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Badass Black Girls Go to D.C.

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is hosting the 94th Annual Black History Luncheon and Author's Book Signing.


The theme: AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE VOTE.


ASALH was established on September 9, 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the Father of Black History. Dr. Woodson (1875-1950) dedicated his life to educating African Americans about the achievements and contributions of their ancestors.



Members of ASALH continue the legacy of their founder, speaking a fundamental truth to the world–that Africans and peoples of African descent are makers of history and co-workers in what W. E. B. Du Bois called, “The Kingdom of Culture.” ASALH’s mission is to create and disseminate knowledge about Black History, to be, in short, the nexus between the Ivory Tower and the global public. Members labor in the service of Blacks and all humanity.


The 94th Annual Black History Luncheon and Author’s Book Signing will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Washington Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th St. NW, Washington, DC. The luncheon begins at 12 noon and Author’s Book Signing is free and open to public from 10:00 a.m to 12 noon.


Featured authors include Ashley Jones (Magic City Gospel), Monique Jones (The Book of Awesome Black Americans), and MJ Fievre (Badass Black Girl: Questions, Quotes, and Affirmations for Teens).




Magic City Gospel is a love song to Birmingham, the Magic City of the South. In traditional forms and free verse poems, 2015 Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award-winner Ashley M. Jones takes readers on an historical, geographical, cultural, and personal journey through her life and the life of her home state. From De Soto’s “discovery” of Alabama to George Wallace’s infamous stance in the schoolhouse door, to the murders of black men like Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner in modern America, Jones weaves personal history with the troubled, triumphant, and complicated history of Birmingham, and of Alabama at large. In this assured debut, you’ll find why “gold is laced in Alabama’s teeth.” In the ghosts and the grits, this collection speaks to Jones' generation and beyond: “Let me wash you in Alabama heat / and tell you who you are.” Magic City Gospel is a book of personal, political, and cultural history, whose red dirt stained pages offer a fresh and unvarnished gaze on Birmingham, Alabama, and America.



Monique L. Jones’s The Book of Awesome Black Americans is more than a Black history book. It’s a celebration of Black people. In this book, you will find:

  • Amazing role models who brought on change by using their gifts and passions to overcome societal barriers

  • Stories mainstream media failed to mention that are sure to inspire, motivate, and educate readers of all backgrounds

  • Testimonies that demonstrate how American culture thrives when it celebrates diversity and promotes inclusiveness

#1 New Release in Biography and Cultural Heritage ― Making a Better America

Black Americans who have shaped their country and beyond: We are familiar with a handful of African Americans who are mentioned in American history books, but there are also countless others who do not get recognized in mainstream media. Their actions may not have appeared to shake the world, but their contributions to shifting American culture were just as groundbreaking.


There’s more than one way to make a difference: The achievements of the Black Americans included in this book range from athletic to artistic, literary to scientific. Their biographies vary greatly, but each one contributes to the course of Black history and its influence on the greater world. Their stories encourage readers, especially teenage boys and girls, to find their own path to change.


Celebrate the successes made possible by diversity: African Americans have made history by challenging and changing the American landscape. This was accomplished not by shedding layers of originality, but by wearing their colors proudly and openly in the world. Growth has been made possible by a resistance to conformity and a fusing of cultures, African and American alike.



Come get a signed copy of Badass Black Girl: Quotes, Questions, and Affirmations for Teens


Publishers Weekly Select Title for Young Readers ─ A Daily Dose of Inspiration for Badass Black Girls


Explore the many facets of your identity through hundreds of big and small questions. MJ Fievre tackles topics such as family and friends, school and careers, body image, and stereotypes in this journal designed for teenage girls. By reflecting on these topics, readers confront the issues that can hold them back from living their lives.


Embrace authenticity and celebrate who you are. Finding the courage to live as you are is not easy, so here’s a journal designed to help readers nurture their creativity, self-motivation, and positive self-awareness. This journal celebrates girl power and honors the strength and spirit of black girls.


Change the way you view the world. This journal provides words of encouragement that seek not just to inspire, but to ignite discussion and debate about the world. Girls, especially, are growing up in a world that tries to tell them how to look and act. MJ Fievre encourages readers to fight the flow and determine for themselves who they want to be.


Reading Badass Black Girl: Quotes, Questions, and Affirmations for Teens will help you:

Build and boost your self-esteem with powerful affirmations.

Learn more about yourself through intensive and insightful journaling.

Resist the mold that outside opinions have put into place, and become comfortable and confident in embracing your authentic self.

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