Waking up Alive: What I Learned After Surviving My Suicide Attempt

By Kasey Woods Reprinted from My Manic Memoirs I’m a terrible suicide survivor. Or at least that’s what it felt like. Close to three months ago as a result of life’s inertia and an overpowering feeling of losing control, I made the impulsive and life altering decision to end my …

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Black Best-Selling Novelist’s Newest Book Reaffirms Resiliency

By Nicole D. Hayes Celebrating the 20th anniversary this year of her national bestselling novel, Tumbling, Diane McKinney-Whetstone returns to her Philadelphia roots to bring us a new Black historical novel.  Set in 19thCentury post-Civil War era, it is laced with secrets, love, loss, and healing that intersect at the …

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Lost Herstories: Black Pin Up Models & Understanding Black Female Sexuality

In recounting the stories of women in history, there’s a segment of women whose stories we don’t often get to hear about. We learn about women’s suffrage history, how Black women like Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth defiantly fought against slavery and for visibility, or about the strides Black actresses and noted …

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Spring Reading List: Top Five Books Every Woman Should Read

By Desiree Anderson     Some books have a way of altering your life without you even realizing it. Over the past few years, I myself have changed tremendously from a young girl trying to figure out what the next step in her journey is, to an ambitious young woman …

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Toni Morrison Discusses Her Awesome Writing and Race with Stephen Colbert

Pulitzer and Nobel prize-winning novelist and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Toni Morrison appeared on The Colbert Report last night, for a spirited and insightful chat with host Stephen Colbert. Morrison spoke about her most notable works, admitted that she never reads her books after she completes them, then gave …

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Meet The Wiblets: Demanding Dudley, Children’s Book Review

As parents, teachers and mentors to young children, there’s always a need for a myriad of learning tools to teach children and cultivate their young minds. Useful and age-appropriate television programs, flash cards, or even toys are popular ways to guide children so they grow up to become self-assured, conscientious …

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Prudence Crandall’s Legacy: Stowe Center to Host Author Talk & Book Signing with Donald E. Williams Jr.

via Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Tuesday, October 7, at 7pm, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and Mark Twain House & Museum present an Author Talk & Book Signing with State Senator Donald E. Williams, Jr., author of Prudence Crandall‘s Legacy: The Fight for Equality in the 1830s, Dred Scott, and Brown v. Board of …

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