The Houston Independent School District, which serves a disproportionate number of Black and brown students, will be converting libraries at 28 schools into detention centers.

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The school, one of the city's largest and oldest elementary institutions, has operated without a library for a decade. The shelves of the new space will be stocked with pieces of literature penned by diverse authors and stories in which students can see themselves reflected.  

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Dr. Carla Hayden as the Librarian of Congress. If confirmed Dr. Hayden would be the first woman and first African-American to serve in the post, as mentioned in a press release issued by the White House Office of the Press Secretary. President Obama issued a […]

Renaming the Charleston library she served for 30 years is a fitting tribute to Cynthia Hurd, one of the nine churchgoers killed during the AME Shooting last week. On Thursday, the Charleston County Council unanimously voted to rename the St. Andrews Regional Library the Cynthia Graham Hurd St. Andrews Regional Library, The Post & Courier reports. Hurd worked in the city’s […]