A Destination for Black Food Literature: BEM | books & more

A project in Bedford-Stuyvesant, NY by BEM | books & more

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Backers: 645
Average Pledge Per Backer: $117

Funded: $75,719 of $60,000
Dates: Feb 3rd -> Mar 6th (33 days)
Project By: BEM | books & more
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Latest News

It's the final weekend to support our campaign!

March 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
If you experienced any tech issues trying to back our campaign yesterday, we apologize for the inconvenience! Kickstarter has resolved the issue and all pledges should go through now. Thank you for your patience and for continuing to support us. ... (Read More)

[New Video] Love From Our Community

February 26th - via: kickstarter.com
We're so grateful to Dr. Jessica B. Harris, Vanessa Parish, Klancy Miller, Jenneh Kaikai, Shannon Mustipher, and Abena Anim-Somuah for sharing a bit about what BEM means to them. Check out the video below to hear why we need a BEM brick & mortar... (Read More)

New rewards from MOFAD, Center For Fiction, Cherry Bombe, and Dr. Jessica B. Harris herself!

February 24th - via: kickstarter.com
We've added a few enticing perks from our partner orgs including MOFAD, The Center For Fiction, and Cherry Bombe. Plus, check out a very special perk from Dr. Jessica B. Harris at the $1,000 pledge level. There's only one available, so act fast!... (Read More)

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February 12th - via: kickstarter.com
We've hit 10% of our goal with your support -- thank you!Now it's time for us to ramp up pledges to ensure we make it all the way to $60,000 by the end of the month.  Please help us continue to spread the word by sharing our campaign page with... (Read More)

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