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New children’s book celebrates black inventor
Thursday, February 20, 2020
The Adventures of Pook and Boogee: The Boys Meet Mr. Jones By Eric R. Anderson Jolted through time at the touch of a red button, gifted brothers Pook and Boogee embark on problem-solving quests spurred on by their enthusiasm for science and engineering. The series highlights lesser known yet influential historical figures beginning with accomplished black
‘The Photograph’ develops nicely into a fine film
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
At your local movie theater, there’s something increasingly rare: A soulful and adult romantic drama in “The Photograph.” Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield star as tentative, would-be lovers in modern-day New York. He’s a magazine writer on an assignment and she’s a museum curator. They first connect over a photograph of her
Friday, February 14, 2020
In Baltimore By Lamont Lilly in baltimore if you’re black they’ll just sprinkle some crack on you and call it a day call it legal call it justice and call an arrest and then when they’re taking your black ass in to the county jail they’ll call the media call the press call the newspapers so they can call you crazy
New book explores role of black beauty queens
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Black Beauties: African American Pageant Queens in the Segregated South By Kimberly Brown Pellum The History Press, $27.99 HC Four global pageant titles are currently held by women of African descent. While the world is celebrating the well-deserved representation, Pellum is taking a deep dive into what pageantry has meant to the African American culture
NCCU exhibits works by Bryan Collier
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
DURHAM – The works of Bryan Collier, author and children’s book illustrator, will be featured this spring at the North Carolina Central University Art Museum. This exhibition, curated by Christine M. Perry, art production specialist, consists of over 39 original works by Collier. The exhibit, “You Can’t Outgrow a Picture
BOOK: NC native releases new children’s book
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Zakiyyah’s Talking Flower Garden By Robyn Saleem-Abdusamad Omera Productions Saleem-Abdusamad, has been writing children’s books for years and is still brimming with creativity and inspiration. She’s passionate about their adventures, characters as well as her work, which is instrumental to her productivity. Abdusamad has written four

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SC State great named player of the year

Former South Carolina State great Javon Hargrave has been named the 2020 Black College Football