After months of planning and construction, Noname has officially opened the doors to her Radical Hood Library in Los Angeles. On Saturday, the “Yesterday” singer’s prestigious book club opened a headquarters for her popular club, which she launched in 2019. The Noname Book Club’s Twitter account released a statement saying:
“We are so excited to finally open our Radical Hood Library! This is a black led organization that was created to service black/brown folks and the RSVP prioritization will reflect that. There will be music, free food, and more!
The premise of the Chicago-bred emcee’s book club is to feature two books a month, create a space for community and spark conversation surrounding them. Each month the club highlights “progressive work from writers of color and writers within the LGBTQ community,” as well as promotes a network of local and independent bookstores that are carrying the selected works. According to Noname, “The library includes books from a wide array of categories. The readings are organized by prison writings, the global Black resistance, imperialism, revolution, a section for kids called the ‘young homies’ books, and more.”
The rapper also shared some of her favorites books from the club, including ‘**** The Police’ and the ‘Black Capitalism Won’t Save Us’, tweeting:
“More sections will be added as we grow. This is just the beginning.”
The site adds:
“In addition to building community with folks across the country we also send our monthly book picks to incarcerated comrades through our Prison Program.”