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Why We Need Real Black Characters By Real Black Artists

Earlier this month, my husband and I went to see Queen of Katwe, the new Lupita Nyong’o movie about a Ugandan chess prodigy, and I was fighting back tears every few minutes. It’s definitely a tearjerker, as an older Quebecois gentleman remarked to his wife and the other couple rounding out their double date. But it was so much more. It was the color — of the earth, of the bird, of the clothing…

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Bethany C. Morrow

Bethany C. Morrow

Author of MEM: a novel (Unnamed Press, 2018). Black-tivist. Follower of Christ. City girl on Sunday, Baby Boomin' it thru the week.

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