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New Book from African American Pastor Examines How Black Voters Have Been Misled and Used by the Liberal’s Agenda
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New Book from African American Pastor Examines How Black Voters Have Been Misled and Used by the Liberal’s Agenda

In what is sure to be called a “controversial” new book, Rev. Bill Owens, President and Founder of the Coalition of African American Pastors, asks an important question: What has happened to prevent black Americans from achieving the dream outlined by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and other civil rights leaders? The book, titled A […]

Make the Holidays Just Peachy with Delicious Sweet and Savory Recipes by Chef Belinda Smith-Sullivan
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Make the Holidays Just Peachy with Delicious Sweet and Savory Recipes by Chef Belinda Smith-Sullivan

Who doesn’t love a sweet and juicy peach?  Long associated with summer, a new book shows that peaches can be a year-round treat. Just Peachy by Belinda Smith-Sullivan (Gibbs-Smith/May 2019) provides a vast array of delicious recipes all showcasing the versatile peach that can delight holiday meals. “Peach season is short-lived, and it can be […]

3 Ways To Protect Your Self-Worth
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3 Ways To Protect Your Self-Worth

Dr. Josh Wagner There is no end to all the things we have yet to do. There is no final goal. Any accomplishment is usually followed by another door opening another challenge. It’s inevitable. So you think you may have achieved your final goal—like getting engaged or married, or getting a coveted new job or […]

The Collaborative Experience, Inc., Open Call for African-American Men to Pen Their Stories in a New Book Anthology
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The Collaborative Experience, Inc., Open Call for African-American Men to Pen Their Stories in a New Book Anthology

“It’s time that we hear from our brothers who are doing positive things in the community and making a positive impact in the lives of others. This will be a welcomed new collection of history about black men,” says Toni Coleman Brown, Vice President of the CollaborativeExperience. Contributors to this anthology represent black men from […]

Stars of HGTV's Restored by the Fords Bring the Unconventional Thinking Behind Their Designs to an Inspirational Memoir
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Stars of HGTV’s Restored by the Fords Bring the Unconventional Thinking Behind Their Designs to an Inspirational Memoir

How did a couple of quirky siblings from suburban Pittsburgh end up as the king and queen of eclectic-design chic with their own HGTV series? They followed their dreams, they took refuge in the strength of family and faith, and they never let fear get in the way of a great idea. This October 29, […]

New Book from Planned Parenthood Teaches Sex Ed for Kids
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New Book from Planned Parenthood Teaches Sex Ed for Kids

When only 13 states in America require that sex education in school is medically accurate, something just doesn’t add up.  Sexually educated kids make for sexually responsible adults, and it’s already been proven that teaching kids about safe sex doesn’t make them more promiscuous; If anything, all it does is decrease their risk of accidental pregnancies and help […]

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. […]