Baseball’s Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy Jules Tygiel Oxford University Press, 1983 ISBN 0-19-503300-0 In 1987, the Minnesota Twins won the World Series. During that pennant fever, I jumped on baseball’s bandwagon and never jumped off. I have deep seated memories of the sport from my youth: listening to the St. Louis Cardinals [….]
Sleepless Nights Norwood Holland Windmill Books Ltd. ASIN: B004P8JX4W — ♦ — Drew Smith has it all. By day, he’s a well-known Washington D.C. lawyer with a big house, a nice car, and an adventurist lifestyle. By night, his interest in ‘exotic dancers’ often leads to many club visits and passionate bedroom experiences. Unfortunately, danger [….]
x0 Sherrie Cronin Cinnabar Press ASIN: B007B5OLMA — ♦ — Though Lola and Somadina are hundreds of miles away from each other, they are as similar as they’re different. Lola is a geophysicist in America. She has a loving family – three kids and a husband – and a younger sister she is concerned about [….]
From 92nd Street Y: “So what if we were born up a creek and knocked flat with the paddle, if we ain’t got a pot to piss in and nowhere to put it if we did? Our situation is intolerable, but what’s worse is to sit here and do nothing. O yes. O mercy on [….]
Who Fears Death Nnedi Okorafor DAW Trade ISBN-10:0756406692 —♦— In doing research on Black/African-American Science Fiction authors, one name kept popping up – Nnedi Okorafor. I was excited to read Okorafor’s novel Who Fears Death because I had heard many positive comments about the novel. I was not disappointed. Okorafor’s novel takes place in a [….]
In celebration of Black History Month, we’ve gathered some newsworthy literary highlights from around the web, all of which that feature the artistry, achievements, and voices of African American poets, writers, and playwrights, as well as new books by and about some of the most influential leaders and thinkers of our time.
Via The Huffington Post: February 1 would have been Langston Hughes’s 111th birthday. In celebration of this legendary poet, author, and social activist, The Huffington Post has pulled together eight of his most powerful quotes on race, life and love. Nearly a century later, the author’s words still resonate and hold relevance today. Source