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Phillis Wheatley (1753 – December 5, 1784) was the first African American poet and first African-American woman to publish her writing. Born in Gambia, Senegal, she was sold into slavery at age seven and transported to North America. She was purchased by the Wheatley family of Boston, who taught her to read and write, and encouraged her poetry when […]

Phillis Wheatley, First Black Published Author & Poet



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Dear Amazon, Like they use to say back in the day, WHOOSH YO MAMA! Sincerely,  Barnes and Nobles That’s basically the gist of an announcement made by Barnes and Noble today which states they will no longer stock books published by Amazon in their stores. The actual statement is below. […]

Take that Amazon?! Barnes and Noble issue Fighting Words