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Google ‘doogle’ honors birthday of Zora Neale Hurston

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 […]

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Author James McBride takes home National Book Award

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.

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KKK distributes racist literature in black neighborhood

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.

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

While the New York Public Library system intends to invest $300 million in renovations for its flagship 5th Avenue facility, 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. Couldn’t some of that $300 million go to NYC’s underfunded libraries, like the one in Harlem?

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Revival of “A Raisin in the Sun” Stars Denzel Washington and Diahann Carroll

A revival of the classic play “A Raisin in the Sun” will star Denzel Washington, Diahann Carroll, Sophie Okenedo, and Anika Noni Rose.

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WATCH: Amazing Trailer for ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’

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, the film tells an epic, heart-wrenching love story involving two twin sisters in newly independent 1960s Nigeria: “Preoccupied by their romantic entanglements, and a betrayal between the sisters, the events of their life loom larger than politics. However, they become caught up in the events of the Nigerian civil war, in which the lgbo people fought an impassioned struggle to establish Biafra an independent republic, ending in chilling violence which shocked the entire country and the world.”

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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!

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Free Kindle Book: “UNASHAMED: The Process of Reconstruction”"

UNASHAMED: The Process of Reconstruction by Richard L. Taylor Jr. Is available free on Amazon.com Until Thursday 12am PST, to Kindle & Kindle App Users!

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‘Things Fall Apart’ Author Chinua Achebe Dead at 82

Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe has passed away at the age of 82. Achebe is best known for his classic novel, Things Fall Apart. Fortunately for us, Achebe left behind an impressive body of work. May he rest in peace. Thoughts on the life and legacy of Chinua Achebe?

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Student Discovers Forgotten Poem by America’s First Known Black Writer

Julie McCown was researching Jupiter Hammon – The first known African American writer to be published in the United States – when she stumbled on a previously unknown poem, dating back to 1786.

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