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Black Journalists Take Lessons From Elie Wiesel

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.15.2016 | Black Voices
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Sonari Glinton-Los Angeles Back in college, NPR reporter Sonari Glinton studied with the Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, who died this month at the ag...

3 Unforgettable Classics That Make Great Summer Beach Reads

Melanie Bishop | Posted 07.02.2016 | Books
Melanie Bishop

Looking for some great beach reads by women? Revisit these classics: Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper (1892); Kate Chopin's The Awakening (1899); and Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye (1970). All three books challenge contemporary thought for the time periods in which they were written.

Once Upon a Time, There Was Self-Loathing

Anneli Rufus | Posted 07.23.2014 | Books
Anneli Rufus

Is self-loathing -- or at least stark, scathing self-criticism -- a required personality trait for novelists? Well, it's certainly a useful tool for probing the depths of human possibility. Here are ten examples of bestselling novels whose characters struggle with low self-esteem.

School Leader Calls For Banning 'Pornographic' Toni Morrison Book

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 09.13.2013 | Books

Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye" has come under fire yet again. This time, the board of education president in Morrison's home state is criticizing...

Alabama Republican Calls On Schools To Ban Toni Morrison Book

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

An Alabama legislator who does not support efforts to repeal the sweeping U.S. education initiative known as the Common Core Standards says he believe...

Happy Birthday, Toni Morrison!

Posted 02.19.2013 | Black Voices

Happy birthday, Toni Morrison! Over the years the legendary author, who turns 82 today, has made a monumental contribution to literature. From her...

Toni Morrison: Building an American Home

Richard Z. Santos | Posted 07.03.2012 | Books
Richard Z. Santos

Searching for home -- for a safe place to rest your head, grow a family, and be part of a community -- occupies the heart of Morrison's body of work. How fitting then that her latest book has such a simple title: Home.

'The Bluest Eye' in a Brave New World

Stacia L. Brown | Posted 01.09.2012 | Black Voices
Stacia L. Brown

Cosmetic surgery is an oiled rope. You cannot grasp it and remain where you are. The moment you "correct" what you perceive as an "imperfection," you are on a slide.

Our Favorite Classic Outsiders In Literature

Posted 10.24.2011 | Books

You'd be lying if you were to say that never in your life did you feel like an outcast. Whether only for a few moments or maybe a few years, everyone ...

The Achilles Heel of the Kindle

Pamela Newton | Posted 06.06.2011 | Books
Pamela Newton

I am one of those book lovers unsettled by Kindles. But now I think I've finally spotted an actual weakness in the Kindle.

Happy Birthday, Toni Morrison: Remembering The Author On Her Special Day

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Today is Toni Morrison's 80th birthday. Born in Ohio, educated at Howard University and Cornell, Morrison's writing career started in earnest with her...