A few years ago at a Radcliffe Institute exhibit, I came across photos of a draft of what would become Angela Davis’ autobiography. A foundational Black literary text, bare-boned and vulnerable, is not something you often get to see. The manuscript bloomed with the strokes of a blue pen, notes from the editor on what needed to be changed. In the caption of the photo, the editor’s name was noted: Toni Morrison.
There is so much power in that photo. It tells us a lot about Davis, but it tells us even more about Morrison. Morrison, one of the most…
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Meet Teressa “Tee” Price, publisher of Tee, Conscious Creative
“I write to be heard and as an outlet. I also write to share information and tell stories. It’s how I release pain, shame, and honestly stay sane. It’s my way of getting out of my head. But it’s also becoming a source of income, joy, and a much needed sense of accomplishment.”
One would never believe that Dana Canedy was only a few days away from her Monday, July 27 start date as the first Black woman ever to be senior vice president of publishing giant Simon and Schuster. I was tasked to interview this magnificent woman, and her tone was welcoming, a light, refreshing breeze to help settle my nerves. …