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Wine Empire McBride Sisters Collection Partners With Simon & Schuster to Launch Book Club

Black-owned wine company McBride Sisters Collection is teaming up with Simon & Schuster to launch the Black Girl Magic Wine & Book Club. This new partnership comes as the uptick in virtual book clubs and e-reading continues through the pandemic. More reading groups have moved to Zoom and social media outlets to share thoughts on their favorite reads in the past year, and these communities are flourishing with full online experiences, the Guardian reported. This new book club from McBride Sisters and Simon & Schuster specifically wants to attract Black women readers who like to enjoy a little wine with their books. “We are always looking for new ways to elevate the wine experience for our customers,” Robin McBride said in a statement. “And curling up with a great book and a delicious glass of wine sounds like the perfect way to spend a Saturday.” Book club members will receive a monthly book and two wines from the McBride Sisters for the price of $89. Simon & Schuster is a leading...

Michelai Graham

Feb 16, 2021

NFL Cornerback Brandon Carr is on a Mission to Tackle Child Literacy Through 'Lit Buddies'

For Brandon Carr, reading isn’t just fundamental. It’s his purpose. Long before his football career earned him a spot in the 2008 NFL draft, the Flint, Michigan native tackled the importance of literacy. At the influence of his mother, Kathy, who worked as a schoolteacher for 33 years, Carr’s childhood was filled with acclaimed children’s books , including kid classics “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” “The Berenstain Bears,” and “Curious George.” “Those books intrigued me to a point where I signed up for “Scholastic” and read “National Geographic” in the mail every Saturday at the breakfast table,” Carr — who still prides himself on being a book nerd — said. “My dad had the newspaper, I got my mail with the books and my mom sat just watching it all. It got to a point where I was so thirsty for more that I would beg my parents for entire book sets.” Years later, Carr’s unwavering thirst for reading at an early age set the tone for the Carr Cares Foundation , a nonprofit dedicated to...

Niki McGloster

Jun 17, 2020

This Org is Bringing Literacy Support to the Doorsteps of Young Male Students of Color

School closures have negatively impacted students’ literacy globally. However, for young Black men and boys, in particular, a Denver-based organization is determined to reverse the effects. According to Black Enterprise , The Sims-Fayola Foundation is partnering with FYR is LIT (Fueling Youth Reading is Leaders in Training) — a literacy empowerment and leadership development program — to provide online tutoring for male students of color who are struggling with e-learning. Upon signing up for the program, students will be assessed for their educational needs, then tutored based on a tailored curriculum led by a LIT tutor. Each session is 40 minutes, during which the tutee will learn letter annunciation and phoneme awareness, spelling rules, writing practice, and read aloud. Individuals will be connected to one another via Zoom. Several other non-profit organizations and foundations also target youth literacy, including the Carr Cares Foundation . Carr Cares, founded by NFL player...

Niki McGloster

May 7, 2020