Inside one of N.J.'s last Black-owned bookstores, where ‘your Black is beautiful’

Inside one of N.J.'s last Black-owned bookstores, where ‘your Black is beautiful’

This story is part of a new NJ.comseries: “Black in N.J.,” which celebrates Black culture in the Garden State and seeks to further discussion about issues facing New Jersey’s Black community.***When you walk into Source of Knowledge in Newark, you’re in a space that is unapologetically Black.Incense burns. Soulful music plays in the background. Books by Black writers line the shelves and art pieces from Senegal adorn the walls.Yet the small book shop, located downtown on the corner of Broad and Lafayette streets, is easy to miss. Other than a tiny beige banner displaying the store’s name, the ...


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