Monthly Archives: January 2020

Donate to the Before Columbus Foundation

Supporters may now donate to the Before Columbus Foundation via PayPal. Your donation will support the American Book Awards, as well as lectures and performances by Foundation members and associates. If you prefer to donate using another method, please contact us.

C-Span Footage of 2019 American Book Awards Ceremony

https://www.c-span.org/video/?465307-1/2019-american-book-awards

The American Book Awards were hosted November 1, 2019 at the San Francisco Public Library.

Ishmael Reed updates Konch and Counterpunch

News website Counterpunch.org has published Ishmael Reed’s article investigating how presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has excused police misconduct as mayor of New York City:
https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/12/09/bloomberg-condoned-sexual-assault-by-nypd/?fbclid=IwAR0cywk0M90671TFVt0Mb5gspndedGtIw-O3Hai2ztdORT-ZvQbGXYWiZrY

Reed’s online magazine, Konch, has updated its Winter 2020 Issue:
https://www.ishmaelreedpub.com/

Ishmael Reed discusses writing for a global audience

Writer Ishmael Reed is founder of the Before Columbus Foundation. Interviewed by Keisha Blane.

Astra Taylor discusses political climate in interview

Astra Taylor received the 2015 American Book Award for “The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age.”

From The Intercept:

https://theintercept.com/2019/11/10/astra-taylor-intercepted-podcast/?fbclid=IwAR3ew1oKz5iqxf8mT0_85J09unctJyxKe0VN8Xi_g7T9-s5yOVlxvulp_4Q

Arthur Dong discusses latest book in interview


His first book, “Forbidden City, USA: Chinatown Nightclubs 1936-1970,” received the American Book Award. Now, he’s followed it up with “Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Feature Films,” a comprehensive yet intimate look at the Chinese American role and influence in Hollywood.