Celebrate Black History Month with Lulu

As February is Black History Month, we would like to highlight some of our Lulu users and encourage others to create and share cultural content to celebrate the holiday.

Many African Americans use Lulu to celebrate their culture through a variety of forms such as art, personal accounts, cookbooks, poetry, music and more. Here are just a few examples of popular Lulu creations made by African American authors:

  • LeSean Thomas created a compilation of his animated artwork highlighting hip-hop-inspired characters that has been featured on “The Boondocks” on Cartoon Network (http://books.lulu.com/content/189605). Daytime Award Winning Producer Jeff Matsuda recognizes Thomas’ work as some of the most dynamic, unique and prolific hip-hop driven visions of today.

  • The Soumas Heritage Creole Cookbook (http://www.lulu.com/content/60871) by Panderina Soumas offers a how-to for a number of tantalizing treats that have been passed down through generations of Creole cooks. With recipes like “African Rhythm Drumettes” and “Who-Do-You-Wanna-Voodoo-Dip,” the Soumas Heritage Creole Cookbook celebrates culture through the sharing of delicious family dishes.

 

  • Another publication, The Hip-Hop Education Guidebook (http://www.lulu.com/content/656880) by Marcella Runell and Martha Diaz provides advice on how to harness the enthusiasm and energy found in hip-hop music and introduce it to the classroom. Calling for innovation in schools and engaging teaching styles to ensure the success of all American students, this guidebook has been used in numerous schools throughout New York.

There are many more cultural creations that can be found by simply browsing the Lulu marketplace (http://www.lulu.com/en/browse/).

One final way that I would like to encourage you to commemorate Black History Month is to write your own chapter of history. Lulu has all the tools you need to share your story with others and add to your already-rich traditions. Use this month to create a living history of your own experiences while paying tribute to great African American leaders of the past and present.

Shannon Connell

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4 Comments

  1. My book Colorless Soul would fit in with your recognition of Black History Month.

  2. “Black Voodoo Economics would be an ideal volume to help celebrate “Black History Month.” It contains successful strategies for wealth accumulation that is instructive for all of society.

    Harvey L. Cooper, JD, CPM

  3. HIP-HOP BEFORE THE BLING, written by Darlene Lewis, is an historical journey through the eyes
    of Harlem Producer/writer who was deeply influenced by music. Having been friends with some
    of the legends of entertainment, prior to the fame, Darlene felt it was time to give credit
    to the pioneers who have been overlooked in the music industry. Behind the scenes execs that
    put Sean Puffy Combs, KRS 1-, etc., on the map, are listed, as well as Darlene’s personal
    take on the level of abuse and degradation the culture has witnessed in the last twenty
    years. Hiphop Before the Bling will take you to the streets of Harlem, to the clubs in the
    Bronx and Manhattan, to the restaurants and to the public access studio that allowed Darlene
    to promote the legends of the culture, prior to MTV Raps and BET Rap City. This is a must
    read. To learn more about producer/writer feel free to go to her other website where
    she promotes the legends of Hip-Hop http://www.myspace.com/celebrityshowcase. Try to watch online
    every Monday Night at 12:30 at http://www.mnn.org, the show Celebrity Showcase click on TV 57. This is aired on Time Warner Cable 57, RCN Cable 85 and Tuesdays on channel 56 at 630pm.

  4. great blog!
    i have Lesean’s book, and it’s the bomb!
    i’ll check those others out!
    thanks!

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