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Author & Nobel Laureate, Toni Morrison Passes Away at 88
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Author & Nobel Laureate, Toni Morrison Passes Away at 88

Toni Morrison, the prolific author and Nobel laureate in literature died on Monday in the Bronx at the age of 88. Her death, at Montefiore Medical Center, was announced by her publisher, Alfred A. Knopf. A spokeswoman said the cause was complications of pneumonia. Ms. Morrison lived in Grand View-on-Hudson, N.Y. The first African-American woman […]

Step Aside, Avengers! New Superhero Takes On Ecological Threat
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Step Aside, Avengers! New Superhero Takes On Ecological Threat

When Leslie I. Landis embarked on a trip to China, she had no idea that her travels would serve as the genesis for the world’s newest superhero. But as she observed China’s diverse environment, inspiration struck, and Landis’ concerns about climate change, along with her vivid imagination, combined to give birth to Chendell – a […]

Bill Duke Reprises His Legendary 'Menace II Society' Role In Clever New Short Film
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Bill Duke Reprises His Legendary ‘Menace II Society’ Role In Clever New Short Film

Bill Duke, G Perico, and Soren Baker have released the short film The Bookstore Menace, a clever reworking of Duke’s iconic role in the landmark 1993 film Menace II Society. The film world premiered on the Facebook page of leading hip-hop website Ambrosia For Heads last night. A legendary actor, director, producer, and owner of […]

African American author who secured 7-figure, six-book deal across two major publishers debuts this September
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African American author who secured 7-figure, six-book deal across two major publishers debuts this September

On the heels of the success of Black Panther and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, there has been an uptick of mainstream interest in black/African stories and creators. One such rising star, Rena Barron, snagged two three-book deals with two prestigious publishers that totaled in the seven-figure range. “Rena Barron has kicked off an adventure that […]

Strand Bookstore Named Official NYC Landmark
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Strand Bookstore Named Official NYC Landmark

Book lover or not, every New Yorker has probably heard of the iconic Strand Bookstore at one point. Recently, it was named an official NYC landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC).  Famous for its impressive 18-mile stretch of books, the Strand boasts a huge selection of both new and used books across virtually every […]

Therapist Shares 100 Simple Tips For Overcoming Anxiety & Depression & Learning To Trust Your Intuition
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Therapist Shares 100 Simple Tips For Overcoming Anxiety & Depression & Learning To Trust Your Intuition

Trust Your Intuition: 100 Ways to Transform Anxiety and Depression for Stronger Mental Health by Jill Sylvester Released May 31, 2019 Do you ever wish that when feelings of anxiety or depression start creeping in, a caring, supportive therapist was right there, helping you break past the dark thoughts and emotions? Enter licensed mental health counselor and […]

Art Exhibition featuring  Kumasi J. Barnett, "The Amazing Black-Man"
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Art Exhibition featuring Kumasi J. Barnett, “The Amazing Black-Man”

Lowell Ryan Projects is pleased to present The Amazing Black-Man, a solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Kumasi J. Barnett.Riffing on classic superhero series including; The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Superman, Daredevil and Captain America, the show will feature two hundred hand-painted comic book works pinned up in their clear plastic sleeves. For each work, […]

Dapper Dan in Conversation with Elaine Welteroth on Book Launch, Jul 10th in Brooklyn
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Dapper Dan in Conversation with Elaine Welteroth on Book Launch, Jul 10th in Brooklyn

Unbound, a book launch series with BAM and Greenlight Bookstore presents Unbound: Dapper Dan for the launch of Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem, a candid chronicle of the Harlem designer’s life, spanning more than 70 years and set against the backdrop of an ever-evolving America. Joined by former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief and Project Runway judge […]

Michelle Obama Confirmed to Headline Upcoming ESSENCE Festival
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Michelle Obama Confirmed to Headline Upcoming ESSENCE Festival

ESSENCE Communications, the number one media, technology and commerce company dedicated to Black women, has announced that former First Lady Michelle Obama will headline its 25th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival of Culture in New Orleans, LA, taking place July 4-7, 2019. On the heels of the historic success of her book Becoming, the appearance will mark Mrs. […]

Author & Navy Seal Remi Adeleke
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Author & Navy Seal Remi Adeleke

Statistics tell us that African American males who grow up in a single-parent household are nine times more likely to drop out of high school and twenty times more likely to end up in prison than any other demographic. But what would it take for one young man not only to rise above those statistics […]

"Glory Van Scott: Her Life Among Legends”
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“Glory Van Scott: Her Life Among Legends”

Dr. Glory Van Scott has lived quite an eventful life as a performer, producer, singer, activist, educator and author of her powerful memoir “Glory: A Life Among Legends.” Glory’s book takes the reader from her early life to her dedication and career in the performing arts where she stood at the vanguard of a new […]

Cathy C. Smith of Women in Tech NJ & NY Celebrates the Release of Her New Book:  "How to Become a Digital Leader"
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Cathy C. Smith of Women in Tech NJ & NY Celebrates the Release of Her New Book:  “How to Become a Digital Leader”

   Women in Tech NJ & NY Founder Cathy C. Smith celebrated the publication of her new book “How to Become a Digital Leader: A Roadmap to Success”! (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform) ; on  November 29, 2018  with colleagues and supporters  at a reception / signing event  at the La Taverna Cocktail Lounge in Caldwell, New […]

Art Kane: Harlem 1958: The 60th Anniversary Edition
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Art Kane: Harlem 1958: The 60th Anniversary Edition

Released on 12 November Art Kane: Harlem 1958 marks the 60th anniversary of one of the most celebrated images in American history. Now commonly known as A Great Day in Harlem, the famous shot of 57 jazz musicians gathered outside a brownstone in New York is one of the most imitated images in popular culture, by one of the world’s […]

New Book Empowers Readers to Better Communicate with Anyone – in Any Situation!
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New Book Empowers Readers to Better Communicate with Anyone – in Any Situation!

 Having spent the past twenty years as a psychology of communication and language expert working in industries including sport, education, high-risk industry, healthcare, hypnotherapy and local government, Dr Kate Beaven-Marks knows that most people crave the skills to communicate more effectively. However, it’s a desire that’s so often swept under the rug, which, if acted […]

A Moving Account of A Son's Tragic Death
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A Moving Account of A Son’s Tragic Death

After the death of her son, Eric Garner, at the hands of New York City police officers on Staten Island went viral, Gwen Carr’s life changed forever. The illegal chokehold that took Garner’s life has been seared into the public consciousness forever as the large black man struggled to breathe while a white policeman held him down on […]