Sisters of the Yam: MGB Book Club

Our January 2023 book club pick! bell hooks never disappoints! Granted, this is only the second book I have read by bell hooks, but I am still blown away every single time. Even though this is the second edition of Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery, everything in this text is still veryContinue reading “Sisters of the Yam: MGB Book Club”

Take My Hand: MGB Book Club

As first posted on The Modern Green Book book blog Take My Hand  by Dolen Perkins-Valdez was published in such a timely manner. With the overturning of Roe. vs. Wade, essentially allowing states to outlaw and criminalize abortion, this book sheds light on the government getting involved in the regulation (and in this case coercive regulation)Continue reading “Take My Hand: MGB Book Club”

Last Summer on State Street: MGB Book Club

As first posted on The Modern Green Book book club Last Summer on State Street is about Black girlhood and what it means to lose your home. Set in the Robert Taylor Projects in urban Chicago, we get a glimpse of the lives of four friends, Felicia (“FeFe”), Precious, Stacia, and Tonya. They spend the summerContinue reading “Last Summer on State Street: MGB Book Club”

When the Reckoning Comes: A Book Review

As first posted on feministbookclub.com When the Reckoning Comes  by Latanya McQueen is not just another book about enslaved people. With the spirit of Get Out and the air of the cringey, contemporary, not-so-subtle racism, this book uses the power of memories and generational trauma to tell us a truly scary story. When the Reckoning Comes is about Mira, aContinue reading “When the Reckoning Comes: A Book Review”

Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? Review and Interview

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Book Review Yinka, Where is your Huzband? is such a delightful read! Set in South London, Yinka is a woman in her 30s who is still unmarried. Her British-Nigerian family is constantly asking about the whereabouts of her huzband, even going to such lengths as to praying publicly for her toContinue reading “Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? Review and Interview”

“Other Black Girls” and Racism in the Workplace

As first posted on The Inclusion Solution The book The Other Black Girl by Zakiyah Harris has mixed reviews. In one camp, people call it a slow read, even boring, unworthy of the classification “thriller.” Many of these negative reviews I have seen from Black women. When someone says “mixed reviews,” it is usually a lot ofContinue reading ““Other Black Girls” and Racism in the Workplace”

Book Recommendations: Believe Black Women

Happy Women’s History Month! I wanted to take the time and highlight some instrumental books written by Black women about their experiences with trauma and triumph. Black women are disproportionately affected by sexual and intimate partner violence. There are low rates of reporting to the police. Many times we suffer in silence. These are ourContinue reading “Book Recommendations: Believe Black Women”

Stacey Abrams: Put Some Respect on Her Name

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Stacey Abrams, the Queen of our times! You may know of Stacey Abrams as one of the gubernatorial candidates for Georgia back in 2018. She came to fame because she was the first Black woman to run in the state. She refused to concede and accused Brian Kemp of flagrantContinue reading “Stacey Abrams: Put Some Respect on Her Name”