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The Free Amplify Libraries Highlight BIPOC Authors And Anti-Racist Texts

The Free Amplify Libraries Highlight BIPOC Authors And Anti-Racist Texts

Amplify Library, via @amplifylibrary Inspired by the Little Free Libraries around the globe, Amplify Library is a new progressive concept…
Kaitlyn Greenidge On Her Novel ‘Libertie’ And Exploring The Definition Of Freedom

Kaitlyn Greenidge On Her Novel ‘Libertie’ And Exploring The Definition Of Freedom

In an interview with Kukuwa Ashan of Electric Lit, Kaitlyn Greenidge discusses her recently released novel, Libertie––one of JARO’s most…
Octavia E. Butler’s ‘Kindred’ Is Being Adapted By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins For FX

Octavia E. Butler’s ‘Kindred’ Is Being Adapted By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins For FX

FX has ordered a pilot for Octavia E. Butler’s 1979 classic novel Kindred, which will be written and produced by…
Nancy Johnson On How Race And Class Influenced Her Debut Novel ‘The Kindest Lie’

Nancy Johnson On How Race And Class Influenced Her Debut Novel ‘The Kindest Lie’

Nancy Johnson’s debut novel The Kindest Lie, officially released today, is an exploration of motherhood, race, and class. Featured on…
Eric Jerome Dickey, bestselling novelist, dead at 59

Eric Jerome Dickey, bestselling novelist, dead at 59

NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Jerome Dickey, the bestselling novelist who blended crime, romance and eroticism in “Sister, Sister,” “Waking…
JARO Reading List: Books By Black Authors On Our Radar In 2021

JARO Reading List: Books By Black Authors On Our Radar In 2021

  There have been a plethora of distinguished books throughout 2020 (view this year’s reading list here), allowing us to…
Yusef Salaam writing memoir about his wrongful imprisonment

Yusef Salaam writing memoir about his wrongful imprisonment

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the five teens wrongly imprisoned for the assault on a Central Park jogger has…
Listen To Excerpts From President Obama’s New Memoir ‘A Promised Land’

Listen To Excerpts From President Obama’s New Memoir ‘A Promised Land’

Former President Barack Obama’s latest memoir A Promised Land hits shelves today, November 17th. The transparent memoir details Obama’s political…
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