Arts Archive

Malia Obama’s Hollywood Internship!

It’s hard to believe it, but Malia Obama turns 16 this summer and she already has her sights set on the future, a future that may include Hollywood. The First Daughter was spotted working as a production assistant on the set of Halle Berry’s upcoming sci-fi series “Extant”. A New Yorker profile of …

To the Morons Who Call Beyonce A “Whore”

whore   noun 1. a woman who engages in promiscuous sexual intercourse, usually for money; prostitute; harlot; strumpet.   Beyonce  stans fans are up in arms, and rightfully so, after a UK newspaper headline referred to Beyonce as a “whore”. The article  details the barrage of criticism, mostly from mothers,  following her performance of “Drunk in Love” for the 56 Annual Grammy Awards . …

Reflections on Zora: Passion and the Pen

Zora Neale  Hurston, author and cultural anthropologist, chronicled the Black southern experience with inimitable authenticity. She gifted the world such delicious lines as “I have been in Sorrow’s kitchen and licked out all the pots” and “Love makes your soul crawl out from it’s hiding place”. Her best known novel, …

About That Time Toni Morrison Made Me Cry

Talk about a  major moment in recent Black history, two literary Queens sharing one stage and basking in each other’s glow. That’s what happened Wednesday night when Bluest Eye author Toni Morrison honored writer Maya Angelou at the National Book Awards this evening with the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary …