BANNED: The Bluest Eye| PBS

FROM THE COLLECTION: THE LIBRARY, PBS CThe Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison’s first novel, was published in 1970. Set in Lorain, Ohio — where Morrison herself was born — the book tells the story of Pecola Breedlove, an eleven-year-old African American girl who is convinced that she is ugly, and yearns to have lighter skin and […]

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For The ‘Nickel Boys,’ Life Isn’t Worth 5 Cents | NPR

Michael Schaub, NPR The long string of horrors that took place at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys wasn’t a secret, but it might as well have been. Former students of the Florida reform school had spoken out for years about the brutal beatings that they endured at the hands of sadistic employees, but […]

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Roxane Gay and Marlon James explore his African myth-inspired ‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’ | The San Diego Union-Tribune

Christian Orozco, Writer and editor Roxanne Gay interviews author Marlon James about his latest book, “Black Leopard, Red Wolf,” at Los Angeles’ Museum of African American Art on Feb 20. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times). Featured Image Surrounded by art depicting vibrant landscapes and black bodies, Marlon James discussed his latest novel, “Black […]

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