Category Archives: Books

Monday Open Thread | “Roots” 40th Anniversary Week

This Week 3 Chics highlights the groundbreaking Mini series Roots. Last month marked the 4oth Anniversary of “Roots.” Based on the book, Roots: the Saga of an American Family, by Alex Haley. We’ll feature selected scenes from the movie. As … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | James Baldwin Week

BALDWIN’S NIGGER – James Baldwin and Dick Gregory Baldwin’s Nigger 1 of 3 Baldwin’s Nigger 2 of 3 Baldwin’s Nigger 3 of 3

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Tuesday Open Thread | James Baldwin Week

Today’s James Baldwin’s feature is The Fire Next Time.” The Fire Next Time is a 1963 book by James Baldwin. It contains two essays: “My Dungeon Shook — Letter to my Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of Emancipation,” and … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | James Baldwin Week

Happy Monday, Everyone. This week’s featured artist is Mr. James Baldwin. We’ll look at some of his most acclaimed writings, essays, novels, and TV/radio addresses. James Baldwin was an essayist, playwright and novelist regarded as a highly insightful,    iconic writer with … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | Toni Morrison Week

Hapy Thursday, Everyone! Hope you’re enjoying Toni Morrison week! Today’s featured novel…. Beloved is a novel by the American writer Toni Morrison. Set after the American Civil War (1861–1865), it is inspired by the story of an African-American slave, Margaret … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Toni Morrison Week

Happy HUMP day, Everyone! Today’s novel…. SULA Plot summary[edit] The Bottom is a mostly black neighborhood in Ohio. A good white farmer promised freedom and a piece of Bottom land to his slave if he would perform some very difficult … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Toni Morrison Week

Today’s featured novel… The Bluest Eye Wiki:  The Bluest Eye is a 1970 novel by American author Toni Morrison. It is Morrison’s first novel and was written while she was teaching at Howard University and raising her two sons on … Continue reading

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