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The Amazing Hazel Scott

Hazel Scott: First African American woman to host her own television show. Spoke 7 languages. Auditioned for Julliard at age 8. Talent extraordinaire!

Trade-Published Books (Recommended)

How to Draw a Graphic Novel

Everything you need to know to become an amazing graphic novelist!

Wanda the Brave

Love is Loud

Standing in the Need of Prayer

Behind The Black Pen

Behind the Black Pen #4: The Mega-Talented Marlon McKenny!

All about author-illustrator-publisher Marlon McKenny and the creative journey that led to Conscious Culture Publishing.

Behind the Black Pen #3: The Amazing David F. Walker

The amazing David F. Walker talks graphic novels.

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Talk to 'Em: House of Cards

It’s a house of cards. No, I’m not talking about the popular Netflix series. I’m talking about writing your picture book or novel and the...

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by Rita Lorraine Hubbard

Do you know the story of William Lewis, the enslaved blacksmith who loved his family so much that he spent over 25 years purchasing his family's freedom?

Inventors

David N. Crosthwait, Giving 'Em Light

Designer, Radio City Music Hall Heating System Patent #1,353,457, Apparatus for Returning Water to Boilers David Nelson Crosthwait, Jr. was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1898....

Garrett Augustus Morgan

1877-1963 Inventions: Breathing Apparatus (Gas Mask) Patented October 13, 1914 Patent #1,113,675 Garrett Augustus Morgan was born in Paris, Kentucky on March 4, 1877. During his brilliant lifetime, he...

Tick Tock Banneker's Clock

Entertainers

The Fabulous Nina Simone!

I’ve been hearing all my life that I’m a late bloomer, and this weekend I finally accepted that fact. That’s because I was scrolling...

Bessie is Here!

Hello Everybody! The movie we've all been waiting for -- Bessie, starring Queen Latifah-- is here! That's right, Bessie Smith, Empress of the Blues and native...

Muhammad Ali

Trombone Shorty

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Talk to 'Em: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Getting a Grant (But Were Afraid to Ask)

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#WeNeedDiverseBooks Mentorship Program!

Hello Everyone, It's not everyday that I run across a mentoring opportunity for aspiring writers-of-color, but...today is that day! That's right, We Need Diverse Books is...

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The Black History Channel

House Party

Starring Christopher Reid, Robin Harris, Christopher Martin, Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell ORDER BELOW: House Party 1, 2, 3 and 4 (House Party 4 includes first three films plus a direct-to-video fourth film)