Starting on Juneteenth, June 19th, RogerEbert.com is pleased to present its second annual installment of Black Writers Week. From this upcoming Sunday through next Sunday, June 26th, every article on our site will be penned by esteemed Black writers, some long-time writers of this site, some cherished returning faces, and still others writing their first pieces on our platform. Guest editors Danielle Scruggs, Robert Daniels and Sergio Mims will be overseeing this unmissable celebration of storytellers in diverse fields.
Such major releases as Scott Derrickson's "The Black Phone," Baz Luhrmann's "Elvis" and Dean Fleischer Camp's "Marcel the Shell With Shoes On" will be among the new films reviewed throughout the week. "Flux Gourmet" director Peter Strickland and nationally recognized trial lawyer Ben Crump, the subject of Nadia Hallgren's new Netflix documentary, "CIVIL," are among the scheduled interview subjects. There will also be insightful essays about such topics as unsung Black female actors, the intersection of country comedy and civil rights, microaggressions in the critical community and the importance of family relationships and familial matters in Black films.
So stay tuned for eight days of essential writing from such vital voices as Dr. Eric Pierson, Whitney Spencer, Mack Bates, Jourdain Searles, Troy Pryor, Aramide Tinubu, Shawn Edwards, Kaiya Shunyata, Odie Henderson, Jewel Ifeguni, Craig Lindsey, Sherin Nicole, Ife Olatunji, Reginald Ponder, Carla Renata, Niani Scott, Brandon Towns, Brandon Wilson and many others.
Click here to read the table of contents from last year's inaugural edition of Black Writers Week at RogerEbert.com.