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Friday’s Forgotten Books: Tribal Screams by Owl Goingback

There are a number of short stories gathered in this horror collection, and they cover a wide range of subject matter. Like the best horror stories, they offer a mix of catalysts, problems and outcomes, and they are all distinct and captivating. Whether you’re reading about a young man who is doing something foolish in...

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Celebrating the Diaspora One Song at a Time: Music by Black Artists You May Have Missed in 2019: A Guide T-Z

The large body of music made by black creatives in 2019 covers any and every genre you can think of and ventures into uncharted territory hinting at directions that may lead to the future. From old blues heads to youngbloods carrying on the tradition; from walls of noise to dreamy bedroom pop; from the controlled chaos of free jazz to the smooth sounds of R&B. Black expression is alive, bold, and doing well.

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Celebrating the Diaspora One Song at a Time: Music by Black Artists You May Have Missed in 2019: A Guide: S

The large body of music made by black creatives in 2019 covers any and every genre you can think of and ventures into uncharted territory hinting at directions that may lead to the future. From old blues heads to youngbloods carrying on the tradition; from walls of noise to dreamy bedroom pop; from the controlled chaos of free jazz to the smooth sounds of R&B. Black expression is alive, bold, and doing well.

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Celebrating the Diaspora One Song at a Time: Music by Black Artists You May Have Missed in 2019: A Guide M-R

The large body of music made by black creatives in 2019 covers any and every genre you can think of and ventures into uncharted territory hinting at directions that may lead to the future. From old blues heads to youngbloods carrying on the tradition; from walls of noise to dreamy bedroom pop; from the controlled chaos of free jazz to the smooth sounds of R&B. Black expression is alive, bold, and doing well.

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Celebrating the Diaspora One Song at a Time: Music by Black Artists You May Have Missed in 2019: A Guide J-L

The large body of music made by black creatives in 2019 covers any and every genre you can think of and ventures into uncharted territory hinting at directions that may lead to the future. From old blues heads to youngbloods carrying on the tradition; from walls of noise to dreamy bedroom pop; from the controlled chaos of free jazz to the smooth sounds of R&B. Black expression is alive, bold, and doing well.

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Celebrating the Diaspora One Song at a Time: Music by Black Artists You May Have Missed in 2019: A Guide D-I

A-C|D-I|J-L|M-R|S|T-Z For Omar Higgins “We were a hundred different kinds of people, doing every little thing you could think of, and some things you’d never think about at all. “The variety in our lives was something else.” — Walter Dean Myers “I just wish it was OK for Black people, in general, to step outside...

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Celebrating the Diaspora One Song at a Time: Music by Black Artists You May Have Missed in 2019: A Guide A-C

The large body of music made by black creatives in 2019 covers any and every genre you can think of and ventures into uncharted territory hinting at directions that may lead to the future. From old blues heads to youngbloods carrying on the tradition; from walls of noise to dreamy bedroom pop; from the controlled chaos of free jazz to the smooth sounds of R&B. Black expression is alive, bold, and doing well.

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Friday’s Forgotten Books – Review: America Is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo

Review by Vanessa Rodriguez America Is Not the Heart by Filipino-American author Elaine Castillo debuted in 2018. Its title is a play on Carlos Bulosan’s semi-autobiographical novel, America Is In the Heart, published in 1946. Castillo’s narrative covers three generations of Filipina women from immigration under Marcos’ oppressive rule to living in the States clambering...

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Review: Crier’s War by Nina Varela

by Laila Winters Of all the books that were released in 2019, I was most excited for Nina Varela’s debut. Crier’s War is an LGBTQ+ novel that straddles the line between science fiction and fantasy, and it did not disappoint. It tells the story of Ayla, a human servant with the dire need to avenge...