Writer Herb Boyd says: "One of the problems about being a relatively successful author—and even a
more visible journalist—is the accumulation of friends and fans, many
of them published writers with books in search of blurbs, forewords, and
most importantly reviews."
Here, Boyd tells us "what’s to be done", and he offers up a few "brief reviews" while he's at it.
Rosalind Kilkenny McLymont, executive editor of The Network Journal and
CEO of newly launched AfricaStrictlyBusiness.com, received the 44th
Annual Malcolm X Black Unity Award for her “consistent, concrete work
through the decades to build, teach and develop pan-African economic, as
well as literary projects and businesses.”
“Jazz. Covers. Politics: Album Art in an Age of Activism” is an
exhibition at The Nathan Cummings Foundation in New York City featuring
more than 175 jazz album covers, actual covers along with some
reproductions, that “make the politics visible.” Here, writer Clarence Reynolds reviews the exhibit.
Angela Davis, in reality, has been free from jail since 1972. But that
was a generation ago and filmmaker Shola Lynch in her riveting
documentary “Free Angela Davis (And All Political Prisoners)” recounts
those turbulent times when Davis was hunted, captured, and tried for her
alleged involvement in a shootout in a courtroom in San Rafael,
California, in 1970.