Following a longstanding lawsuit that saw Toni Morrison's historic book 'The Bluest Eye' taken off shelves at libraries throughout the Missouri School District, a lawsuit from the American Civil Liberties Union has now resulted in the book being returned to its rightful place. 


The late Toni Morrison completed many plays, poems, essays, and short stories, one of which is coming out as a book on Feb. 1. “Recitatif,” written by Morrison in the early 1980s and rarely seen over the following decades, follows the lives of two women from childhood to their contrasting fortunes as adults.

It appears that a Karen by way of Virginia Beach is hoping to ban one of Morrison's most important pieces of literature from her school district, along with works by other Black authors that deal in themes of race.

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin and Nobel laureate and “Beloved” author Toni Morrison will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame Thursday as part of a posthumous class of Black honorees that also includes Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were widely used in biomedical research; Barbara Hillary, the first […]


NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jesmyn Ward will be among the speakers at a tribute to the late Toni Morrison. The Nobel laureate’s longtime publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, announced Tuesday that the event will take place November 21 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan. Other guests will […]


NEW YORK (AP) — A book of Toni Morrison quotations is coming out in December. “The Measure of Our Lives: A Gathering of Wisdom” will draw from her whole body of work, including celebrated novels such as “Beloved” and “Song of Solomon.” The foreword is by Zadie Smith, adapted from a tribute she wrote soon […]

Yesterday the world mourned Toni Morrison’s death and Huggy can’t help but wonder if Trump knows who she is. Face it, he’s not the one who comes to mind when you think of a well read person. Huggy says his wife may not even know who Ms. Morrison is because, “be best isn’t in anybody’s book […]

Little Known Black History Facts

Writers and readers alike joined in mourning the passing of the legendary Toni Morrison. The Lorain, Ohio native broke gender and racial barriers while also penning exceptional tales depicting the Black experience in America with unflinching detail.. Born Chloe Wofford in 1931, Morrison’s pen name was inspired by her baptismal name of Anthony when she joined […]


NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison has died. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf says Morrison died Monday night at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She was 88. She was the first black woman to receive the Nobel literature prize, awarded in 1993. The Swedish academy hailed her use of language and her […]


NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison is being honored this spring by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The academy announced Monday that Morrison, celebrated for such novels as “Beloved” and “Song of Solomon,” is receiving a gold medal for lifetime achievement in fiction. Other prizes announced by the academy include a […]

Award-winning novelist and educator Toni Morrison has provided several soul-stirring stories and essays for nearly five decades. Today is the Lorain, Ohio native’s birthday. Born Chloe Wofford in 1931, Morrison’s pen name was inspired by her baptismal name of Anthony when she joined the Catholic Church at 12. A stellar high school student, she entered […]


NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey was in town to praise one of her idols, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. “It’s impossible to actually imagine the American literary landscape without a Toni Morrison,” Winfrey said Tuesday night during a dinner gala in downtown Manhattan hosted by the Center for Fiction, which named Morrison the winner of […]