Art After Trump

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Well-Read Black Girl is co-hosting “Art After Trump“, a gathering and marathon-style reading at Housing Works Bookstore on December 15th. In 2017, WRBG will find new ways to expand our mission in the wake of the election. Now more than ever, we need to create safe spaces for discourse & community…

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To the First Lady, With Love

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Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in Literature. I pondered the committee’s decision and found myself thinking about folk singer Odetta Holmes and Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o. Zadie Smith has a new book! Plus, a final love letter to Michelle Obama.

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Why The Mothers is a must-read

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I woke up this morning excited because I knew everyone would be celebrating Brit Bennet’s debut, The Mothers. THE WOMAN HAS TALENT. The story begins with Nadia and Luke, who fall in love as teenagers. What happens next will leave you wanting to call Brit directly. Like GIRL, what is…

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How Nikki and Nina continue to inspire us

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When I find myself overwhelmed with the world, I read poetry. Stanzas have a peaceful quality. Poems remind me that words can be concise without Twitter’s 140 character limit. Without question, my favorite poet is Nikki Giovanni. She was recently interviewed about her relationship with the legendary musician Nina Simone….

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