Independent bookstores across the US have found themselves in the crosshairs of the unabating controversy over American Dirt, with some booksellers debating how they should promote the novel, and redistribute
When Antonio Reliford was a child in New Jersey, he and his family did what a lot of African-American families did when it came to vacations: They hit the road to visit relatives in the South. But this
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As the storm surrounding Jeanine Cummins’ “American Dirt” continues to gather force, especially after a photo emerged on Twitter of a book party festooned with barbed-wire centerpieces, detractors have
“How many times as black men have we heard something before and had to bite our tongues?” DeRon Cash, his tattooed forearms resting on his knees, curled a paperback revered by the late Nipsey Hussle in
The first thing I learned about shopping after moving to Texas from the Caribbean was this: Go to Goodwill. When I needed my first hoodie, I went to Goodwill. When the carpet in my tiny studio got dirty,
“Come with me this morning to the church within our hearts, where the bells are always ringing, and the preacher whose name is Love — shall intercede for us!” Four months before her twentieth birthday,