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The Scourge of the January 6 US Capitol Attack: A Citizen’s Reading List

It confirms what we’ve known for the past two years—and then some. The January 6 committee’s report shows that our former despotic cheetoh in chief incited a mob with false allegations of voter fraud

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Religion History American Society Race and Ethnicity in America Kay Whitlock Considering Hate Michael Bronski Howard Bryant Christian Coleman Alexandra Minna Stern An Xiao Mina Memes to Movements Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate Full Dissidence Daniel S. Lucks Reconsidering Reagan Alex Zamalin A Deeper Sickness Erik L. Peterson Margaret Peacock All Is Not Lost Racial Innocence Tanya Katerí Hernández Danya Ruttenberg On Repentance and Repair

The Biracial Vegetarian Who Came to Thanksgiving Dinner

By Samira K. Mehta | I have never worn a “Meat Is Murder” t-shirt to Thanksgiving dinner. Clearly, I have thought about doing it, and while I would like to be able to claim that I have not done so bec

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Religion American Society Race and Ethnicity in America Biography and Memoir Samira K. Mehta The Racism of People Who Love You

Beacon Behind the Books: Perpetua Charles, Publicist — Part II

I’ve been a Beacon staff member and a publicity team member for seven and a half years! In that time, I’ve witnessed the rise of podcasts as legit and meaningful coverage for authors; the gradual expa

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Beacon Behind the Books Beacon Staff Perpetua Charles

The Best of the Broadside in 2022

All right. 2022 has been cute—in a We-Lumbered-Through-Yet-Another-Plague-Year kind of way—but now it’s giving shabby and dogged. That’s right. Time to sashay away and to do so with some grace and dig

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Disability American Society Race and Ethnicity in America Biography and Memoir Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Literature and the Arts Bullets into Bells Dina Gilio-Whitaker Martin Luther King, Jr. The Radical King Where Do We Go From Here? Enabling Acts Lennard Davis Walden Tom Montgomery-Fate Lisa Page We Wear the Mask The King Legacy Christian Coleman Nancy Rubin Stuart Poor Richard’s Women

Sparking Joy with Our Holiday Sale!

Look how fast holiday season crept up on us. Where did 2022 go? Well, now’s the time to hunt for gifts for the loved ones in your life. Save 30% on everything at through December 31 using c

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Kindred A Treasury of African-American Christmas Stories The Radiant Lives of Animals Women and Other Monsters And the Category Is... The Blooming of a Lotus: Revised and Expanded Vinegar Hill Soul Culture Common Grace Breaking Bread Freedom Dreams The Birdcatcher