Lorde and Master: Confrontation, Context, and Scholarship for “Power”

In 1973, a 10-year-old African American boy named Clifford Glover was shot and killed by Thomas Shea, a policeman for the NYPD. In the days that followed, riots and protests tore through the surrounding area in Queens. Then, a year later, Shea became the first city policeman to stand trial for a murder committed on … Read moreLorde and Master: Confrontation, Context, and Scholarship for “Power”

Sex and the Community in the Writings of Lourde, Shange, and Diaz

The works of Audre Lorde, Ntozake Shange, and Junot Diaz have featured communities that are formed around a shared sexual identity: one that is either chosen to be empowering or one that is forced upon the community members. In some cases, these sexually-defined communities are able to deepen the emotional connection between their members. In … Read moreSex and the Community in the Writings of Lourde, Shange, and Diaz