the hallowed breath of life: the sacred embodied

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MELISSA LOUIDOR Shange’s work attempts to engage collective recollections that have been passed down through folk tales, dances, and music to recover native memories. These narratives, that were rendered illegible by a constrained formation of knowledge-making, emerge in Shange’s work through language, movement, and physicality; literature is extended beyond the limitations of unilateral expression and becomes a liminal expression that …

Women Make Waves: Radio During the Black Arts Movement and Beyond

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 16:  Radio One Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes attends the Living Legends Foundation's 13th Annual Dinner at the Westin Times Square on November 16, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
Dyana Williams SummaryTranscript Dyana Williams is one of the most prolific radio deejays of the Black Arts Movement and beyond. From WHUR at Howard University to WBLS, New York City’s legendary black radio station, Dyana has touched her listeners with her love of black music. She’s known as The mother of Black Music Month, which she helped found with her ex-husband ...

Print Media & Black Feminisms of 1979

Courtesy of the Barnard Center for Research Women; "Nubian Woman" cover image reprinted with permission of Brenda Haywood.

SOPHIA RICHARDS Letter from the Editor: This project began to take shape after my first visit to the Schomburg center, where I was nonchalantly flashed a cover of Ms. magazine from 1979, which featured Michele Wallace on the cover. When we learn about history, we tend to do so in monocultures: one group thought one way, while another uniformly disagreed. …