Tag: Black Writers

Freaknik Lawyer Debuts With Great Expectations

By Michael August 11, 2019 Off

Freaknik Lawyer, the third book authored by Harold Michael Harvey debuted two weeks ago. The book is subtitled A Memoir on the Craft of Resistance (Cascade Publishing House, Atlanta, 2019).

Harvey starts his memoir on the day before his birth. As is his unique writing style, Harvey weaves the present with the past, pushing the readers to create a better future than the past or the present. read more

How an Article I Wrote Prompted Me to Write My Memoir Freaknik Lawyer

By Michael April 28, 2019 Off

It has taken me 24 years to embrace the nickname “Freaknik Lawyer.” In the last decade of the 20th century, the term “Freaknik” held negative connotations for many in the Atlanta community.

No reputable professional person wanted to be associated with the Black College Spring Break Festival which rapidly became known as Freaknik. Sadly, the negative rap Freaknik received two decades ago lingers. read more

Killens On Writing,Afro-Russians and Apartheid

By Michael December 23, 2016 Off

Editor’s Note: John Oliver Killens, would have turned 100 years old this year. I could not let the year get away without a tribute to his legacy as a leading African American writer in the 20th century. What follows is my interview of Killens which was published in The Macon Courier in 1979. He transitioned 8 years later. read more