Toni Morrison

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'Beloved' Author Toni Morrison Dead at Age 88

The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer who consistently gave America unapologetic Blackness on the page has passed away.

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Iconic Author Toni Morrison to Star in Luminous New Documentary

“Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” in theaters next week, tells the amazing life story of one of the world’s most beloved writers, in her own words.

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Toni Morrison Awarded Gold Medal for Fiction

The beloved author receives the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ highest honor.

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7 Films We're Excited to See After the Sundance Festival

Several narrative movies and documentaries about racial justice and identity are set to screen at the festival in 2019.

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WATCH: Rapper Akua Naru Honors Black Literary Achievement in 'Toni Morrison'

The rapper released a live version of her 2015 ode to the “Song of Solomon” author.

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Toni Morrison, Junot Díaz Respond to 'Trump's America' in New Essay Series

Morrison and Díaz joined Larry Wilmore, Jia Tolentino and other writers to explore the cultural factors that lead to Donald Trump’s rise.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates, Sonia Sanchez and Toni Morrison Talk Dangers of Art

The three acclaimed writers sat down for a public conversation at New York City’s Ambassador Theatre.

#TBT to When Toni Morrison Checked Charlie Rose on White Privilege

The “Song of Solomon” and “Beloved” author turns 85 today. 

Toni Morrison's New Novel Set to Hit Shelves Next Spring

It’ll be her 11th novel and will serve as proof that, at 83, she’s still got it.

Toni Morrison to Colbert: 'There's No Such Thing As Race'

The Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author broke it down.

Angela Davis Praises Toni Morrison's Friendship and Editing

“It was quite an amazing experience for me to have her as a mentor.”

Chipotle Tries to Explain Why Its 'Curated Thought' Series Doesn't Include Latino Authors

The company claims to have reached out to multiple Latino authors who declined their invitation to sign on.

Read Toni Morrison's New Short Story for Chipotle

The company doesn’t just want to advertise to its customers, it wants to entertain them.

Flashback Photos to Celebrate Toni Morrison's Birthday

Happy birthday, Toni Morrison!

Watch Toni Morrison and Junot Díaz Talk About Race and Writing

Two of America’s most prominent writers of color will be in conversation with one another at the New York Public Library. You can watch it live. Tune in.

Alabama Republican Wants to Ban Toni Morrison's 'The Bluest Eye'

You stay classy, Bill Holtzclaw.

Obama Awards Highest Honor to Toni Morrison, Dolores Huerta [Photos]

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom–the Nation’s highest civilian honor–to 13 individuals who have made meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.

Author Toni Morrison Wins Highest U.S. Civilian Honor

Morrison will be one of 13 recipients who are honored this year by President Obama.

Toni Morrison, Sherman Alexie Among Authors on Banned Book Lists

We’re celebrating our favorite authors whose works have been banned at different points in history.