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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 […]

Music Mogul Mathew Knowles Releases 3rd book "The Emancipation of Slaves Through Music"
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Music Mogul Mathew Knowles Releases 3rd book “The Emancipation of Slaves Through Music”

While still riding the waves of success with his sophomore book entitled, Racism From the Eyes of A Child (available worldwide/Amazon), music mogul and best-selling author, Mathew Knowles, PH.D. is poised to release his third title, The Emancipation of Slaves Through Music, under his Music World Entertainment book imprint. With worldwide interest in his book’s […]

Wesley Snipes & Ray Norman Publish an Original Work of Fiction: TALON OF GOD
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Wesley Snipes & Ray Norman Publish an Original Work of Fiction: TALON OF GOD

International film and television action star Wesley Snipes, along with co-author Ray Norman have announced the publication of a work of fiction, a supernatural thriller. Their novel, entitled Talon of God, is a non-stop contemporary fantasy adventure sure to please readers with its suspense and compelling drama.  The novel’s leading role, Lauryn Jefferson, is a […]

Nigerian American Artist Publishes a Book that Every Black Person Needs to Read
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Nigerian American Artist Publishes a Book that Every Black Person Needs to Read

‘the geometry of being Black’ is a book that probes into the effects of anti-Blackness on the Black community. Divided into five segments: receiving, internalizing, unlearning, loving and resisting; the book delves into how the Black community receives and internalizes anti-Blackness, how the community can unlearn and resist anti- Blackness, and how the community can begin […]

Spring Readers: Books For The Season
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Spring Readers: Books For The Season

Reading is a great pastime as the weather heats up. Grab a book, head to the park, and have a good read.     Remember The Time: Memoirs A Line in the River: Khartoum, City of Memory by Jamal Mahjoub. In his memoir, Mahjoub paints a poignant portrayal of Sudan, which went from a thriving […]

Mike Colter, Gabourey Sidibe, Danny Glover and an All-Star Cast Perform The Radical King for Audible
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Mike Colter, Gabourey Sidibe, Danny Glover and an All-Star Cast Perform The Radical King for Audible

 Audible Inc., the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment, today announced the release of The Radical King. This collection of twenty-three of Martin Luther King Jr.’s essays and speeches, curated by Cornel West, is performed by LeVar Burton, Mike Colter, Leslie Odom, Jr., Colman Domingo, Danny Glover, Gabourey Sidibe, […]

Mathew Knowles Sparks an International Conversation with his latest book "Racism from the Eyes of a Child"
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Mathew Knowles Sparks an International Conversation with his latest book “Racism from the Eyes of a Child”

With uncanny timing for socially charged topics, music mogul Mathew Knowles hits hard right out of the gate with his latest book Racism from the Eyes of a Child (Amazon/Ingram), released just in time for Black History Month. RFEC is a deeply personal reflection on racism in the south, where the Gadsden, Al native was […]

Winter Reading: Books To Curl Up With
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Winter Reading: Books To Curl Up With

Wintertime is the perfect reason to curl up with a good book. Here are some you might want to consider. What’s Cooking? When two renowned chefs get together magic happens. That is what iconic chef and former opera singer Alexander Smalls and James Beard-nominated chef JJ Johnson have done with their new cookbook, Between Harlem […]

Trailblazing US Ambassador Reflects on Her Life & Career as Remnants of America's Ugly Past Resurface
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Trailblazing US Ambassador Reflects on Her Life & Career as Remnants of America’s Ugly Past Resurface

After a four-decades-long career at the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service including being appointed as U.S. Ambassador to Senegal in 2000, Harriet Lee Elam-Thomas is now looking back on her remarkable career and life. In time for Black History Month, her new memoir, Diversifying Diplomacy: My Journey from Roxbury to Dakar (Potomac Books, 2017), […]