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BANNED: The Bluest Eye| PBS

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FROM THE COLLECTION: THE LIBRARY, PBS The 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 blue eyes. This, she believes, […]
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For The ‘Nickel Boys,’ Life Isn’t Worth 5 Cents | NPR

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Michael Schaub, NPR 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 it wasn’t until 2012, when University […]
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Roxane Gay and Marlon James explore his African myth-inspired ‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’ | The San Diego Union-Tribune

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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 by art depicting vibrant landscapes and black bodies, Marlon James discussed his latest novel, “Black Leopard, Red Wolf” with writer Roxane […]
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