Watch Marita's interview at the Washington DC Public Library Award-winning Author Marita Golden talks with E. Ethelbert Miller, distinguished poet and educator, about her trip as a literary and cultural ambassador to Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
Marita Golden has distinguished herself as a literary activist and founder of the Washington, D.C. based African American Writers Guild, as well as the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation.
Interview with Paul Lawrence Vann, Marita Golden discusses her new book: The Word
2nd Annual Real Talk Real Change Event live from the Jacksonville Public Library featuring Marita Golden with Parvez Ahmed, Ph.D; Mr. Rafael Alvarez; Dr. Marita Golden; Mrs. Susan Hamilton; and Mr. Tri Vu
Interview with Mike Cuthbert about the book Eye of My Heart.
Interview with Paul Lawrence Vann, Marita Golden discusses her books: Its All Love, After and Don't Play in the Sun.
Pamela Brewer interviews Marita Golden on Washington D.C.'s WPFW-FM.
Black History Month: Black Authors On Power Of Reading And Writing By Marita Golden
Co-founder and President Emeritus, Hurston/Wright Foundation; Award-winning author
The Huffington Post I knew I wanted to interview a diverse and celebrated group of African Americans writers because they have been so important to the vitality of American literature. I think the common thread for all of the authors interviewed in the book, including myself, is that reading became a safe and valued place for us as children where we discovered possibilities. Writing became a map we used to find our way and our dreams realized in the world. In many ways the stories the writers share about the power of reading and writing in their lives is a story of how both acts became a bridge that they crossed into a wider world and a broader sense of themselves and what they could do. I hope you will be inspired by their stories as well. Read article...
Writers Honor King Through the Power of Words By Renia White, Howard University News Service Less than five miles from the Lincoln Memorial where a quarter of a million people heard the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver the "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963, a crowd gathered almost 50 years later to honor the orator and activist through the words of leading writers. Read article...
Getting to the Roots of 'Good Hair' Reflecting on the Meaning of 'Good Hair' for Black Women
Marita Golden - washingtonpost.com When I was 19 and I got my first Afro, [that] was the first day I really saw my face and saw it for what it was and saw how beautiful it was. Because I wasn't using my hair to cover up or hide or adorn. My hair in the natural style was more revelatory. Read article...
Marita Golden: Saving Sons By Colman McCarthy, The Washington Post
When speaking to youthful audiences that include black gang members, Marita Golden offers only one proof of expertise: being the African American mother of a teenager she'd like to see become an adult. Her son, along with other black males between 15 and 24, is in the country's highest homicide population. Read article...
Through the Past, Darkly The Legacy of Colorism Reflects Wounds of Racism That Are More Than Skin-Deep By DeNeen L. Brown,Washington Post Staff Writer
Colorism is the crazy aunt in the attic of racism. It's best not to mention her in polite company. Or if you find it necessary to talk about her at all, do it in whispers among relatives and people who already know about her. Read article...