Zora Neale Hurston

Hollywood failed Nina Simone with her biopic, but we know the powers that be can do better. Women’s History Month has inspired us to think about all of the incredible Black women that we’d love to see in theaters. Whether they’re names that we grew up hearing about and celebrating, or more recent Sheroes, our […]

Films about some of history’s most important Black female figures are infrequent, which is why news of a movie on the life of Saartjie “Sarah” Baartman sparked attention this week. Rumors flew that singer Beyonce Knowles would help develop and star in the film about Baartman, who was taken into the slave trade and put on display in […]

January in the early 1900’s was busy for the campus of Howard University. On January 20, 1920, they welcomed a new sorority named Zeta Phi…

Howard University was founded in 1866 by missionaries as a training facility for black preachers. It was decided that the school would be named after…

Ruby McCollum was the richest black woman in Live Oak, Florida, in the 1940’s. She was married to known racketeer, “Bolita” Sam. In 1952, McCollum,…

Writer, folklorist, and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston (pictured) was one of the most-outstanding authors that emerged from the Harlem Renaissance. Over the course of four…

Summer is near and the warm weather is live and in full effect! The beach is calling your name and for all you warm weather, sand loving, book readers out there the best time to read a great book is now. Grab a pen and some paper and get your bathing suit ready for a […]

Set in balmy Eatonville, Florida in the early first half of the 20th century, “Their Eyes Were Watching God” is a classic, romantic story, bursting to the seams with culture, love, and life. Author Zora Neale Hurston spins a colorful tale of love and loss, focused around Janie Woods, who discovers that life is what […]