This past Saturday, Ntozake Shange, author of for colored girls...., died at the age of 70. In tribute to her legacy, I wanted to share this piece as tribute to her, written in March 2015. I was 24 at the time the piece was written. I fell in love with the title. I was… Continue reading for colored girls…. A Tribute To Ntozoke Shange
Last Friday, The New York Times published the article "Missing Malcolm X Writings, Long A Mystery, Are Sold." Long but fascinating story short: several pages (I believe I read somewhere 3 never-before-seen chapters) of The Autobiography of Malcolm X were sold to the Schomburg Library in New York. The manuscripts come with comments in the margins written by Alex… Continue reading Who Is Gregory J. Reed?
"I think it took people a while. Even my family -- my sister was working at Gucci and actually called me and said, 'We're all pitching in for Mom for Mother's Day to get her a Gucci bag,' and I thought, What?! Are you serious? because they really didn't think it would be much...." - Kate Spade … Continue reading Wanted: A Deeper Dive Into The Success of Kate Spade