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Dr. Brenda M. Greene

Pursue Your Passion
and Live for

I believe in living for the dash, in pursuing a purpose-driven life. My life’s work and passion over the last five decades as an educator, scholar, literary activist, author, and radio host have been devoted to education and institution building. As professor of English, Founder and  Executive Director of the Center for Black Literature, Director of the National Black Writers Conference, host of Writers on Writing on WNYE, 91.5 F.M, and a columnist for Our Time Press, I am committed to expanding, broadening, and enriching the public’s knowledge and aesthetic appreciation of the value of the literature produced by Black writers and to nurturing and cultivating the critical reading and writing habits of a cross-generation of readers and writers. 




Louise Meriwether: A Life of Writing and Activism

Banned Books and Critical Race Theory

Our Time Press

Book Banning in America

Our Time Press

Sustaining Our Legacy Supporting Independent Black Publishers and Presses

Our Time Press

Dr. Brenda M. Greene on Ntozake Shange

Our Time Press

Commentary: The Myth of a 'Post-Racial' Society


Updated October 29, 2020

Reflections on Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott Wadabagei:
A Journal of th
e Caribbean and Its Global Diasporas
Vol. 18, No. 1 & 2, Spring/Summer 2018


 Reflections on Tales of the Out and the Gone: Short Stories
by Amiri Baraka

Brillant Flame: Amiri Baraka Poetry, Plays & Politics for the People
Edited by Haki Madhubuti, 

   Michael Simanga, Sonia Sanchez and Woodie King, Jr.
Third World Press, 2017, pp 105-109

Centennial Celebration of Esther Cooper Jackson – A Living Legend

Our Time Press

Toni Morrison: Recreating the Master Narrative

The Killens Journal of Arts and Letters

March 2010

Black Writers: The Transforming Power of Their Literature

The Network Journal

March 2008

Remembering Gwendolyn Brooks, the First African American to win a Pulitzer Prize

Blog | American Masters | PBS

Brooklyn's Women History Maker: Dr. Brenda M. Greene


For bell hooks

CUNY Newswire

Where Do We Go From Here?

Education Update




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