Kristal Brent Zook is a New York-based journalist and author of Black Women's Lives: Stories of Power and Pain (Nation Books, 2006). She is currently working on a book about minority ownership of television and radio scheduled for release in 2007.
FCC commissioners heard testimony in New York this week about how media consolidation stifles diversity, grassroots community and the creativity of independent musicians and artists.
Anthropologist, novelist, folklorist, essayist and luminary of the
Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neale Hurston dazzled her peers and patrons
almost immediately upon her arrival in New York City in 1