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Colson Whitehead on the ‘incredible evil’ of the real school that inspired ‘Nickel Boys’ – the true story about black youth

July 18, 2019

By Carolyn Kellogg Two miles north of Interstate 10, a cool breeze ruffles the overgrown grass around the Dozier School for Boys. This is 2,200 miles east of Santa Monica, in Marianna, FL, where the air is filled with humidity. Grasshoppers sing and a jay swoops by, bright blue. The scattered buildings are picturesquely losing… [Read More]

Book honoring great women of color: Condoleezza Rice

March 21, 2019

I have the honor to introduce to our readers a woman who have left an indelible mark on the world . She was bold, smart, posed and remarkable. Condoleezza Rice. She is the first African American woman to hold the post of Secretary of State. She was the first woman to hold the post after… [Read More]

Books to build your personal library of inspiration

February 14, 2019

The President’s Bookshelf By Lynda Jackson Conyers For years, Nathan Conyers compiled lists of books which inspired him as a writer; that presented thoughts and experiences with which he believed everyone could identify with; and thereby gain insight, strength, and guidance. He thought that everyone should have their own library of spiritual, inspirational, and self-help… [Read More]

‘Strange Fruit Volume II’ by Joel Christian Gill

April 19, 2018

Apples, bananas, cherries, and oranges. Tasty things, available from an appropriate tree, perhaps even one in your back yard. But what’s the story about them? Who was the first brave soul to take a chance and take a bite? In the new book Strange Fruit Volume II by Joel Christian Gill, you’ll see that some… [Read More]