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BOOK OF THE MONTH

The Fire Next Time

by James Baldwin, 1963

"God gave Noah the rainbow sign,

No more water, the fire next time!"

This non-fiction novel contains two essays, both addressing racial tensions in America. These essays received critical acclaim upon release and are considered some of the most powerful pieces about race relations.

"The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation, gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement—and still lights the way to understanding race in America today. " 

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**the bookstore web page will direct you to black-owned book stores where you can purchase copies of each months' book

JUNE RECOMMENDATIONS

In honor of Pride Month- we are featuring black, queer content.

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An American gay liberation activist and drag queen- Marsha P. Johnson was one of the most prominent figures of the Stonewall Riots of 1969. Watch the documentary exploring her impact and untimely death on Netflix.

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

Moonlight

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An Academy Award-winning film, Moonlight tells the story of a young African-American man exploring the difficulties he faces with his identity and sexuality. Watch it today on Netflix.

Angela Davis Interview

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This Angela Davis interview clip has nothing to do with her sexuality- but everything to do with her stance on revolution. Pay special attention to her powerful response on Violence. Watch here.

Wanda Sykes- I'ma Be Me

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Honestly, this was just funny. In this short clip, Wanda describes what it would be like if you had to come out as black. If you liked this, then consider watching her full stand-up routines!

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