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Poetry Corner

MULTA RES Never trade in excuses Fire incompetence Hire imagination Pay premium wage Discuss failure’s remedy Raise expectation Cultivate innovation Benchmark standards Challenge Mediocrity with superiority Wonder aloud about Improvement Cry at Misunderstanding Work smart instead of hard Throw ineptitude out the door Don’t be a bore Enjoy today and listen to what others say Show your courage, obstacles or […]

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President Xi Encourages Whole Chinese Society To Read More

President Xi Jinping has encouraged the whole Chinese society to read more to foster a good reading environment, in a congratulatory letter sent on the occasion of the country’s first national reading campaign that opened on Saturday. In the letter, Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, said […]

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10 Marcus Garvey Quotes You Should Commit To Memory

Marcus Mosiah Garvey Sr. ONH was a Jamaican political activist, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator. He was the founder and first President-General of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities, League. Garvey advanced a Pan-African philosophy which inspired a global mass movement known as Garveyism. Garveyism would eventually inspire others, from the Nation of Islam to the Rastafari movement. […]

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Banned Books On The Increase

The banning of books in schools has seen a steady rise, but 2021 has been an exceptional year. Most of the targeted books are about Black and L.G.B.T.Q. people, according to the American Library Association.  The country’s polarized politics has been blamed for fueling this new rise. Every year, the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles a list of the Top […]

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10 Favorite Books Across The Caribbean Diaspora

The Caribbean diaspora is a sizeable, well-educated, and affluent demographic whose socio-economic interests are many and varied.  Additionally, they represent a large segment of the book readers’ market that publishers cannot afford to ignore!  Below are the titles of 10 favorite books that one would find within the household of members of the diaspora: 1. To Kill A Mockingbird This […]

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Honey Girl

The novel titled, “Honey Girl” by Morgan Rogers is captivating and intriguing. A check out of this book at the cash register would be worth the return on investment. With her newly completed Ph. D. in astronomy in hand, twenty-eight-year-old Grace Porter goes on a girls’ trip to Vegas to celebrate. She is not the kind of person who goes […]

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Book Review — The Final Revival Of Opal & Nev

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev follows music journalist, magazine editor, and lifelong fan S. Sunny Shelton covering the unexpected reunion of the controversial 70s Afro-punk duo Opal Jewel and Nev Charles, most remembered for an iconic photo of the two outside of their infamous theater show that ended in a violent riot in which Shelton’s father, Opal & […]

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… And The 2021 Nobel Literature Prize Goes To Abdulrazak Gurnah!

Tanzanian novelist 73-year-old Abdulrazak Gurnah has won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature. Born in Zanzibar in 1948, Gurnah migrated to England as a refugee in the late 1960s. He was a Professor of English and Postcolonial Literature at the University of Kent, Canterbury, until his recent retirement. Gurnah is the first black African author to have won the award […]

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Former President Trump Pours Scorn On Book

Former President Trump said Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Miley should be court-martialed if it’s true that, as reported, Milley thought Trump would orchestrate a coup.  Trump’s latest angst comes against the backdrop of a book titled, “I Alone Can Fix It,” by Washington Post reporters Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker. Excerpt from the book charged that Milley believed Trump would try to stay […]

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Bill Gates Releases His Summer Read For 2021

William Henry Gates III, co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, American business magnate, software developer, investor, author, and philanthropist, recently announced his summer reading list for 2021. In a blog post announcing the list, Gates wrote, “When I finish one book and am deciding what to read next, there usually isn’t always rhyme or reason to what I pick. Sometimes I’ll read one […]