Book of the Month: ‘When the Reckoning Comes,’ by LaTanya McQueen

More than a decade ago, Mira fled her small, segregated hometown in the south to forget. With every mile she traveled, she distanced herself from her past: from her best friend Celine, mocked by their town as the only white girl with black friends; from her old neighborhood; from the eerie Woodsman plantation rumored to […]

Book of the Month: ‘Island Queen’ by bestselling author Vanessa Riley

Born into slavery on the tiny Caribbean island of Montserrat, Doll bought her freedom–and that of her sister and her mother–from her Irish planter father and built a legacy of wealth and power as an entrepreneur, merchant, hotelier, and planter that extended from the marketplaces and sugar plantations of Dominica and Barbados to a glittering […]

Book of the Week: ‘State of Emergency’ by Tamika D. Mallory

Activist Tamika Mallory declared a State of Emergency in her viral speech at a Minneapolis Press conference following the May 25, 2020 murder of George Floyd. The speech was called “the speech of a generation” by ABC News. Mallory’s new book, STATE OF EMERGENCY: How We Win in the Country We Built, includes Forewords by […]