Qasim Basir, filmmaker
Rochelle Riley • Thu, May 13, 2021
Rochelle Riley is Director of Arts and Culture for the City of Detroit. She spent nearly 25 years as an award-winning Detroit Free Press columnist before leaving in 2019 to serve as Director of Arts and Culture for the City of Detroit. She is author of four other books, including The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery.
Leonard Pitts, Jr. is a Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist and the author of several books, including the popular novels Freeman, Before I Forget and The Last Thing You Surrender. His other honors include: five National Headliner Awards from the Atlantic City Press Club; the President’s Award and Journalist of the Year Awards from the National Association of Black Journalists and six Green Eyeshade Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. He was born in Orange, Calif. and lives with his wife in the suburbs of Washington, DC.