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Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde was very angry and her writing in Sister Outsider is filled with this claim. She knew in order to rectify the problem, she needed to own it, declare it and confront it. 166 more words

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Afeni Shakur: Evolution of a Revolutionary by Jasmine Guy

I didn’t begin Afeni Shakur: Evolution of a Revolutionary with any expectations. I had my eyes on this title for a while because of knowing her as the mother of Tupac. 717 more words

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Spinning In Circles And Learning From Myself: A Collection of Stories that Slowly Grow Up by Tsara Shelton

The intent behind Spinning in Circles and Learning From Myself is directly in its title. The purpose (meaningful and personal) doesn’t stray from this regard. It is a collection of essays that… 219 more words

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If A Brief History of Seven Killings Was A Film, This Would Be Its Soundtrack

Winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize, A Brief History of Seven Killings, is a diverse body of work filled with more drama than the notorious 1983 film, “Scarface”. 412 more words

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pilgrimage to the land of poets - and spring peepers, while we're at it

i’m told tales of folks who slip their finery off their boudoir shelves, who tuck silks and satins into trunks and valises. i’m told they jet off to faraway places, wiggle their toes in pure white sands. 902 more words

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tender is the earth

i am submitting to the tilting of the earth. as the oozy patch of mud that is my very own fraction of acreage leans into the less-diluted rays of the great burning star that is the sun, pivot point of the universe, as adagio quickens, and feathered choristers raise their warbles by decibels upon decibels, i allow myself to be wrapped in the soft skeins of earth unfurling, earth letting loose its tight and clenched long-winter’s grip. 792 more words

The History of White People by Nell Irvin Painter

      Nell Irvin Painter‘s most recent text, The History of White People, dives deeply into the concept of race. With a solid foundation in the research, Painter attempts to find out when, why, where (and by… 204 more words

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