Features : Remembrances

Beloved Novelist Gloria Naylor, 66, has Died

Ebony is reporting that author Gloria Naylor, writer of the critically acclaimed novels Women of Brewster Place and Mama Day, has died. Naylor died on September 28 in her home in the Virgin Islands; she was 66 years old. Naylor’s work explored the lives of contemporary African-Americans, with a dreamy and often melancholy lyricism. Her writing paid particular… read more

Remembering Harper Lee

Lee told us things were not as they seemed and that was the overarching premise of To Kill a Mockingbird that turned it into one of America’s most iconic novels… read more

Scholar and Writer Dr. Ibrahim Abdurrahman Farajajé, 63, Has Died

Beloved scholar, theologian, and bisexual advocate Dr. Ibrahim Abdurrahman Farajajé, 63, died on February 9th, 2016. As BiNet USA reports, Farajajé was “a towering talent, an intellectual genius and a kind hearted teacher beloved by many, Dr. Farajajé’s writing on the decolonization of queer theory ‘took off where Audre Lorde left off‘. Like Lorde and her dear friend the… read more



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