Many of us remember Dowoti Desir when she was the Executive Director of
the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial, Educational and Cultural
Center in Washington Heights. She always exuded an air of the global
diaspora and now that international aura is fully expressed in her book
Goud kase Goud—Conjuring Memory in Spaces of AfroAtlantic.
President Barack Obama said Saturday that the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. last month exposed the “gulf of mistrust” that exists between law enforcement and local residents in many communities.
Jeffrey Wright, Carmen De LaVallade and Judith Jamison were guests among the scores of fans, friends and family members who gathered at The Riverside Church in
NYC on the bright Saturday morning of September 20 to celebrate and
reflect on the illustrious life and career of actress and activist Ruby Dee.