Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper

Stars: 5 of 5 I love everything about this book. Eloquent Rage succinctly summarizes the beginning of the things that people who are not black women need to understand in order to start to understand the anger and rage that is attributed to them. I've run into a lot of the information here in other places... Continue Reading →

5 Books on Black Feminism

While feminism seeks the political, economic, personal, and social equality of all sexes and/or genders, it also recognizes that these things are also influenced by parts of ourselves that are not gender. Our level of equal treatment with those around us is also influenced by race, color, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity, caste, class or some... Continue Reading →

7 books for Black History Month

Last week, I posted 10 Memoirs for Black History Month, but there's more to celebrating Black History than memoirs, right? Here are seven books that address contributions or issues specific to African Americans. At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks... Continue Reading →

FF: Black Women making herstory

When I was a kid in school, I thought Black History Month was the only heritage month in existence. It's been great to see that others exist in the years since and to take the time to get a better look at the women involved. There are some women we hear about in school but... Continue Reading →

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 "Totally Appropriate for American Literature classes". I had a full on rant typed up but I had disgressed within it from simply wanting to point out other books that could have been included in... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Week – Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Every February my classmates and I were herded into assemblies for a ritual review of the Civil Rights Movement. Our teachers urged us toward the example of freedom marchers, Freedom Riders, and Freedom Summers, and it seemed that the month could not pass without a series of films dedicated to the glories of being beaten... Continue Reading →

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