All posts tagged: change books

25% till Midnight @ the Pens Up Press Bookstore

The 25% discount on all purchases made this week Ends Tonight at midnight.  ENTER THE STORE Pens Up Press is an independent publishing company and online bookstore made to empower activists, artists, writers, and communities of color with books as change-agents BOOKSTORE TITLES There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra by Chinua Achebe – $10 Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe – $8 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou – $7 Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now by Maya Angelou – $7 Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou – $8 The Black Woman: An Anthology edited by Toni Cade Bambara – $15 The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir by Staceyann Chin’s – $8 Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000 by Lucille Clifton – $8 Abolition Democracy: Beyond Empire, Prisons, and Torture by Angela Y. Davis – $8 Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison – $8 The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon – $11 Quilting The Black-Eyed Pea by Nikki Giovanni – $6 Roots: The Saga …

They were angry at a messenger, that’s why 2Pac is not with us

Throwback poem from poet Nikki Giovanni, written in 1996… Get Giovanni’s most recent book Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea 25% Off this week in the Pens Up Press Bookstore this week “All Eyez on U” by Nikki Giovanni as I tossed and turned unable to achieve sleep unable to control anxiety unable to comprehend why 2Pac is not with us if those who live be the sword died be the sword there would be no white men on the earth if those who lived on hatred died on hatred there would be no KKK if those who lived by lies died by lies there would be nobody on wall street in executive suits in academic offices instructing the young don’t tell me he got what he deserved he deserved a chariot and the accolades of a grateful people he deserved his life it is as clear as a mountain stream as defining as a lightning strike as terrifying as sun to vampires there were those who called it dirty gansta rap inciting there were those who …

The Pens Up Press Bookstore Is Open! – 25% Off This Week

We talked about it and now it’s here…The Pens Up Press Bookstore is officially open! There will be a 25% discount on all purchases made this week so TAKE A LOOK. And, as always, please feel free to comment, like, post, and share. “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” – Maya Angelou  ENTER THE STORE Pens Up Press is an independent publishing company and online bookstore made to empower activists, artists, writers, and communities of color with books as change-agents