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Compiled by Erica Wright Who is an author, fiction or non-fiction, you would like to meet and why? Melissa Delong: “Thich Nhat Hanh. He is a...

Jayla Groom Penned Book After Seeing Her Mom’s ‘Wanted’ Mugshot on...

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times When Jayla Groom went on Facebook last year and saw her mother’s mugshot on Crime Stoppers with a “Wanted” caption...

Mother and 7 Year-Old Daughter Encourage Girls to See Beauty; not...

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Dee Edwards remembers her daughter Aubrey coming home from school one day upset that she didn’t look like her friends....

Khalil Saadiq Wrote Book That He Says ‘Will Read You’

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times When Khalil Saadiq left Howard University three years ago, he wanted other students to learn from his experiences, so he...

Neena Speer’s First Year in Law School Made Her Better Attorney...

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times At the time, Neena Speer felt that going through law school was the worst hand she could have been dealt. “I...

Ruby Davis: From Mom To Attorney To Published Author

Bpl.org Since becoming a teenage mother, Birmingham’s Ruby Y. Davis has defied the odds and refused to let hearsay—what others said about her—stop her from...

Birmingham Library hosts first ‘Reading Between the Wines’ on Friday

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Cindy Wilson, born in Seoul, Korea, was adopted by an African-American couple stationed there when she was just a few...

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