Black Literature Collective

Black Words: Becoming

One’s name says so much about who you are and who you are becoming, and despite the circumstances that these women were in, I believe those men should have respected that part of them - at the very least. It also got me wondering about how much people value their names and what they signify....

Black Words: The Fire Next Time

Blacks’ liberation must begin with the concept of an inherent equality and a reciprocal love between Black and white people. Given America’s racial history, this seems impossible. “But in our time, as in every time, the impossible is the least that one can demand,” says Baldwin....