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An important read about how much researching culture will only give you a portion of truth, history, and understanding.

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November 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

The African and Asian roots of White Australia

Originally posted on Media Diversified:
by Karen Williams I found the story of the Africans and Asians in Australia’s history as a loose thread, buried in a throwaway sentence about…

October 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Voices of Change: A New Series on the Brown Bookshelf

illustration by Vanessa Brantley-Newton “As we struggle to bridge the chasm and search for common ground, we must remember our strength, show our resilience and think of the children.” Those…

October 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

How to Warm Your Imagination Up for Metaphor

Originally posted on Read to Write Stories:
Sonya Huber’s essay, “The Lava Lamp of Pain” is included in her collection, Pain Woman Takes Your Keys and Other Essays from a…

May 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

We Are Here: Announcing The Honorees

“Where can I find black children’s books?” It’s a question asked by kids, parents, teachers, librarians and other readers. The Brown Bookshelf was founded a decade ago to advocate for more visibility and support and to…

January 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

GIVE ME BLACKNESS IN YA

Originally posted on CreatyveBooks:
Hello guys, I hope your New Year is going smoothly. To all my new followers I want ya’ll to know I’m Black. You know so there…

January 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

White Feminism & The School To Prison Pipeline

Originally posted on Mikki Kendall:
Sometimes, feminism needs a reminder of what it means to be a movement for the advancement of all women. This is particularly true when we…

December 21, 2016 · Leave a comment