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

“A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet”: Unearthing Grandma’s Black Feminism

I was an 18-year-old fresh(wo)man at Florida A&M University when Grandma Rose died. Cancer. I don’t remember if I had yet told my family I was lesbian—altho I had been planning my comingout story since I left my parents’ home. I planned to tell them I am “pansexual”—a term I read w/which Alice Walker identified over 20 years before Janelle Monáe popularized the word. Being … Continue reading “A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet”: Unearthing Grandma’s Black Feminism