music

  1. The Problem of Diversity in the American Music Industry: An Editorial by NWA’s Social Media Intern Helen
  2. “Digging Roots”: Guest post by NWA writer Donna Pecore
  3. “Does someone here need to express?”: On the Front Porch with “Mother Mary Carter Smith’s Circle of Love”
  4. Twisted Roots: Music, Politics, and the American Dream Blues
  5. “When will they get to hear my noise?”: On the Front Porch with “In My Apartment Complex”
  6. June Literary Event Roundup
  7. “And they all sound just the same”: On the Front Porch with “The Same”
  8. “But freedom’s hers until the end of day”: On the Front Porch with “First Taste of Freedom”
  9. “Feet move involuntarily, smiles appear on faces”: On the Front Porch with “The Drums, The Drums”
  10. Hit the Stacks, or a Concert or Discussion, to Celebrate National Library Week!
  11. Body Wisdom Meets Neighborhood Rhythms: Music in Physical Life, with “Music Flows”
  12. “The words ring in tone”: On the Front Porch with “When I Get the Blues”
  13. “My Archival Touchstone” with Monica Hairston O’Connell of the Center for Black Music Research
  14. Rallying to Save Lafayette School, Where Music Makes Community
  15. “We used our song lyrics to spread the message”: On the Front Porch with “Yesteryear”
  16. “Like a chord being struck on a piano”: On the Front Porch with “Daily Affirmation”
  17. Past Preconceptions: A Recap of NWA’s Poetry Workshop with Calvin Forbes
  18. “You can have your prison blues”: On the Front Porch with “Leaving Out”
  19. Soosan Feroz, Afghanistan’s First Female Rapper
  20. Marking International Women’s Day Tomorrow in Subversive Fashion
  21. “My soul jumped out of my mouth”: On the Front Porch with “Love and Happiness”
  22. Theme Launch! Introducing “Neighborhood Rhythms”
  23. Five Days in the High Desert—NWA Visits Elko, Nevada
  24. “In his life I fell from the sky”: On the Front Porch with “Moondancing”
  25. Can’t Wait to Speak Up: The Long and Rich Life of Bronzeville, Coming Back to the Surface
  26. The Summer Solstice Concert with Kucha—Sheila Barabad Photographs NWA Writers
  27. “I could hear the bass, horns and snare in my mind”: On the front porch with “Those Thursday Nights”
  28. What Do Poems Want: An Interview with Krista Franklin and Michael Warr
  29. JOT Celebrates Mother’s Day
  30. “I Believed Every Word,” JOT Winter 2012 Release Reading Recap
  31. “I have an egg of ideas in my stomach:” Meet the Philosophers with Mayi Ojisua
  32. On the Front Porch with “Classically Free”