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Toni Morrison, in her essay “The Site of Memory,” writes: All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was. Writers are like that: remembering where we were, what valley we ran through,… Continue reading ?

Ellen Pao’s next act targets Silicon Valley’s ‘bro’ problem

At the top of Ellen Pao's Twitter feed is a quote from the author Toni Morrison, part of which reads "if you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else." Pao may no longer hold the same traditionally powerful roles she's held in the past -- either at Silicon Valley venture capital […]

WHCD Party Invites: Eric Podwall’s Speakeasy

3 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Drinking in secret with Matthew Morrison, Tony Romo and others.

Toni Morrison Wins the 2016 Edward MacDowell Medal

2 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Toni Morrison will be presented with her award on August 14; this event will be open to the public.

Hero teacher schools GOP lawmaker for trying to censor Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A Virginia Republican who wanted to let parents opt their children out of assigned reading called the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Beloved “moral sewage,” according to Gawker. Virginia State Senator Richard Black called the book, by celebrated author Toni Morrison, “moral...

State Senator Emails AP English Teacher to Offer His Thoughts on Beloved (Too Many Breasts)

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

When Toni Morrison’s Beloved was published, in 1987, Margaret Atwood, writing in the New York Times Book Review called it a “triumph.” She wrote of the novel, which has come to be considered one of the most important of the contemporary...Show More Summary

Virginia’s Governor is trying to decide whether Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison is a pornographer

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Don’t ban these books, they’re part of the solution | Opinion By Tom Deignan Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is currently deciding whether Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison is a pornographer. Last month, both houses of the Virginia Legislature passed a bill requiring schools to warn...

Influential Authors: INFOGRAPHIC

2 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Did you know that Toni Morrison's writings have been influential for Junot Diaz?

What Toni Morrison Can Teach Us About Human Connections

2 months agoTechnology : The Goods

Easy as it is to distance ourselves from strangers, the more human thing to do is take a risk and approach. With caution.

Literary Icon Toni Morrison Receives $25,000 PEN/Saul Bellow Award

Nobel prize-winning author Toni Morrison has been awarded the 2016 $25,000 PEN/Saul Bellow award for achievement in American fiction. She adds the award to her 1988 Pulitzer Prize ( for Beloved), Presidential Medal of Freedom (2012), Nobel Prize in Literature (1993) and many other honors. Show More Summary

PEN America to Honor Toni Morrison

3 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

PEN America has revealed the winners for its 2016 PEN Literary Awards.

God Help the Child

Meanwhile, in the commonwealth of Virginia, HB 516 is currently sailing through state legislature. What began as one mother’s outraged response to her 17-year-old son’s AP English assignment–reading Beloved by Toni Morrison–has morphed into a bill which would require school districts to do three things: flag any “sexually explicit” assigned material, allow parents to review […]

A Trigger Warning For Toni Morrison?

3 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

A bill in front of the Virginia legislature would force schools to seek parental permission before teaching books that have sex scenes.

Call it a Toni Morrison celebration: Banned Books Week 2016 will honor diverse writers

3 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Maybe they should call it Toni Morrison week. In 2016, Banned Books Week will spotlight works by authors of color. And Morrison, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, is one of the authors of color whose works are now most banned and challenged. Morrison's "The Bluest Eye" was in the top 10 ...

Media Left continue to desert Turnbull ship. Morrison tossed overboard

Every day there is more evidence that the media Left which helped Malcolm Turnbull to destroy the conservative Tony Abbott is now turning on him.…

A phenomenal woman re-framing the "best years of your life"

Today is the 85 birthday of Toni Morrison, writer and teacher. I first heard about her a couple of years ago via my favorite website and curator over at Brain Pickings that ran a story on her children's book called "The Book of Mean People" (this is a brilliant little book if you have kids or not). Show More Summary

Scott Morrison tells untruth to blame Tony Abbott for his own tax debacle

Under pressure for failing to produce even the outline of an economic policy in five months, Treasurer Scott Morrison today tries to blame Tony Abbott.…

Toni Morrison Has Always Refused to Privilege White People in Her Writing

Toni Morrison, who celebrates her 85th birthday today, has always enjoyed using her immense talent with words to write about blackness. Her entire writing career—which spans over four decades and includes more than enough books to fill your shelves—has not included the white experience or privilege.

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