Why Attributing Black Achievement to a “Wakanda Effect” Isn’t Helpful

If you take a quick glance across the magazine rack this month, expect to be greeted by an unprecedented wave of black cover stars. From Glamour to Vogue to Marie Claire, black women are currently providing a welcome respite from the lily-white stars that usually front a depressing 67 percent of fashion magazines. A brief list of the stars making covers this September—the fashion industry’s biggest issue of the year—include: singer, actress, and wine glass thief Rihanna on the cover of British Vogue, Beyoncé on American Vogue, Lupita Nyong’o on Porter, Tiffany Haddish on Glamour, Tracee Ellis Ross on Elle Canada, Zendaya on Marie Claire, supermodel Slick Woods on British Elle, Yara Shahidi on Hollywood Reporter, and Aja Naomi King on Shape. Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2018-08-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Read Harder: An Own Voices YA Book With a Black Main Character That Isn’t About Black Pain

We've got books for the Read Harder task asking you to read an own voices YA book with a Black main character that isn't about Black pain. Continue reading at Book Riot

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‘Unbossed’ Celebrates Black Girls’ Achievements

Khristi Lauren Adams is exploring how Black girls are on the front lines of bringing change to some of today’s most pressing social issues, including suicide prevention and anti-bullying, diversity in literature, and so much more in her new book, ‘Unbossed.’ Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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How a public library helped my family cope with the effects of climate change

With the ongoing climate crisis, public libraries are a temporary refuge from extreme temperatures for low-income families like my own, writes Carol Eugene Park. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2021-11-07 15:00:00 UTC ]
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TLC launches scholarship helping black British writers in 2020

The Literary Consultancy is partnering with Ellah P Wakatama, editor-at-large at Canongate, to launch the TLC Scholarship. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Kerridge and Rowling help Bloomsbury achieve 'exceptional year'

Bloomsbury’s total revenues soared by 13% in 2017 while its profit grew 10% in an "exceptional year" for the publisher, boosted by particularly strong performances from titles by J K Rowling and TV chef Tom Kerridge. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Equinox President's New Venture Will Help Young People Achieve Career Goals

Sarah Robb O'Hagan's startup aims to undo complacency created by participation trophies and help people reach their full career potential.Sarah Robb O'Hagan, the president of Equinox Holdings, is leaving the company to create a curriculum that she hopes will teach other people to be successful.... Continue reading at Fast Company

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WAN-IFRA aims to help women journalists achieve their potential

Female newspaper executives from seven African countries attend editorial leadership programme designed to close the gender gap in newsroomsThe World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) is engaged on a project to help women journalists around the globe achieve their... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Rupert Murdoch tweets Obama isn't 'real black president'

The founder of the global News Corp. media empire, Rupert Murdoch, is suggesting that President Obama isn't a "real black president." Murdoch was praising Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson and his wife on Twitter on Wednesday evening when he wrote: "Ben and Candy Carson terrific. What... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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From Black Panther to Black Lightning: black superheroes are go!

African-American comic book characters are finally stepping up from sidekicksAfter five decades as sidekicks, secondary characters and niche titles, the black superhero’s time has finally come.Next month Marvel releases its eagerly awaited Black Panther movie, centred on a young African king who... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-01-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Black Women, Black Voices: Debut Memoirists on Career and Publishing

PW, in partnership with Amazon Publishing, presents this panel— scheduled for May 25, 1:30–2:30 p.m. ET, and moderated by Regina Brooks, the founder and president of Serendipity Literary Agency—in which Cin Fabré, Bria Adimora Godley, Danielle Prescod, and Aomawa Shields discuss their... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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WLT Book Buzz Episode #5 - Black Voices: 41 Books for Everyone of Any Age from Black Joy to History to Empowerment

News and Events Laura and Bunmi celebrate 41 books by Black authors. From Black joy to history to empowerment, the books on this list provide affirming messages for children and young adults with a special shout-out to NSK Neustadt Prize finalist Jason... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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Incredible Books By Black Authors, According To Black Bookstore Owners

Works by writers like bell hooks, Damon Young and James Baldwin that will educate and make an impact on everyone. Continue reading at HuffPost

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The bestseller ‘Black Boy Joy’ highlights the bright but overlooked experiences of Black boyhood

This anthology by Kwame Mbalia is comprised of stories that have always existed but rarely get told. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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James Whiteside isn’t a typical ballet star, and his memoir isn’t a typical ballet story

The American Ballet Theatre star has written a thoughtful collection of essays that gives readers insight into what it means to defy categorization. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Influx Press launches first novel prize for Black British women with Black Ballad

Independent publisher Influx Press is launching a new fiction prize for Black British women, in partnership with lifestyle platform Black Ballad. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-27 19:32:32 UTC ]
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Black Spot joins forces with Black Crow PR

Independent publisher Black Spot Books has partnered with genre specialist PR and marketing agency Black Crow, as it announces its upcoming list.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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US Black History Month: Macmillan Learning Awards ‘Black Stories’

Three winning university students and three instructors are honored by a new Black Stories program from Macmillan Learning. The post US Black History Month: Macmillan Learning Awards ‘Black Stories’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Stage anthology 21 Black Futures asks: What is the future of Blackness?

21 Black Futures, a new stage anthology by CBC and Toronto's Obisidan Theatre Company, brings together 63 Black artists from across the country to answer the question "What is the future of Blackness?" Its creation also directly addresses, and... Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2021-02-16 09:00:00 UTC ]
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Macmillan Learning Announces Winners of First Annual “Black History, Black Stories” Contest

The contest was created by Macmillan Learning "to elevate Black voices in education and in recognition of the fight for social justice inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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