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Celebrating the creative mojo of Black women writers A small press publishing the poetry, memoir, and social commentary of Black women. Mignon Ariel King also edits HCP's online sister journal MoJo!
which was founded in 2008.
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Celebrating World Vegan Month: Vegan Must-Haves - Cuisine Noir Magazine
Whether you embrace a vegan lifestyle or not, these products are delicious and can be enjoyed by anyone who loves good food.
Article by "MoJo!" poet Rekaya Gibson!
The self-guided driving tour includes 36 locations—I’m overcome with emotion after visiting just five of them.
Happy Birthday, Rita Dove!!!
Rita Dove, American poet, writer, and teacher who was the first African American to serve as poet laureate of the United States (1993–95). Her poems often centered on family life and personal struggle, addressing the larger social and political dimension of the black experience primarily by indire...
Hello, Friends! Hundreds of people have shared the link to the current online issue of "MoJo!" here on FB or shared via e-mail or PMed me encouraging messages. Thank you so much! You are the reason HCP and I are hanging in there!
Black Myself: Rhiannon Giddens Forms Supergroup ‘Our Native Daughters’ and Reclaims the Soul of Country Music
Four women. In 1966, Nina Simone famously sang the strikingly diverse yet intersecting narratives of four fictional-but-unforgettable black women. Now, four women who could be considered Simone’s spiritual daughters—award-winning musician and composer Rhiannon Giddens, acclaimed neo-folk singer-...
22-Year-Old Becomes the 1st Black Female Nanoscientist in Virginia
Ginai Seabron just made history as the first black woman to become a nanoscientist in the state of Virginia.
Open submissions for the online journal "MoJo!"
1/7/19 - 3/15/19
New from "MoJo!" writer (and Food Temptress) Rekaya Gibson!
100 Writing Prompts Inspired by Social Media offers scenarios and sentences to jump-start the writing process. Some prompts don’t require much time while others take longer. Most will resonate with you from seeing a status, video or meme on social media. Let’s get started writing!
Margie Shaheed will be reading from "Tongue Shakers..." (Hamilton Books, 2017) at the New York Public Library next week. October 5th at 6pm.
Her book "Playground: poems" (2015) won the 2014 HCP chapbook contest. She will be in Massachusetts in two weeks. Check back for details.
Margie Shaheed is a community poet and writer.
The Hidden Charm Press nominees for the 2017 Pushcart Prize are:
1. "Ode to Joy" by Marcie Eanes
2. "Selfies" by Marcie Eanes
3. "Unequal Among Women" by Rekaya Gibson
4. "Belief" by Meredith King
5. "Unsolicited Advice on How to Love Your Husband: Granny." by Brittany Rogers
6. THE DUSTING by Robin G. White
All poems are from the "Extra Mojo! #2" anthology. Thank you to all the HCP writers who make the press a true labor of love!
"Extra MoJo! # 2" is now on sale! This is the second print anthology derived from the online journal of Black women's poetry and memoir, "MoJo!"
An anthology of 12 Black women's poems and flash memoir. The works are selected from the online journal "MoJo!" (which stands for "MAPS-ONE Journal"...Memoir and Poetry Sisterhood of New England).
May 30th Update: 3 days until deadline!
NARRATIVE POETRY and FLASH FICTION submissions sought for the print journal Tell-Tale Inklings #2.
(No submission fee; nonpaying market.)
Sisters, this call is from my other small press, so please submit via the e-mail listed on the site's Guidelines page ([email protected]).
Kimbilio Nurtures Black Writers | Poets and Writers
Now in its third year, the annual Kimbilio fiction writers retreat provides “an oasis, a sort of freeing space, where nobody has to apologize for being their black self or writing about black people.”
Everyday Feminism Seeks Contributing Writer, Pays Up to $150 per Blog Post
Everyday Feminism, a digital feminist magazine, is currently seeking contributing writers for their blog. They pay $75 per blog post to contributing writers. They pay $150 to “investigative writers.”
Frances Harper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (September 24, 1825 – February 22, 1911) was an African-American abolitionist, suffragist, poet and author. She was also active in other types of social reform and was a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, which advocated the federal government taking a rol…
2016 New African Films Festival Kicks Off in Silver Springs, MD, March 11-18
AFI Silver's 2016 New African Films Festival kicks off later this month, running from March 11-18, at the historic AFI Silver Theatre, in Si
Civil Rights and Black Arts Movement Poet Sonia Sanchez Gets Her Own Film
Maya Angelou called her “a lion in literature’s forest.” She went on the road with legendary jazz drummer Max Roach. And upon hearing Malcolm X...
Regina King Has So Many Stories to Tell
The actress, who won an Emmy for her role in “American Crime,” has found success in playing a wide range of characters.
Zounds! Prizes for Rita Dove, August Wilson, Joseph Pulitzer Jr., and more! All on film!
Rita Dove’s husband shot the 1987 prize lunch at Columbia’s Low Library. See it here.
Jazz Singer Sarah Vaughan Is Being Honored With a Postage Stamp
Grammy Award-winning jazz singer Sarah Vaughan is being honored with a Forever stamp by the U.S. Postal Service, the Amsterdam News reports. The unveiling will take place March 29 in Newark, N.J.—where Vaughan was born. The image on the stamp is an oil painting of Vaughan's face during a performance…
35 Audre Lorde Quotes to Live By
Following a prolonged battle with cancer, Audre Lorde passed away in 1992, leaving behind a body of work that's still a cornerstone in any Women's Studies 101 course. She was among the first to cri...
Jack Jones Literary Arts
Including Desiree Cooper's KNOW THE MOTHER (Wayne State University Press, March 2016) and Cole Lavalais's SUMMER OF THE CICADAS (Willow Books, May 2016).
Obama nominates Carla Hayden to be Librarian of Congress | Baltimore Brew
President Barack Obama today nominated Pratt Library CEO Carla D. Hayden to be Librarian of Congress - an honor which, if conferred, would make her the first
From the Unwritten Letters of Joseph Freeman by Camille T. Dungy : The Poetry Foundation
(February, 1841) / Melinda, I've been preparing to write. / That peculiar girl named Molly,
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