Stephen Bess teaches English at Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. He enjoys writing and researching African history and literature in the Americas on his blog, Morphological Confetti. He also enjoys photography and travel.
Morphological Confetti: Happy Birthday, Brother Malcolm
This post is to honor the memory of Mr. El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (Malcolm X) for his birthday, May 19, 1925. You know, we sometimes forget t
Morphological Confetti: MC Spotlight: Marcus and the Amazons
Honeydew – I can just imagine the taste of cold, sweet, Honeydew? In Geoffrey Philp's latest eBook, Marcus and the Amazons, Honeydew is the
Funded Projects: Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges | National Endo...
the National Endowment for the Humanities offers NEH Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges, a program to advance humanities teaching at co
“The Book of Negroes” Miniseries TV Review on BET | Variety
Billed as being “in the tradition of ‘Roots,’ ” but perhaps closer in scope to its sequel “Queen,” “The Book of Negroes” is an ambitious six
Morphological Confetti: MC Spotlight: Kings of the Evening
In a time where many African Americans depictions in film are centered on comedy and sex, I found Kings of the Evening (2008) to be aestheti
The Theatre: Debbie Tucker Green’s “Generations” - The New Yorker
This miniature spectacle, set in black South Africa, sounds like Gertrude Stein by way of Soweto.
Morphological Confetti: Savannah Churchill: Sho' Nuff Blues
Savannah Churchill, the original Queen of Rhythm & the sho nuff Blues. Savannah was born in Colfax, Louisiana on August 21, 1920 from Creole
Morphological Confetti: MC Spotlight: Jacquelyn Ann Bond-Shropshire
Generations of willful women compounded within the heart, mind and spirit of one. Her name is Jacquelyn Ann Bond-Shropshire, MA., MBA.. She
Morphological Confetti: 12 YEARS A SLAVE - Official Trailer (HD)
I'm going to see this film this evening. Afterwards, I will come back as soon as possible with a review. I haven't seen any of the online re
Morphological Confetti: Light Feet and Heavy Chest
I'd like to think that his "heavy" chest was his heart - his courage. Besides, he had enough "old marks" from that old whip. It was time mak
The Great African-American Awakening by Myron Magnet, City Journal Summe...
Some brave voices are shifting the conversation from victimhood to responsibility. Summer 2008
Patrice Lumumba: the most important assassination of the 20th century
Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja: The US-sponsored plot to kill Patrice Lumumba, the hero of Congolese independence, took place 50 years ago today