Category: Books

Four Essential Books On African American History

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

This Black History Month, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most important books on African American (and, therefore, American) history published within the last three years. Taken together, they provide a painstakingly detailed counter-argument to some of the basic assumptions about African Americans (about the minority group and the exceptional individuals within it) that have been allowed to fester in our cultural imagination over the centuries. Read these books and experience the thrill of your long-held assumptions about black history and culture melting away. 

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Call For Readers To Participate In District 89 African American Read-In

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A mayor in Maryland participating in an African American Read-In during Black History Month last year. | Michelle L. Marek/Twitter

Village Free Press is proud to partner with AKB Events and Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview District 89 on the African American Read-In, a national reading event promoting literacy and African American authors during Black History Month.

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Village People: Maywood Native Regina Dillard Pens New Cookbook

Friday, December 29, 2017 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Regina Thomas Dillard, pictured on the cover of her new cookbook. | Courtesy Regina Thomas Dillard 

Maywood native Regina Thomas Dillard recently published a wellness cookbook, FEED: Living Food Recipes to be Made and Eaten with Love. 

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