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Why Is Dying in America So Expensive?

In Megan Giddings’s debut novel Lakewood, desperation leads to a loss of self in a capitalist medical system bent on taking advantage of Black people and their bodies. After the death of her grandmother, Lena, a college student struggling with overwhelming medical debt and taking care of her... Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

[ Electric Literature | 2020-03-24 11:00:00 UTC ]
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‘What’s taking so long?’: children’s books still neglect BAME readers, finds study

Although picture has improved since 2017, research shows that last year only 4% of books for the youngest readers featured a minority ethnic heroIn most children’s books, according to one London primary school pupil, “people are peach”. Another feels there are “no black people” in the stories... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-09-19 11:15:59 UTC ]
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A Handbook for Fighting Racism in America

Ibram X. Kendi opens his latest book with his worst memory as a high school student competing in an oratorical contest. Having spent his short lifetime internalizing negative messages about Black people from Black people, from white people, and from the media and culture at large, Kendi... Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

[ Electric Literature | 2019-08-28 11:00:52 UTC ]
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Where Are All The Black BookTubers?

There's something missing from YouTube's book blogging community: Black people and books by Black authors. Continue reading at 'The Huffington Post'

[ The Huffington Post | 2019-06-27 22:17:41 UTC ]
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Facebook has 'black people problem,' ex-employee says

As Facebook defends its handling of Russian political interference, an ex-employee published another scathing critique of the company's culture. Facebook "has a black people problem," Mark S. Luckie wrote in a lengthy internal memo circulated earlier this month and made public on Facebook... Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2018-11-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Margo Jefferson reveals life inside the black elite in 'Negroland'

At a time when black people are disrupting presidential campaign speeches nationwide in an effort to be recognized as human beings, "Negroland," the new memoir by Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic Margo Jefferson, offers poignant insight into what it means to have been raised in the... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2015-09-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New data says less than 3 percent of children's books surveyed in 2013 were about black people

The Cooperative Children's Book Center of the University of Wisconsin – Madison found that of the new children's books they received at their center, less than 3 percent focused on black people and even fewer were by black authors (about 2 percent, according to the CCBC.) Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-03-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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