Today, in celebration of his birthday, check out some of the revolutionary works that were Martin Luther King’s favorite books.
Invoking Nineteen Eighty-Four and “Orwellian” fast became a lazy catchall way of describing perceived unfair treatment. It’s led many – including me – to ask: “Do these people know what Orwellian means?” “Have they even read Orwell?” and “What would George Orwell think of these fascist right-wing turds invoking his name?”
“When people say, ‘It’s time to move on,’ I am not down with that. When speaking about my family, my friends, and my band, I am not a person who ‘moves on.’ I remain – and I remain in love.” Remain in Love, by Chris Frantz Chris Frantz is a very lucky man. He attended […]
“The original [ Gothic novels ] focused on personalities deformed through loneliness. Ghouls, vampires, werewolves: all made, not born. But the isolation? Are even such as these ever truly alone? Perhaps the psyche has always been more complex than that, desire eternally more potent than terror. Surely, none prowl entirely in solitude.” Martyrs and Monsters, […]
“Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. Tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” – Native American Proverb Named for the surge in landmark Native American novels written during the time period, the Native American Renaissance kicked off in the late 1960s and […]
“Black owned bookstores are not just in business to sell books. Their mission is to make sure that the information they are carrying expands their community and expands the minds of the people in the community.” – Ta-Nehisi Coates The origins of today’s black owned bookstores can be traced to New York in the 1800s. […]
Maybe great sorrow or guilt is simply to be accepted as absolute, like revelation. My iniquity/punishment is greater than I can bear. In the Hebrew, her father said, that one word had two meanings and we chose one of them, which may make it harder for us to understand why the Lord would have pardoned […]
“But in the earlier hours, or so I have read, they still have got their daylight minds. It takes the midnight mind to do the black deed to the black man.” AndrewAndrew is a husband, father, dog lover, craft beverage enthusiast, content creator, and niche market Internet celebrity. Formerly of A Table in the Corner […]