A Black Women’s History of the United States

“Black women’s voices animate this book, as few can more effectively describe the complexities of their lives than Black women themselves.” —A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry & Kali Nicole Gross I recently finished this book, but like many of the books I have read this year, it’s onlyContinue reading “A Black Women’s History of the United States”

It’s Not All Downhill from Here

Thank you Random House #randomhousepartner for the review book. “Would you like some hot tea or does that make you feel like an old lady?” — It’s Not All Downhill from Here, Terry McMillan First off, great Auntie Lo (Loretha), I implore you and Jalecia STOP MAKING TEA USING THE MICROWAVE and dunking tea bagsContinue reading “It’s Not All Downhill from Here”

The Girl With the Louding Voice

“My cry is a soft wail, both a whipping and healing to my heart… until someone calls my name from afar, a sound that stops the wail so sudden, as if something snap off a rushing stream from the source of it.” The Girl With the Louding Voice My Dearest Adunni, Finding the words toContinue reading “The Girl With the Louding Voice”

Quicksand – Review

“But just what did she want? Barring a desire for material security, gracious ways of living, a profusion of lovely clothes, and a goodly share of envious admiration, Helga Crane didn’t know, couldn’t tell. But there was, she knew, something else. Happiness, she supposed. Whatever that might be. What, exactly, she wondered, was happiness. VeryContinue reading “Quicksand – Review”

Black No More – Review

Thank you to Penguin Classics for gifting this book to feature and review. “What, indeed, was fifty, sixty or seventy dollars when one was leaving behind insult, ostracism, segregation and discrimination?” There is much to discuss in the pages of this satire and I’m not sure if I’m ready.  But I want to give itContinue reading “Black No More – Review”