Here at The Root we’ve always loved, praised, and centered Black literature in the broader conversation. Each week host Maiysha Kai sits down with an author we love to talk about their work, what inspires them, and what they hope to contribute to the culture at large. Guests so far include Nikole Hannah Jones, Brittney Cooper, Stacey Abrams, Ibram X. Kendi, Ijeoma Oluo, Morgan Jerkins, and Claudia Rankine.
We have the brilliant author, journalist and activist George M. Johnson on It's Lit this week to talk about their book, All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto. Listen to George talk with Danielle and Maiysha about how they came to recognize their purpose, the importance of destroying the idea of the monolithic Black identity, and navigating the transition from writing for print to writing for TV.