NEW YORK (WABC) -- On this episode of Here and Now, we look at why suicide rates among Black teens are rising and identify the signs and the symptoms of potential trouble.
Plus, the 29th New York African International Film Festival is back in the theater.
Co-founder, Diarah N'Daw-Spech, along with Skinner Myers, the director of 'The Sleeping Negro,' joins us as we take a look at some of the highlights.
Also ahead, we learn about the local initiatives taking place to help minority businesses survive and thrive in the wake of the COVID pandemic.
And finally, we meet the creative team behind a new children's book, 'I'm Dreaming of a Brown Christmas."
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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children In A Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
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