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Writers Against Racism: Matt de la Pena and Tucson School District

Over the weekend I caught up with author Matt de la Pena who provided me with some much needed information on the Mexican American Studies Program being pulled from the Tucson school district – which was first reported in the New York Times by Michael Winerip.

Writers Against Racism: FACE FORWARD by Michele Howe Clarke

Michele (pronounced ME-shell) Howe Clarke is a living example of how you and today’s youth can overcome adversity. Michele endured a form of cancer that disfigured her face but did NOT scar any part of her spirit.  Take a look.

Writers Against Racism: This Week on Bowllan’s Blog (trailer)

Michele Howe Clarke talks to me about the fine art of “Facing Forward” after living through an unusual bout of cancer that left her disfigured, but not discouraged. W.A.R., author, Matt de la Pena talks about his recent trip to Tucson, AZ, and what it feels like having your well-received novel pulled from the bookshelves. […]

Writers Against Racism: The ‘Glass Ceiling’ in Literature

Author Cindy Pon

…is about to crack wide open thanks to some REALLY good news I’ve read from a recent press release – sent to me from my friend and author, Cindy Pon. Tu Books publishing Tobias S. Buckell and Joe Monti’s anthology Diverse Energies By Press Release March 29, 2012 A press release from Hannah Ehrlich of […]

Writers Against Racism: Suleiman Bakhit – Creating Arab Superheroes


Comic creator and social media entrepreneur Suleiman Bakhit, is not allowing racial attacks to break his creative strides. Bakhit’s characters and stories are his way of empowering how the Arab youth see themselves. Suleiman Bakhit is a TED FELLOW and shares his story >>> Also, find out the background as to how he got the […]

Writers Against Racism: A Guest Post From Dr. Mon’s Place


What Happens next? Trayvon’s Life Has to Count for Something!                                          By Monica Hayes, Ed.D., MAT, MSW (Health and Education Consultant) The discussions inthe media and on line have focused on a variety of perspectives. There have been calls for investigations and arrests and in too many cases calls for caution, so that we do not […]

Writers Against Racism: SLA Principal Chris Lehmann and Trayvon Martin (Part 2)

Chris Lehmann Part 2

Writers Against Racism: SLA Principal Chris Lehmann Speaks About Trayvon Martin

This is part 1 of a two-part interview with Chris Lehmann who is the founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia.

Writers Against Racism: Author Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich Speaks About Trayvon Martin

Thank you, Gbemi, for sharing your insights and feelings about the Trayvon murder. I’d also like to thank KK and Mark for the camera work.

Writers Against Racism: Author Neesha Meminger Speaks About Trayvon Martin

Neesha Meminger was kind enough to Skype in an interview with me regarding the tragic death of Trayvon Martin.  Thank you, Neesha! A special thanks and video credit goes to my niece, Kayla, who videotaped the Million Hoodie March in Union Square last night, and to my husband Mark, who videotaped this series of Skype […]