Meet Hannah, The Magazine Trying To Put Black Women First. Growing up with 10 other siblings, Saafir remembers the joy of flipping through issues of magazines like VIBE, Honey, Word Up!
, and Right On! When she was a kid. Of Gamers, Gates, and Disco Demolition: The Roots of Reactionary Rage. How are YouTube videos criticizing sexist video games important enough to threaten a school shooting?
Read the #GamerGate tag and realize that underneath the anger is fear. The Legendary Fashion Guru Bethann Hardison Explains Why Models All Look The Same These Days. Bethann Hardison photographed by Brigitte Lacombe.
In honor of Black History Month and in light of the recent interest in African Americans in fashion -- from the Stephen Burrows retrospective in New York to the Ebony Fashion Fair exhibit in Chicago and the new documentary Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution -- we talked to industry legends and insiders about their pioneering careers and the role of race in fashion today. The late, great designer Willi Smith first introduced me to Bethann Hardison in 1984 when we were just starting Paper. White Millennials are products of a failed lesson in colorblindness. Rev.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking. Mychal Denzel Smith argues that Millennials misunderstand a key part of Martin Luther King’s message. Photo by Julian Wasser//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images What I’d like to believe from my observations in the streets of Ferguson and New York City at the height of the Black Lives Matter protests is that, among young white people, there is a real awakening around issues of racial justice. For one, movements toward racial justice have always attracted a sliver of the young white population with a disposition geared toward radical politics.
Evidence Of Racial, Gender Biases Found In Faculty Mentoring. Research found faculty in academic departments linked to more lucrative professions are more likely to discriminate against women and minorities than faculty in fields linked to less lucrative jobs.
Now, when preschoolers get to college, some will have professors who take sustained interest in guiding them. Why Asian Americans have diabetes but don’t know it. For the U.S. population overall, the average BMI is just under 29, according to researchers.
A BMI of 25 to 30 is considered overweight, and a BMI of 30 or greater is considered obese. But Asian Americans often develop diabetes at a lower BMI. The American Diabetes Association recommends Asian Americans get tested for diabetes at a BMI of 23 or higher, a lower threshold than the general population. Blogtown.portlandmercury. Asian American Film Lab. Lav Diaz: Patiently Seeking Redemption. ‘Norte, the End of History’
Eddie Huang on Seeing His Memoir Become a Sitcom. The network tried to turn my memoir into a cornstarch sitcom and me into a mascot for America.
I hated that. Photograph by Kenneth Cappello This piece originally ran in January 2015. Constance Wu Fresh Off The Boat Beauty Interview. After years of intensive study in theater and drama, Constance Wu never saw herself having a career in television comedy.
But if you’ve watched her in action on ABC's hit show Fresh Off the Boat (the first sitcom in 20 years centered around an Asian-American family), you’d think that being funny has always been her thing. Dubbed by critics as one of TV’s breakout stars, Wu has charmed her way into hearts and homes across the country, one punch line at a time. Her character, Jessica Huang, is a hard-to-please mother of three, but IRL the 33-year-old skews way more sunny and sarcastic than stern.
'Fresh Off the Boat' Star Constance Wu Still Isn't Sure About This Whole TV Thing. 9 Books to Add to the Modern Brown Girl Literary Canon. A few weeks ago, I squeezed into Brooklyn's sweltering Greenlight bookstore to celebrate a debut novel, and I smiled in spite of myself.
I couldn't stop smiling because, despite the heat, the whole store was filled with glowing black and brown faces, some writers, some only there to be supporters, and so many women. 32 Essential Asian-American Writers You Need To Be Reading. Sarah McCarry: How to Publish Writers of Color: Some Basic Steps for White Folks In the Industry. Someday I'm going to write the Essay to End Them All on why I don't work in traditional publishing anymore and what I think of the industry's institutionalized racism, but today is not that day (oh, honestly, just buy me a couple of whiskeys and I'll yell it at you). But there has been a lot of hand-wringing on the internet of late about Diversity and Why We Don't Have It, prompting today's Twitter rampage, and look, folks, the answer is not because people of color can't write.
I run a small press, Guillotine, out of my apartment; my list is currently nearly 50% writers of color, and will likely be more like 80% writers of color next year. Nearly all my chapbooks sell out and the press is 100% self-sustaining. Children's Literature: Apartheid Or Just A General Lack of Color? A survey of children’s literature by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center has found that of 3,200 books surveyed (out of an estimated 5,000 books published) in 2013, only 93 were about African-Americans.
That dismal statistic prompted African-American children’s book author Walter Dean Myers and his son Christopher Myers to write side-by-side op-ed pieces for The New York Times. On The Erasure of People of Colour From Dystopian Fiction. Why Hasn’t the Number of Multicultural Books Increased In Eighteen Years? Note: This post was originally posted in June 2013. An updated study with new statistics can be found here. The infographic below has also been updated. Since LEE & LOW BOOKS was founded in 1991 we have monitored the number of multicultural children’s books published each year through the Cooperative Children’s Book Center’s statistics.
We are Joseph Bruchac, author, and Stacy Whitman, publisher. A book about an Asian-American that we actually liked? How Do We Feel About White Authors Writing Black Stories? A Reader on Being Black. Our Reading Lives features stories about how books and reading have shaped who we are and how we live. Black Girls Hunger for Heroes, Too: A Black Feminist Conversation on Fantasy Fiction for Teens. Photo: Katniss and Rue hang out in the first Hunger Games film. What happens when two great black women fiction writers get together to talk about race in young adult literature? That's exactly what happens in the conversation below, where Zetta Elliott (below left), a black feminist writer of poetry, plays, essays, novels, and stories for children, and award-winning Haitian-American speculative fiction writer Ibi Aanu Zoboi (below right) decided to discuss current young adult sci-fi.