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Veterans Day Spotlight: Shoshana Johnson, First Black Female Prisoner of War

Veterans Day is a good way to recognize the sacrifices that were made by ordinary citizens who made the choice to risk their lives on behalf of their country. It ...

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Kameelah Janan Rasheed: 5 Must-Read Interviews With Young Black Writers

You could probably call Photographer and Artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed the bohemian Black Barbara Walters. In Rasheed’s conversations with creatives, especially Black creatives, her incisive questions often result in incredibly ...

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5 Tumblrs For Black Women Who Love Books

Part of the appeal of Tumblr is that it’s a place where you can find hilarious memes and be immersed in Black art and literature in equal measure. And in ...

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7 Quotes That Will Make You Fall In Love With Junot Diaz’s Mind

Dominican-American writer Junot Diaz isn’t just a MacArthur ‘genius grant’ and Pulitzer prize winner, he’s a wickedly smart public thinker who just gets it. From his public commentary about “decolonial ...

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Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist Essays, Issa Rae's Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl & More Must-Read Memoirs

Memoirs have quickly become all the rage with celebrities like 30 Rock star Tina Fey, Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amburos and Girls’ creator Lena Dunham each penning collections of personal ...

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‘Project Row Houses’ Highlights African-American Culture, History and Art in Houston’s Third Ward

In communities across America, shotgun houses are often regarded as eyesores or threats to property values, automatically relegated to condemnation and in some cases, slowly edged out by gentrification. But ...

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Veterans Day Spotlight: Shoshana Johnson, First Black Female Prisoner of War

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Veterans Day is a good way to recognize the sacrifices that were made by ordinary citizens who made the choice to risk their lives on behalf of their country. It is the ultimate selfless act and not many of us are willing to stand in...

5 Tumblrs For Black Women Who Love Books

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Part of the appeal of Tumblr is that it’s a place where you can find hilarious memes and be immersed in Black art and literature in equal measure. And in a world where books and literary culture are still dominated by white male writers, spaces...

Roxane Gay’s “Bad Feminist Essays,” Issa Rae’s “Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” & More Must-Read Memoirs

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Memoirs have quickly become all the rage with celebrities like 30 Rock star Tina Fey, Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amburos and Girls’ creator Lena Dunham each penning collections of personal stories that highlight their individual journeys to success.  If your interest was piqued by Dunham’s...

The Crown and The Glory: 10 Books to Help Children Embrace Natural Hair

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In light of the Navy discharging Black sailor Jessica Sims after she refused to shave off her locs or cover them with a wig, it’s more evident than ever that Black children everywhere need to be fully stocked with affirmations that help them to embrace...

Author Launches “Kiley’s Purple Hat” to Promote Family and Spark Creativity in Little Girls of Color

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Jewelry-designer and avid reader Jaxon Barnes had a vision to connect mothers and daughters. Her love for journals and picture books inspired her to write “Kiley’s Purple Hat.” “Kiley’s Purple Hat” tells the story of a little girl artist who spends a lot of time...