What White Writers Should Know About Telling Black Stories

What White Writers Should Know About Telling Black Stories

We often live in different communities and socialize in separate circles, and yet when it’s time to write our novels, a few daring souls attempt to cross the racial divide. As a Black writer, I must say it’s sometimes awkward at best. The publishing industry has been...
A Conversation with Rachel Howzell Hall

A Conversation with Rachel Howzell Hall

I heard of Rachel Howzell Hall long before we actually met. I had been told by friends about her Elouise “Lou” Norton novels based in South Central Los Angeles, and found them every bit as smart, grounded, and compelling as advertised. Then I read her now famous 2015...