Internet Sensation Mychal the Librarian and ‘Arthur’ Collaborate to Revitalize Learning and Libraries

Mychal Threets, known as Mychal the Librarian, has captivated social media with his passion for books and libraries, aiming to reignite a love for reading in everyone. In a serendipitous twist, Threets has joined forces with one of his beloved PBS characters, fostering excitement for learning once again. Now 34, reading and the library has […]

‘Joy Takes Root’: Children’s Book Centers On Mindfulness And The Healing Power Of Nature

Gwendolyn Wallace’s children’s book Joy Takes Root is a thoughtful and beautiful ode to the natural world. It follows Joy, a young black girl, as she learns about herbal medicine and mindfulness through her grandmother’s wisdom passed down through generations.  The synopsis reads: “It’s Joy’s first summer in her grandmother’s South Carolina garden—a rite of […]

Remembering Pioneering Black Quilt Artist Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold, a pioneering educator and activist, passed away at the age of 93 on Saturday, April 13th. Her lifetime was a testament to a vibrant tapestry of creativity that transcended the confines of medium, style, and cultural identity. Born on October 8, 1930, in Harlem, New York, Ringgold’s artistic journey was characterized by her […]

How Tambra Raye Stevenson Became a Champion for Food Justice and Healthier Communities through WANDA

Washington D.C.-based food advocate and driven mother Tambra Raye Stevenson has been determined to create healthier communities through her inspiring work with the Food Bill of Rights.  Fueled by Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Initiative, which aimed to improve children’s diets, Tambra founded WANDA: Women Advancing Nutrition Dietetics and Agriculture. Her late father, Calvic C. Hill, […]

New Book ‘Imagine Freedom’ Teaches The Importance Of Advocacy Without Burnout

In her latest book, “Imagine Freedom: Transforming Pain into Political and Spiritual Power,” esteemed journalist Rahiel Tesfamariam delves into the strategies available to Black Americans for advocating social justice while avoiding burnout, anxiety, and depression. Tesfamariam shared with ESSENCE that the idea of writing a book had been simmering within her for the past 18 […]

JARO Spotlight: Mike Rae Anderson On Award-Winning Film ‘In The Matchbox,’ Empowering Others, And Activism In The Community

During the 6th annual short film competition at the 2023 Peachtree Village International Film Festival, JARO took pride in presenting a selection of over 40 finalists from diverse corners of the world. The top honor of first place was awarded to In the Matchbox, a film written by Jermi Little and directed by Mike Rae […]

Rashaad Newsome’s AI Creation ‘Being’ Is A Scholarly Educator and Poet Informed By Black Intellectuals 

In recent years, AI’s rise has been exponential. Capturing the attention of creatives, the implications on what the future of AI will mean in the spheres of art, music, film, and journalism have been disconcerting. However, depending on how the tool is used, Artificial Intelligence could also serve as a catalyst for progress and education. […]

‘In Service to Whom’: Solange Announces New Art Exhibition

Solange has announced details about her upcoming immersive art exhibition titled “In Service to Whom.” This multifaceted showcase combines sound, design, visual art, and cultural archives in a captivating four-act performance, providing an exploration of Solange’s groundbreaking artistry across various mediums. Guided by Solange, a 10-piece ensemble takes center stage, presenting orchestral compositions created between […]

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