This was one of the monthly books I had to read for school and I fucking loved it. It’s a historical fiction plot of families living on the Virgin Islands and it spans over about 60 years.
It’s been a crazy month. My boyfriend’s family announced that they were coming to visit, which made us realize that our apartment doesn’t look like we’re adults in our 30s. We spent a few weeks redecorating and making upgrades with the furniture (like buying a dining table) and whatnot. It looks great now and we were…
Rude Negro made a really great point and since I’m not too sure about anything outside of California state, here’s a new post.
Yes, that is billion with a ‘b.’ Here is the story. I had originally wanted to write a big piece on it but that terrible New Zealand white terrorist attack took all my attention this weekend. I’m glad to see that New Zealand doesn’t fuck around with the lives and safety of their citizens and took zero time to implement…
This news broke this morning of a major scandal:
There’s a lot of fuckery surrounding this and the trolls are out in force on The Root. Feel free to talk about everything here and pass it onto others.
Are you into mystery genres? Check out these authors:
Inspired by recent events, today’s black excellence is Robert Tanner Freeman, the first professionally black dentist.
I love when writers read their own work and convey their own words in its true meaning. Lucille Clifton has a great poem titled,“won’t you come celebrate with me”
I’m catching up on missed episodes of Top Chef and in the Charleston season, they have an Edna Lewis elimination challenge. I’ve heard her name before but was not aware of the heavy influence that she has done for southern cooking. Apparently it wasn’t taken all that seriously in the past but Lewis changed that.
Check out YouTuber, Sosa. She recently started working in Silicon Valley as a software engineer. Sosa decided that documenting her journey would be a great “representation for girls, women, and poc who want to be engineers.”
During the Superbowl, a commercial aired that showed a young black woman doing some workouts and training with a voiceover. Here’s the commercial:
I found a list of short story collections by Black women:
I loved all the music everyone shared! I love discovering new music and y’all have good taste.
I apologize for disappearing. Some asshole guest came into job and got everyone sick. For serious. This person must have been running a fever along with bathing in their own shit and decided that going into a public place…
Hello Bowlers and Lurkers of The Salad Bowl!
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, he said that she’s hostile and that she’s made because he didn’t “return her call or something.”
Last summer, I discovered Lorn while listening to Chillwave on Pandora (if you like “relaxed” EDM, check out this station.) He’s an electronic artist whose genre of music is often referred to as “intelligent dance music.” (Sidenote: did y’all know that was a genre? It sounds so elitist.)
*This will not be limited to only black parents or the community. I’m black, my family is black, so these are my experiences. However, any person of color is free and welcome to join in. Discussion is encouraged.