Playlisted
10 of the Best Black Audiobook Narrators to Listen To
From Bahni Turpin to Dion Graham, here are 10 of the best black narrators to listen to right now. Read now
Playlisted
Black American Lived Experiences
Black people are not a monolithic group. There are so many distinct backgrounds and experiences that make up who we are. But being Black in America can mean a number of different experiences that have a universal resonance. These memoirs show the depth and breadth of those experiences while touching on the nuances and connectivity of it all. Read now
Interview
The Unflinching Honesty in Elizabeth Acevedo's 'Clap When You Land'
National Book Award winner Elizabeth Acevedo holds no punches in her beautifully lyrical verse novel about two sisters who find each other over the loss of a father. Read now
Arts & Culture
Queer Black Voices
The 1969 Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in America, and was largely started and led by queer Black men and women. But queer Black Americans still live at the intersection of racism, homophobia, and transphobia, and face the most risk and discrimination within the LGBTQIA+ community. These stories aim to highlight some of the many inequalities faced by queer Black folks, while simultaneously acknowledging and celebrating the diversity of the queer Black experience. Read now
Arts & Culture
The History of Institutionalized Racism and Oppression
There’s no denying the long and deep-rooted history of racism and inequality throughout America’s history. From the history of stolen and devalued Black labor to the legislative roadblocks and redlining that have intensified racial inequality, these listens uncover some of the many systemic injustices and crimes against the Black community that have gone unchecked and remained unchanged throughout American history. Read now
Arts & Culture
The Hidden Histories of Black Americans
American history is filled with brilliant Black figures, but it has also consistently denied Black leaders, artists, and scholars the recognition they deserve, stealing their ideas and labor or hiding it from view. These histories shine a spotlight on the diverse contributions of Black Americans who have had an integral role in shaping and advancing the modern world. Read now