Leyla Fern King receives Gold Key recognition for ‘To Mama’ | The St. Louis American

The St. Louis American Staff, The St. Louis American Leyla Fern King received the highest Gold Key recognition for her poem “To Mama” in the 2019 Missouri Writing Region of the Scholastic Writing Awards Contest and now advances to national competition. She is a sophomore at John Burroughs School where she serves as sophomore justice […]

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Black History Month: a Reading List | OUPBlog

Eleanor Robson & Mara Sandroff, OUPBlog February marks the celebration of Black History Month in the United States and Canada, an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in US history. The first variation of Black History Month was initiated by Dr. Carter G. […]

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Stephan James on how If Beale Street Could Talk will leave you “broken yet so full” | The AV Club

Facebook0Twitter0MailDanette Chavez , The AV Club Stephan James Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times. Featured Image For Stephan James, 2018 was all about getting home, whether he was playing a star-crossed lover in Barry Jenkins’ singular romance, If Beale Street Could Talk, or a starry-eyed soldier trying to reintegrate himself into society in […]

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is leaving the Atlantic | The Washington Post Ta-Nehisi Coates is leaving his position as a national correspondent for the Atlantic, a publication where he has emerged as one of the country’s top reporters and thinkers.

Ta-Nehisi Coates is leaving his position as a national correspondent for the Atlantic, a publication where he has emerged as one of the country’s top reporters and thinkers.

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The Time Travels of Annie Sesstry One summer day, Annie, her sister Emma, and her cousin Joshua slip through a portal and travel back in time to post-Civil War Georgia. They meet Fox and discover a secret about family time travelers through the generations, learning that history isn't so dull after all.

One summer day, Annie, her sister Emma, and her cousin Joshua slip through a portal and travel back in time to post-Civil War Georgia. They meet Fox and discover a secret about family time travelers through the generations, learning that history isn’t so dull after all.

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10 of the best books penned by Black authors in 2017 | Hello Giggles The authors on this list, through their work, have given us a well needed mental getaway from a less than pleasant reality, while leaving an indelible mark on our hearts.

The authors on this list, through their work, have given us a well needed mental getaway from a less than pleasant reality, while leaving an indelible mark on our hearts.

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Novelist Jesmyn Ward ‘Overjoyed’ by MacArthur Win | Atlanta Black Star NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An African-American novelist praised for her raw and powerful depictions of poor African-Americans confronting racial and economic inequalities in the rural South said Wednesday that winning a MacArthur fellowship gives her time and freedom.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An African-American novelist praised for her raw and powerful depictions of poor African-Americans confronting racial and economic inequalities in the rural South said Wednesday that winning a MacArthur fellowship gives her time and freedom.

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[Book Review] In Praise of the Black Men and Women Who Built Detroit | The New York Times Detroit has found its griot in Herb Boyd. Traditional West African storytellers, griots carry their people’s traditions from generation to generation, and are renowned for their encyclopedic knowledge, their wit and their ability to bridge the past and present.

Traditional West African storytellers, griots carry their people’s traditions from generation to generation, and are renowned for their encyclopedic knowledge, their wit and their ability to bridge the past and present.

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