Why barbershops are at the forefront of the effort to vaccinate Black Americans

From COVID-19 vaccines to mental health, officials see barbers as playing an important role in advancing public health. In a barbershop in North St. Louis County, owner Randy Barnes listens as one of his barbers tells him that COVID-19 vaccines cause women to become infertile. That barber had previously sent him some links as evidence for his assertions.Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2021-08-11 07:00:54 UTC ]
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‘Memphis’ traces decades of Black Americans’ trauma and triumph

"Today" show book club pick "Memphis" traces the lives of three generations of Black women. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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400 years of the African American experience, told by a ‘choir’ of Black voices

Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain gather activists and scholars to write a group history. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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A Monumental and Rapturous New Anthology of Black American Poetry

“African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song,” edited by Kevin Young, contains an overwhelming amount of variety and history. Continue reading at The New York Times

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In ‘Luster,’ Young Black Women Feel Uneasy in a White American Home

Raven Leilani’s debut novel follows an interracial, intergenerational affair as it leads to an unusual redefinition of family. Continue reading at The New York Times

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A Nigerian American in Utah Strives to Be ‘A Particular Kind of Black Man’

Tope Folarin’s debut novel is all at once a search for identity, an immigrant story, and a bildungsroman. A Particular Kind of Black Man follows Tunde Akintola, a Nigerian American in a small town in Utah. Torn between the culture of his Nigerian parents, and the white Mormon culture of Utah,... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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James Baldwin’s Beautiful, Complex Vision of Black American Childhood

When Tejan Karefa-Smart asked his uncle, James Baldwin, “When are you going to write a book about me?” he may not have expected his Uncle Jimmy to follow through so quickly. Baldwin’s only children’s book, Little Man, Little Man, which was published in 1976, chronicles a day in the life of three... Continue reading at Slate

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Sean Spicer's book is 'a bumbling effort at gaslighting Americans'

During his brief, comic stint as White House press secretary, Sean Spicer had a special, up-close view of President Trump. In his memoir, "The Briefing," he portrays a president who may seem foreign to many Americans. In Spicer's telling, Trump has a "deep vein of compassion and sympathy." He is... 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

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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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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

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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’

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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

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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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Snapchat Rolls Out Black Excellence Bitmoji, Creative Tools, Lenses for Black History Month

Snapchat is marking Black History Month with a host of in-application features and tools honoring the theme of Black excellence. Snapchatters will have access to Bitmoji, creative tools and lenses highlighting the creativity of Black artists and lens creators on the platform. Black History Month... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Black Futures Co-Creators to Guest-Curate Facebook App’s Lift Black Voices Section

Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham, co-authors of visual anthology Black Futures, will become the first-ever guest curators of the Lift Black Voices section in its flagship mobile applications. Starting Monday and lasting for three weeks, they will personally select collections of dialogues, essays... Continue reading at AdWeek

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