Yearning for escape? So is the heroine of Cara Black’s heart-racing new novel.

‘Three Hours in Paris’ follows an American sharpshooter as she tries to do the impossible: kill Hitler. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-04-16 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Nine black Hermiones, and 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' still won't talk race

As the Harry Potter play officially opens in San Francisco on Sunday, the production continues to sidestep a deeper discussion about casting. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-12-01 23:54:38 UTC ]
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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 Lumascape Compiles All Black-Owned Ad-Tech Firms in a Continuously Updating Chart

As the founder and CEO of digital media investment bank Luma Partners LLC, Terence Kawaja is a problem solver by nature. But earlier this summer, as Kawaja watched his news feed, he found himself hearing about problems that left him at a loss. He read about the killing of George Floyd and police... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2020-09-03 12:30:00 UTC ]
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Black Sands Entertainment Focuses on Books, Comics for Black Families

Founded by Manuel Godoy and his wife, Geiszel Godoy, this startup publisher focused on releasing comics, chapter books, and picture books aimed at black parents and their children. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-08-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Yomi Adegoke & Elizabeth Uviebinené | 'Just because something is by black women and about black women, that doesn't mean that it can't be mainstream'

A new, refreshing bible for young black women aims to speak to a demographic neglected by mainstream self-help. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon discounts the Kindle Paperwhite to $85 for Black Friday

If the pandemic has helped you rediscover the joy of reading, Amazon’s latest Kindle deal may be exactly what you’re looking for. For Black Friday, the retailer has discounted the base 8GB Paperwhite with ads by $45 to $85. That’s the same price the... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2020-11-26 05:01:14 UTC ]
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The Stories We Become: On William Cash’s ‘Restoration Heart’

Cash’s memoir is the story of a man whose penchant for letters suggests a desire to hold on to the present. Sealing up the envelope means ending the letter; it means allowing our fantasies and stories to be finished, read, and judged. The post The Stories We Become: On William Cash’s... Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2020-11-23 17:00:48 UTC ]
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Danielle Evans’s Sublime Short Stories of Race, Grief, and Belonging

“The Office of Historical Corrections,” an extraordinary new collection of fiction, examines alienation and the phantasmagoria of racial performance. Continue reading at New Yorker

[ New Yorker | 2020-11-21 16:01:38 UTC ]
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Amazon's Kindle drops to $60 again in Black Friday sale

You can now start shopping for Black Friday deals on Amazon devices, and one of the first models you can get at a discount is the company’s Kindle e-reader. The latest version of the company’s basic e-reader is now on sale for $60, down $30 from its... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2020-11-20 11:45:42 UTC ]
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Race Consciousness: Fascism and Frank Herbert’s “Dune”

FASCISTS LOVE Dune: Denis Villeneuve’s film adaptation was highly anticipated on white nationalist sites such as Counter-Currents and the Daily Stormer. As soon as the trailer dropped, they began poring over it for signs of deviation from their pet interpretations of Frank Herbert’s 1965 science... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-11-19 18:00:46 UTC ]
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Atria Forms Black Privilege Publishing Imprint

Atria Books has created the Black Privilege Publishing imprint and named multimedia personality and author Charlamagne tha God to head the unit. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-18 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Yale University Press Launches Black Lives Series

In early 2022, Yale University Press will debut Black Lives, a series of brief biographies of Black individuals who profoundly shaped history. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-17 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Will Dutch library ban on 'Black Pete' books spell end for 'racist' festive tradition?

The portrayal of Santa’s Moor servant ‘Zwarte Piet’ is widely seen as offensive. Protesters applaud the decision to remove the character from children’s books Public libraries across the Netherlands are removing from the shelves children’s books depicting a black-faced Zwarte Piet, a side-kick... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-11-15 10:10:52 UTC ]
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Considering Malcolm X and the Perfect Black Man

Michael P. Jeffries reviews Les Payne and Tamara Payne’s book, “The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X,” in this week’s issue. In 1992, Michael Eric Dyson wrote for the Book Review about a select group of books that examine Malcolm X’s life. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-11-13 10:00:01 UTC ]
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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

[ The New York Times | 2020-11-10 20:51:39 UTC ]
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Watching the flames burn Notre Dame, the spiritual heart of France

Agnès Poirier offers a firsthand account of the 2019 fire along with the cathedral’s history. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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HarperCollins nets Quinn's Bletchley Park 'heart-stopper'

HarperCollins has bought a “heart-stopping” historical novel from New York Times bestseller Kate Quinn, following three female code-breakers at Bletchley Park. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-02 05:32:36 UTC ]
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Raven Leilani | 'I wanted to write a story about a young black woman who is unvarnished on the page'

"The first time we have sex, we are both fully clothed, at our desks during working hours, bathed in blue computer light.” So begins Luster, the extraordinary début novel from American author Raven Leilani, which has caused a sensation in the US and deserves to do the same here. The... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-01 23:03:04 UTC ]
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Easing the Path for Black Book Designers

Dominique Jones has long been the only Black designer on her team. Enter Black Book Designers, which Jones founded this summer as a way to reach other designers in publishing who shared her isolation. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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