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In 2020, Clare Brown created the TikTok character Carèn to humorously flip racial dynamics, quickly gaining nearly half a million followers. Carèn treats “European Americans” with the same passive racism Black people often face, offering sharp commentary on race relations. Brown’s new audiobook, New Nigeria County, expands Carèn’s world into a fictional Black utopia. In […]

In her candid memoir “Bits and Pieces: My Mother, My Brother, and Me,” released on May 7, 2024, Whoopi Goldberg opens up about her struggle with cocaine addiction. The book details a pivotal moment during her drug-laden days in the 1980s, a time she initially enjoyed until it spiraled into a life-threatening habit. Goldberg, an […]

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has launched a new chapter in East Rochester, aiming to sign up 100 children by the end of March 2024. This initiative, the second of its kind in Monroe County, offers a unique service by mailing age-appropriate books monthly to children from birth until they are five years old. Michael Bloch, […]

Natasha Alford, a former WROC-TV (Channel 8) reporter in Rochester, has authored a memoir titled “American Negra,” drawing from her unique life experiences at the intersection of Black and Puerto Rican cultures. Growing up, Alford felt unrepresented in popular culture and literature, prompting her to encapsulate her journey in this work. The memoir has garnered […]

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March 9, 2024

A roundup of recent good news from the Black entertainment and sports community: 1. Queen Latifah is set to host the 55th NAACP Image Awards for the second consecutive time, with special honors going to Amanda Gorman and June Ambrose. 2. LeBron James is expanding his portfolio with three new documentaries on the History Channel, […]

In Georgia, a bill to sever all connections with the American Library Association (ALA) is advancing through the state legislature. This move comes amid concerns from some conservatives over the ALA’s perceived politicization, particularly regarding its influence on public and school library collections. The bill, sponsored by Republican state Sen. Larry Walker, was motivated by […]

Extended WDKX family member and award-winning journalist Natasha S. Alford, of TheGrio and CNN will be releasing her book on February 27th “American Negra a Memoir”. Follow at @AmericanNegra and @NatashaSAlford for exclusive book content! Post your reviews using #AmericanNegra #NatashaSAlford #Memoir #NewRelease.    

Eve, the renowned rapper known for hits like “Got What You Need,” is set to release her memoir, “Who’s That Girl?” on September 17, as announced by PEOPLE. The memoir will chronicle Eve’s journey from her early days in Philadelphia to becoming a legendary figure in hip-hop. Eve aims to offer readers an intimate look […]

To educate young readers about Black history, experts recommend literature as a valuable resource. Books can engage children in the nuanced aspects of Black history, fostering curiosity and understanding. During Black History Month, figures like Meg Medina, the National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature, highlight the importance of providing children with rich texts that respect […]

Book overview “Race-Non-Conformity: From Exclusion to Inclusion” is a thought-provoking and insightful book that delves into the complex landscape of racial identity, equity, and inclusion in contemporary society. In this groundbreaking work, author Christopher Martin-Stancil-El explores the experiences and struggles of those who refuse to conform to the traditional, color-coded race system. With a keen […]


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