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BLACK MEN READ exists to ignite and empower communities of color by inspiring literacy. Through mentorship and advocacy, we aim to improve educational outcomes and foster a lifelong love of reading with a focus on Black men and boys.

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Book Review: “Tears We Cannot Stop” by Michael Eric Dyson

“Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon To White America” written by Michael Eric Dyson is an educational and enlightening book about race, American psychology and societal ills written specifically to…

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Review: “The Black Male Handbook” by Kevin Powell

“The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life” written by Kevin Powell is a collection of essays written to open necessary dialogue.  Topics covered include important and relevant topics ranging…

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Review: “Swing” by Kwame Alexander

“Swing“, by Kwame Alexander is the second of three books we will be reviewing as part of our #BooksandBars theme.  We’ve already reviewed “On The Come Up” by Angie Thomas.

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