Maywood Native, Author to Visit Walther Christian Academy,  March 24 | Maywood Library to Remove Late Fees, March 20 – April 1
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Maywood Native, Author to Visit Walther Christian Academy, March 24 | Maywood Library to Remove Late Fees, March 20 – April 1

Dr. Edmond Kelly. | Photo: Edmond Kelly/Facebook March 20, 2014 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews [Walter Christian Academy Release]: Dr. Edmond Kelly who was raised in Maywood and graduated from Walther Lutheran High School in 1995 recently announced the publication of his first book How ONE Choice Directs Your Destiny. How ONE Choice Directs your … Continue reading

Maywood-born Author Publishes Guide to Black-owned Businesses, To Present During Dec. 30 Kwanzaa Event
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Maywood-born Author Publishes Guide to Black-owned Businesses, To Present During Dec. 30 Kwanzaa Event

The Negro Travelers’ Green Book, published from 1936 to the early 1960s, was responsible for helping black travelers navigate the country’s roadways safely. | PBS || Below left, Tequila Sahaya Shabazz has authored what might be called a Green Book for the 21st generation, The Neo-Green Book. || R. Amon Photography/Facebook Thursday, December 22, 2016 … Continue reading

Maywood’s Fred Hampton Gets Shout-out in Searing Netflix Doc ’13th’ | Get the Authors Featured in the Doc at AfriWare Books
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Maywood’s Fred Hampton Gets Shout-out in Searing Netflix Doc ’13th’ | Get the Authors Featured in the Doc at AfriWare Books

Sunday, October 30, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews The 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, passed by Congress on Jan. 31, 1865 and ratified by the states on Dec. 6, 1865, states: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist … Continue reading

BOOKS: ‘Between the World and Me’ Puts Kaepernick’s Protest Into Haunting Words
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BOOKS: ‘Between the World and Me’ Puts Kaepernick’s Protest Into Haunting Words

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me” puts Colin Kaepernick’s protest into words. | Below, Colin Kaepernick. | Wikipedia Saturday, September 10, 2016 || By Michael Romain || BOOKS || @maywoodnews San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit out the national anthem before an Aug. 26 preseason game ignited a predictable firestorm. This … Continue reading

Black-Owned Bookstore Celebrates 23 Years With 3-Day Sale, Book Fair, Aug. 25 – 27
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Black-Owned Bookstore Celebrates 23 Years With 3-Day Sale, Book Fair, Aug. 25 – 27

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Afriware Books, the brainchild of former electrical engineer Nzingha Nommo, is celebrating its 23rd anniversary this year with a 3-day sale starting Aug. 25 and a book fair on Aug. 27. The Maywood store, one of the longest surviving black-owned bookstores in the country, grew from a … Continue reading