The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.
The Color of Christ - What did Jesus look like? The many different depictions of Christ tell a story about race and religion in America. Edward J. Blum and Paul Harvey explore that history in their new book, The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America. The book traces how different races and ethnic groups claimed Christ as their own — and how depictions of Jesus have both inspired civil rights crusades, and been used to justify the violence of white supremacists.
Let’s Hurry or We’ll Miss the Public LynchingIn the late 19th and early 20th century, many books were developed in the United States and the United Kingdom to propagate the devaluation of Black people in their relative societies. Some of the books were so outrageous, comedian Bob Staake’s made ‘Let’s Hurry or We’ll Miss […]
Screenwriting: The Art of the First Draft with Hal Ackerman
Bringing The Light Into A New Day provides a scaffolding to understand the purpose, function, structure, process and transformative power of the rites of passage process. Our light is our heritage, a dynamic interaction of the past and future to create new solutions for our present. If we do not bring this light into the new day, then we doom ourselves to be cast in the faint light of others’ interpretations of “our” capabilities. How to bring this light? African-centered Rites of Passage!
365 Black: Nuggets of Wisdom has several of the "best" known quotations and many other powerful words. You will be moved to reflect, act, and grow. Whether you are looking for the perfect quote or wanting a thought of the day you have more than 365 quotes, sayings, and proverbs.
(PHOTO: A video from Boko Haram shows what is believed to be the missing Nigerian schoolgirls) West African leaders have agreed to work together to wage "total war" on Boko Haram, saying the Nigerian Islamist group had become a regional Al Qaeda that threatened them all. Nigeria, its neighbours - Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Benin - and Western officials met in Paris to flesh out a plan enabling them for the first time to share intelligence, coordinate action and monitor borders.