Mosaic 8


The Souls of Black Folk
Mosaic profiled nine writers who will make a difference in what we read for years to come: asha bandeleBrian Keith JacksonGlenville LovellShay YoungbloodNatasha TarpleyPhilippe WambaJoan Morgan-Murray, Farai Chideya, and Nikky Finney.

asha bandele by Tara Betts
Farai Chideya by Cynthia Ray
Nikky Finney by Tara Betts
Brian Keith Jackson by Damion Mannings
Glenville Lovell by Duval
Joan Morgan-Murray by Carla Robinson
Natasha Tarpley by Bridgette Gayle
Philippe Wamba by Ron Kavanaugh
Shay Youngblood by Cynthia Ray

Marci Blackman “Po Man’s Child”
by Akilah Monifa
excerpt: Po Man’s Child

Black Literary Rebirth
Various literary voices weigh in on this “black literary renaissance”

What Happened to Ebonics?
The ebonics argument might be quiet, but it’s not dead.
by India Savage Anderson

Poetry Cookers by Gregory Powell
Lingo by Kireema Sprowal

All of Me by Venise Berry
Black Girl in Paris by Shay Youngblood
Blues Dancing by Diane McKinney-Whetstone
Casting the First Stone by Kimberla Lawson Roby
Doing What’s Right: How to Fight For What You Believe – And Make a Difference by Tavis Smiley
Everybody Smokes In Hell by John Ridley
Free Within Ourselves: Fiction Lessons for Black Authors by Jewell Parker-Rhodes
The Debt: What America Owes To Blacks by Randall Robinson
Michael Jordan and the New Global Capitalism by Walter LaFeber
Understanding the Tin Man: Why So Many Men Avoid Intimacy by William July
Spoken Soul: The Story of Black English by John Russell Rickford & Russell John Rickford
Walking the Dog by Walter Mosley