Black men’s book club offers chance to learn about wine, their daughters and themselves


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A new book club in Chicago brings Black men together for camaraderie and conversation about art, books, food, culture and various social issues that impact the community.

Attorney Alex Breland launched the Visible Man Review last January during the COVID-19 pandemic and the group now boasts more than 24 members between the ages of 30 and 75, the Chicago Tribune reports. When he first created the club, he reached out to friends and colleagues to support the effort. The group’s name was inspired by Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man.”

“The thought was we’re visible, meaning Black men,” Breland told the Chicago Tribune. “My thought was that’s a cool literary reference and gets to my point of what I think is important, which is figuring out a way for us to be supportive, visible for each other.” 


TheGrio Staff 




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