A Bonanza of Black Journals
Here is a brief listing of Black journals. Most feature a mixture of literature and political and social commentary — though some, like Transitions, concentrate on essays. If you don’t see an old favorite of yours — like, for example, Mosaic — it may be because the
publication is temporarily on hiatus.Abafazi: The Simmons College Journal of Women of African Descent
Published biannually by Simmons College
300 The Fenway
Boston, Mass., 02115
ISSN: 1078-1323; OCLC: 25086557
Editorial URL: <www.simmons.edu/abafazi>
2 Subject categories: African
Americans; ethnic and racial studies; feminism; women’s studies.African Voices
Published quarterly by African Voices Communications Inc.
270 West 96th Street
New York, N.Y., 10025
Tel: (212) 285-2982
Fax: (212) 316-3335
2 Established in 1992, African Voices publishes a literary magazine and sponsors literary readings, art exhibitions, writing workshops and community programs.Anansi: Fiction of the
Sheree Renée Thomas, ed.
765 Amsterdam Avenue 3C
New York, N.Y., 10025-5707
2 Founded in February 1999, ANANSI features new, emerging and established writers of the African Diaspora. Note that Thomas is also the editor of the acclaimed anthology of speculative fiction, Dark Matter.
The Black Scholar: Journal of Black Studies and Research
Published quarterly by Black World Foundation
Robert Chrisman, ed.
P.O. Box 2869
Oakland, Calif., 94618
Tel: (510) 547-6633
2 For researchers and general readers interested in African American issues and race relations.Calabash: A Journal of Caribbean Arts and Letters
Published by the Graduate Program in Creative Writing
New York University
19 University Place
New York, N.Y., 10003
2 Publishes literary poetry, short stories, one-act plays, interviews, book reviews, parts of memoirs, personal essays, critical essays, cultural news, announcements, and other new and emerging genres. ColorLines Magazine: Race, Culture & Action
Published quarterly by Applied Research Center & Center for Third World Organizing
Bob Wing, ed.
4096 Piedmont Avenue, Suite 319
Oakland, Calif., 94611
Tel: (510) 465-9577
Fax: (510) 465-4824
2 For general readers and activists interested in multiracial politics and community organizing. Colors: Opinion & the Arts in Communities of Color
Published quarterly by Four Colors Productions Inc.
Maryam Zafar, ed.
3123 Lake Street E, Suite 200
Minneapolis, Minn., 55406
Tel: (612) 721-6631, ext. 217
Fax: (612) 721-3936
2 For general readers interested in multiculturalism and people of color. Doula: The Journal of Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture
Published quarterly by the Urban Think Tank Inc.
P.O. Box 1476
New York, N.Y., 10185-1476
2 A publication dedicated to critically analyzing how politics, economics and culture affect rap music and hip-hop culture as well as the hip-hop generation. Drumvoices Revue
Published twice yearly by the English department of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in collaboration with the Eugene B. Redmond Writers Club of East St. Louis
P.O. Box 6165
East St. Louis, Ill., 62202
2 A multicultural journal of literary and visual arts.nocturnes (re)view of
the literary arts
Giovanni Singleton, ed.
P.O. Box 3449
Berkeley, Calif., 94703
2 An annual publication committed to publishing quality innovative (experimental/avant-garde) critical and creative art from throughout the African Diaspora and other contested spaces. Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society
Published quarterly by Westview Press
Institute for Research in African
758 Schermerhorn Extension
Mail Code 5512
1200 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, N.Y., 10027
2 Subject categories: African
Americans; culture and alternative
culture, popular culture; ethnic and racial studies; politicstransitions: An international review
Published quarterly by
Duke University Press
Kwame Anthony Appiah, Henry Louis Gates Jr., eds.
25 Francis Avenue, Suite B11
Cambridge, Mass., 02138
Tel: (800) 387-5687
Fax: (919) 687-3653
2 For researchers and general readers interested in the culture and politics of Africa, peoples of African descent, and the Third World. You may also find these Web sites of interest:
l QBR.com: The Black Book Review Online
l The African American Literature Book Club Online
<www.albc.com>— Compiled by Kendra Hamilton
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