Radio Show

On the Ground: Voices of Resistance from the Nation’s Capital, Friday 10-11am EST, 89.3 FM, WPFW Pacifica Radio, Washington, DC.

Books and Writing

Esther Iverem’s most recent book is We Gotta Have It: Twenty Years of Seeing Black at the Movies, 1986-2006 (Hatchette Book Group) and she is the author of two books of poems, The Time: Portrait of a Journey Home and Living in Babylon, (Africa Word Press). A former staff writer for several publications, including The […]

Art and Design

Legacy Quilts and Art is my art studio and website that includes my portfolio. On the relaunched site, you can also reach my shop on Etsy!

Online Media

SEEINGBLACK.COM— April 9, 2016, Paul Robeson’s birthday, marks the 15th anniversary of, a pioneering website for Black voices on arts, media and politics.  We thank you for continuing to support us, even as we have faced challenges and new opportunities! Faithful users know that our recent posts have been links to the content on […]


Olokun of the Galaxy is a series of art and play figures inspired by Olokun, a Yoruba spirit who governs the deepest part of the oceans. These figures are fashioned to honor indigenous water protectors and the Movement for Black Lives. This series takes Olokun from his/her earthly home to other oceans in the universe–including the waters beneath the ice of Europa, the methane lakes of Titan and to many exoplanets. I have also written an original storybook about Olokun of the Galaxy that accompanies each figure and is sold independently:

Upcoming exhibits for pieces from the Olokun of the Galaxy series include:
August 4-August 24, 2017, “Art of Engagement” National Juried Show, Touchstone Gallery, 901 New York Ave NW, Washington DC 20001. Opening reception, August 4, 6-8:30 pm.
August 11, 2017 – January 28, 2018, “Kindred: Celebrating our Ancestors,” Annmarie Sculpture and Art Center, Dowell, MD. Opening reception August 11, 5-8 pm.
Olokun of the Galaxy are available at my shop on Etsy and at my studio site
Water is Life!
Black Lives Matter!