Maria Stuart noticed something was missing from her favorite books: herself. The RedBlkGrl founder created the subscription box filled with books for Black girls who want to see themselves in their favorite stories.
For the second time in two months, Randolph County residents found Ku Klux Klan leaflets on their driveways.
An Arizona charter school is being criticized for teaching what opposing members call “racist” and “sexist” lessons in its classrooms.
Two books by Cleon Skousen, who is often cited by uber conservative talk show host Glenn Beck and the Tea Party movement, are required reading for Heritage Academy seniors in Mesa.
Today’s Google Doogle honors the birthday of one the most intriguing black women of the 20th century, Zora Neale Hurston. Hurston, who was born on this day in 1891, was a writer and anthropologist who did incredibly important work in the American South and throughout the Caribbean.
Her work has become a staple in many college classrooms.
Last night, James McBride won the National Book Award for his novel, The Good Lord Bird. This novel is the story of a young boy slave, who is mistaken for a little girl named Little Onion, who becomes involved in John Brown’s abolitionist movement.
Residents of a predominantly black Florida neighborhood received shocking news when they discovered flyers from the KKK in their front yards.
Pastor Laws noticed the flyers, which were aimed at recruiting members for the infamous hate group.
The New York Public Library system intends to invest $300 million in renovations for its flagship 5th Avenue facility.
Meanwhile, Harlem’s Macomb’s Bridge library is housed in a converted studio apartment, and boasts 14 chairs, 10 laptops, and 61 shelves of books.
Only 25 people can occupy the space at one time.
The disparity is striking. Couldn’t some of that $300 million go to NYC’s underfunded libraries, like the one in Harlem?
A revival of the classic play “A Raisin in the Sun” will star Denzel Washington and Diahann Carroll.
The legendary show is being revived for another run on Broadway.
Denzel will reportedly play Walter Younger, and Carroll will play his mother. Other actors rumored to have signed on include Sophie Okenedo and Anika Noni Rose.
A trailer has been released for the upcoming film “Half of a Yellow Sun,” and it is absolutely riveting.
Based on the best-selling novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “Half of a Yellow Sun” is an epic love story involving two twin sisters in newly independent 1960s Nigeria.
Harlem teenager Xavier Pacheco is making headlines after taking 1st place at the English Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition, beating out 15,000 other competitors!
Incredibly, 16-year old Pacheco was only introduced to Shakespeare’s work two years ago. But he took to it like a fish to water.
He says the key to his success was a relentless work ethic and attention to detail.