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Here’s a list of upcoming and newly released books by Black authors: The Walls of Jericho, Rudolph Fisher (Mar. 4) (Fiction) This classic satire novel from the Harlem Renissaance is being rereleased. The 1928 book tells the story of a Black lawyer named Fred Merrit who purchases a home in the “most exclusive” white neighborhood...
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Good decisions rolling out of the White House are coming too fast to monitor these days, and labor rights is a good first example. After watching workers’ rights erode and die for four years, advocates are actually cheering some good news.  “Peter Robb” is a name that doesn’t ring many bells, but Robb first made a name...
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Dear Diary, This month’s wellness theme at The Lighthouse is “consent.” I’ve challenged myself to learn more about this subject and find ways to practice it more often. I found a pretty good definition for consent. It’s “a clear, voluntary agreement from one person to another to engage in some form of activity.” So to give...
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Tired of TV? Here’s a list of podcasts to tune into this month. Listen around the home, in your car or on your walk-run to learn something new. My Black Body – Centers Black stories told by Black people. Stories about body liberation that support healing. LeVar Burton Reads – It’s like “Reading Rainbow” for...
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Our commitment to power as space and time has expanded. Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 27, our website will feature full Spanish translation and several other accessibility options, including text for dyslexic users, color inversion and link highlighting.   Additional features include:   Plain text mode  Adjustable letter and word spacing  Adjustable font size  Adjustable line height  Left and...
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All week this week, we’ll be sharing letters to 2020 and 2021—Dear John and strawberry letters, respectively—from staff, contributing writers and contributing editors. Last year was, universally, hell for many of us, but it also had sun rays that shone brightly on us. How was your last year? What are you anticipating (or, intentions, as...
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In honor of Joe Biden winning his place as the United States’ 46th president of the United States (it maybe more apt to say Donald Trump lost?), The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects offers 46 reasons it was beyond time for <whispers> president Donald Trump to vacate the White House and Washington, D.C. (We don’t...
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While the rest of the nation is either exploding or breathing a sigh of relief at the results of the November election, the state of Georgia is gearing up for another round of political battle. Voters in that state had best get ready. “I don’t think a lot of people realize what’s coming yet,” said...
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  The electorate is on ready and voting early this month, with lines queuing up outside many districts that allow voting before Election Day. A record 54 percent of voters  told federal officials they would be voting early this year, which is an increase from the 40 percent of voters who said they planned to...
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American politics has proven time and again that a presidential candidate has to win more than just the most votes in order to be president. Hillary Clinton lost the presidency in 2016, despite getting more votes than GOP candidate Donald Trump; she beat Trump by nearly 3 million votes that year, winning 48 percent to...
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