How Fragile They Are

Murals are fragile things. They bring vibrant color and life to what was once dead spaces. As the years and the weather pounds on them, their colors begin to fade. Or a new building will cover the damage and the narratives of the past. I’ve been noting the visual music of U Street and Shaw […]

A Light Goes Out on the Hilltop

Noted poet @Ethelbertpoet and more than 80 other staff have been fired by @HowardU Ethelbert Miller was at Howard for 40 years. — Mark Segraves (@SegravesNBC4) April 3, 2015 Ethelbert Miller is a globally recognized and published poet, board chair of the Institute for Policy Studies and, until today (I suppose), was Director of the […]

James Baldwin (1963) a social screening with E. Ethelbert Miller (October 13)

EXPERIENCE OVEE James Baldwin from “The Negro and the American Promise” (WGBH Archives, recorded 1963) Log on for a a live screening and chat with E. Ethelbert Miller on the literary and political activism of American novelist, essayist, playwright James Baldwin   Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 1- 2 PM (ET)   VIDEO DESCRIPTION:James […]