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ICYMI: The Last Week In Black Writing and Culture

HBW honored poet Samuel Allen, who passed away in June. Allen’s memorial celebration is scheduled for October 10th.

On September 15th, the nation mourned the 52nd anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing.

Northwestern University professor Aldon Morris’s new book highlights W.E.B. Du Bois’s contributions to the field of sociology.

“Where are all the black cooks?” Toni Tipton-Martin examines the history of black cooking in an excerpt from her essay, “The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks.”

Cierra Lockett talks appropriation and the complexity of reclaiming African culture by African Americans.

Poet Aja Monet recites her poem, “The First Time,” about the first time she hated a cop, highlighting the looming tension between  minorities and law enforcement. Monet’s poem was recited at the 2015 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational in Richmond, Virginia.

Aleichia Williams talks identity and her “race crisis” in “Too Latina To Be Black, Too Black to Be Latina.”