Stories by

Marc A. Rivers

Marc is a recent graduate of Howard University, where he was the arts and entertainment editor at the student newspaper, The Hilltop. He has completed an internship at The Washington Informer. He also helped found the website A Tribe Called News, which says it aims to be the voice of millennial people of color, and serves as the culture editor of TruthBeTold, a website affiliated with Howard University. He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Amid a changing Harlem, these five statues and sculptures celebrate powerful figures in African-American history.

Esperanza Spalding headlined a pop-up concert in Harlem to celebrate the reboot of “Roots.” But she’s ambivalent about Hollywood slave stories.