My crush persists: AFFRM recently launched their website
In an interview with Film Society Lincoln Center, Terence Nance shows some love for Ghana and notes books as a source of inspiration.
Zadie Smith’s On Beauty is being adapted into a film by Kasi Lemmons!
A reading list for young men of color
I’m adding Emily White’s Lonely to my to-read list because of mensah demary’s words
James Baldwin in a 1984 interview with Jordan Elgrably. Baldwin gives us so many gems, but here are a few highlights:
Thank God for visual artists:
Was there anyone to guide you?
I remember standing on a street corner with the black painter Beauford Delaney down in the Village, waiting for the light to change, and he pointed down and said, “Look.” I looked and all I saw was water. And he said, “Look again,” which I did, and I saw oil on the water and the city reflected in the puddle. It was a great revelation to me. I can’t explain it. He taught me how to see, and how to trust what I saw. Painters have often taught writers how to see. And once you’ve had that experience, you see differently.
A Word to the shy:
Did what you wanted to write about come easily to you from the start?
I had to be released from a terrible shyness—an illusion that I could hide anything from anybody.
I was going to excerpt some of the highlights of this article but I would’ve had to repost the whole damn thing. Check out Teju Cole enlightening everybody on the White Savior Industrial Complex.
I was browsing Facebook when I came across this song (via Alternate Takes: a new jazz blog):
sound familiar? The greats inspire the greats.