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Toni Morrison: Our Beloved Nobel Laureate

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Toni Morrison: Our Beloved Nobel Laureate

Last week was Toni Morrison's birthday, so today we honor her. Morrison left us a legacy as an internationally renowned novelist, essayist, critic, professor, and book editor. Born on February 18th, 1931, Morrison loved literature at a young age. She went on to graduate from Howard University, and then onto Cornell University and began writing fiction. Her first novel, "The Bluest Eye," was published in 1970. She earned the Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for her novel, "Beloved," and then became the first Black woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. Her body of work includes 11 novels, 9 works of nonfiction, 5 children's books, 2...

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In Honor of Our Queen Supreme

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In Honor of Our Queen Supreme

It's Presidents' Day, so of course we're thinking about that moment when President Obama gave Diana Ross the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. A truly well-deserved honor! The multi-talented Diana, born in 1944 in Detroit, rose to fame as the lead vocal singer for The Supremes. She went on to have a ground-breaking solo career in music, television, film, and stage, becoming the "female entertainer of the century" in 1976! Diana made a total of 70 hit singles during her illustrious career 👏🏿 ​Diana received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012, and in 2016 received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from...

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The Leader Our Future Deserves

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The Leader Our Future Deserves

We can't stop thinking about the country's newest and brightest literary superstar, Amanda Gorman! She dazzled and inspired viewers last month with her poem "The Hill We Climb" at President Biden's Inauguration. Gorman set out to create "a poem that would inspire hope and foster a sense of collective purpose, at a moment when Americans are reeling from a deadly pandemic, political violence and partisan division." Her vision of unity and light brought tears to many, a much needed message of faith and strength of spirit. Needless to say, Amanda Gorman is our new hero.  And we knew we wouldn't be seeing the last...

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