Celebrating the Lives of Norman Jordan and Samuel Allen

[by Matthew Broussard] [editor’s note: see bottom of post for press release of Norman Jordan’s Memorial Service] The world lost two great minds in the month of June: Norman Jordan and Samuel Allen (aka Paul Vesey). Norman Jordan (1938- 2015) Samuel Allen (1917-2015) Norman Jordan was born in Ansted, West Virginia in 1938, but moved to Cleveland, Ohio as a youth to attend school. Unable […]

In Memoriam: J. California Cooper

[by Meredith Wiggins] African American author and playwright J. California Cooper passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2014, in her home of Seattle, Washington.  She was 82 years old. “I was telling stories before I could write,” Cooper once said.  “I like to tell stories, and I like to talk to things.  If you’ve read fairy tales, you know that everything can talk, from trees […]