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Lavelle Porter

Lavelle Porter

Lavelle Porter is an Assistant Professor of English at New York City College of Technology, CUNY. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the CUNY Graduate Center, and a B.A. in history from Morehouse College. His writing has appeared in venues such as The New InquiryBlack Perspectives, and Poetry Foundation. His first book, The Blackademic Life: Academic Fiction, Higher Education, and the Black Intellectual, is forthcoming from Northwestern University Press in October 2019.

Whitman at about fifty

Should Walt Whitman Be #Cancelled?

Black America talks back to "The Good Gray Poet" at 200.
Bill Cosby

What Does Bill Cosby’s Problematic Legacy Mean for Black Colleges?

The Cosbys gave Spelman College, one of America's 107 HBCUs, over $20 million dollars. What does his legacy mean for the future of black colleges?