ICYMI: The Last Week in Black Writing and Culture (8/27 – 9/2)

Marc Lamont Hill explores the history behind the litany of recent police killings. Check out the New York Times review of Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, From Ferguson to Flint and Beyond.

The Los Angeles Times catches up with Teju Cole to chat literary criticism, visual culture, and exploratory journeys in his new release Known and Strange Things—a collection of essays.

As President Obama kicks off his farewell tour, bringing eight years in the White House to a close, novelists Tobias Wolff, Akhil Sharma, Attica Locke, Hari Kunzru, and Jayne Anne Phillips reflect on his legacy.

Frederick McKissack, Jr. reflects on growing up surrounded by award-winning Black authors in his call for more multicultural children’s literature for all.

In the middle of a gentrifying Harlem, an art collective is fighting to save a very special brownstone on 127th. NPR checks in with Renee Watson to get an update on the fight to save Langston Hughes’ former home.