Happy Sunday #BlavityFam! Between King Bey dropping ‘Formation’ on Saturday to the Super Bowl Sunday night, this weekend was lit! Take a break from memorizing lyrics and filling your plate for the second time to check out some of our favorite stories from the past week, and let us know what you’ve been reading.
The New York Times profiles Chris Jackson, editor of Ta Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me” and explores the small world of 21st century Black publishing.
2. “In Conversation: Cuba Gooding Jr.” (via Vulture)
New York Magazine’s E. Alex Jung talks to Cuba Gooding Jr about “The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”, how he chooses his roles and what he’s reading right now.
3. “I Am Running for Mayor of Baltimore” (via Medium)
Read DeRay McKesson’s statement about why he’s joining the race for Mayor of Baltimore.
4. “Soldier of Love: On Race, Neglect and Self Care” (via Blavity)
Blavity contributor Derrick Austin reflects on the importance of self care and the battle against despair.
5. “On James Franco and the Colonization of Black Spaces” (via Blavity)
Blavity blogger Erin Logan reacts to the news of James Franco’s involvement in the Zola Story movie and the media exploitation of Black culture.