Mass media tends to ignore the diversity of black experience. The worst aspects of black life are fictionalized on television and in cinema so as to reproduce race and class stereotypes…images of loving black people are often deemed unrealistic no matter the class of the characters portrayed…if love is not present in our imaginations, it…Read More
Every first draft sucks, so when you have your favorite novel, and you’re like, ‘Wow, this is a masterpiece,’ and then you write your first draft, and you’re like, ‘This is really bad,’ and then you’re like ‘I can’t do this because this is nowhere close.’ When, in reality, the book you loved so much…Read More
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