Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem by Daniel R. Day | Book Review

Dapper Dan is not just an icon in the Harlem community, but his life, as a metaphor for the community, reflects its hutzpah and resilience, his memories uncoiling to reveal a heyday long gone and hailing a new, replacement dawn in its wake.  Daniel R. Day shares his recollections in a new book entitled Dapper…

February Books

In February, I read 9 books, all fictional stories. To celebrate Black History month, I set a goal to read mostly books by authors of African descent and I initially put together a TBR that included books like Underground Railroad and Brown Girl Dreaming. However, when the month started, I decided to shift my focus just a…

Black History Month Reading

February is celebrated as Black History month and my reading this month is going to be centered around books by authors of African descent. Some of the titles I’ve chosen and the countries the authors represent are: Homegoing /Yaa Gyasi – Ghana Here Comes The Sun / Nicole Dennis-Benn – Jamaica Radiance of Tomorrow /…

And You Thought Black History Started In The 1600s

When I was a kid, I read my dad’s copy of Alex Haley’s Roots and it changed forever, my perspective on slavery. Then a few years ago, I watched the made-for-TV series, and had my mind blown again. And over the years, there have been dozens of films and dramas and books depicting the horrors…