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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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This month, we at the BGX have been reflecting on what it means to use where we’ve been to decide where we’re going. This list of podcast recommendations highlights folks who are great at reflection and planning, assessment and goal setting. Pop in your earbuds and pull up a chair because this month we’re setting...
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Maybe by this point in the pandemic you’ve run out of shows to watch. No worries — we have you covered! April has a number of new releases that offer themes from the horrors of white supremacy to the artistry of Hollywood legends. Check out what you can tune into this month: “Concrete Cowboy” on...
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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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We’ve been listening to some great podcasts this month. Here are just a few.  the friend zone With a new release every Wednesday you are bound to find something you can relate to in this positive and informative podcast hosted by Dustin Ross, HeyFranHey & Assante. They tackle mental health, mental wealth and mental hygiene each week. These are longer...
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Check out this list of new and upcoming films coming out this month: Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell (Mar. 1) A documentary on the life of the Notorious B.I.G featuring rare footage and in-depth interviews. This celebrates the hustle, life, and legacy of rapper B.I.G. Check it out on Netflix. Coming 2 America...
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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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Have you listened to any good podcasts lately? We’d love to hear what you’re listening to. Here are a few we’ve found interesting in February. You Had Me at Black – Hosts Martina Abrahams Ilunga and Britney Abrahams have released their 8th season of this great podcast which shares the life stories of Black Millennials...
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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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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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