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'The Trend With Justin A Williams' Podcast. Episode 218: No Apologies for Justice With Author and Activist Resmaa Menakem

‘The Trend With Justin A Williams’ Podcast. Episode 218: No Apologies for Justice With Author and Activist Resmaa Menakem

Resmaa Menakem is an esteemed scholar, author and psychotherapist whose Somatic Abolitionism is “a living embodied Anti-Racism practice and culture building that requires endurance, agility, resource cultivation, stamina, discernment, self and communal discipline cultivation, embodied racial literacy and humility.” We sit down to discuss January 6th, and we argue over the proper application of compassion […]

Fat Joe To Engage in Unguarded Conversation with Stephen A. Smith to Dissect His Memoir, 'The Book of Jose' Live & In-person at the Apollo, November 15

Fat Joe To Engage in Unguarded Conversation with Stephen A. Smith to Dissect His Memoir, ‘The Book of Jose’ Live & In-person at the Apollo, November 15

WHAT:  Grammy-nominated recording artist, entrepreneur and philanthropist Fat Joe announced that he will be sitting down with renowned journalist Stephen A. Smith for an unguarded conversation to dissect his memoir at The Apollo, this program is part of “The Next Movement”, Apollo’s Fall 2022 season.    In Conversation: Fat Joe will be live and in-person […]

VETERAN MUSIC INDUSTRY EXECUTIVE AND DVERSE MEDIA CEO, BENNY POUGH, TALKS SUCCESS, INNOVATION, AND FAITH IN HIS NEW BOOK - ON IMPACT: LIFE, LEADERSHIP AND BETTING ON YOURSELF

VETERAN MUSIC INDUSTRY EXECUTIVE AND DVERSE MEDIA CEO, BENNY POUGH, TALKS SUCCESS, INNOVATION, AND FAITH IN HIS NEW BOOK – ON IMPACT: LIFE, LEADERSHIP AND BETTING ON YOURSELF

Among the most successful, innovative business leaders in the music industry, veteran music executive and DVERSE Media CEO, Benny Pough, has shaped the sound and culture of music worldwide. His nearly thirty years of experience, dedication, and determination have propelled him to the forefront of the music industry—as the influential guide in delivering radio hits […]

September 29: Author Gary Weiss To Discuss "Retail Gangster" with Kurt Boone, Village Works Gallery

September 29: Author Gary Weiss To Discuss “Retail Gangster” with Kurt Boone, Village Works Gallery

Investigative journalist and author Gary Weiss discusses his newly released  “Retail Gangster: The Insane Real-Life Story of CRAZY EDDIE”  (Hachette Books – August 2022) with writer / urban street culture chronicler Kurt Boone at the Village Works Gallery and Bookstore in Manhattan on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 7:00pm.   Weiss has covered fraud and corruption […]

Joyful picture book 'YOU SO BLACK' by Theresa tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D.

Joyful picture book ‘YOU SO BLACK’ by Theresa tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D.

The upcoming picture book YOU SO BLACK is written by Grammy-nominated entertainer Theresa tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D. and illustrated by London Ladd. On sale January 10, 2023 and based on Theresa’s beautiful, viral spoken word poem of the same name, YOU SO BLACK is a picture book celebration of the richness, the nuance, and the joy of […]

Marking 2nd Anniversary Of His Death, Melville House Will Publish 'The Fire This Time'By Randall Kenan In Paperback This July

Marking 2nd Anniversary Of His Death, Melville House Will Publish ‘The Fire This Time’By Randall Kenan In Paperback This July

Published to mark the second anniversary of Kenan’s death, The Fire This Time by the late Randall Kenan (Melville House | nonfiction | paperback | on sale 7/12) is a piercing anthology of both social commentary and recounting of Kenan’s childhood memories. Though Kenan’s book was initially published in 2007, it feels even more poignant […]

The Trend With Justin A Williams, Episode 210: 'The Fugitivities' with Harvard Professor Jesse McCarthy

The Trend With Justin A Williams, Episode 210: ‘The Fugitivities’ with Harvard Professor Jesse McCarthy

Jesse McCarthy is a Harvard professor whose debut fiction novel, “The Fugitivities,” confronts the notions of Black history as a saga in light of several paramount factors. The story is our story, it is struggle and it is a process towards a better future. For anyone whose community is in turmoil or for anyone who […]

From Romance To War, Collection of Stories Touches The Heart And Inspires Human Connection

From Romance To War, Collection of Stories Touches The Heart And Inspires Human Connection

Known for his mystery and suspense novels, author and photographer Gary E. Smith pivots his creative vision to crafting a compilation of short stories that share universal truths about the human experience in his latest book, A Collection of Short Stories & Poems.   Smith employs a breezy, conversational voice as he covers topics that […]

New Book Teaches Children Love, Acceptance and the Importance of Brushing Their Teeth

New Book Teaches Children Love, Acceptance and the Importance of Brushing Their Teeth

Enamel wishes he were like all the other camels who live in Camel-lot, but his front teeth are bigger than anyone else’s.   Enamel has an overbite, which he brushes to a bright, glowing shine. This marks Enamel as different from his fellow camels and he’s the only camel who brushes his teeth.  Because his […]

Find Your Voice As A Patient Or Advocate To Reduce Medical Mistakes

Find Your Voice As A Patient Or Advocate To Reduce Medical Mistakes

The first thing a person should do if they or a loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness is consider themselves “unofficially part of their care team,” advises Melissa Mullamphy. “You can’t put a price on advocacy and family.”   As hospitals recover from staffing shortages and other COVID disruptions, it’s more important than […]

'Chains of Slavery' Proves Prescient As Author Sees His Predictions Come True

‘Chains of Slavery’ Proves Prescient As Author Sees His Predictions Come True

Bestselling author and Bible expert Brian Ridolfi finished writing his futuristic book, Chains of Slavery: The End Began at the Beginning With an Institution, in 2017, and little did he know, much of what he described would come to pass in the next few years.   “I am no prophet,” Ridolfi said in a recent […]

Viola Davis's Memoir Shines Light On Importance Of Documenting Life Stories

Viola Davis’s Memoir Shines Light On Importance Of Documenting Life Stories

Academy Award winning actress, Viola Davis, has released her very first memoir documenting her life story titled, Finding Me. Her biography will allow fans and readers to gain an insight into the actress’s life experiences and how these have shaped her into the person we see on our screens today. However, she is not the only person who shares […]

New In Paperback This Summer: 'The Fugitivities' by Jesse McCarthy

New In Paperback This Summer: ‘The Fugitivities’ by Jesse McCarthy

“he Fugitivities by Jesse McCarthy is a powerful debut novel about a young Black American learning the difficulties of forming your own identity when society has already assigned you one. The Fugitivities follows a young Back man living in New York City, Jonah Winters, who is learning the difficulties of forming his own identity when society has already […]

In April 2022 Scribner Will Reissue 'for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf' By Ntozake Shange

In April 2022 Scribner Will Reissue ‘for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf’ By Ntozake Shange

Scribner is delighted to announce the April 2022 reissue of the award-winning play for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange, in celebration of its upcoming Broadway revival helmed by Tony-nominated choreographer and director, Camille A. Brown.   This beautifully repackaged tie-in edition of Ntozake Shange’s classic choreopoem […]

Mili Mila Returns To Cabo Verde To Promote New Kriolu Resources

Mili Mila Returns To Cabo Verde To Promote New Kriolu Resources

Team Mili Mila has returned to Cabo Verde to celebrate International Mother Language Day. Since the release of the first of its kind, Capeverdean Kriolu to English Dictionary, Mili Mila was able to share this unprecedented work with several launches here in Praia, Fogo and Sal, Cabo Verde. Part of Team Mili Mila, consisting of […]