Google ‘doogle’ honors birthday of Zora Neale Hurston

 

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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. 

NYC Public Library System Drops $300M on Midtown Branch, While Harlem Library is Outrageously Underfunded

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?

16 Year-Old Harlemite Xavier Pacheco Wins National Shakespeare Competition

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.