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    Crime Writing Duo Top List of Best-Read Black Authors

    The writing team of Ashley and JaQuavis Coleman continues to dominate the paperback fiction bestseller list with four titles in the top ten, according to the latest Power List, a compilation of three websites...

    Bobby Brown Tells His Side of the Story in ‘Every Little Step’

    There was once a time when Bobby Brown was the biggest name in R&B, an icon headed towards a path of greatness in the late 1980s. But, over the last 25 years, Brown has...

    ‘Dear Ijeawele’ Offers Feminist Advice for Black Women

    After reading {Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions} by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, I believe that this is a mandatory read for women young and old. I gained a sense of freedom,...

    Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America

    “This book is concerned with understanding the emotional realities of black women’s lives in order to answer a political, not a personal, question: What does it mean to be a black woman and an...

    Authors Discuss New Book, Policing Black Bodies

    Surrounded by fully-stacked book shelves and coffee aroma at The Potter’s House in Northwest D.C., an engaged audience tuned in on Tuesday, March 13, to listen and discuss a difficult topic: the policing of...

    How J. Edgar Hoover’s Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature

    “Drawing on nearly 14,000 pages of newly released FBI files, F.B. Eyes exposes the Bureau’s intimate policing of African American poems, plays, essays, and novels. Starting in 1919… secret FBI ghostreaders monitored the latest...

    Author’s Corner

    Title:  Attributes of an Aquarius Author: Ashly E. Smith Release Date: Feb. 18 Ashly E. Smith, a writer and poet from Baltimore, graduated from the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland, and also attended Towson University. She belongs to...

    Greener on the Other Side

    Greener on the Other Side Author: Lionel Ntasano Release Date: April 4, 2014  Lionel Ntasano was born in Burundi and raised in Zambia He attended university in the U.S.A, Kenya and Switzerland, almost quitting college to be...

    Stokely: A Life by Peniel E. Joseph

    “It was Thursday, June 16, 1966… Less than a year before, President Lyndon Johnson had signed the Voting Rights Act… Stokely Carmichael was now in Mississippi to ensure that the federal laws… would apply...

    Author’s Corner: Kimberly K. Parker

    What was the impetus for writing this book? One morning in January 2013, I woke up and simply said, "I want to move to China to teach English." When I uttered those words, I knew...

    Reader’s Corner

    Raised by the Mistress Jamilah B. Creekmur was living a seemingly normal life in 1980s Baltimore. Although her parents were divorced, she lived comfortably with her mom and brother and saw her dad frequently. But...

    ’32 Candles’ Illumines New Author’s Path

    “I ran. I ran as fast as the skirt of that stupid dress would let me. Then I hiked up the skirt, so that I could run even faster. But Cora’s shoes weren’t really...

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