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Saturday Movie Review: Becoming

Becoming follows former first lady Michelle Obama as she travels across the country on a book tour of her memoir of the same name. It is a documentary that allows a deeper look into the former first lady and her life before, during, and after the White House. There are images from her youth andContinue reading “Saturday Movie Review: Becoming”

Wild Women and the Blues | Denny S. Bryce | Book Review

Wild Women and the Blues is a historical fiction story that paints a vivid picture of the 1920s jazz scene. It follows Honoree, a young Black woman, trying to make her way in Chicago. She is talented but also deeply flawed as a character. Her journey involves several steps forward as well as an equalContinue reading “Wild Women and the Blues | Denny S. Bryce | Book Review”

Team of Rivals | Doris Kearns Goodwin | Audiobook Review

Why did I listen to Team of Rivals? With today being Presidents Day, I wanted to have some sort of related post. When I started looking on Libby, I came across Team of Rivals. Abraham Lincoln was my fathers favorite president so automatically I thought of him. I also thought that the concept of thisContinue reading “Team of Rivals | Doris Kearns Goodwin | Audiobook 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”

Saturday Movie Review: Women Of The Movement

Women Of The Movement is a six part miniseries that follows the 1955 murder of Emmett Till and his mother Mamie’s fight to bring justice to his name. Emmett Till was a fourteen year old Black teenager from Chicago who was visiting family in Mississippi and was take one summer night never to be seenContinue reading “Saturday Movie Review: Women Of The Movement”

Angel of Greenwood | Randi Pink | Book Review

When I saw April’s video on TikTok all about the story I knew I was going to have to pick it up. Angel Of Greenwood is set in what was once known as Black Wallstreet in a section of Tulsa, Oklahoma. This area was the first known prosperous community for Black Americans. In this community,Continue reading “Angel of Greenwood | Randi Pink | Book Review”

Sisters in Arms | Kaia Alderson | Book Review

Sisters In Arms was another one of my Book of the Month picks. I was immediately drawn to the idea of learning more about the Six Triple Eight. I honestly had never heard of them before or if I had the information was very brief. So I began this book with an open mind andContinue reading “Sisters in Arms | Kaia Alderson | 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”

My Own Words | Ruth Bader Ginsburg | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Ruth Bader Ginsburg was such an iconic woman in American history. I was so saddened by her death and the events that immediately followed it. And I wanted to learn more about the woman that had helped change the course of American historyContinue reading “My Own Words | Ruth Bader Ginsburg | Audiobook Review”

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