Doing Toni Proud… Four Black Women Authors Speak

Toni Morrison can be proud of other Black American women authors’ unabashed portrayals of Black American people as honorable but flawed, saintly but imperfect, and whole but struggling in ways both certainly and only gently connected to racism. Continue reading

Holiday’s “God Bless the Child” and Morrison’s “God Help the Child”

The mantra of “God bless the child…” is actually Morrison’s most consistent answer to black women. Enjoy Holiday’s original version, as well as these covers. Continue reading

Toni Morrison’s New Novel is Out.

From Goodreads: At the center: a woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life; but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love until she told a lie that ruined the life of an innocent woman, a lie whose reverberations refuse to diminish . . . Continue reading

This Week in Black Women…

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Black women have begun 2015 with some big bangs… Continue reading