Category Archive: Feature Stories

An Open Letter to Stephen A. Smith  

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Dear Mr. Smith, I have spent the past few days entrenched in the media coverage of the 2 game suspension of Ray Rice. I am a sports fan, and I am a survivor… Continue reading

Fuck Cory Booker (With Photos)

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On one side of Mt. Prospect St. in Newark’s North Ward, Cory Booker gets no love. In this post is a short account of where the Mayor of Newark currently stands on the… Continue reading

A Moment of Silence

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This past weekend, Jovan Belcher, a starting linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs, shot and killed his girlfriend and mother of his child, Kasandra Perkins. He then drove down to the Chiefs stadium… Continue reading

N-Word 2.0

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Maria’s recent post about Emily Bernard’s essay, “Teaching the N-word” is richly haunting like reading a slave narrative or a bill of sale for a Negro wench or YouTube comments about President Obama’s… Continue reading

Open Letter to Cynthia Mort

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Dear Cynthia Mort: I know that truth and fiction can be configured. I also know that Hollywood has a stenographer’s imagination when it comes to the supply and demand of dark black women.… Continue reading

A Summer of Visual Arts and Artists

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This summer I finally fulfilled my desire to paint a self portrait. The portrait turned out to be a triptych in acrylic paint and it certainly shows my novice level, but who cares?… Continue reading

Sportin’ Literature

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I have barked and cheered at the television and searched sports blogs feverishly during this year’s NBA championship and USTA seasons. And I did these things relatively alone, talking to one friend via… Continue reading

Dr. MOLECULA – GRAFFITI ARTIST REPS THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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(Photography by Javier Montero) It’s December 30th in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and my flight has arrived at midnight.  My father and brother are waiting for me on the other side of the… Continue reading

WRITING WITH LIGHT: MEET BROOKLYN PHOTOGRAPHER SERGIO GRACIA

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This week Delen Arts welcomes Puerto Rican born, Brooklyn photographer, Sergio Concepción de Gracia. We asked Sergio to share with our readers the central focus and provenance of inspiration for his black and… Continue reading

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