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What is Afrofuturism? An English Professor Explains

By Julian C. Chambliss, Michigan State University The new sci-fi musical “Neptune Frost,” set in a Rwandan village constructed with computer parts, tells the story...
book author Amanda Gorman

2021 in Books: `Everything feels magnified’

Books and authors mattered in 2021, sometimes more than the industry wanted. By Hillel Italie, AP National Writer A 22-year-old poet became a literary star. The...

After the rediscovery of a 19th-century novel, our view of black female writers is...

By Gretchen Gerzina, University of Massachusetts Amherst In 2012, I was in the United Kingdom working on a follow-up project for my books “Black London”...

Racial Diversity In Children’s Books Grows, But Slowly

By CHRISTINE FERNANDO Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) _ In the world of children's books, villagers can protect their water from a black snake, dark skin is...

TV’s Growth Is a Boon for ‘Diverse Voices’ Among Novelists

By Lynn Elber, Los Angeles, AP Growing up an avid reader, Kwana Jackson knew where to look for romance novels with Black characters: Segregated in...