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Detroit - Film Review (2017)

About – A fact-based drama set in 1967 Detroit, US. Riots spread across the city for equal justice and equality. When a group of rogue police officers respond to a ‘shooting’ with retribution rather than justice on their minds. 339 more words


Remembering Hurricane María

Last night the sky tumbled down
The ocean covered the island
Maria came like a thief in the night
She swallowed us whole
stealing homes and hope… 192 more words

#ThursdayReads: Jenifer Lewis

Jenifer Lewis is one of Hollywood’s most familiar faces, with more than 300 appearances in film and television. Dubbed a “national treasure” by TV Guide.com, Jenifer stars on the hit show Black-ish (ABC), where her hilarious portrayal of “Ruby Johnson” earned her a nomination for the 2016 Critics Choice Award. 276 more words


10 Poems by African-American Poets Poems by African-American poets, including Gwendolyn Brooks, Kwame Dawes, Rita Dove, Langston Hughes, Tyehimba Jess, Kevin Young, and more.

As Langston Hughes pointed out in his famous essay “200 Years of American Negro Poetry,” “Poets and versifiers of African descent have been publishing poetry on American shores since the year 1746 when a slave woman named Lucy Terry penned a rhymed description of an Indian attack on the town of Deerfield, Massachusetts.” 114 more words

Please support the UNCF's 1st Annual New Jersey 5K Walk/Run for Education

Please support and donate! If you can’t walk with the team please donate $5 or $10 to help our black youth go to college!

Join us at the 1st Annual UNCF New Jersey Walk/Run for Education in partnership with The KAT Team Foundation as we raise money to help students get to and through college! 16 more words

African American

Zora and Carrie have more adventures in Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground

Zora and Me: The Cursed Ground, by T.R. Simon (Sept. 2018, Candlewick), $16.99, ISBN: 9780763643010

Ages 10-14

Is it any more perfect that the latest installment in a series starring a young Zora Neale Hurston is out right before Banned Book Month? 497 more words

Tween Reads

Introducing Ballet in the City Scholarship Recipient Marjá S. Miller

In 2015, Ballet in the City founder Jessica Wallis and Misty Copeland founded the Ballet in the City Scholarship (formerly the Misty Copeland Scholarship) to provide opportunities for African American dancers. 1,523 more words