The rise and fall of Alexandre Dumas, the black author who ruled European literature in the 1800s | Face2Face Africa He was known for his illustrious career as an author and literary pioneer of the 19th century, but this came at a high cost since Alexander Dumas was a Frenchman of African descent.

He was known for his illustrious career as an author and literary pioneer of the 19th century, but this came at a high cost since Alexander Dumas was a Frenchman of African descent.

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Things Fall Apart named one of 12 novels considered the “Greatest Book Ever Written” | This Is Africa Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart has been named one of 12 novels considered “the Greatest Book Ever Written”. The book was named on the list compiled by Encyclopaedia Brittanica, and Achebe masterpiece is named amongst other great literary works. Here is our selection of 10 quotes from Things Fall Apart.

Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart has been named one of 12 novels considered “the Greatest Book Ever Written”. The book was named on the list compiled by Encyclopaedia Brittanica, and Achebe masterpiece is named amongst other great literary works. Here is our selection of 10 quotes from Things Fall Apart.

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Homeowners have lost $156 billion by living in a ‘black neighborhood’ | CNN Business Homes of similar quality in neighborhoods with similar amenities are worth 23% less in majority-black neighborhoods, compared to those with very few or no black residents.

Homes of similar quality in neighborhoods with similar amenities are worth 23% less in majority-black neighborhoods, compared to those with very few or no black residents.

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New Fishtown gallery spotlights women artists of color | The Inquirer Daily News A new art gallery has opened in Fishtown that's dedicated to showing the works of female artists of color, and it draws its inspiration from a decades-before-her-time "maker" (and candy-shop owner) from North Philly.

A new art gallery has opened in Fishtown that’s dedicated to showing the works of female artists of color, and it draws its inspiration from a decades-before-her-time “maker” (and candy-shop owner) from North Philly.

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No More “We Can’t Find Any Black Female Writers”: Here Are 62 Scribes in One Photo | The Hollywood Reporter For The Hollywood Reporter's largest shoot ever, members of Black Women Who Brunch, a networking group co-founded by Lena Waithe, gather to discuss how the industry can better understand black women in Hollywood: "We have to be exceptional."

For The Hollywood Reporter’s largest shoot ever, members of Black Women Who Brunch, a networking group co-founded by Lena Waithe, gather to discuss how the industry can better understand black women in Hollywood: “We have to be exceptional.”

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Ravens donate nearly $200,000 for upgrades to heating and AC in Baltimore elementary school | The Baltimore Sun Ravens announced Monday a donation of nearly $200,000 to Baltimore City Public Schools for upgrades to heating and air-conditioning units at Lakewood Elementary School in East Baltimore.

Ravens announced Monday a donation of nearly $200,000 to Baltimore City Public Schools for upgrades to heating and air-conditioning units at Lakewood Elementary School in East Baltimore.

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