Author: Abbie Martin Greenbaum

Memoirs and non-fiction testimonials and books about African American life best to read now by top Black authors

21 Memoirs and Books Essential to Read Now by Top Black Authors

We remain in a moment when many people are earnestly seeking to learn more about how Black people experience life in America. Also a moment when many of us who are Black are looking for inspiration and reminders of our rich heritage and the courage of our ancestors. There are many ways to do that, of course. One is reading memoirs written by Black writers. Empathy and knowledge can help build bridges. And understanding can begin – or be further deepened – by listening to stories. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has gathered a list of 21 exceptional memoirs and non-fiction books written by top black authors to read right now to better understand the lived experiences of African Americans. Making time to immerse yourself in one or more of these is an excellent way to support brilliant writers. And to hurry along the change that we all so urgently hope for.

best inspiring, most popular and most iconic poems written by leading black and African American poets

What are the Best Poems about the Black Experience in America?

As a nation, we remain in a moment when many people continue to earnestly try to learn more about how black people experience life in America. And many of us who are black are in search of solace, inspiration and reminders of our heritage and the legacy of our forbearers. There are several ways to do that effectively. One is by reading poetry. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has gathered a list of some of the best inspiring, most popular and most iconic poems written by leading black and African American poets. Here you will find voices from many generations of writers, including some who are creating brilliant work today. Any one of these would be perfect poems to read right now to better understand the lived experience of African Americans. And to celebrate the laureates who give voice to our community.

Take a Virtual Vacation With the 12 Best Movies Set in France

Two years into the global coronavirus pandemic and the resulting travel restrictions, we’re  really missing visiting Paris – and some of our other favorite places in France. Since we can’t get there for real at the moment, we’ll settle for a cinematic journey instead. Our correspondent and resident cineaste Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of the 12 best movies set in Paris or France for a virtual vacation trip or a home movie marathon.

best, most insightful feature films and documentaries to watch right now about Black Americans and history

14 Feature Films and Documentaries Best about Black Americans

The quest to become a more effective ally of the Black community in the U.S. begins with an earnest attempt to understand the actual lived experience of African Americans. There are many ways to do so. One is by watching one or more of the masterful films about Black lives and race in America. There are hundreds of them, and our resident cineaste Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of 14 excellent films to start with. What movies are the best to watch to better understand Black lives in America and the corrosive effects of racism? These are our picks of 14 of the best, most insightful feature films and documentaries to watch made by and/or about African-Americans and the history of Black people in the U.S.

the best luxury tech kitchen tools and smart digital gadgets of 2022 (so far).

10 Best Luxury Tech Kitchen Tools and Digital Gadgets to Buy 2022

The 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is kicking off this week and there’s a special emphasis on food and kitchen tech. So this seems like the perfect moment to have a look at the top-of-the-line luxury tech tools and digital gadgets currently out there for home chefs and their kitchens. Our ace correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of 10 of the best luxury tech kitchen tools and smart digital gadgets of 2022 (so far).