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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 […]

Dr. Shree Walker Shares Journey Of Empowerment And Resilience Through Adversity In New Book ‘Resilient Walker'

Dr. Shree Walker Shares Journey Of Empowerment And Resilience Through Adversity In New Book ‘Resilient Walker’

Los Angeles native, Dr. Shree Walker, invites readers to learn her journey of poverty, sexual abuse, and dysfunctional relationships.  Her story is inspiring and transcending across all races, religions, and socioeconomic statuses. Her first book, ‘Resilient Walker,’ was published in November 2018. Since then, her message has expanded from local borders to an international following.  […]

Vanessa Williams Spotlights New American Founding Figure Slave Heroine With Foreword In 'Espionage and Enslavement In The Revolution: The True Story of Robert Townsend And Elizabeth'

Vanessa Williams Spotlights New American Founding Figure Slave Heroine With Foreword In ‘Espionage and Enslavement In The Revolution: The True Story of Robert Townsend And Elizabeth’

Multi-award-winning entertainer Vanessa Williams has penned a moving book foreword that shines the spotlight on an amazing tale of spying and slavery during the Revolutionary War while unveiling an unlikely heroine. “Espionage and Enslavement in the Revolution: The True Story of Robert Townsend and Elizabeth” by Claire Bellerjeau and Tiffany Yecke Brooks, published by Lyons […]

New Book Alert: Rev. Al Sharpton Brings To Light Stories Of The Unsung Heroes Of The Civil Rights Movement

New Book Alert: Rev. Al Sharpton Brings To Light Stories Of The Unsung Heroes Of The Civil Rights Movement

In the summer of 2020, Reverend Al Sharpton stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, preparing to give the keynote address of the Get Your Knee Off Our Necks Commitment March. He noticed an older man in the crowd wearing a […]

Debut Author Gabriella Saab Celebrates New Novel, 'The Last Checkmate'

Debut Author Gabriella Saab Celebrates New Novel, ‘The Last Checkmate’

Last year, Netflix’s “The Queen’s Gambit” became a cultural phenomenon, as evidenced by the show’s recent Emmy win. As audiences now long for a new chess-inspired story, debut author Gabriella Saab’s stunning novel, “The Last Checkmate” is here to fill that void. The novel is about a young Polish resistance worker, imprisoned in a concentration […]

Boxing Legend Mia St. John Fights Sobriety, Suicide, And Hollywood

Boxing Legend Mia St. John Fights Sobriety, Suicide, And Hollywood

Featured recently on People.com about the suicide of her son and sudden death of the beloved father of her children, Emmy-winning “Young & The Restless” star Kristoff St. John, Mia St. John is a 5-time World Boxing Champion, mental health advocate named by CNN as a “Mental Health Warrior,” and now the author of a […]