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6 inspiring poets you should be reading year-round, not just during Black History Month

02.21.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

If you're the person who blurts out "I'm a poet and I didn't even know it," whenever anything related to poetry pops up in conversation, or if you've ever uttered the even more brazen of the well-worn poetry phrases — "Poetry is dead" — k... ...

7 new children’s and young adult books to read for Black History Month — and beyond

02.21.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Black History Month is almost over but there's never a bad time to introduce your child to books about black heroes and their contributions to American history.  It's no secret that kids' history classes tend to gloss over black history and usua... ...

Boston Police Union throws a tantrum over Black Lives Matter at school week

Boston's got a bad reputation when it comes to race. And unfortunately, much of it's deserved. Of course, there are people who are trying to fight and make a positive difference despite the segregation that's left the predominantly black neighborhoods behind in schooling and socializing. Which is why the Boston Teacher's Union ...

‘Black girl joy’ is at the heart of this new children’s picture book

02.05.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Breanna J. McDaniel hopes black girls will recognize themselves in her debut picture book Hands Up!. Even before they flip to the first page, they'll see a smiling black girl jumping on the cover.  "Unfortunately, you still don't see a ton of th... ...

14 books by black authors that are shaping our conversation about race

02.21.2018 · Posted in Technology Articles

Sometimes the best way to understand the world around us is to stop and pick up a book. That's certainly true of race and power in America. Whether it's through thoughtful essays, gripping fiction, or haunting poems, contemporary black authors have b... ...