Recently, I found out that my work is mentioned in a book that has been banned, in effect, from the schools in Tucson, Arizona. The anti-ethnic studies law passed by the state prohibits teachings that “promote the overthrow of the United States government,” “promote resentment toward a race or class of people,” “are designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group,” and/or “advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals.” I invite you to read the book in question, titled Critical Race Theory: An Introduction, so that you can decide for yourselves whether it qualifies.
‘The Root’ family offers this summer reading list. But why wait until summer?
Who says summer reading has to be fluff? There are so many recent titles and reprinted standouts tackling the black experience—in poetry, biography and works of fiction—that even the most voracious readers can barely keep up. Pack one of these to turn a trip to the pool into an inspiring escape, and get your sun with a side of substance. There are more where these came from, but this list will have you on track to read one a week between now and the end of beach season.
If you have ever known a person with chronic low self esteem, you will not find it hard to remember them. This is the person who was extremely manipulative, insecure and toxic.
- This Message Brought To You By Low Self Esteem (becomingcliche.wordpress.com)
- So What If You Are A shorty (halimbothman.wordpress.com)
- Chick lit ‘harms body image’, study finds (guardian.co.uk)
- Self esteem within the brothers? (samanddeanbrothersinarms.wordpress.com)
- Help breaking a cycle of destructive thinking and behavior? (ask.metafilter.com)
- Are you a woman who’s living her life feeling worthless and invisible? (moyorlayor.wordpress.com)
- 8 Suggestions for Strengthening Self-Esteem When You Have Depression (psychcentral.com)
- Take It From Me, Low Self-Esteem Is A WASTE Of Energy (jessicasimien.com)
Hattie, her men and her children — unmoored, lost and isolated — stumble through a joyless world where “talcum powder and hair grease and smoke fouled the air.” All are seeking a place for themselves, an identity to hang on to: sexual, spiritual, geographic, familial.
Gurrrl, You Just Have to Read This! The 2013 Clutch Reading Challenge
This is what happens when bookish black women start talking about good literature on a lazy holiday weekday. I asked folks on Twitter andFacebook to help me craft a list of 10 books by black women that everyone should read. Instead of 10, I got 100.
The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.
- 12 Restaurant Triumphs of 2012 – NYTimes.com (policyabcs.wordpress.com)
- Woman Is Held in Death of Man Pushed Onto Subway Tracks in Queens – NYTimes.com (policyabcs.wordpress.com)
- NYTimes.com Revs up for the New York International Auto Show with Sweepstakes and Special Section (motortrend.com)
- Chuck Close Uses Art to Inspire Students to Academic Success – NYTimes.com (artofscience.wordpress.com)
- commentary: from NYTimes.com – great article: Opting Out of Parenthood, With Finances in Mind – NYTimes.com (lifestyle30.wordpress.com)
- Why the Economy Needs Tax Reform – NYTimes.com (politicalbrian.wordpress.com)
- Signs of Changes Taking Hold in Electronics Factories in China – NYTimes.com (mikedaisey.blogspot.com)
- Small Bookstores Say They’re Thriving, Even Without Big Hits – NYTimes.com (drweb.typepad.com)