed (loudly & proudly) that they have neither read nor heard the “I Have a Dream” speech … Continue reading Beyond an Abecedarian Knowledge of Martin Luther King (w/regards to dp)