Broad & Central

Broad and Central is more than a literary magazine to us; it represents the creative force of the community collected into one ensemble and it represents the commitment to writing and art of our Board of Editors.

The Broad and Central organization is much more than this magazine of students’ and teachers’ writings and artwork; it is a movement, a coalition, and a commitment. In preparation for this journalistic production, we read poetry and prose, we participate in rigorous writing workshops during which we explore myriad forms of writing, and we share our work with each other in a safe space forum. We are a writing/artistic symposium working towards improving our craft and the craft of our community. In the creation of these periodicals, we have all grown as writers and thinkers, and we hope that these final products will allow our community to participate in this intellectual and creative conversation with us through reading the brilliance within these pages.

Each and every one of us has something unique to contribute to the community. Broad and Central is one of the places where talented writers and artists with diverse backgrounds come together and collectively form one of the most defining characteristics of our community: unity. Unity allows us to defy the many obstacles to which each of us is exposed. We embrace the words of Martin Luther King, Jr.:

“When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows. Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.”

Indeed, there is a creative force, and it resides within us all. This magazine is an attempt to evoke that creative force and it is a symbol of our strength as a collaborative to bend the universe toward justice. We hope to inspire artists and non-artists alike to embrace the creative force within themselves and learn to express their deeper sentiments through the purposeful pen of prose and poetry or the pencil of portrayal. Inside these pages you will find a diversity of words and images that each tells a story. When reading the following prose and poetry, and seeing the artwork, be cognizant that these magazines are a manifestation of our unity, of our diligence, and of our collaborative creativity. With that, we proudly introduce to you Broad and Central.


Editorial Board
Iman Yusuff, Class of 2015
Maymouna Sissoko, Class of 2015
Gabby Ballard, Class of 2015
Lucy Yeboah, Class of 2015
Nigel Harvey, Class of 2016
Akira Caruth, Class of 2016
Sean Smart, Class of 2016
Dulce Gómez, Class of 2017
Destiny Little, Class of 2017
N'Kaela Webster, Class of 2017
Kiah Stern, Class of 2018
Tia Suggs, Class of 2018
Abiola Olofin, Class of 2018
Izhane Parrish, Class of 2018

Jordan Horton, Class of 2015

Associate Editors-in-Chief
Shatavia Knight, Class of 2015
Adaobi Njoku-Obi, Class of 2016
Dianeth Hernandez, Class of 2016

Design Team
Nia Berrian, Class of 2015
Abiola Olofin, Class of 2018











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