Black women have always played an important role in the history of the United States, often in the face of adversity. While their stories are often left out of the history books, there are a number of black women authors who have made significant contributions to American literature. IntellectualInk.com will highlight ten black women authors who have made a lasting impact on American culture. Today we honor BeBe Moore Campbell, and review "Your Blues Aint Like Mine."
Bebe Moore Campbell (February 18, 1950 – November 27, 2006), was an American author, journalist and teacher. Campbell was the author of three New York Times bestsellers: Brothers and Sisters, Singing in the Comeback Choir, and What You Owe Me, which was also a Los Angeles Times "Best Book of 2001". Her other works include the novel Your Blues Ain't Like Mine, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and the winner of the NAACP Image Award for Literature; her memoir, Sweet Summer: Growing Up With and Without My Dad; and her first nonfiction book, Successful Women, Angry Men: Backlash in the Two-Career Marriage. Her essays, articles, and excerpts appear in many anthologies. ~ Wikipedia
Chicago-born Armstrong Todd is fifteen, black, and not used to the segregated ways of the Deep South when his mother sends him to spend the summer with relatives in her native rural Mississippi. For speaking a few innocuous words in French to a white woman, Armstrong pays the ultimate price when her husband, brother-in-law, and father-in-law decide to teach him a lesson. As each man and woman turns toward or away from the calling of their hearts, this precariously balanced world and its determined people-white and black-are changed, then and forever, by the horror of poverty, the legacy of justice, and the singular gift of love's power to heal
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Traditionally the slogan is March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. That is basically how we should see life. We should see everything like a lion but be lambs on the inside. The problem is we can either be lions or lambs and are unable to see the difference. Welcome to MARCH! This month we are intentional about everything happening, and it’s jampacked with lots of surprises! Allison Grace has a conversation with the incomparable Brian W Smith. Many have heard of him, but some don’t know exactly who he is. Now is your chance to get acquainted because his work is phenomenal! Of course, we have our staples- "It's The Suits For Me," by Charlotte’s Closet, Erick S Gray encourages you not to give up in WTF is Goin On, Haikeem Stokes sits down with Buck Bandit Productions, and Author Obsession interviews Poet Blaq Ice. Our features will have you smiling. Before I end this, I want to honor the women of this magazine. March is Women’s History Month, and I wanted to give flowers to the women that operate and run this magazine. Long nights, short days, lots of hard work, content, and promotions, blood, sweat, and tears go into this magazine. What we do is for YOU…. We are lions and lambs respectfully and move accordingly, and in this month, we are stepping up and showing out in all aspects. Be well and be you. Love the women in your life. Most of all, love yourself.