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As I enhance my education.....

Inspired by A Raisin in the Sun and America’s Women, I’ve added two new shelves. They are “Totally Appropriate for American History classes” and “ 142 more words


July – This Month In Black American History

By Guest Blogger Yahtzeebutterfly

Each month, Yahtzeebutterfly writes a This month in Black American History.  Throughout the month, she updates in the comment section.  Your contributions and discussions are welcomed. 563 more words

Black History Month

Juneteenth 2016

Last year, in the wake of the Charleston massacre, I invited the family over for a Juneteenth dinner. Normally, I have misgivings about anything that might look like appropriation, especially when it comes to holidays, but this seemed like an exception to whatever rules I might have otherwise imposed on myself: 1,459 more words

American Foodways

Faculty talk African American literature, diverse businesses

Originally published Feb. 22, 2012

Some in the U.S., like the University of Chicago’s Kenneth Warren, believe contemporary African American literature no longer exists since black American writers are no longer united by or protesting against an all-encompassing struggle like they were before the 1970s… 336 more words


A real honour

I am a big believer that everyone we come into contact with, we do so for a purpose. As the saying goes – some for a reason, some for a season. 674 more words

Pride and humanity

Recently there’s been a fuss on Twitter over a hashtag celebrating “Heterosexual Pride Day”. Honestly I don’t see anything inherently wrong with the concept itself, but from what I understand there is frustration directed at it partly because people happen to celebrating it during Pride Month. 658 more words

Society And Culture

African Saints & Feast Days


Why observe the African Saints?  Every Christian community and nation celebrates its ancient heroes of the faith.  St. 665 more words

African Orthodoxy