Press Release: Bronx-based Literary Magazine Explores #BLACKLIVESMATTER


Contact: Ron Kavanaugh
Phone: 347-454-2161

October 25, 2015 – Mosaic Literary Magazine is a Bronx-based publication with a national overview dedicated to showcasing the literary arts by writers of the African Diaspora.

Issue #36 includes interviews with Nathan McCall and Jabari Asim. McCall is the author of Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America. Released twenty years ago, we revisited the book and its author to compare the current social demonstrations against the backdrop of history. Jabari Asim is the author of ten children’s, fiction, and nonfiction books, and currently serves as executive editor of The Crisis, the NAACP’s flagship journal of politics, ideas and culture. G’Ra Asim, Jabari son and recent graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism, interviewed his father about his new book Only The Strong.

These authors and their subject matter compliment Mosaic’s dedication to literature as well as culture and education. Each issue of Mosaic features a lesson plan that’s designed to engage and help teachers, program administrators, and parents better. This issue’s lesson plan focuses on the BlackLivesMatter movement and how it’s effecting change throughout the country and how it’s influencing social discourse on a variety of topics –education, justice, and court systems.

Mosaic is published by The Literary Freedom Project. LFP is a 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit arts organization that seeks to restore the importance of reading books as an essential tool for creating intelligent, productive, and engaged young people. Towards this goal, LFP publishes Mosaic Literary Magazine; develops literature-based lesson plans; and hosts the Bronx Book Fair and Mosaic Literary Conference, an annual literature-education event.


For additional information or to set up an interview contact:
Ron Kavanaugh, Executive Director
347-454-2161 or