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Black Future Month

Inspired by N.K. Jemison, the Annandale Campus Library is celebrating Black Future Month!

Black Joy

The use of the term Black joy in the sense defined here is credited to writer and Black Joy Project founder Kleaver Cruz, who began using the phrase in 2015. Cruz has described the Black Joy Project as “a digital and real-world effort to center Black joy as a form of resistance.”

Cruz’s use of the phrase and promotion of the concept helped to popularize the term, especially as a hashtag on social media.

Kleaver Cruz: The Black Joy Project – Cheeky Natives


Black Boy Joy by Ija Charles

Black Boy Joy" by Ija African-American Puzzle | Puzzles of Color