Stories by Melissa Harris-Lacewell and Courtney Young

Melissa Harris-Lacewell, an associate professor of politics and African-American studies at Princeton University, is completing her latest book, Sister Citizen: A Text for Colored Girls Who've Considered Politics When Being Strong Isn't Enough. Courtney Young is a commentator and writer of both fiction and pop culture criticism, writing for The Nation, The Grio and Popmatters.com, and a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Hip-Hop Literature. subscribe to Melissa Harris-Lacewell and Courtney Young's feed

Posted on: Apr 25, 2010, Source: The Nation

Imagine "Nightline" assembling a panel of entertainers to discuss the economy, the war, or any other news issue. When the topic is black women, it's a different story.