"Writers on Writing" March 2015

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“Writers on Writing” Radio Show
With Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Executive Director of
The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Sunday, March 8, 2015
WNYE 91.5 FM
7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Brenda Greene talks with Herb Boyd, journalist, author and co-editor of the recently published “The Diary of Malcolm X: El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, 1964.”

About the Program

In this interview, Dr. Brenda Greene talks with journalist and author Herb Boyd about his latest book, “The Diary of Malcolm X: El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, 1964.” The revealing book, which Boyd co-edited with Ilyasah Al-Shabazz, sheds light on the civil rights icon Malcolm X as he shares impressions and personal observations during his travels to Africa and pilgrimage to Mecca.

About tPic_Herb Boydhe Author

Herb Boyd is an award-winning journalist who has published more than 22 books and countless articles for magazines and newspapers, including the New York Amsterdam News and The Network Journal. He is the author of the forthcoming title Black Detroit: A People’s History. Boyd is the author and coeditor with Ilyasah Shabazz of the Diary of Malcolm X (Third World Press, 2013); he is also coeditor of By Any Means Necessary, Malcolm X: Real, Not Reinvented (Third World Press, 2012); The Gentle Giant: The Autobiography of Yusef Lateef (Morton Books, 2006); and Pound for Pound: A Biography of Sugar Ray Robinson (HarperCollins, 2009). He also published Baldwin’s Harlem: A Biography of James Baldwin (Atria Books, 2008) and We Shall Overcome: The History of the Civil Rights Movement as It Happened (Sourcebooks, 2004). Boyd is an adjunct professor in the Black Studies Program at City College of New York and in 2006 was inducted into both the Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent and the Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame as a journalist.


About “Writers on Writing”

“Writers on Writing” airs on Sundays over WNYE 91.5 FM, from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The weekly radio show provides a forum for emerging as well as established writers to discuss their craft and Black literature and literary-related topics from a variety of perspectives.


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