In her sophomore novel, ‘The Rib King,’ Hubbard investigates caricatures and consumption

With her 2017 debut novel The Talented Ribkins, New Orleans-based writer Ladee Hubbard pulled inspiration from W.E.B. Du Bois’ “The Talented Tenth” — the essay that argued for “developing the best of [African Americans] that they may guide the mass away from the contamination and death of the worst, in…

They’ve always been present yet efforts to invest in their communities have been uneven

Reverend Raphael Warnock and Stacey Abrams bump elbows.

Kiana Jackson isn’t interested in mobilizing Southern Black voters with the notion that the fate of our democracy rests in their hands. As the 23-year-old Albany, Georgia native and regional organizer for Black Voters Matter prepares voters ahead of two local runoffs that will determine majority control of the U.S…

Corner Store Chronicles

When Carver Neighborhood Market was vandalized earlier this year, patrons rallied to support the grocer that offers fresh produce in one of Atlanta’s food deserts

When 2020 is said and done, it’ll likely become known as the year of massive uncertainty. But with so much instability (from Covid-19 to crimson skies on the West Coast), corner store culture remains familiar. LEVEL’s “Corner Store Chronicles” series pays homage to the power of the store that delivers…

Jewel Wicker

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