Alexis P. Williams

Black Women Making History

My Friend MLK 'Died of a Broken Heart'

Legendary activist Xernona Clayton talks about her relationship with Dr. King, who was murdered 50 years ago. She's a prominent voice in HBO's new documentary, 'King in the Wilderness.'
Alexis P. Williams
4.4.18
Black Women Making History

Ashley August Isn't Afraid of Rejection

We talked to the actress and award-winning poet about how her bumpy road to stardom empowered her to be even more unapologetically black.
Alexis P. Williams
2.15.18
murals

A DC Mural Honors 16 African-American Heroes Throughout History

Aniekan Udofia refreshes his iconic homage to Black history on the wall outside Ben's Chili Bowl in Washington, DC.
Alexis P. Williams
6.27.17
Party

The World's Coolest Day Party Is Also a Safe Space for People of Color

Everyday People is the celebration that brings young blacks together to have a good time in the midst of today's social turmoil.
Alexis P. Williams
6.27.17
poetry

A Queer Black Poet's Quest for Liberation

Aziza Barnes​ tells us about her journey to find herself in a country ruled by tired notions of race and gender.
Alexis P. Williams
6.3.17
Brooklyn's Dirty Masquerade

Trumpeter Etienne Charles Connects Jazz and J’ouvert

The Trinidadian musician tells us how freedom and folklore inspire the music of Carnival.
Alexis P. Williams
3.12.17
Brooklyn's Dirty Masquerade

Flatbush's N.O.V.A. Knuckleheads Tell Us Why Carnival Is Crucial

The Brooklyn MCs tell us about their Caribbean heritage and how to survive the raucous street masquerades that take over their neighborhood every year.
Alexis P. Williams
3.5.17
Brooklyn's Dirty Masquerade

Thirsty 4 P.O.P. Talk Consent, Partying, and Being Women at Carnival

The "electronic trap" group who embraces the 'power of the pussy' gives us their take on the unique issues faced by women during Brooklyn's annual Caribbean festival.
Alexis P. Williams
3.4.17
Music

Trap Karaoke Is 'Soul Train' for the Black Lives Matter Generation

The traveling "user-generated concert experience" offers only the most energetic and well-versed hip-hop fans a chance to rock the mic with their favorite songs.
Alexis P. Williams
10.3.16