December 7, 1986 |
It is a balmy evening, and Sherley Anne Williams' home in suburban San Diego is buzzing. Her son, Malcolm--a tall, handsome teen-ager in an Aloha shirt and matching shorts--keeps appearing from upstairs to see what's up with dinner. Her 10-year-old niece, Evangeline, is in the kitchen cooking hamburgers. And the telephone is ringing constantly.
March 16, 1988
- Joseph A. Wapner, the "TV judge" who resides over the popular syndicated show "People's Court," will speak at the Voices for Children benefit at the San Diego Bar Assn.'s fourth annual Author's Luncheon Thursday at the Sheraton Grand Hotel. Wapner, a real-life judge before putting on the makeup and going for the really big lawyerly bucks under the TV lights, will discuss his book, "View From the Bench," an accumulation of experiences and stories during 20 years on the bench.
January 11, 1987
I was saddened and angered by Sherley Anne Williams' comments ("Understanding the Impossible," by Mona Gable, Dec. 7) about her experience at the University of Alabama in Birmingham five years ago, when she gave a poetry reading. I was saddened because I thought, "Well, racism is alive and well at UAB." As I continued to read, I became angered because racism is alive and well in every state, including California and its universities. Come on, Ms. Williams, were you really fair to single out the University of Alabama in Birmingham as an example of one of your "wounds"?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1999
Books recommended for young readers by Ilene Abramson, senior librarian for the children's literature department, Los Angeles Public Library: Some of these stories are fun to tell as we celebrate Labor Day, but also on this list are serious books outlining the grave working conditions of child laborers.
August 8, 1986 |
Dessa Rose by Sherley Anne Williams (Morrow: $15.95) In her short preface to "Dessa Rose," Sherley Anne Williams says, "I now know that slavery has eliminated neither heroism nor love." Building on that premise, she has fashioned an uncommonly absorbing novel by juxtaposing a pair of separate but complementary historical events.
February 24, 1992 |
I didn't get to see Alfonzo Moret's "House of Veils" installation at the Afro-American Museum in Los Angeles last winter, but those in the know remarked on the adroitness with which words and images associated with either black or white culture (notably, references to Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin") were chosen to raise provocative questions.