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Black writers do not often get the opportunity to make their mark in the publishing world. The New York Times recently released a statement that of all the books published in the United States, only 11 percent are written by people of color. Despite these staggering odds, there is still a wealth of Black talent to…

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Children and young adults of color do not often see their stories reflected in literature. New York Times bestselling author Andrea Pinkney has dedicated the entirety of her career to changing that narrative. A four-time nominee for the NAACP Image Award and recipient of both the Regina Medal and Arbuthnot Honor Award, Pinkney is known…

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After the release of Ibram X. Kendi’s book How To Be An Antiracist in August 2019, numerous other Black writers have begun leading conversations about race and racism in America. Most recently is Emmanuel Acho with his book, Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man. In the book, Acho invites readers to lean into the discomfort of…

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COVID-19 may be the illness on everyone’s mind, but it is not the only epidemic ravaging the country. When youth activist, author and nutritionist Haile Thomas was a young girl, her father was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, a disease that — like the novel coronavirus — has disproportionately affected the Black community. Thomas’ family…

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With several states going on lockdown and the end of a long year creeping closer, reading a good book may be the perfect, relaxing past time this holiday season. In terms of representation, however, it can be very hard to find a place where one can actually find Black authors, Black books and artists that…

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The PlayStation 5 gaming console is flying off shelves faster than Sony can restock them. Insomniac’s latest Spider-Man video game may be the reason why.  “Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales” features many of the same things that made the original game for PS4, “Marvel’s Spider-Man,” good. Players will recognize the controls and mechanics of the previous…

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