Honoring Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

| By Carol Brennan | The month of May is designated Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month to illuminate the contributions of millions of Americans whose family origins are in Pacific Rim nations or the Asian subcontinent. Layered throughout Gale In Context: Biography are hundreds of incisive essays that honor the most courageous … Read more

Black Voices. Black Stories.

| By Tiffany Duck | As a peer reviewer for the Black Voices Standing Order Plan, I am excited about reviewing and selecting titles from diverse voices. It’s important to have representation from authors who identify as Black or African American but hail from countries all over the world. I’m also a member of the … Read more

The Legacy of Poet Emily Dickinson

| By Sarah Robertson | When American poet Emily Dickinson died in relative obscurity on May 15, 1886, her groundbreaking body of work stood unpublished and unrecognized. Today, Dickinson is regarded as a pivotal figure in American poetry, and her works are celebrated for their departure from literary conventions and their challenge of societal norms. … Read more

Earth Day: From 1971 to Today

|By Amy Hackney Blackwell| This Earth Day, it’s worth thinking about some of the things the environmental movement has accomplished over the past 52 years. Earth Day was born out of frustration. In the 1960s, the United States had no legislation preventing industry from discharging pollutants into the air or water, with predictable results. In … Read more

Breaking Major League Baseball’s Color Barrier

The 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson | By Shirelle Phelps| On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s long-standing color barrier when he debuted for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Since 2004, Major League Baseball (MLB) has celebrated this historic date annually. One way the MLB honors Robinson is by having all Major League players and on-field … Read more

National Poetry Month: Poets through the Years

| By Carol Brennan | Poetry is nearly the oldest form of creative expression in the history of humankind, possibly second to the cave paintings of Lascaux, France, as evidence that our brains strive to explain and invent lyrical stories about the world around us. For National Poetry Month 2022, we’d like to recommend some … Read more

New Titles for Gale OneFile, April 2022

| By Gale Staff | Gale Academic OneFile AIMS Neuroscience (AIMS Press) Peer-reviewed Brazilian Journal of Health and Biomedical Sciences (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro- Uerj) Peer-reviewed iilwandle zethu: Journal of Ocean Law and Governance in Africa (Sabinet Online) Peer-reviewed International Journal of Disability and Social Justice (Pluto Journals) Peer-reviewed Neutrosophic Computing and … Read more

Support Childhood Resiliency

| By Kathleen J. Edgar | When life’s stresses seem overwhelming, do you ever wonder what it would be like to be a kid again, living a carefree life, full of fun and games, playing outdoors, free of responsibilities? That idyllic life of cheerfulness and enjoyment may exist in your mind, but it is not … Read more

Gale Releases Who’s Who Among African Americans: 37 Edition

| By Tara Atterberry and Jessie Carney Smith | As we approach the release of Who’s Who among African Americans: 37th Edition, Gale advisor and dean of the library and Camille Cosby Distinguished Chair in the Humanities at Fisk University Jessie Carney Smith provides an invaluable service by developing lists of notable and upcoming African … Read more