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Pitching Chaos: blackness and whiteness #longform

An interview with Mat Johnson, bi-racial author of Loving Day

Guest Post by Dwyer Murphy | Electric Lit | May 26, 2015

This week marks the release of… 3,778 more words


It's a Kwanzaa miracle! No longer an Octoroon.

My VONA and Mixed Remixed Festival pal Mat Johnson, whose latest novel is out next week, has an essay in The New York Times Magazine… 14 more words

Integration, activism, courage

ABOVE: Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter on the day they graduated from the University of Georgia.

IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY month, I am counting down 28 — because there are 28 days in February — young African Americans (or groups of African Americans) who played significant roles in breaking racial barriers and/or fighting injustice before and during the Civil Rights Movement. 539 more words

The History of Loving Day

June 12th happens to be my stepdaughter’s birthday, but this year, it takes on even greater significance for our family — and thousands of others in the United States. 808 more words


Loving Day Reading Photos

Almost a month later, I’m finally getting around to posting photos.

The second in my series of “Unsung Holiday” poetry readings, the Loving Day reading… 257 more words

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Monday Music: Twenty years of being a mum

Last week, while it was still Loving Day in the US, my son (AM) celebrated his 20th birthday. Loving Day commemorates a landmark US court case in 1967 which made… 800 more words