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  • Reader’s Corner

    Mystery Dish BOWIE, Md. – Mystery Dish, written by substitute teacher and theatre major at Bowie State University Laurie L. Michael, is a children's book that focuses on family values mixed with open-minded perspectives of human beings. The book, released in May, is based on the idea ...

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    BMF: The Rise and Fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family While rapper Rick Ross’ summer anthem “Blowin’ Money Fast” had many hip-hop fans “thinking they were Big Meech,” few were actually familiar with his story. Author Mara Shalhoup’s BMF is the ...

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    Pass the Salt: Spiritual Poetry, Prophetic Messages and Empowering Quotes  to Awaken the Conscience and Revive the Spirit Prince George’s County, Md.-based pastor and author Anita G. Naves looked to the Bible when writing her second book, Pass the Salt. The founder and CEO of the ...

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    Michael Jackson: The Magic, The Madness, The Whole Story, 1958-2009? With new and updated material, celebrity biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli has updated his bestselling book examining the life of late singer Michael Jackson, one of the world’s top-selling entertainers. The paperback ...

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    Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work In this personal, descriptive tome, Haitian-born writer Edwidge Danticat shares her thoughts on art, immigration and living in exile. The book, inspired by Albert Camus’ lecture “Create Dangerously,” is part essay and part ...

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    I Hope He Fails When shock jock Rush Limbaugh wished for President Barack Obama’s political demise shortly after he won the 2008 presidential election, legions of Americans followed his lead. It seemed race, religion and politics – a triumvirate spawning sorrow and wars worldwide ...

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    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 her mother’s drinking and romantic relationship with a married man created ...

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  • ‘Big, Beautiful and Lovin’ It’

    Does being beautiful mean being a size 0, 2, 4 or 6? Many people think not. Unnatural ideas of beauty bombard little girls and teens, sometimes leaving them with feelings of inferiority if they are not über-thin. However, today’s pop culture has slowly begun to embrace ...

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    Platinum Aliya S. King has captured the seemingly endless bounty of hip-hop industry drama in her latest book, Platinum. The book delves into the lives of hip-hop wives and girlfriends, Beth, Kipenzi, Josephine and Alex as they seek their own niche in a glamorous, but ruthless world. The ...

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  • Prison Realities Explored in New Poetry Collection

    NAACP Image Award winner Reginald Dwayne Betts has returned to bookshelves with a powerful collection of poems in his latest work Shahid Reads His Own Palm. Through his poetry, the national spokesman for the Campaign for Youth Justice recounts his personal experiences and those of other inmates ...

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  • New Book Urges Kids to ‘Go Cook Something’

    “My Mom and Dad separated when I was still in Underoos, so I’ve had to help Mom a lot…Ever since I could pick up a spoon, my Mom has had me in the kitchen… I think every kid needs to learn how to cook to some extent. This cookbook should get you started. The recipes ...

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