HBCUs by Claudia Walker
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Children can learn ‘ABCs of HBCUs’

Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams, Toni Morrison, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. all attended Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Unfortunately, many children are unaware of these institutions. With HBCU Prep School’s help, author Claudia Walker […]

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Wright’s sequel brings powerful tale of Africa’s Panther women warriors through five generations to Obama

Monroe author Roosevelt Wright Jr. has published a second historical epic fiction novel and sequel to The Children of Panther Burn, which he published in 2009 Unlike most historic fiction novels, both of Wright’s novels […]

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Celebration of ‘Hidden Figures’ continues with book talks, outdoor movie at Baton Rouge libraries

The 2018 One Book One Community (OBOC) celebration of Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly continues with various other events, programs, movie nights, book talks, crafts and more. The OBOC launched in late February with a free, fun, family friendly […]

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Who to Watch: Lynn Emery

Author Lynn Emery’s romantic suspense novels and mystery fiction have won and been nominated for several literary awards, including Best Mul- ticultural Mainstream Novel by Romantic Times Magazine. Set in the swamps and bayou, Emery’s […]

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Author of ‘Blackballed’ headlines Dillard University President’s Lecture Series, Feb 23

From fraternities to administrative halls, American universities are failing to address serious race problems. In his new book, Lawrence Ross tells us how, and he brings the message to Dillard University, Feb. 23, at 7pm in the Georges Auditorium. […]

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N.O. native T. Geronimo Johnson wins Ernest Gaines Award

According to NPR, T. Geronimo Johnson’s “Welcome the Braggsville” follows four Berkeley students who take an American history class that leads to disaster. It’s an ambitious book about race that wants to say something big about America. Johnson is the 2015 winner of the Ernest Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. […]

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Men We Reaped: A Memoir

Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward leaves the reader spinning through their own convictions and deeper insights of the prevailing difficulties men (Black and in unequal situations) are forced to live…..and ultimately die in. Ward […]

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Let It Shine, a must for young readers

“Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women” is a wonderfully written, challenging collection of biographies masterfully illustrated for middle grade or advanced lower grade readers. Each story tells about a dynamic woman who was instrumental in […]

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Silhouette of a Southern Cook

New Orleans native, Tonya Jacob-Haggerty, shares her 30 years experience as a cook and her observations on relationships in her new 136-pg full color cookbook, “Silhouette of a Southern Cook: How Cooking Relates to Relationships.” This […]

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Broussard receives book award

JINX BROUSSARD’s African American Foreign Correspondents: A History, received the History Division Book Award from the Association For Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Broussard teaches media history and public relations in the Manship School of Mass Communication at LSU. The Vacherie […]

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Finding Freedom: Memorializing the Voices of Freedom

Finding Freedom: Memorializing the Voices of Freedom Summer by Jacqueline Johnson (ISBN 1881163520) provides detailed information about the Freedom Summer. Monument on the campus of Western College at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The monument, dedicated in 2000, commemorates […]

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Consequences

Here’s look at the books written by Baton Rouge natives that have landed on THE DRUM staff’s bookshelf. These books are available in major bookstores and online. The story of four women trying to balance […]

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For Winners Only

Here’s look at the books written by Baton Rouge natives that have landed on THE DRUM staff’s bookshelf. These books are available in major bookstores and online. By Marvin Anderson Published by Insight Publishing Group. […]

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Louisiana Divas

By Cosha Hayes, Shawanga Hall, and Alicia Hardy Published by Branue Productions, three Louisiana women come together to tell their stories ranging from over-coming postpartum depression to understanding your gifts, to give readers the true […]

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Money Cometh: To the Body of Christ

This book is a building block for individuals going through financial struggles. Author Leroy Thompson focuses on ‘calling out’ your harvest. Money Cometh: To the Body of Christ seeks to help the reader speak his/her fi nancial breakthrough into existence. It guides the reader to demand receipt […]

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Resolved to be a better parent? Try these books

Here are four great read to help strengthen, encourage, and inspire and help parents or guardians with their New Year’s resolutions to be a better parent. These authors break down parental issues and challenges using spiritual, educational, and scientific guidelines to […]

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Resolved to be a better parent? Try these books

HERE ARE FOUR GREAT READS TO HELP strengthen, encourage, and inspire and help parents or guardians with their New Year’s resolutions to be a better parent. These authors break down parental issues and challenges using spiritual, educational, and scientific guidelines to help […]