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”

“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”

A Book about a “Crazy” Black Woman

At first glance in Luster by Raven Leilani, Edie is a crazy Black woman, one of those where Black men and white women would easily call a “crazy bitch”. She is fueled by sex and wrapped up entirely in her own pain. Her train of thought was erratic and non sequitur, and darkly hilarious (hella dark). ThroughoutContinue reading “A Book about a “Crazy” Black Woman”