There is a line at the end of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple (1982) when Celie delivers a curse to Mister: “Until you do right by me, everything you think about (everything you touch) will crumble.” America is seen around the world now, a nation in decline, a failed dream which constantly becomes a nightmare [...]
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We still revel in claiming firsts: First Black person to be president, senator, congressman. And this is not just a United States phenomenon. It occurs across Africa and the African Diaspora. Following enslavement and European colonialism across the Americas in particular, Black populations are still in the mode of recovery; gaining the kind of political [...]