Afro-Bougie Blues by Lauren Wilson: Book Review

Potentially Sensitive Topics: Abortion, Alcoholism, Domestic Violence, Mental Health This short story collection was a quick and fun read that explored the lives of everyday Black folks. One thing I love about us as Black folk is that we find new and creative ways to be our authentic selves every day. We are culture creatorsContinue reading “Afro-Bougie Blues by Lauren Wilson: Book Review”

Making A Scene: A Book Review

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Making A Scene by Constance Wu is a memoir that showed what it means to fight to be seen in a world that renders you invisible. I don’t mean this in the sense that Constance Wu is seeking attention, and this is why she became an actress. What I got fromContinue reading “Making A Scene: A Book Review”

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”

The Survivalists by Kashana Cauley: Book Review

To what lengths would you go to prepare for the end, whatever that means to you? This is one of the most interesting books I have read in a long time. I was instantly sucked into Aretha’s life and descent from NY lawyer on the partner track to doomsday prepper. I felt like I wasContinue reading “The Survivalists by Kashana Cauley: Book Review”

Best Fiction of 2022

Like every year, I was super disappointed by the winners of the GoodReads Awards. Another year of publishing showing that they don’t do their due diligence promoting diverse books and diverse authors. Here is my own favorites of 2022 list! Reading break down Every year, I like to take a look at the books IContinue reading “Best Fiction of 2022”

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”

If Beale Street Could Talk: MGB Book Club

If you like Tayari Jones’s An American Marriage, you will enjoy this classic by James Baldwin. Tish and Fonny are in love and have a baby on the way. The only thing in their way is Fonny’s incarceration. If Beale Street Could Talk is a portrait of Black Urban life, a love story between Black people and theirContinue reading “If Beale Street Could Talk: MGB Book Club”

Operation Mom: A Book Review

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Operation Mom: My Plan to Get My Mom a Life… and a Man by Reenita M. Hora took me by surprise. As I read the synopsis, I thought it was going to be a zany adventure where the reader watches Ila’s mother go on a series of dates to distract herContinue reading “Operation Mom: A Book Review”

Black Skinhead: Book Review

Going into Black Skinhead: Reflections on Blackness and Our Political Future by Brandi Collins-Dexter, I already knew there was such a thing as Black Republicans. I knew that there are limitations to the Democratic party and racism runs rampant among many white liberals. What I didn’t know was how much diversity there really was amongContinue reading “Black Skinhead: Book Review”