As we all know, when it comes to the Harlem Renaissance you had great writers Zora Neale Hurston, Aaron Douglas, John P. Davis, Richard Bruce Nugent, Gwendolyn Bennett, Lewis Grandison Alexander, Countee Cullen, and Langston Hughes just to name a few. We all know them for their great contribution to the 1926 publication FIRE!!. What is also known are the difficulties they faced by only publishing one issue due to their headquarters being burnt down.
EXECUTIVES – As a lawyer, we are looking for you to draft contracts for the Ladies and Gentlemen that will be featured in a new reestablished publication of FIRE!!. Impress us with your contracts in the spirit of the original “New Negro Movement”!!
THUGS – In one of the articles for our new issue of FIRE!! we will be featuring Ellsworth (Bumpy) Johnson, the notorious black mobster AKA Godfather of Harlem!! We want the look and the charisma he was so well known for.
FEM QUEEN – African-American women were vital and integral parts of the Harlem Renaissance!! We at FIRE!! are looking for the next star, be it a writer, singer, politician, etc. Bring it however you like but don’t forget TO BE REAL!!
TRANS MEN – Since we are reestablishing FIRE!! in a new location, we are looking for much needed security!! We are looking for that one great candidate with a no-nonsense attitude to take the lead. So come dressed the part for the interview.
SCHOOL BOY – With the new edition of our publication we are looking for the ULTIMATE paper boy to make the anticipated deliveries. Be in gear and ready to go!!
BqnDRAG – Our feature article will be about the Pansy Craze!! As we already know, balls are an offspring of the drag AKA “pansy” balls of the 1930s. Our focus will be based off the Baltimore scene with great leads from the Afro-American newspaper!! Many folks would line up outside of supposedly “secret” locations to see all the ladies in their GLITZ and GLORY. So in honor of the craze, We at FIRE!! are looking for Butch Queen in drag in full GLAMOROUS formal attire!!!