EGL Movie Watch: The Resurrection of the Black Western

“Four outlaws with a bounty on each head, set a date for a shootout in Langston, Oklahoma. The last man takes the collective bounty. Violence and mayhem ensue.” –Official Synopsis   The exciting independent short film They Die by Dawn … Continue reading

EGL Culture Stories: The Real Jersey Shore

Recently, Hurricane Sandy plowed through the East Coast and destroyed (almost) everything in its path. One place that was hit really hard was New Jersey. Located on the northern shores of the Atlantic Ocean, New Jersey has received national attention … Continue reading

Paradise as a Library?

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” – Jorge Luis Borges Books are mini escapes. When we read them, we are not only removed from our current circumstances, good or bad, but also transported into … Continue reading

Buddle Up Books (In Case You Missed It)

Merry Christmas Alex Cross, the nineteenth novel in James Patterson’s bestselling Alex Cross series was released Monday! If you don’t know, here’s a quick sum of the plot:  Alex Cross is an African American detective and psychologist, and in this latest … Continue reading

Sylvia Moy: Trailblazer, Talented Black Female Songwriter

Sylvia Moy is one of two black women out of 380 members in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. She is a songwriter and record producer, formerly associated with the Motown Records group. The first woman at the Detroit-based music label to write and produce for Motown acts, … Continue reading

How Did Sandy Affect The Art World in New York?

  Chelsea, Manhattan is not only known for high class restaurants, up-beat night life and celebrity sightings. Art galleries decorate the urban streets like artwork themselves. And now, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the city that never sleeps, after … Continue reading

We Love Azealia!

There has been much buzz surrounding hip hop up-and-comer Azealia Banks! Originating out of Harlem, the self-proclaimed “pro-black” girl brings a mixture of pop, electronica, and fierce lyrics. She brought a spark to the industry with fun underground tracks such … Continue reading

EGL Artist of the Week: Warsan Shire

you can’t make homes out of human beings someone should have already told you that and if he wants to leave then let him leave you are terrifying and strange and beautiful something not everyone knows how to love. –for … Continue reading

Art and the 2012 Election: VOTE!

We’ve seen a lot of coverage about this year’s election by way of television, the radio, our schools, and the music industry. And now the day has finally come! So in honor of today, here are some of the many … Continue reading

So You Want to Write a Novel…

Hear what two of our fabulous writers have to say about National Novel Writing Month this November! There’s a chance for you to win BIG. Happy November! November means the start of National Novel Writing Month, a month devoted to writing … Continue reading