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BOOK CORNER: Ambassador shares story in ‘Diversifying Diplomacy’

“Diversifying Diplomacy: My Journey from Roxbury to Dakar,” by Ambassador Harriet Lee Elam-Thomas, tells the story of her rise as a black woman from Boston’s inner city to being appointed U.S. Ambassador to Senegal. The ambassador was inspired by her husband, students and others to write her book. “All of these individuals convinced me that Read More…

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BOOK CORNER: ‘Kinky Coily’ is a book for black women who love their hair

The natural hair community is filled with video blogs but there are not many books that offer guidance to African-American women embarking on natural hair journeys. In “Kinky Coily: A Natural Hair Resource Guide,” Compton native Pamela Samuels Young provides a guidebook that will empower readers to discover and embrace the true beauty and versatility Read More…

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BOOK CORNER: Hip-hop, Obama and the 21st century

“Hip-Hop Ain’t Dead: It’s Livin’ in the White House,” by hip-hop fanatic Sanford Richmond, chronicles Barack Obama’s relationship with hip-hop culture throughout his presidency. The book also discusses how hip-hop sheds light on the current state of race relations in the 21st century through movements such as Black Lives Matter. Richmond believes hip-hop is the Read More…