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Education

Elementary school commemorates 100th day of school with kickoff event for “Men of Frederick Douglass”

February 26, 2016

ABOVE PHOTO:  Students of Frederick Douglass Mastery Charter Elementary School greeting members of Temple University’s Football Team Group of over 100 professional men of color, including doctors, lawyers, politicians and many more, participate in a program designed to inspire students during Black History Month The 100th day of school at Frederick Douglass Mastery Charter Elementary…

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The 24th Annual African American Children’s Book Fair held at CCP Feb. 6

January 29, 2016

  The 24th Annual African American Children’s Book Fair will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2016, from 1-3 PM, at Community College of Philadelphia, 17th and Spring Garden streets, Philadelphia, Pa. The event is free and open to the public. The African American Children’s Book Fair is one of the oldest and largest single-day…

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The Ten Best Black Books of 2015

December 31, 2015

By Kam Williams 1. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates 2. Black Male Frames African-Americans in a Century of Hollywood Cinema, 1903-2003 by Roland Leander Williams, Jr. 3. The Face That Changed It All A Memoir by Beverly Johnson 4. America The Black Point of View by Tony Rose 5. After the Dance…

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African American writers offer readers their all-time literary favorites

April 5, 2015

ABOVE PHOTO:  Sonia Sanchez By Karen E. Quinones Miller I recently asked a college student who were his favorite Harlem Renaissance writers. The young man thought for a moment, and then answered Langston Hughes. When I prompted him to name another writer from the era, he screwed up his face and said, in a questioning…

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Taking the Lead

January 17, 2015

What does Civil Rights leadership look like in the 21st Century? That depends on whom you ask. By Denise Clay In the 1950s and 60s, picking out the leaders of the fight for Civil Rights was pretty easy, and, at least from a media perspective, centered on one man, The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King…

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Join a writing group!

December 14, 2014

ABOVE PHOTO:  Philadelphia attorney, Theresa Brunson, member of the Eveningstar Writer’s Group (L) and Diane McKinney-Whetstone (R.) By Karen E. Quinones-Miller One of the questions I’m asked most often when out on the lecture circuit or out on a book tour is: What advice would you give for aspiring authors?  My answer is always the same….

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By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, though increasingly conservative in makeup, rejected the latest...

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