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Beulah Jackson’s Banana Pudding Recipe

May 6, 2021

“Try this recipe and you will never use (jello) pudding mix ever again.” -Lynda Jackson-Conyers Yield: 8-10 servings 2/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup all-purpose flour Dash of salt 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 2 1/2 cups milk 4 large eggs, separated 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 (12-ounce) package vanilla wafers 6 large bananas 1/3… [Read More]

“Dear Black Girl: Letters from Your Sisters on Stepping Into Your Power” by Tamara Winfrey Harris

May 6, 2021

c.2021, Barrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. $16.95 / $22.95 Canada 185 pages There’s some mail for you. And it’s not the e-variety, either; it was brought by a human, carried down the street and left at your home. It’s in an envelope with a stamp, and the good news is that it isn’t a bill. It’s a… [Read More]

“The Jigsaw Man: A Novel” by Nadine Matheson

April 29, 2021

c.2021, Hanover Square Press $27.99 / $34.99 Canad 496 pages Finders Keepers. It’s all yours now, that cool, unique, surprise thing that suddenly turned up and you laid claim to it. What once was lost is yours now. Finders keepers, except, as in the new novel “The Jigsaw Man” by Nadine Matheson, what’s found is… [Read More]

How to stop discarded face masks from polluting the planet

April 22, 2021

By: Laura Parker Personal protective equipment is made of plastic and isn’t recyclable. Now it’s being found everywhere on earth, including the oceans. The solution isn’t complicated: Throw them away. Earth Day has revealed a new problem this year, according to National Geographic Magazine: discarded face masks are multiplying at an alarming rate, clogging landfills,… [Read More]

“We Are Each Other’s Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land, and Legacy” by Natalie Baszile

April 22, 2021

c.2021, Amistad $29.99 / $36.99 Canada 368 pages One little hole in the ground. That’s all it takes, as big around as your little finger, a pencil eraser, a coffee stirrer. A tiny fissure in the Earth, that’s what you need to grow dinner next week or next winter, flowers for your table, sustenance for… [Read More]

The History of Our First African American Mayors

April 15, 2021

By Tann vom Hove, Senior Fellow, City Mayors Research* Black Americans have become instrumental in US local government December 2020: It is thought that America’s first elected black mayors were Pierre Caliste Landry from Donaldsonville in southern Louisiana and Stephen Swails from Kingstree, South Carolina. Both men were elected in 1868, the year the 14th… [Read More]

“Bee Fearless: Dream Like a Kid” by Mikaila Ulmer

April 15, 2021

c.2020, G.P. Putnam $17.99 / higher in Canada 240 pages Sometimes, a thousand ideas buzz around in your head. You’re creative, and you like to invent things and come up with fun ideas. That might make you famous someday, and it might make you rich. And in “Bee Fearless” by Mikaila Ulmer, you’ll see how… [Read More]

This Week in Black History

April 8, 2021

April 8, 1974 – Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron hits 715 home run, surpassing Babe Ruth as the game’s all-time home-run leader. April 9, 1898 – Paul Robeson, actor, singer, activist, born. April 10, 1947 – Brooklyn Dodger Jackie Robinson becomes first African American to play major league baseball. April 11, 1966 – Emmett Ashford… [Read More]

“Comeback Season: My Unlikely Story of Friendship with the Greatest Living Negro League Baseball Players” by Cam Perron with Nick Chiles, foreword by Hank Aaron

April 1, 2021

c.2021, Gallery Books $27.00 / $36.00 Canada 272 pages Your teeth got a good workout. Yep, as a kid, you wanted those certain hard-to-find, favorite-player baseball cards but you didn’t want to be wasteful. Because you’d do anything to get the cards, you spent your change, hoped you’d be lucky, and you chewed a lot… [Read More]

88Nine Radio Milwaukee Presents Diverse Disruptors Podcast

April 1, 2021

A podcast about leaders who found their own way to innovate and did so with inclusion and accessibility at the forefront. http://radiomilwaukee.org/disruptors