The Black Book Blogger Tag

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I’ve been seeing the Black Booktuber Tag floating around YouTube and I wanted to hop on the trend… but I don’t have a booktube. Instead, I’ll be answering the questions here and tagging black bloggers!

Check out the original tag here and the playlist of The Unfriendly Black Hotties taking on the tag.

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself!

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A Joyful Juneteenth Watchlist

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Juneteenth is a celebratory holiday for Black Americans. Even though I’m Haitian, my ancestors were also once enslaved. In the same way we celebrate January 1st, 1804 as our Haitian Independence Day, I’ll be celebrating June 19th, 1865 as the day that the last of those in bondage within the United States were claimed their freedom. The 13th Amendment came with issues of its own, but that’s a discussion for another day.

This list does not include anti-racism resources or the pain and suffering that black folk have endured. For Juneteenth, I’d like to bring some focus to Black Joy and stories that don’t center police brutality. This isn’t in any particular order and it includes a wide range of genres. Black people are not a monolith.

So, check out these shows and movies that make for a joyful Juneteenth watchlist:

Miss Juneteenth

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Blood and Water (Show Review)

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Wow it’s been a while since I did one of these. My friends and I have been using the Rave app to watch Netflix shows and movies together while social distancing. It’s been a fun way to de-stress, especially with everything going on.

My friends and I actually watched the whole season the first week it came out but then things happened and I couldn’t bring myself to write. It was honestly a struggle to do anything during that time period. Life still feels pretty surreal right now.

What is Blood and Water?

Blood & Water | Netflix Official Site
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WWW Wednesday (#8)

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Hey y’all, classes are starting to wind down which means more time for reading!

I’ve been juggling through a few books over the past week and I’ve been struggling to stick to one. I was reading a whole lot of sad books and it just wasn’t helping with everything else going on. Then I remembered that Netgalley and the CloudLibrary app exist, so things are looking up now.

Quick Sidenote: If you’d like to support the Black Lives Matter movement from home, check out this article.

WWW Wednesday is a meme that was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived by Sam of Taking on a World of Words.

What are you currently reading?

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Queenie (Book Review)

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Hey y’all. I’ve actually had this review in my drafts for the past three weeks but then life happened. If you want to know more about how you can support the Black Lives Matter Movement please check out this post.

I started reading Queenie right after finishing Color Me In and boy was that a transition. I’m generally weary when it comes to reading adult or general fiction. Contemporary YA has been my niche since freshman year of high school but I think things are shifting for me. I don’t know if it’s the genre itself but I have been wanting to see older main characters lately. Saoudia did a great job of putting that transition into words so I’d highly recommend checking out her review of Color Me In here.

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