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A. Imani Spencer
Here’s a list of upcoming and newly released books by Black authors: Shirley Chisholm Dared: The Story of the First Black Woman in Congress, Alicia D. Williams, April Harrison (June 1) (Picture Book) A new take on the life of the first Black woman Congresswoman and presidential candidate, Shirley Chisholm, this picture book illustrates her...
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Dear Black mother-to-be, Here’s what I need you to know about birthing in today’s society¾we are at war. Like many other institutions in the so-called Western world, we are not embraced by the medical “care” system when it comes to birthing our children. Often, we are acknowledged only as bodies in a room. Our spirits...
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Here’s a list of upcoming and newly released books by Black authors: On Juneteenth, Annette Gordon-Reed (May 4) (Nonfiction) Annette Gordon-Reed is an American historian best known for her research on Sally Hemings and the children she birthed to Thomas Jefferson, the man who enslaved her. In her new book, Gordon-Reed shifts her focus to another...
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  Here’s a list of upcoming and newly released books by Black authors: It Doesn’t Take a Genius, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich (Apr. 13) (Middle Grade) This coming-of-age book tells the story of Emmett, a boy who attends a historic Black summer camp where his older brother, Luke, is a junior camp counselor. The two have always...
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Black History Month is upon us. Here are some new and upcoming films to check out this February: Black Boy Joy (Feb. 2) A short film about three generations of Black men struggling with the demands of raising a young son with autism while adapting to a new life after the passing of a loved...
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Every day is an opportunity to claim your worthiness. Affirm it when you first wake up, in the mirror, on the way to work, after lunch, before bed. Speak into your life that you are worthy. Here are some affirmations to guide you.
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February has rolled in and here’s a list of upcoming and newly released books by Black authors coming to the scene this month.   Nubia: Real One, L.L. McKinney; illustrations, Robyn Smith (Feb. 2) (Young Adult) Have you heard of Nubia, Wonder Woman’s Black twin sister? In this young adult comic book series, author L.L. McKinney...
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New music is in the air! Have you heard?! In case you haven’t, check out this list of new albums and singles dropping this month. Jazmine Sullivan: “Heaux Tales” (Jan. 8) R&B singer-songwriter Jazmine Sullivan released “Heaux Tales” on Jan. 8, her first album since her 2015 “Reality Show.” Featured artists on the 14-track album...
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  Keep watching … Black women make magic on the big screen!  Black women are showing out in film in 2021, and we’re here for it. Grab the remote and some snacks. We’ve got a list of new shows and movies for you. Check out what’s dropped and dropping in January.  “One Night in Miami” (Jan. 15) In this historical...
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Been bingeing a lot of television series and movies during the pandemic but seem to always be behind the curve on what everyone else is watching? No worry. <whispers> Most of us are that way too, so we’ll give you the scoop on what we thought to help you determine whether or not you want...
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