Poet Nikki Giovanni has a new book and in a virtual sit-down interview with fellow poet Aja Monet for the Schombu, the two discuss Make Me Rain and how the late Marvin Gaye’s album What’s Goin On inspired the book’s cover. She also discusses and shares her opinion on James Baldwin, Black Art, Social Media, Black Lives Matter, and out-going President Donald Trump.
Make Me Rain is currently available online and wherever books are sold.
Will Smith is slowly returning to the public eye following his Oscar night slap on Chris Rock. In an appearance on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah, he discusses his new movie Emancipation. Smith describes the film as a “freedom” movie compared to the annual slave films produced by Hollywood.
President Joe Biden sat down with Scott Pelley to discuss the economy, inflation, Ukraine, and the Department of Justice’s execution of a search warrant on former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence.
CBS has released the trailer for East New York– a new series starring Amanda Warren alongside Jimmy Smits and Richard Kind. Warren plays Regina Haywood the newly appointed Deputy Inspector of the 74th Precinct set out to reform policing in the predominately Black and Hispanic neighborhood of East New York, Brooklyn.