Erasure and the Fiction of America

What Zora Neale Hurston, Oscar-nominated American Fiction, and the sacrifice of Black women tell us about America on the cusp of Black History and Women’s History months

By James Peterson

Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club on The ABCs of Book Banning

The MSNBC host and Citizen board member interviews 101-year-old book activist Grace Linn and George M. Johnson, author of All Boys Aren't Blue

By Ali Velshi

Books: “Black History in the Philadelphia Landscape: Deep Roots, Continuing Legacy”

A veteran Philadelphia social studies teacher wrote a new book about Black Philadelphia history. Here, an excerpt from a chapter featuring Washington, aka Congo, Square

By Amy Jane Cohen

Arts, Culture and Brotherly Love

Gregory Walker’s Harlem Renaissance-style salons for The Brother’s Network invite Black men to celebrate their art, knowledge and greatness. Join them Friday for a book talk about race in America

By James Peterson

Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club on North Dakota’s Anti-Library Crusade

The MSNBC host and Citizen board member interviews Taylor Brorby, author of Boys and Oil, who found safe haven in books and libraries growing up. Unfortunately today's kids may not have that luxury.

By Ali Velshi

King’s Chester Years

In an excerpt from the bestselling King: A Life, the iconic moral leader attends Chester’s Crozer Theological Seminary, takes part in his first civil rights confrontation (in a Maple Shade, New Jersey bar!) and loses his heart … to a White woman

By Jonathan Eig

LISTEN: Who is Richard Vague?

The banker, policy advisor, author and all-around renaissance man on how he got to where he is — and why he’s obsessed with personal debt

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club on The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The MSNBC host and Citizen board member interviews Stephen Chobsky, whose classic The Perks of Being a Wallflower has literally stopped suicides

By Ali Velshi