Speculative fiction contains writings of science fiction, fantasy and horror or, those stories the bend what is and ask readers to speculate about what could be. Editors Milton Davis and Balogun Ojetade have set aside October to celebrate works that transport us to new worlds; worlds of adventure; of terror; of war and wonder; of… Read More Black Speculative Fiction Month
Mari Evans was born in Toledo in 1923. I first encountered her works while in college. I needed a poem and, there she was. Upon discovering that Evans shared my hometown, I tucked her in my memories. After all, who in the world is from Toledo?? Like me, most know Evans as a poet. Her… Read More From the Heartland: Mari Evans
WHITE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES My sister and I are making plans for our cookie baking day. Instead of mimosas this year, we’ll make Kir Royales with the blackberry liqueur I got in Normandy. She wants to add a pound cake to the gift mix and we need to raid dollar stores for… Read More recipe: White Chocolate Chip Cookies
I was excited to see that Scholastic has a book coming out this fall by a new black author, Coe Booth. There is a sample online. Let me know what you think!
Reporter Chris Lackner is traveling from Mays Lick KY to North Buxton, Ontario to retrace the pathway of the Underground Railroad. On this journey which is just over 500 miles, Lachner will visit people and places, going back in time, staying in jails, crossing the Ohio River and keeping a blog to share his experiences.… Read More Underground Railroad