“Despite the health challenges of living in a differently abled body, Ntozake Shange continues to to experiment as an artist,” Jamara Wakefield writes. “Her work has been handed down by generations of women now, passed from mother to daughter, sister to sister, or friend to friend. Because “for colored girls” is such an institution in black women’s lives, many of us have felt as though we knew Shange in some way.” The playwright who created the celebrated choreopoem “for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf” suffered two strokes that left her unable to read in...Read More
Byline: Jamara Wakefield
Sparing the Rod and
Saving Our Children
Stacey Patton pro-vides a powerful, heart-breaking look at the link with white supremacy and why it's time to stop hitting our children, for their sake and the future of black families. Click here to read.