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Jazmine Truesdale is the creator of “The Keepers” and their leader, Kala.   Jazmin Truesdale’s pitch rings with an upbeat optimism. Like many Black women with backgrounds in the corporate sector, her assertive personality reflects experiences that have required her to be more competent than those around her just to gain a seat at the table. In a strong, yet humble tone, Truesdale paints the picture of a society where the media is filled with complex images of brown people, reaffirming their humanity and a sense of pride in their diverse cultures. Thanks to her imagination, an entire literary universe...

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Activism, Author, Books, Clint Smith, Entertainment, GrioBookClub, Harvard, Inspiration, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Natasha Alford, Nikki Giovanni, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, NYC, Poetry, Spoken Word, Ted, Video, Writing -

In a time of social unrest, the words of change-makers comfort and inspire us. Writer Clint Smith offers a heart-wrenching glimpse of our world — with all its beauty and brokenness — in his debut poetry collection, Counting Descent. He writes in the title poem of the book: My grand father is a quarter century older than his right […]

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MIAMI (AP) — Writer Erica Kennedy has been found dead in her Miami Beach apartment. She was 42.

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