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    Mistaken Identity

    Melinda Robertson is an author, empowerment speaker and former teen mother. Her experience as a teen mother compelled her to write her first novel, Motherhood . . . What You Don’t Know! in an...

    Is Marriage for White People?

    “Over the past half-century, African-.Americans have become the most unmarried people in our nation. By far. We are the least likely to marry and the most likely to divorce; we maintain fewer committed and...

    ‘Rising Up from the Blood – A Legacy Reclaimed, a Bridge Forward’

    “I am proud and honored to be the great-granddaughter of Booker T. Washington. The day I went to my first Washington family reunion, I had no idea how dramatically my reality was about to...

    Michelle Obama Memoir is Next Pick for Winfrey Book Club

    By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama's "Becoming," already expected to sell millions of copies, now has the official backing of Oprah Winfrey. "This book is everything you wanted to know and...

    The Denzel Principle: Why Black Women Can’t Find Good Black Men

    “What do black women want? The truth? They are looking for Denzel Washington. They have been so thoroughly brainwashed, that black women don’t know what a good black man even looks like… The brothers...

    ‘Dear Ijeawele’ Offers Feminist Advice for Black Women

    After reading {Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions} by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, I believe that this is a mandatory read for women young and old. I gained a sense of freedom,...

    Cynthia McKinneyA 21st Century Gadfly

    “Elected six times to the House from the state of Georgia, Cynthia McKinney cut a trail through Congressional deceit like a hot ember through ash. She discovered legislators who passed laws without reading them…...

    ‘Raw Law: An Urban Guide to Criminal Justice’

    “I understand that it is really hard out there, when you target a community. I think of this generation as a generation of great swimmers left in an ocean. As you navigate your way...

    Author’s Corner: Fostering Resilience and Well-being in Children and Families in Poverty: Why Hope...

    Title: Fostering Resilience and Well-being  in Children and Families in Poverty: Why Hope Still Matters Author: Valerie Maholmes Release Date: March 2014 Dr. Valerie Maholmes devoted her career to studying factors affecting child developmental outcomes. She...

    Mimi’s Village and How Basic Health Care Transformed It

    “Mimi’s fictional village is like thousands of real villages in the developing world, where health care, especially among infants and children, is poor or uneven. As a result, every day, 21,000 children under the...

    Reader’s Corner

    Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work In this personal, descriptive tome, Haitian-born writer Edwidge Danticat shares her thoughts on art, immigration and living in exile. The book, inspired by Albert Camus’ lecture “Create Dangerously,”...

    Black Scholars Divided Over Censored “Huck Finn” Edition

    Black educators and scholars remain divided over the decision to purge the n-word from Mark Twain’s classic “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” The years of critical acclaim—and disdain—of the use of that and other...

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