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Brothers Sulaiman Lee, Noel Kerr and Leonegus Darealest Empower Youth Through Books via Black Child Promotions in U.K.

Brothers Sulaiman Lee, Leone’s Darealest and Noel Kerr (l-r) aim to boost the self-esteem of black children through books. (photo via voice-online.co.uk)

article by Rianna Raymond-Williams via voice-online.co.uk

Three brothers from Tottenham, North London, are on a mission to raise the self-esteem of African Caribbean children through books.

Sulaiman Lee, Noel Kerr and Leonegus Darealest are the trio behind Black Child Promotions, which aims to give children a positive view of their identity through the works of a range of authors.

The men hope to give young people access to knowledge about prominent black figures such Marcus Garvey and Martin Luther King, Jr., successful black empires and movements, African Caribbean fables and folk stories as well as the writings of influential black political leaders.

One of the trio, Lee, told The Voice: “We have titles from the likes of Maya Angelou to Iyanla Vanzant to Amos N. Wilson and Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan. We have something for everyone, children’s stories, political books, poetry, autobiographies and more.”

He added: “For us, Black History isn’t just for one month, it’s all year round and that’s exactly what we want to show people. We believe we need to promote black history more, as it isn’t something we see widely in the media or something that our children are learning about at school.”

The trio has recently set up a stall outside Brixton tube station and another one outside Stratford tube station in a bid to reach as many people as they can and engage them about the importance of reading.

However their main location for the last 12 years has been in Seven Sisters, north London.

Before becoming involved with books, the three men sold educational DVDs outside Seven Sisters tube station.  Among the titles they sold were the acclaimed documentary series Hidden Colors by Tariq Nasheed and films about influential figures such as Malcolm X. Continue reading “Brothers Sulaiman Lee, Noel Kerr and Leonegus Darealest Empower Youth Through Books via Black Child Promotions in U.K.”

Duke University Acquires Marcus Garvey Papers Collection

Marcus Garvey (photo via jbhe.com)

The John Hope Franklin Research Center at Duke University has acquired the Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers Project Records. The collection was gathered by Robert A. Hill, a professor of history emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles and an expert on Marcus Garvey.

The collection, edited by Professor Hill, includes the papers and research documents used to compose the 12-volume Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers that was jointly published by Duke University Press and the University of California Press. The first volume in the series was published in 1983.

The collection includes many materials that were not included in the 12-volume series. The papers filled more than 300 boxes. The documents are currently being archived and preserved for use by researchers. Professor Hill began collecting materials on Marcus Garvey in 1970.

article via jbhe.com