“Helen Maxine,” Haki Madhubuti’s poem dedicated to his mother, may not be the exact center but it’s certainly the heart of “Taught by Women,” his latest book of poetry.
It’s a rainy, grey day in the Northeast region of the United States. The rain and the looming clouds seem to mirror the weariness of the hearts and minds of American citizens.
In his new book “Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own,” Princeton University professor of African American religion, Eddie Glaude, confesses that for many years, he hesitated to engage with James Baldwin’s work.
The 22nd annual Harlem Book Fair goes virtual Saturday, July 18th and Sunday, July 19th. The Harlem Book Fair will stream on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
Can we stay grounded in the present while anticipating the future? It takes balance and it requires that we build a healthy relationship with time
We continue to find ourselves in a vulnerable position. We have very little power of what occurs in our lives as we continue to live under strict orders of quarantine, social distancing and self-isolation.
There’s no shame in feeling a need to escape. When you’re put under a local government-sanctioned lockdown, the entire experience can feel surreal, unfamiliar and uncertain—with all due respect to the millions of Black people who are or have been ...
Kids at home Monday received a midday reading of the classic “The Gruffalo” from a special host: former first lady Michelle Obama.
It looks like the shelter-in-place and stay-at-home mandates will be enforced indefinitely.
As we seek some solace from the menace of the coronavirus, noted music critic Howard Reich, in view of our inability to venture out for entertainment, has weighed in with his top jazz films to fill the terrible void.
The New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, which celebrated its 60th anniversary
As Women’s History Month gets into gear, on Saturday, March 7, Brooklyn’s Rosalyn McIntosh hosted her grand book signing of the bestselling women’s anthology: “Women’s Empowerment, Breakthrough Edition”
Children’s books that can both promote literacy and history have to walk a very fine line.
As a teenager living in the projects in Louisville, Kentucky and working as a part-time secretary at The Louisville Defender, the city’s African American paper, Dorothy Butler Gilliam got her first assignment as a journalist.
The most difficult part of living in a majority white nation is having to carve out an understanding of who you––physically, culturally, ethnically and emotionally––are versus what you may be told you are by other people.