Founder and Editor, <a href="http://seeingblack.com/">SeeingBlack.com</a>
Esther Iverem is a journalist and author whose most recent book is We Gotta Have It: Twenty Years of Seeing Black at the Movies, 1986-2006 (De Capo Press). A former staff writer for several newspapers, including The Washington Post and New York Newsday, she is founder and editor of SeeingBlack.com, an award-winning Web site for Black critical voices on arts, media and politics. She is a member of the Washington Area Film Critics Association and a member of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists. She is the recipient of numerous honors, including a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellowship, a National Arts Journalism Fellowship and an artist’s fellowship from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. She is also the author of two books of poems, The Time: Portrait of a Journey Home and Living in Babylon, (Africa World Press), and a founding member of D.C. Poets Against the War.