Reflections of a “Well-Read Black Girl”
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Reflections of a “Well-Read Black Girl”

I recently started listening to Glory Edim's anthology Well-Read Black Girl on Audible. The book derives its title from Edim's book club, which spawned into an organization with national chapters and a festival that takes place in Brooklyn annually. For the book, she asked renowned, black women authors in all genres of literature to write essays based on the question:…

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Can I touch your hair?

So Un-ruly.com is hosted a "You Can Touch My Hair" event in NYC's Union Square Park on Saturday, June 8 from 2-4pm. The event was a response to the question, "Can I Touch Your Hair?" that many black women are asked about their hair styles and textures. Antonia Opiah, the founder of Un-ruly.com conceived this event after an interaction she…

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“What can be said about an artist who makes it his life’s work to complete a project and then passes when that work is done?”

"For the songs, rituals and folklore that were lost in slavery's middle passage, his plays are those forgotten songs remixed for the struggles of adapting to these shores" Playwright/director/actor Chadwick Boseman, who recently portrayed Jackie Robinson in the movie 42, wrote an article for the LA Times about the playwright August Wilson. Wilson's legacy, the thing he set out to…

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