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Friday 31 October, 2014

How words can heal you: Alex Elle on writing and finding herself

For some, writing comes naturally. Not just any writing, good writing. The writing others read and are moved by. The writing that acts like a mirror for people’s complicated hearts, complicated lives, offering both solace and illumination. These craftsmen and women are always asked about the source of their genius: How did you get to […]


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Sunday 03 February, 2013

Jemila Abdulai on Making a Difference | 30 Days Unchained: Day 25

30 Days Unchained/#30Unchained | Day 25 2/3/13 | Inspiration: Jemila Abdulai Young, brilliant, driven, Jemila Abdulbai is quite the well-rounded individual, with an inspiring passion to change the world. A journalist focused on African development issues and editor of her blog Circumspecte, she recognizes the influence and responsibility of the media to affect positive change. […]


Tuesday 24 May, 2011

Ain HD: Write to the Core

Born in Cashville, raised in Motown, resting in Black Hollywood, Ain HD (Ain Heath Drew) considers herself a writer with a passion for “poetry, African-American literature, children’s stories, music, revolution, experimental fiction, thrift store hopping, and all things artsy”–not to mention tattoo collecting. Ain has been featured in PoetTree Magazine and the Kankazine. Her work […]


Tuesday 18 May, 2010

Poetry is Not a Luxury: A Conversation with Tara Betts

Tara Betts’ career, writings and experiences show that art serves an important social purpose and, simply, some people were put on this earth to write and help others develop their creative voices. Tara has appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and the Black Family Channel series Spoken with host Jessica Care Moore. After winning Guild […]


Thursday 17 December, 2009

Nigeria’s Muse: Interview with Author and Professor Nnedi Okorafor

Originally from Nigeria, author Nnedimma (Nnedi) Okorafor, returns frequently; In her books she often brings her readers along the journey. Nnedi writes science fiction and fantasy novels, often exploring the hero’s experience from a young female’s perspective. Everything comes to life in her work–the trees, creatures and even the ground are animated in her stories. In […]


Sunday 02 August, 2009

Calling All Journalists…Creative Opportunity!

Hello journalists, newsies and information lovers! Enter the International Center for Journalists’ (ICFJ) competition to win a Flip Cam and share your opinion with the committee and followers of ICFJ. Submit a video in any language (if not in English, you’ll need subtitles) that shows why you think quality journalism matters. You have creative license […]