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Kimberly Fain

Kimberly Fain

Kimberly Fain is a licensed attorney and she teaches African American literature at Texas Southern University. Last year, she had two published books: Black Hollywood: From Butlers to Superheroes, the Changing Role of African American Men in the Movies (Praeger, 2015) and Colson Whitehead: The Postracial Voice of Contemporary Literature (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015).

Smoke billowing over Tulsa, Oklahoma during 1921 race riots

The Devastation of Black Wall Street

Tulsa, Oklahoma. 1921. A wave of racial violence destroys an affluent African-American community, seen as a threat to white-dominated American capitalism.
Philando Castile shooting video

Viral Black Death: Why We Must Watch Citizen Videos of Police Violence

We should acknowledge and absorb the pain captured in videos of police violence, just as antiracist activists bore witness in the past to lynchings.