While many protests related to other subjects have taken place without many limitations, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has been subject to extreme censorship by both police and the media.
The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police touched off protests around the nation and concern about police using excessive force against Blacks.
Since last May, artist Sabrina Robinson has been taking photos of Black Lives Matter speeches and protests. Jordan Anne Johnson, a volunteer writer for West Boulevard Library’s Teen Circular had the opportunity to interview Sabrina whom shared her experience and thoughts about the protests she has attended.
The Library joins in important discussions around equity for Black children with The National Black Child Development Institute (NCBDI).
New Library merchandise for Pride and Black Lives Matter program available through June 14, 2021.
One teacher shares her thoughts on the importance of representation in children's literature and how Library books offer students an escape from the heaviness of daily life.
She is the backbone of her family and a pillar in the community. She is unflappable, unfailing. She is incredible! She is the Strong Black Woman and she is…a myth.
This May as we celebrate Older American's Month, we reflect on the lessons our elders can teach us in order to build a better future.
In the wake of last week's guilty verdict in the case against Derek Chauvin, it is important to remember true justice comes when there are no longer cases like George Floyd's and those of the people who don't make national headlines. Black lives still matter.
Join the Library for an "i can" read Black stories storytime program for Día.