Black Talk, Black Feeling: Media Round Table

“So much of my work as a writer and editor is to make sure that Black people have the ability to write about more than just moments like the one we’re in right now, and a big disheartening thing for me has been to live through this moment and again see editors scrambling to get Black writers to write and then undoubtedly those same editors will vanish when those Black writers want to write about, I don’t know, ice cream or whatever the fuck”

Source: The Believer
Published: Jul 29, 2020
Length: 37 minutes (9,261 words)

The Women Who Knew Too Much

As Niela Orr looks at Black women characters in horror films like “Us,” “Ghost,” “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane,” and “Scream,” she uncovers a throughline: “Black women have been humiliated and punished, in horror cinema as in life, for our incisiveness, for wondering aloud, for trying to get some answers.”

Author: Niela Orr
Source: The Baffler
Published: Jul 2, 2019
Length: 15 minutes (3,905 words)