Literacy

An African-American boy launches a book club featuring literature with positive Black characters.

The first African-American and woman becomes Library of Congress' new chief executive. She's widely praised for promoting technology at libraries in low-income neighborhoods.

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Dr. Carla Hayden as the Librarian of Congress. If confirmed Dr. Hayden would be the first woman and first African-American to serve in the post, as mentioned in a press release issued by the White House Office of the Press Secretary. President Obama issued a […]

'A Fine Dessert' is the latest children's book to be praised for its "good intentions" while dropping the ball on the truth.

This is a level of racism that just doesn’t even make sense… pic.twitter.com/Qy76Kiemlp — Yours In Negritude (@MeWeFree) May 27, 2015 Some parents and children…

Philip Banks III, the top uniformed official in the New York City Police Department, has resigned as chief of department on the eve of a promotion. In a…

Your local barbershop probably consists of TVs broadcasting ESPN, animated banter on almost any subject and music to match the vibe of the shop. The…

Freeway Rick Ross sold millions of dollars in drugs destroying communities all while he could not read. He was sentenced to life in prison but was released…

Patrick Oliver traces his success back to this scene: As a little boy in his home in the projects of Little Rock, he shared the…

Parents of pre-school children and adults who work with young children are invited to four free literacy summits this fall to learn more about the importance of pre-school literacy. The sessions, held in four Wake County locations on Saturdays, will offer practical advice on how simple games, play, and even everyday conversations can improve pre-school […]