Imagine that you are lured, captured, abducted, thrown into a cold basement and left in an unknown environment for 10 years. You hope your family and friends are looking for you but quickly understand that they are not. That was the existence of Michelle Knight, one of three young women kidnapped in Cleveland, Ohio by Ariel Castro. […]Read More from Finding Me
August 2 is the 90th anniversary of the birth of novelist, playwright and essayist James Baldwin. He was a friend and mentor to many icons in the creative and literary world, such as Maya Angelou, Marlon Brando and Ossie Davis. He wrote with passion and depth, taking on social issues such as Christianity, homosexuality and […]Read More from James Baldwin, August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987
Let’s face it, fashion is everywhere. Chicago Public Library subscribes to all the major fashion and style magazines but more than that, there are countless books on the subject. Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible chronicles Western fashion and gives a history lesson on garments from the caveman to the present, but insists that it’s not all […]Read More from Do You Have a Passion for Fashion?
Angel of Harlem by Kuwana Hausley is the biography of Dr. May Edward Chinn. She was the first African American woman to graduate from Columbia University and Bellevue Hospital Medical College and to intern at Harlem Hospital. This is a significant accomplishment in and of itself, however, the story told by Kuwana Hausley and characterized as a […]Read More from Notes on “Angel of Harlem”
This is by no means a book review. Also, I am not a fan of people telling others that they should read a certain book or see a particular movie, however, as I began reading this book I wanted to do just that. The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson, is very profound and […]Read More from The Warmth of Other Suns