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The Adventures of the Untouchables
Posted by Victor Gillis, Jr. on August 30, 2016 at 1:36pm
*The following is an exclusive excerpt for of the upcoming young adult novel Got the Flow: The Hip-Hop Diary of a Young Rapper by Carlos Salinas*Hello!I am happy you are here and am looking forward to hearing feedback from each and every one of you…Continue
Started by Carlos Salinas May 30.
We hear and see so many degrading things about our women in the media that I felt compelled to do something about it. I've been posting videos, writing blogs, and now a SlideShare presentation - The Value of Women, Black Queens part 1 of "7 Types…Continue
Started by Kevin Dorival Jan 28, 2016.
Books in the Hood
By Emily Brady in Books, Featured Friday, May. 8 2009
When LaVerne Harris decided to open a bookstore in the South Bronx two years ago, she knew she it wasn't going to be easy. The area is known for a lot of different things -- urban blight, crime, poverty -- and a healthy book culture wasn't one of them.
But Harris, a 61-year-old primary school teacher who grew up on Simpson Street, was walking with some friends when she wondered aloud what it would take to put a bookstore in among the liquor stores, Laundromats, and take-out places.
Hip-Hop Lit Is Hot
February 11, 2008 by Kara Gebhart Uhl
Once limited to street-corner sales, hip-hop lit now can be found in major bookstores—and mainstream publishers are taking note.
From the Streets to the Libraries
Yolanda Degraff, a part-time employee, arranged books in the urban fiction area of the public library in Far Rockaway, Queens.
Gossip Girls and Ghetto Girls
Why are so many librarians—advocates of the uncensored right to read anything on all points of view—panic-stricken over teens reading street lit? As Amy Patee wrote in the July 2008 issue of School Library Journal, “There’s no getting around it: urban fiction forces many of us out of our comfort zones...