Black History Month

Back in February I was invited by New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer to be one of four honorees at the yearly Black History Month celebration hosted by his office. This event is usually held in person, but due to COVID-19, it was held online. 

This week Van Bramer delivered the certificates to each of the honorees. 

Thank you to my Council Member and neighbor Jimmy Van Bramer. I am grateful for this recognition. 

BAR Book Forum: Lavelle Porter’s “The Blackademic Life”

“In this series, we ask acclaimed authors to answer five questions about their book. This week’s featured author is Lavelle Porter . Porter is Assistant Professor of English at New York City College of Technology, CUNY. His book is The Blackademic Life: Academic Fiction, Higher Education, and the Black Intellectual .”

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Left of Black

It was a pleasure to speak with Mark Anthony Neal for an episode of Left of Black. I’ve been watching the show for a while, and he’s interviewed some great people, so I was excited to get the invitation to come on and talk about The Blackademic Life. The Season 11 episode will be posted soon.