“Verta maintains that the Gullah, who originally spoke a language they called Ngulla, were from Angola and that in prehistory — you know, when the continents were all attached — what is now South Carolina was joined to what is now Angola”
Originally published April 12, 1988
Shaune Edwards is a tough-minded member of the black working class who’s figured out how to use the system: “I’ll start from one point and just keep on till I get what I need.”
Originally published September 1, 1987
"Like a number of other black women writers, I have made it a point to speak of our 'tradition,' yet I know that no such tradition is assumed by the rest of the world, primarily because our books have not been read or taught"
January 11, 2020
30 years ago, the Voice ran a full court press on Spike Lee's masterpiece, 'Do the Right Thing'
Originally published June 20, 1989