Baseball’s Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy by Jules Tygiel

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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 [….]

Celebrating Black History Month: Sleepless Nights by Norwood Holland

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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 [….]

Celebrating Black History Month – LitStack Review: x0 by Sherrie Cronin

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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 [….]

Celebrating Black History Month: Rita Dove – On the Bus with Rosa Parks

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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 [….]

Celebrating Black History Month: LitStack Review – Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor

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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 [….]

Black History Literary Highlights

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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.

Celebrating Black History Month: (Link) 8 of the Most Powerful Langston Hughes Quotes

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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