Kristal Brent Zook is an award-winning contributing writer at Essence magazine, author of three books, and director of the M.A. Journalism Program at Hofstra University in New York. Follow her @KristalZook
Fox’s Empire made TV-ratings history by letting a black woman be her multidimensional self.
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