In The Face Of The Sun | Denny S. Bryce | Book Review

Denny S. Bryce is quickly becoming one of my new favorite authors. I was captivates by her debut Wild Women and the Blues and now In The Face Of The Sun. Both stories are multigenerational tales involving African American families. In The Face Of The Sun follows Francine (Frankie) as she travels from Chicago toContinue reading “In The Face Of The Sun | Denny S. Bryce | Book Review”

Saturday Movie Review: Clotilda – The Last American Slave Ship

The Clotilda was a schooner owned by business man Timothy Meaher. In 1860, a bit was placed that slaves could be illegally smuggled into Alabama and put to work on his land. The voyage had multiple sponsors based on the south, and was commanded by Captain William Foster. It journeyed to Whydah, Dohomey in AfriciaContinue reading “Saturday Movie Review: Clotilda – The Last American Slave Ship”

Black Cloud Rising | David Wright Falade | Audiobook Review

Why did I listen to Black Cloud Rising? I came across Black Cloud Rising on Netgalley at the beginning of the month. Knowing my goal for this month was to read several books by black authors, I was quick to request it. I was also intrigued by the subject matter: the African Brigade. Thankfully IContinue reading “Black Cloud Rising | David Wright Falade | Audiobook Review”

Red At The Bone | Jacqueline Woodson | Book Review

Red At The Bone is less than 200 pages but holds such a poignant story. It involves two very different families who are brought together in an unexpected way. Opening in the year 2001, the families have come together to celebrate a coming of age ceremony; and being in such close proximity to reevaluate howContinue reading “Red At The Bone | Jacqueline Woodson | Book Review”

Lifting As We Climb | Evette Dionne | Book Review

Lifting As We Climb: Black Women’s Battle For The Ballot Box by Evette Dionne is such an important book. I am a student of women’s studies. I have my master’s degree in the field. However, I still feel like my knowledge is limited, and I am always looking for ways to add to it. MoreContinue reading “Lifting As We Climb | Evette Dionne | Book Review”

The Color of Law | Richard Rothstein | Book Review

The Color Of Law by Richard Rothstein gives the history of de jure segregation (segregation that existed because of local laws that mandated the segregation) in America. Using multiple examples, this text argues that anti-Black governmental housing policies have led to racially divided cities and suburbs. It is an eye opener regarding the humanitarian crimesContinue reading “The Color of Law | Richard Rothstein | Book Review”

Chasing the Four Winds

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A. A. MacConnell

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