Washington, DC’s Newest Gem: Mahogany Books

Last month I had the pleasure of visiting Mahogany Books, DC’s newest Black-owned bookstore. What makes Mahogany books so special is that it is the first time in over twenty years that a bookstore has existed east of the Anacostia River. For those of you not familiar with the neighboorhood dynamics of Washington, DC, Anacostia…

Salt (Book Review)

In the book The Salt Eaters by Toni Cade Bambara there is arguably the most amazing opening line ever that states, “Are you sure, sweetheart, that you want to be well?” Our current read, Salt by Nayyirah Waheed, would be if you answered the question in the affirmative! Check out the review below: ‘Love like…

Zami (book review)

In June, a group of friends and I went back to the gorgeous island of Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands. While on this island, us, a group of five womyn of color, decided that it was the perfect opportunity to discuss Zami. Check out​ our review below: -Ms. Malcolm Hughes

My Heroes Don’t Wear Capes: the Vastness of #BlackGirlMagic

“The women whom I love and admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because shit worked out. They got that way because shit went wrong, and they handled it. They handled it in a thousand different ways on a thousand different days, but they handled it. Those women are my superheroes.”…

The Warmth of Other Suns (Book Review)

The Great Migration—I honestly do not recall having this as a topic of discussion at any point of my education. Not even during Black History Month lessons. I just assumed that eventually, newly freed slaves just sorta drifted to their permanent location. Well, this book was the history lesson I never had and never knew…

Lady’s Man (Book Review)

Ms. Malcolm Hughes: Lady’s Man by Dr. Obari Cartman Dr. Obari Cartman’s book, Lady’s Man, is a piece of writing that causes me to feel an array of emotions. The premise of the book is quite genius–“conversations for young Black men about manhood and relationships.” To date, a lot of the focus from writers has…

Between the World and Me (Book Review)

Is this acclaimed book really worth all the hype? Ms. Malcolm Hughes: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates Do you remember still how it felt the first time you heard The College Dropout? How it was as if someone had reached into your soul and was telling your story? Not only was the…