Dr. Tess Onwueme

2017-06-04T12:30:00+00:00

Dr. Tess Onwueme Africa’s best known female dramatist, Dr. Tess Onwueme’s provocative and humorous writing and speaking, often poke into taboo and controversial subjects, which reveal the untold hidden stories of young women and the poor, who are caught in various crossfires with family, tradition, race, class, gender, culture, and politics. But then, they still [...]

Sonia Nazario

2014-10-27T00:26:57+00:00

Sonia Nazario Sonia Nazario, a projects reporter for the Los Angeles Times, has spent more than two decades reporting and writing about social issues, earning her dozens of national awards. In 1998, Nazario was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for a series on children of drug addicted parents. And in 1994, she won a George Polk [...]

Spike Lee

2017-08-12T18:26:59+00:00

Spike Lee Throughout his career, Spike Lee has established himself as one of the country's most creative and talented producers, screenwriters, and directors. His forceful social vision, defined such films as Do the Right Thing, the epic Malcolm X, Miracle of St. Anna and the groundbreaking documentary film "When the Levees Broke", focusing on the [...]

Nikki Giovanni

2017-08-12T18:34:25+00:00

Nikki Giovanni Essence magazine has called Nikki Giovanni “One of the most searning voices of the 1960’s Black Power movement”. Creating intimate, edgy and unapologetic works, she has long been known as the, “princess of black poetry”. Twenty years before the appearance of rap music, she made innovative recordings of her poems backed by some [...]

Stephanie Covington Armstrong

2017-10-10T20:55:03+00:00

Stephanie Covington Armstrong Stephanie Covington Armstrong is a playwright and screenwriter. Her memoir, Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat, vividly describes her struggle as a black women with bulimia. Her battle with an eating disorder takes a unique perspective as this disease is consistently portrayed as a white women's problem. This insightful and [...]

Jean Kilbourne

2017-10-27T00:18:13+00:00

Jean Kilbourne Jean Kilbourne is internationally known for her pioneering work on alcohol and tobacco advertising and the image of women in advertising. Through her illustrated lectures & her award-winning films and publications, Kilbourne explores the serious cumulative impact of advertising on individual attitudes, values, & behavior and on the society as a whole. With [...]