“…to separate and destroy families and friends… to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world” – Confederate General Robert E. Lee, excerpt from a letter to his wife (1862) History remembers Confederate Army General Robert Edward Lee and his defeat […]
CARLA BELL is a Culture Editor at MAYDAY Magazine and a contributing writer at Forbes, with bylines at Ebony and Essence magazines, The Miami Herald, Electric Literature, and The North Star, first established by Frederick Douglass in 1847, and re-established by Shaun King in 2019. Locally, Carla’s work has been published by The Seattle Times, Crosscut, and others.
Carla's notable interviews include Bryan Stevenson, renowned civil rights attorney and New York Times best-selling author of Just Mercy; Emmanuel Acho, formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Times best-selling author of Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man; Benjamin Crump, civil rights attorney and counsel for families of Botham Jean, Stephon Clark, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor; Jane Elliott, educator and diversity trainer internationally known for the Blue Eyes Brown Eyes Exercise; Robin DiAngelo, diversity trainer and New York Times best-selling author of White Fragility; Bakari Sellers, politician, attorney, CNN commentator, and New York Times best-selling author of My Vanishing Country: A Memoir; and (Mrs.) Bob Bland, Co-Founder of Women’s March.
Carla's writings also contributed to an encyclopedia project of John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, and have been adapted and produced for the stage in New Jersey.
What was Important to Me Then What was important to me back then was happy hour and high heels, Dooney & Burke, free entry at the club before ten, office hook-ups and rumors of office hook-ups, my hair, my money, and my time. I was twenty-nine years old and a paralegal in the premiere intellectual […]
Editors’ note: The following article was reprinted with permission by the original publisher, YES! Media. In its original publication, the word “patriarchal” was added to the following statement: “White patriarchal control over the lives of people of color and their procreation isn’t new…” The author remains committed to the language of her original work: “White […]