6 Popular Black Authors Collaborate on Teen Romance ‘Whiteout’

New York – Dhonielle Clayton isn’t just a bestselling author of young adult fiction. She is an organizer, former teacher, and founder of the grassroots publishing movement We Need Diversity Books. She’s also the kind of friend who can convince five of her high-profile peers to collaborate on a novel and come back for another. … Read more

6 Popular Black Authors Collaborate on Teen Romance ‘Whiteout’

New York – Dhonielle Clayton isn’t just a bestselling author of young adult fiction. She is an organizer, former teacher, and founder of the grassroots publishing movement We Need Diversity Books. She’s also the kind of friend who can convince five of her high-profile peers to collaborate on a novel and come back for another. … Read more

6 Popular Black Authors Collaborate on Teen Romance ‘Whiteout’ | Arts & Culture

Dhonielle Clayton isn’t just a bestselling author of young adult fiction. She is an organizer, former teacher, and founder of the grassroots publishing movement We Need Diversity Books. She’s also the kind of friend who can convince five of her high-profile peers to collaborate on a novel and come back for another. Opinions vary about … Read more

Hate U Give aims to create empathy while offering portraits on why Black Lives Matter

the hatred you give is Angie Thomas’ New York Times bestselling youth novel chronicling the life of 16-year-old Starr Carter, who came from an impoverished black neighborhood but in an upscale private school in the suburbs go to school. Starr’s best friend Khalil was shot dead by a police officer on a sad and fateful … Read more

‘The Hate You Give’, based on the Jackson native’s novel, hits theaters next week

It’s been a year since Jackson native Angie Thomas became a bestseller around the world with her novel “The Hate U Give.” The book has now been made into a movie, which premieres in theaters nationwide on October 19. Thomas, 31, has won several awards over the past year, which are on display at her … Read more

How the deaths of Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin inspired ‘your hatred’

Calls for justice swept the country on New Year’s Day 2009 when Oscar Grant, an unarmed 22-year-old black man, was shot and killed by a white Oakland traffic police officer. Angie Thomas felt them all the way in Jackson, Mississippi. “In my anger and frustration, I wrote a short story about a boy Khalil who … Read more

The hate you give is not a good movie and it’s hard to say it out loud

On October 3rd, Wesley Morris in a New York Times Magazine article titled “The Moral Warfare” (in short) sounded the alarm that in today’s political climate Next, the difficulty of criticizing black art in order to preserve the culture. Basically, he said, because the stakes are higher for black art, it has become taboo to … Read more

Hate U Give brings the Black Lives Matter movement to theaters with a surprising teen film

The Hate U Give shatters the sweetness of recent Hollywood teen movies and has a shock to the system. A slick, big-budget teen movie about the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, it’s at its core the idea that as citizens, our responsibilities go beyond our individual needs. Filled with pure, active rage, it … Read more

Hate U Give brings the Black Lives Matter movement to theaters with a surprising teen film

The Hate U Give shatters the sweetness of recent Hollywood teen movies and has a shock to the system. A slick, big-budget teen film about the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, it’s at its core the idea that as citizens, our responsibilities go beyond our individual needs. Filled with pure, active rage, it … Read more