Wrongness from Rion on Queen Mobs Teahouse

28, NO, MAKE THAT 30, ABSOLUTELY TRUE BLACK HISTORY FACTS ON THE OCCASION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH 1. In 1857, frustrated by the number of informants undermining her efforts along the Underground Railroad, abolitionist Harriet Tubman printed up 500 “Stop Snitching” shirts and distributed them throughout the South. 2. Black History Month was in danger […]

Mat Johnson on FRESH AIR

Mat discusses LOVING DAY with Terry Gross

LOVING DAY on the Cover of the NYT Book Review

“A house divided against itself cannot stand,” Abraham Lincoln declared in his 1858 speech presaging the Civil War. Such a house sits at the heart of Mat Johnson’s ribald, incisive novel “Loving Day.” Bequeathed to the narrator, Warren Duffy, by his deceased father, it’s a roofless, ramshackle mansion in a black neighborhood in Philadelphia: “I […]

Mat Johnson in BuzzFeed

This week we’re celebrating the publication of novels by Kimbilio Faculty Members Mat Johnson and Dolen Perkins-Valdez.  Here’s an article by Mat from BuzzFeed: Yo, I’m a mulatto. And I have to tell you, it’s great. I was black for most of my life, which is also great, but the thing is I look white […]

Rion Amilcar Scott (’13) in AS IT OUGHT TO BE

THE ETIQUETTE OF POLICE BRUTALITY[1] (AN AUTOPSY[2]) By Rion Amilcar Scott Go ahead. Smack him one. He expects it so it would be rude not to. Besides, look at him giving you a dehumanizing stare[3]. How dare he look at you in that manner? He thinks he’s better than you. Approach in such a way […]