Rapper Noname opens Radical Hood Library in Los Angeles
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The Chicago rapper founded the book club focused on texts from authors of color in 2019.
By Blue Telusma, thegrio.com
After several months of construction, rapper Noname finally opened up her Radical Hood Library.
The Chicago-native also shared on her social media account the unorthodox but completely on-brand way the sections of the library have been organized based on pro-Black categories, ranging from imperialism and revolution to global Black resistance.
“I can’t believe how far we’ve come in only a few months,” she wrote on Instagram. “In April we were sending 44 books a month and now we are sending 611 books a month [to prisons]. It’s crazy to see how books that helped me grow politically are inspiring growth in others.”
For those looking to support The Radical Hood Library and its mission to continue educating the community through reading, the organization is accepting donations via its official Patreon page.
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