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Netflix is celebrating the Black experience and sparking important conversations about race, representation and self-love with its new children’s show, “Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices.” Marley Dias, a 15-year-old activist, author and founder of the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign, serves as host and executive producer of the 12-episode series. “Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices” was created to amplify the power…

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From first-generation college graduate, to the first African American executive for the global, luxury automotive manufacturer — Porsche — Crystal Khalil is a true inspiration.  Khalil, who also an author, coach and trainer, knows the importance of sharing her success with others. As the co-founder, for Sister Diamonds, LLC, she is dedicated to uplifting women and…

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From teenage activist to a community leader, mother and author, Kim Johnson has always strived to make an impact. She received degrees from the University of Oregon and the University of Maryland, College Park. Johnson is a proud college administrator and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. She is now releasing her debut novel…

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Elizabeth Acevedo is a Dominican American author and poet. Her debut novel, The Poet X, won the 2018 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Her other books include Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths and With The Fire On High. We spoke with her about her latest tome, Clap When You Land, which is a novel-in-verse that details the grief and love…

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From teenage mother to accomplished attorney, Ruby Y. Davis knows all about hearsay. The Birmingham native is the founder of The Davis Law Group, LLC., a firm that primarily focuses on wrongful death and personal injury cases across Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Florida. We spoke with Davis about the inspiration behind her book Hearsay, which…

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