She wanted a magazine to honor us in the food and wine industries, so she created it

Portrait photo of Klancy Miller.

Klancy Miller is doing it for the culture. Literally. Throughout the course of her career as a trained pastry chef, cookbook author, and food writer, Miller noticed that the stories of Black women in the food, wine, and hospitality industries were generally untold. …

This New York Times bestselling author’s latest YA novel is an unapologetic love letter to Black girls

Portrait of Renee Watson.

With Black girlhood at the helm, Renée Watson wants to start important conversations. The New York Times bestselling author has written books (one which has been optioned for a movie) about activist girls who raise their voices and take to the streets. But Watson’s latest installment, Love Is a Revolution

The Grammy-nominated multi-hyphenate and new mom shares her love of reading through social media

A selfie of Amerie with a bookshelf behind her.

At the turn of the millennium, a fresh, soulful, and versatile talent, Amerie set the music scene on fire — her debut single “Why Don’t We Fall in Love” quickly climbed the Billboard charts and became one of the hottest breakout songs of the early 2000s. On her second album…

Just over one hundred years ago in the Fairfax neighborhood on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, Karamu House began as the Playhouse Settlement. It was a sanctuary for Black artists of the time. Actors, dancers, and writers dwelled in this safe space which provided community resources, connected and empowered…

The Black cultural tradition lives on and here’s why I decided to bring it into my home and introduce it to my daughter

Kwanzaa turned 50 the same year my daughter had her first birthday. In commemoration, our local library held a read-aloud for families with small children. Storytime was a humble start, but this was a welcome opportunity to learn more about Kwanzaa.

Habari gani?the librarian said to a handful of…

Tonya Abari

Introverted ENFJ. Writer. Storyteller. Dreamer. Find her on Instagram @iamtabari.

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