Celebrate Black History Month with these Amazing Reads!

In 1915, historian Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. After many years of sponsoring a “Negro History Week” during the second week of February, President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month in February 1976, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Today, Black History Month is “an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans, and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history.” For Black History Month, we would like to share some extraordinary and profound books written by African American authors in the last year. Continue reading “Celebrate Black History Month with these Amazing Reads!”


“Change requires intent and effort. It really is that simple.”

Roxane Gay, “Beyond the Measure of Men,” Bad Feminist

Roxane Gay is an essayist, writer, editor, public speaker, and professor. Gay has made a name for herself for her exemplary essay collections on feminism, namely works she featured in Bad Feminist. Some of her other works are fiction novels An Untamed State and short story collection Difficult Women.

Gay is also one of the writers for Marvel’s comic series Black Panther: World of Wakanda along with poet Yona Harvey, and together they are the first black women to be lead writers for Marvel.

In between books and tours, Gay shares her poetry, links various works,and shares her thoughts on a wide array of topics on her personal blog.