The Real Scandal is “Scandal”

In a recent "New York Times" article, Alessandra Stanley labeled Shonda Rhimes as an angry Black woman. Stanley is referring to the Black female character that Shonda created in "Scandal" and the character in her new production "How to Get Away With Murder". Since the latter has not yet aired, my comments refer only to …

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Where Have All the Heroes Gone? or Should African American Literature serve as a vehicle to uplift the race and perpetuate a positive image of the culture?

In the June 1941, issue of Crisis Magazine, Langston Hughes asked the question, “Where are the Black heroes in our literature?” The greatest of all our cultural icons was alluding to the failure of Black writers to create heroes in their works. Hughes went on in that article to elaborate, “Where, in all our books …

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