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”

Who Are We Pushing Out?

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Earlier this summer, I decided to check out an adult book fair in my town. I was ecstatic for a chance to walk down memory lane and go to a good old-fashioned book fair. We can go on a whole tangent as to why Scholastic book fairs were a spectacle for incomeContinue reading “Who Are We Pushing Out?”

Anticipated Books for August 2022

It’s that time of the month again! The first Tuesday of the month! Fresh books for a fresh month. New books will distract me from the fact that summer is nearly over 🥲 Mademoiselle Revolution by Zoe Sivak Release date: August 2nd Love me some historical fiction novels with Black women at the center! JournalContinue reading “Anticipated Books for August 2022”

Activism 101:“All *fill in the blank* Matter”

As first posted on theinclusionsolution.me The road to hell is paved with good intentions.   Many of us want to do good in the world. We want to elevate the voices of those who have been systematically silenced. We feel empathy with other people experiencing pain, and we don’t want others to experience the pain we haveContinue reading “Activism 101:“All *fill in the blank* Matter””

Books for Juneteenth

Happy Juneteenth! For those of you who don’t know about Juneteenth, you can read more here, but essentially Juneteenth is when the last of the enslaved people in the U.S. found out that slavery had been abolished. To me, freedom means the end of systemic racism and oppression against all people, but until then, weContinue reading “Books for Juneteenth”

Giving the Devil His Due: A Book Review

Giving the Devil His Due was a lot. This charity anthology is a collection of short stories compiled by the global, virtual organization that works to end violence against women called The Pixel Project. They are doing some cutting edge things and reimagining what nonprofits can look like and their efforts to mobilize communities. TheyContinue reading “Giving the Devil His Due: A Book Review”

Activism 101: Calling in Black

As first posted on The Inclusion Solution One day I was driving to work listening to Kiese Laymon’s audiobook version of his memoir Heavy. This was around my third day of listening, and while it was heavy (as the title suggests), I had not yet cried. Then all of a sudden, he shares a story about getting kicked outContinue reading “Activism 101: Calling in Black”

Self-Care Books for Activists

As activists, we work really hard. There is so much wrong with the world, and it is easy for us to get overwhelmed trying to do everything. Rest is revolutionary in a white supremacist, capitalist society. Pouring into ourselves for our survival is vital. Here are some of books we can read to help takeContinue reading “Self-Care Books for Activists”

Activism 101: When you feel like you have nothing else to give

We are living in times where we are expected to go back to normal after everything was changed by a global pandemic. Capitalism tells us that we must keep going back to producing in order for us to survive. That’s a big expectation. I’m not sure about y’all, but after giving to all the areasContinue reading “Activism 101: When you feel like you have nothing else to give”

Anticipated Books for January 2022

The first new books of the new year are here! I just love how they keep coming out with new Zora Neale Hurston writings. Her legacy continues. And some new poetry and fiction out too! And of course, new year, new growth with some enticing personal growth books I’m excited to check out. Here areContinue reading “Anticipated Books for January 2022”