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Another “Escape from Beckyville” Interview!

The word is getting out slowly but surely about Escape from Beckyville: Tales of Race, Hair and Rage. This Wednesday, I’ll be a featured guest on “The Serena Sol Brown Show.” Dubbed the “Fairy Sol Sister of Radio,” Serena hosts … Continue reading

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Black Women in Hollywood: Bumrushing the Old Boy Network

When was the last time you watched a critically acclaimed film starring a black woman as a ballerina, a queen or a boxer? Now raise your hand the last time you saw a movie where a black woman was lauded … Continue reading

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What is “Good Hair”?

It seems that not a week goes by without a headline about black women’s hair. Recently, actor Isaiah Mustafa, also known as the Old Spice Guy, found himself entangled in controversy when he described his ideal wife as having “good hair.” Continue reading

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My First Interview for Escape from Beckyville

I was recently interviewed by Theresa Sanchez of the Sunday Journal on radio station WYLD 98.5 in New Orleans. We chatted about my cross-country book tour for Escape from Beckyville, black women and speculative fiction and wise great-grandmothers. Take a … Continue reading

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The Help, White Women Saviors and Maids with Superpowers

What if a black woman had written The Help? I mulled over that question after leaving an advance screening of the movie based on the best-selling novel by Kathryn Stockett. What if, say, Alice Walker had sat down to write … Continue reading

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