The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has invited Before Columbus Foundation Chair Justin Desmangles, among several other esteemed creatives, to publish as columnists in residence. “Our Fall 2017 columnists in residence are poet Elizabeth Robinson; multidisciplinary artist Fanciulla Gentile; and producer and radio host Justin Desmangles. Over the next four months, they will publish on a rotating basis; what they choose to address, and how, is up to them. And once their official tenure is over, they will retain lifelong publishing rights, joining an ever-growing cohort of alumni columnists. So far as we know, this is a unique experiment among major art institutions.” https://openspace.sfmoma.org/2017/09/columnists-in-residence-fall-2017/
Video footage is available on youtube of the Before Columbus Foundation’s panel discussion at the 2016 Oakland Book Festival.
MULTIRACIAL AMERICAN LITERATURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY, Oakland Book Festival 2016, Presented by Before Columbus Foundation, John Keene, Victor LaValle, Emily Raboteau, Justin Desmangles. Video by Johnnie Burrell
The acclaimed author and founder of the Before Columbus Foundation analyses the extreme right’s organization around the Presidency, news media propaganda, and identity crises of white males. From Haaretz: https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.807862