Art & Books

#BlackGirlMagic: This Woman Is Raising Money to Open the Bronx’s Only Book Store

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Noëlle Santos is putting in hard work to open up the Bronx’s only book store. And has launched  a crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo to open the The Lit. Bar. How did the Bronx end up without a bookstore? It happened after Barnes & Nobles shut down their...

Just In Time For Valentine’s Day, Jill Scott And Hallmark Mahogany Launch New Line Of Greeting Cards

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Jill Scott and Hallmark’s Mahogany brand today announced the launch of The Jill Scott Collection, collaboratively created line of greeting cards featuring designs, editorial and sounds capturing Jill’s bold, authentic and soulful personality. So exciting! #JillScottMahogany...

Solange Gives Away 250 Books To Howard Students At A Black Owned DC Bookstore

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The day after her performance at the Peace Ball on Thursday, Solange Knowles stopped by Sankofa Video Books & Cafe, a bookstore on Georgia Avenue to meet with some local fans and purchase 250 books. Washington, D.C.! Following her performance at the Peace Ball, our...

Here’s a Look at Rachel Dolezal’s New Book

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And she’s back. Rachel Dolezal has a new book coming out and in it, she’s discussing her “trans-racial” abilities.  In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World will be released on March 28, 2017, but is available for pre-order on Amazon. The...

Author Gloria Naylor Passes Away at 66

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She was the woman whose words wove a fabric of sisterhood in The Women of Brewster Place, and now Gloria Naylor’s words will live on forever, although she’s no longer with us. Naylor, at the age of 66, passed away last Wednesday due to heart failure....

11-Year-Old #1000BlackGirlBooks Creator Becomes Editor-in-Residence for Elle Magazine

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Marley Dias, 11-year-old founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, is now the editor-in-residence at ELLE.com. Last year, Dias’s campaign to collect books for that shared stories of women and girls of color and put them in the hands of young readers was wildly successful, and so far she’s...