NEW YORK (AP) — A 12-year-old advocate for diversity in literature is working on a book about activism and social justice.

Scholastic told The Associated Press on Thursday that it had a deal with Marley Dias, whose hashtag #1000BlackGirlBooks is part of her mission to collect stories about women of color. Her book is not yet titled and is scheduled for 2018.

Dias said in a statement she...

Baltimore (BBR) - Lady Keron R. Sadler, is an accomplished and dynamic speaker and author, Lady Keron has presented to a diverse group of audiences capitalizing on her personal experiences and passion to connect with them, all the while exemplifying excellence; realizing that ladies are born and not made, she personifies poise and grace. Upon engaging with Lady Keron, the high esteem in which she...

Atlanta, GA — Leon Moss is a 12-year-old artist in Atlanta, Georgia. Leon has illustrated a book and created an art collection to inspire children. He began his career at 9, when his mother discovered his artistic abilities while looking for an illustrator for her children’s books.

Practice makes perfect
The illustrations for As Big As God were Leon’s first commissioned works...

Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — Arlette Thomas-Fletcher, a resident of Reisterstown, Maryland has been writing, producing and directing award winning Christian-based plays, music videos and short films for more than a decade. Thomas-Fletcher is the first African American to serve as the president of the Women In Film and Video chapter in Maryland and the owner of Fruits of The Spirit...

Detroit, MI — Myya D. Jones is just 22-years old, but she believes that she can be the next mayor of the city of Detroit. She was born and raised in the city, and wants to use her personal experiences to help enact change in her hometown.

A graduate of Michigan State University, she has served as the president of the National Pan Hellenic Council, and has had two positions on the board of the...

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