The Clintons and the Politics of Racism:
Center for Research on GlobalizationThe Clintons and the Politics of Racism: Hillary Clinton and the Plight of African AmericansCenter for Research on GlobalizationHer husband and former U.S. president Bill Clinton was called “the first black president” by author Toni Morrison in The New Yorker in 1998 where she wrote “white skin notwithstanding, this is our first black President. Blacker than any actual black ...and more »
Posted on 4 September 2016 | 4:57 am
Free Speech on Campus - New York Times
New York TimesFree Speech on CampusNew York TimesContrary to how Mr. Ellison misconstrues trigger warnings as censorship, a two-second trigger warning is the difference between my being able to discuss Toni Morrison's novel “The Bluest Eye” and silently spending hours reliving my rapes. Students ...Think Trigger Warnings Are Never Mandatory on Campus? Think Again. - FIREFIREall 61 news articles »
Posted on 3 September 2016 | 11:30 am
Literary fiction readers understand others'
The GuardianLiterary fiction readers understand others' emotions better, study findsThe GuardianLiterary fiction by the likes of Salman Rushdie, Harper Lee and Toni Morrison helps improve readers' understanding of other people's emotions, according to new research – but genre writing, from authors including Danielle Steel and Clive Cussler, does not.
Posted on 23 August 2016 | 6:59 am
Renowned author Toni Morrison honored at
The Keene SentinelRenowned author Toni Morrison honored at MacDowell Colony's ...The Keene SentinelP ETERBOROUGH — Toni Morrison was 3 years old when she learned to read. This, she said Sunday, was important because there were decades when ...A prizewinning pioneer - Monadnock Ledger-TranscriptMonadnock Ledger Transcriptall 2 news articles »
Posted on 15 August 2016 | 9:09 am
Toni Morrison to be honored in New Hampshire
The Boston GlobeToni Morrison to be honored in New HampshireThe Boston Globe“If any writer could be called our nation's conscience, that writer would be Toni Morrison,” said best-selling author Dave Eggers, chairman of the selection panel for the medal. “And though she was recognized with the Nobel Prize in 1993, since then ...
Posted on 9 August 2016 | 2:01 pm
The Bearable Lightness of Michael Dirda
Not literally—he grew up in Lorain, Ohio, whereas I’m from the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. He is also 30 years older than I am, though in a coincidence, my father grew up in Lorain, a town that also produced Toni Morrison. He claims to dislike ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 7:08 pm
The Fire This Time: Ta-Nehisi Coates’s
The literary device employed is no coincidence. Toni Morrison has anointed Coates as the successor to James Baldwin, and while that is a heavy burden for any 40 year old to bear, it is one that he just might manage to handle with grace. Despite having ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:55 pm
8 Books to Add to the Modern Brown Girl
Eventually, I found Toni Morrison, Dr. Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, Zora Neale Hurston, and more. I fell in love. It is no secret that women—particularly women of color—are coming for the old guard in literary and genre-specific writing circles and ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 3:02 pm
10 popular grammar myths debunked by a
The following sentence appeared in the verbal section of a 2002 College Board exam, and students were asked to identify an error if there was one: Toni Morrison's genius enables her to create novels that arise from and express the injustices African ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:29 am
International network France 24 spotlights
From the glamour of the Cannes film festival to 25 th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, to interviews with George Clooney, Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Toni Morrison and Quincy Jones and so many more, "Encore!" is aimed at taking you to the ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:11 am