Unapologetically Black by Maya McNeil

I am unapologetically Black. Authentically me. I stand with no shame in my name, Walk with my head held high, never shy. I talk with class but have a little bit of sass, Teach people to do what they desire, and you, as a person should inspire. I am an unapologetically young Black girl, AContinue reading “Unapologetically Black by Maya McNeil”

Lowell Reads Feature

Good Friday Morning I’m excited to announce Lowell Public Library “Lowell Reads” will feature “To My Kin” and some of the young authors next month! Lowell Reads is a semi-annual celebration spearheaded by Lowell’s public library surrounding the questions, themes and ideas of one particular book. Our goals are to get all of Lowell onContinue reading “Lowell Reads Feature”

Working More Than Dreaming

I know it’s been a while but we are working more than dreaming. “To My Kin” Shipping June 19, 2021 We built the online store and approved the sample copy, we are off to print!! Preorder Today The book is an anthology of youth stories, poems, and narratives surrounding the theme of Black Joy. To MyContinue reading “Working More Than Dreaming”

Writing BlackJoy Contest Winners

We’re thrilled to share the winners of the Writing Black Joy Contest, sponsored in partnership with MBK Boston, 826 Boston, and GrubStreet. This contest was launched on September 12th, 2020, which was officially declared Black Joy Day in the City of Boston. Black Joy Day is a time to appreciate and celebrate our power to uplift ourselves and othersContinue reading “Writing BlackJoy Contest Winners”

We Belong Everywhere: Celebrating Those Living Their Dream

Good Morning,The BlackJoy Project and coalition of partners invites you to our first Black History Month celebration: “We Belong Everywhere: Celebrating those Living their Dream.” As we move through today’s health, economic, and structural racism pandemics, we believe it’s important to be leaders and active participants in every arena, especially law enforcement. We also believeContinue reading “We Belong Everywhere: Celebrating Those Living Their Dream”

BlackJoy Writing Contest

Over the last several months, I’ve read many news reports of our pain, suffering, how we are the most affected by COVID-19. In the media, just being Black has become synonymous with some sort of calamity. Yet over this same period on calls and zoom, I’ve listened to uplifting stories and had beautiful conversations about #Blackjoy:Continue reading “BlackJoy Writing Contest”