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Mia McKenzie’s Open Letter to Quvenzhane Wallis

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Writer Mia McKenzie gives us a beautiful antidote to @the Onion’s vile attack on the 9-year-old girl

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GOOD READ: Rapper Kendrick Lamar & the Black Literary Tradition

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m4s0n501 Cultural critic Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah connects the dots for us.

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For The Love of Books

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It’s Valentine’s Day. Why not a bouquet of literary love?

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The Q&A: Author Emily Raboteau

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@emilyraboteau discusses her new book & the eternal quest for Zion

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Even Jamaica Kincaid Can’t Escape It: What Black Writers “Should” Write About

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Her new novel just out, the acclaimed writer speaks her mind

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ABOUT TOWN: Premiere of Children’s Musical “Show Way” — January 19

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A musical adaptation of the story of a seven generation daughter-to-daughter tradition.

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Adventures In Cynicism

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What gets rewarded in our culture? Generally it’s stories about the hopelessness and adversity of black life.

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Happy Birthday, Zora

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Her birthday was actually yesterday, but it’s never too late to honor the queen of progressive black literature.

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Wilkerson: Mathis’ “Hattie” Is Not “The Grapes of Wrath” for Black Folks

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An expert on the Great Migration trains her eyes on an Oprah Book Club favorite.

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