ICYMI: The Last Week in Black Writing and Culture (9/24 – 9/30)

KU welcomed Jabari Asim, author and editor-in-chief of The Crisis magazine, to campus as the fall keynote lecture for the Common Book program.

Professor Kinitra D. Brooks at the University of Texas at San Antonio has created an English course around Beyoncé’s Lemonade. Using the “theoretical, historical and literary frameworks of black feminism,” Dr. Brooks will take students through the Lemonade album to consider “new theories about race and gender in popular culture.”

Luke Cage the web television series based on the Marvel comic superhero has debuted on Netflix… and crashed the site on the first day. CNN and NPR caught up with showrunner Cheo Coker to talk superheroes and hip-hop.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its doors to the public last Saturday. 100 years in the making, the idea of the museum was first proposed in 1915 by Black veterans calling for a memorial dedicated to men who’d fought in America’s wars. As with all Smithsonian museums, entry is free but you need to reserve timed passes. Slots are sold out throughout 2016, but passes for January – March 2017 are now available.