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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), […]

Fall Reads: New Books To Check Out
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Fall Reads: New Books To Check Out

As we head back indoors, what better way to pass a chilly night than to curl up with a good book. Here’s a selection for your fall reading list. The Blues The Art of the Blues: A Visual Treasury of Black Music’s Golden Age by Bill Dahl is a comprehensive look at the history of […]

Pastor and Grammy-Winning Gospel Artist Smokie Norful to Release First Book
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Pastor and Grammy-Winning Gospel Artist Smokie Norful to Release First Book

When the pressure of life seems to boil over—and it does for everyone—Pastor and Grammy-winning musician Smokie Norful has one piece of advice: take the lid off. This concept was inspired by watching his grandmother make her signature dish of sweet rice. When the heat got too high, the pot began hissing and boiling over, […]

VP Joe Biden Embarks on American Promise Tour in Support of His Memoir
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VP Joe Biden Embarks on American Promise Tour in Support of His Memoir

This fall, Vice President Joe Biden will travel the nation for his American Promise Tour, a series of conversations that will go beyond the 24-hour news cycle and 140-character arguments to connect friends and neighbors around the topics that matter most. Vice President Biden will reveal the big political moments of his career, the life-altering choices […]

Get Your Reading On: Books To Check Out
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Get Your Reading On: Books To Check Out

What better to spend a lazy summer afternoon than a good read. The New York Trend has a few suggestions in a variety of genres.   All The Right Moves How can you go wrong with Rita Mae Brown? And Cakewalk: A Novel will not disappoint. In Cakewalk, Brown returns to fictional village of Runnymede […]

Summer Reading List:  From Entertainment To Inspirational
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Summer Reading List: From Entertainment To Inspirational

Get your summer reading list together now! You’ll need some good reads for the beach. Here are a few to consider. Spotlight On Black Heroes Book of Black Heroes: Political Leaders Past and Present by Gil Robertson is a timely release. Because Robertson, who curated and edited three groundbreaking anthologies, including Family Affair: What It […]

Spring Reading List: Page Turners To Check Out
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Spring Reading List: Page Turners To Check Out

Spring is finally here which means spending mor time outdoors. And what better way that to pass a nice spring day than reading a good book on a park bench. Here are a few books you might want to check out. Girls Rule The World: “Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe” by […]

Black Ad Agency Guru Valerie Graves’ Powerful Memoir
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Black Ad Agency Guru Valerie Graves’ Powerful Memoir

Ad agency guru Valerie Graves knows how “pressure makes diamonds.” In her memoir “Pressure Makes Diamonds: Becoming the Woman that I Pretended to Be,” she shows the reader every step of her journey from her teen mother experience in the projects of Pontiac, Michigan during the Motown-era to becoming a glass ceiling smashing executive in […]

KeKe Palmer Brings New Year Motivation to City College Center for the Arts
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KeKe Palmer Brings New Year Motivation to City College Center for the Arts

Star of the big screen, small screen and the Great White Way, Keke Palmer heads to Aaron Davis Hall Thursday for a book signing for her recently released title, “I Don’t Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice.” Her alternately funny and serious debut book reveals the many bumps and roadblocks she […]

Child Author, Christopher Isaiah Penn Smith, shares his passion for dinosaurs in his new children’s book “Guess Who, Mr. Dinosaur?” Now Available
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Child Author, Christopher Isaiah Penn Smith, shares his passion for dinosaurs in his new children’s book “Guess Who, Mr. Dinosaur?” Now Available

It’s never too early to tap into your passion and pen your first book – just ask young author, Christopher Isaiah Penn Smith. At just four years old, Smith took his fascination for dinosaurs and published his first book entitled, “Guess Who, Mr. Dinosaur?” “My love for dinosaurs inspired me to write this book,” says […]