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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!

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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.



The backstory behind blacksmith William "Bill" Lewis, the book Hammering for Freedom, and William's encounter with Andrew's Raiders.

Talk to 'Em: Writers, Find Your Tools and Use Them

After a pretty hectic start to 2017, I’m finally able to sit down and write a few lines for those readers who love writing...

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by Rita Lorraine Hubbard

*2022 Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner!
*2022 East TN Community History Winner
*2022 Amazon Editor's Pick - Nonfiction
*2021 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award Winner!
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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?


Sweet Dreams, Sarah

A formerly-enslaved woman creates the fold-up bed!

Eugene Burkins, Inventor With a Vision

Invention: Automatic Machine Gun PATENT #649,433, May 15, 1900 Meet Eugene Burkins, inventor of the “Burkins Automatic Machine-Gun.” Other than learning to read and write,...


Ira's Shakespeare Dream

Anyone who has ever dreamed big will love author Glenda Armand’s newest picture book about a boy who “dreamed too big for a colored...

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...

The Amazing Hazel Scott

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Are you drooling for a grant? Who isn't, especially in today's economy. But to get one, you'll have to do more than daydream. You'll...

Publishing Grant for Publishers of Color!

Hi Everyone, #WeNeedDiverseGrants (WNDB) is offering two grants to support interns from diverse backgrounds. Their goal is to assist people who might not otherwise be able...

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