Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name is a 1982 autobiography by African American poet Audre Lorde. It started a new genre that the author calls biomythography.
Audre Lorde grows up in Harlem, a child o...
Bloodchild and Other Stories
Bloodchild and Other Stories is the only and rather brief collection of science fiction stories and essays by Octavia E. Butler. Each story features an afterword by Butler. "Bloodchild", the title sto...
Aishah Rahman
Aishah Rahman, born Virginia Hughes (born 1936, in New York City, died 2014, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico), was an African-American playwright.Rahman grew up as a foster child in Harlem and was a...
Waiting to Exhale
Waiting to Exhale is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Forest Whitaker (in his feature film directorial debut) and starring Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett. The film was adapted from ...
Ain't I a Woman? (book)
Ain't I a Woman?: Black women and feminism is a 1981 book by bell hooks titled after Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I a Woman?" speech. hooks examines the effect of racism and sexism on black women, the civ...
How Stella Got Her Groove Back
How Stella Got Her Groove Back is a 1998 romantic comedy film directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan, adapted from Terry McMillan's bestselling novel of the same title. The film stars Angela Bassett, Taye ...
Edna Lewis
Edna Lewis (April 13, 1916 — February 13, 2006) was an African-American chef and author best known for her books on traditional Southern cuisine.
Lewis was born in the small farming settlement of ...
Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960) was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author. Of Hurston's four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays, and essays, sh...
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing (PTSS) is a 2005 book by Joy DeGruy (formerly Leary)PTSS describes a set of behaviors, beliefs and actions associated wit...
Tituba of Salem Village
Tituba of Salem Village is an African-American children's novel by Ann Petry.
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29, 1954) is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah...