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Robin Coste Lewis talks to BrassyBrown.com

This interview is extra special for me. Robin and I met about 7 years ago at Cave Canem. We shared some good laughs. Fast forward—2016.   Robin Coste Lewis is the author of Voyage of the Sable Venus (Knopf, 2015). Her debut book wins the 2015 National Book Award…

Interview with Carole Boston Weatherford

Congo Square is the sacred home of enslaved Africans and their descendants in New Orleans. In Louisiana’s French and Spanish colonial era of the 18th century, slaves were often allowed Sundays off from work. During their “off days” enslaved Africans would drum and dance. The ritual continues. Every Sunday, African…

Poetry Reading: December 12th in New Orleans

Finally! I have produced and released some of my poems on CD. Join me and Kalamu ya Salaam for the launch in New Orleans on Saturday, December 12th at 4PM.       “She is the sound of wonderful.” – Kalamu ya Salaam   Learn more about my poetry…

Rethinking the Art History Syllabus to Include Black Women

By Shemi Frezel, BrassyBrown.com Art Contributor Rethinking the Art History Syllabus I absolutely loved my art history classes as an undergraduate, but I always felt like there was something missing. At the beginning of every art history course, I excitedly scanned the course syllabus. I wanted to…

BrassyBrown.com welcomes art contributor

  BrassyBrown.com will feature a series on art by people of color and New Orleans with Shemsi Frezel.   Shemsi Frezel is a guest contributor to Brassy Brown. She recently moved back to New Orleans from New York, NY where she worked on both the non-profit…

Ashe to Amen Celebrates African & New Orleans Artists

By Shemsi Frezel,  Art Contributor Outsiders often remark on New Orleans’s seemingly unique ability to hold on to historical elements of culture that have long since disappeared from other cities in America. In New Orleans, the goal has never been to reinvent the wheel rather take…