Book Review: The Death Of Vivek Oji

Have you ever had a book just capture your attention right from the offset? Be it the cover, the title and then the content? Not only is this book by an author from the LGBTQIA community and Black, let me tell you about how good it feels to get my hands on a book that…

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Lonely

Lonely I supposed I’ve always felt lonely,A ship without any waters,Untethered,Not attached to any particular place or person,But now I am realizing that my years of independence,Has lead me to crave connections I never forged,Floating through fickle relationships without anyone I can trust implicitly,Has left me lonely,In the middle of the night when my thoughts…

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Diverse Books For Kids

Books, books, books! So many to choose from and so little time! Or at least that’s my issue with adult books, which seems to have transferred onto my daughter! Over the past few years and especially with the influx of more and more Black voices being given the platform and their over due space, many…

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Book Review: Transcendent Kingdom

This past September, when this book was released, it blew up all over social media and being the book nerd that I am- I had to hop onto the trend to see what the fuss was about. If you haven’t heard of Yaa Gyasi before, you are simply missing out. I realize I forgot to…

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Book Review: Hood Feminism

You would have to be living under a rock to not of heard of this book. I’ll admit, reading this, digesting it and then trying to sit down and crank out a blog post on this book, was difficult. Not because of the book itself, but more about how I felt I could discuss/share about…

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Book Review: Washington Black

Despite my love of having debates and conversations regarding race and diversity, you may be surprised to know that I actually don’t enjoy reading books on slavery and the like. The genre really affects me in ways I can’t shake, I can’t read it as a work of fiction, I actually feel a deep connection…

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Book Review: Queenie

This book had me. Triggered. It was a revelation, not only to myself, but to/about our community. It touches on so many issues and subjects within the Black community, it’s eye-opening, it’s frustrating and it’s necessary. I was initially drawn to the book, because of its title and the cover photo, but when reading what…

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