Artist Q&A: Charlotte Mia Rose and A Nude a Day Project

Today’s artist Q&A comes from Giovannah Phillipeaux, a writer, editor, artisan, and entrepreneur. She received her Bachelor’s degree in anthropology and is currently working as a freelancer.  To learn more about Giovannah and her work, visit Gigi’s Little Shop. In celebration of the authentic female form in all of its curve and glory, Charlotte Mia Rose has […]

Happy Birthday, Toni Morrison!

I’m perhaps the most under-read English major in these parts of Brooklyn, but even I have an appreciation for the body of work Toni Morrison has contributed to the literary canon. Today, we celebrate Morrison’s 82nd birthday — and gratefully so. In that alternate, Toni-less universe how else might we  have been touched by the […]

Little Known Fact: Ann Lowe Designed Jacqueline Kennedy’s Wedding Dress

With New York  Fashion Week coming to close (and it still being Black History Month), today’s post from pop culture writer Danielle Pointdujour from Clutch feel more than right. You can follow more Danielle’s work and writing here. For Black History Month it is usually the norm to celebrate those with the biggest names, like Rosa Parks and […]

Breaking Down Barriers

Today’s writing prompt comes from Michael Charboneau, a sophomore at Fordham University in the Bronx, where he studies English and photography. He has contributed poetry and photography to Fordham’s literary magazine, The Ampersand, as well as serving as its secretary and copy editor. He has also written articles for Fordham’s student newspaper, The Ram. He hopes to find a career […]

Mental Illness & Gun Control: An Unconfirmed Diagnosis

Today’s editorial on mental illness and gun control comes from ESL teacher and freelance writer Dara K. Fulton. She writes for Examiner.com  and attends University of California’s School of Social Work. Read more of Dara’s work at Dara’s Creative Corner. The shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT will stay with us for years […]

Ike Turner and Legacy: What’s love got to do with it?

Today’s bit of “rogue commentary” comes from  writer and radio host Amanda Nazario of The Weeklings. Read more of her work here. Here is how the fight started: “I Idolize You,” by Ike and Tina Turner, came on inside the bar, a place where we were lingering longer than our friends because it was raining out […]

Write for The Narrator!

Did one of The Narrator’s Monday writing prompts spark something special in you during NaNoWriMo? Maybe you’ve developed a newfound appreciation for the grandmother in your life – all because The Narrator told you about an awesome group of grannies in Africa. Perhaps you just want a low-pressure dip into blogging. Whatever your reason, come write with us! The Narrator, is looking for […]

NYWC Ten Under 10: “Candy Colors” by Jahnia T. Mark, Age 7

Welcome to NYWC’s Ten Under 10 Writing Series, featuring the poetry of members of our youth writing workshops under the age of 10. Candy Colors By Jahnia T. Mark, Age 7 Everybody in my family is a different color. I am a light coffee brown. My mother is a light brown like me. My father is a […]

NYWC Ten Under 10: “The Boss: A Play” by Mariah Pringle, Age 9

Welcome to NYWC’s Ten Under 10 Writing Series, featuring the poetry of members of our youth writing workshops under the age of 10. Today’s selection reminds us of the beauty of weekends — and escaping your boss. The Boss: A Play By Mariah Pringle, Age 9 BOSS: I am the boss, so listen up! Work is not […]

NYWC Ten Under 10: “Feelings” by Lucia Snajdr, Age 5

Welcome to NYWC’s Ten Under 10 Writing Series, featuring the poetry of members of our youth writing workshops under the age of 10. Feelings By Lucia Snajdr, Age 5 A dull night is bad. It is bad because you have toys and you pretend to be bored. An exciting night is having a party for dinner.