Rest in peace to Queen Toni Morrison who died on Monday (August 5) in The Bronx. She was 88.

The first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, Ms. Morrison was the author of 11 novels as well as children’s books and essay collections. Among them were celebrated works like “Song of Solomon,” which received the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1977, and “Beloved,” which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. (New York Times, Aug.6, 2019)

Like Maya, Langston and James, Toni will continue to live on and give voice to Black Lives and Black Souls.

Rest in Power.

“If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.”

“I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game. ‘”

–Toni Morrison

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