Esther Iverem is social justice writer, multi-media producer, curator and visual artist. She can be heard Friday mornings 10 AM EST on ‘On The Ground: Voices of Resistance From the Nation’s Capital’ on 89.3 WPFW Pacifica Radio in Washington, DC. She is founder of the pioneering Black website SeeingBlack.com and a founding member of DC Poets Against the War and Split This Rock. She is a recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a National Arts Journalism Fellowship at Columbia University. Her most recent book is We Gotta Have It: Twenty Years of Seeing Black at the Movies (Hachette Book Group) and she is the author of two books of poems, The Time: Portrait of a Journey Home and Living in Babylon (Africa World Press). Since 2010, her fiber and multi-media works have been featured in two one-woman shows, several group shows and acquired for personal collections. Before working as an independent writer and artist, she was a staff culture writer for The Washington Post and New York Newsday.