February is both Black History Month and the month of love as Valentine's Day sits right around the corner. With that in mind, BET takes a look at some of the most amorous and breathtaking romance novels within the African-American literary canon.
Marley Dias, an 11-year-old lover of books, was over reading literature about “white boys and dogs,” according to FOX29. She is currently collecting books with Black girls as main characters for a drive. Her goal is to collect 1000 books by Feb. 1 and so far she has collected 400 books. This has inspired us to take a look at 15 books with Black girl protagonists that everyone should know.
There’s been a big hubbub of late over the Chronicle of Higher Education's writer Naomi Schaefer Riley, who wrote a blog post called “The Most Persuasive Case for Eliminating Black Studies? Just Read the Dissertations.” In it, Riley scoffed at Black studies dissertations as “left-wing victimization claptrap.”