We are excited to announce that this fall, we are publishing a new book with Aperture and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement. The Question Bridge book assembles a series of questions posed by black men, to and for other black men, along with their corresponding responses and portraits.
There are a wide range of questions featured, such as “Am I the only one who has problems eating chicken, watermelon, and bananas in front of white people?” and “Why is it so difficult for black American men in this culture to be themselves, their essential selves, and remain who they truly are?” The answers tackle the issues that continue to surround black male identity today in a uniquely honest, no-holds barred manner. While the ostensible subject is black men, the conversation that evolves in these pages is ultimately about the nature of living in a post-Obama, post-Ferguson, post-Civil Rights Voting Act America. The Question Bridge book is about who we are, what we mean to one another, and most critically, it asks how we can start to dismantle the myths and misconceptions that have evolved around race and gender in America- how can we reset the narrative about ourselves?
The founding artists, along with contributions from Ambassador Andrew Young, Delroy Lindo, Jesse Williams, and Rashid Shabazz will introduce and contextualize the body of the work and private closing remarks on our current and future social climate. Stay tuned for details on how to pre-order a copy.