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Featured Speaker

Featured Speaker


National Black Writers Conference Director
Dr. Brenda M. Greene 

Featured on Law of the Land
with Gloria J. Browne-Marshall

Aired March 12, 2024, Audio

Topics: The Center for Black Literature,

17th National Black Writers Conference

00:00 / 1:00:08

Backstage Stories
Produced by WBAI

Aired December 14, 2023, Audio

Topics: The Center for Black Literature,

17th National Black Writers Conference

00:00 / 22:04

Education at the Crossroads
Produced by Bashir McChawi

Aired September 21, 2023, Audio

Topics: Killens Literary Reading, John Oliver Killens, National Black Writers Conference

Edited by Msaidia McLaughlin

Literature’s Underground Railroad w/Arts & Letters Activist Dr. Brenda M. Greene

YouTube | First Things First with

Dominique DiPrima - 8 AM

Aired Sept. 22, 2023, Audio

Topics: Banned Books Center for Black Literature, Literacy,

National Black Writers Conference


CUNY TV’s Black America: Black Literature and What It Means For Our Future
Featuring Dr. Brenda Greene, Founder of the Center for Black Literature at
Medgar Evers College,

in a discussion with program host Carol Jenkins


Much Love the Griots, Interviewed by
Sheron Smith (Mother of Yasiin Bey)

Umi Says, Episode 11

00:00 / 45:56

WOW Audio Interview with Kadiatou Diallo

On February 4, 1999, an unarmed 23-year-old Guinean student named Amadou Diallo was fired upon with 41 rounds.  The four officers who shot him were found not guilty.  Dr. Greene interviews Kadiatou Diallo, the mother of Amadou Diallo.  They discuss her memoir My Heart Will Cross This Ocean: My Story, My Son (One World, 2004), her son,  and the impact that the tragic killing had on her family.

00:00 / 31:00

WOW Audio Interview with Ahmed Abdullah and Monique Ngozi Nri

Air 10. 8 and 10.15. 2023

00:00 / 31:48

Writers on Writing

This popular radio program engages emerging as well as established writers who discuss their craft, Black literature, and other literary topics. Esteemed guests have included Dr. Cornel West, Dominique Morisseau, Farah Jamine Griffin, jessica CARE moore, Tony Medina, Dr. Eddie Glaude, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, Mary Helen Washington, Uwem Akpan, and scores more. The “Writers on Writing with Dr. Brenda M. Greene” program airs every Sunday on WNYE 91.5 FM radio, from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m ET.

The program is also archived via Zoom and available via the Center's YouTube channel.



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