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    Local Artist Holds Book Signing

    Northern Virginia based author, activist, and scholar Eric Lotke will host a book talk about his newest release, “Making Manna,” with a signing and question and answer session. “Making Manna” is an uplifting tale...

    Biography of Iceberg Slim Paints Portrait of a Complicated Pop Hero

    In 1967, when Robert Beck published his memoir, Pimp: The Story of My Life, it was a game changer. The book was the graphic, lurid tale of Beck’s life as a pimp and a...

    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...

    Engaging Coming of Age Story ‘The Star Side of Bird Hill’ Dwells on the...

    The Star Side of Bird Hill, Naomi Jackson’s debut novel, is a beautifully written story that concerns itself primarily with women and their power. It is the story of two sisters, Dionne, 16 and...

    Harper Lee, Southern Heritage and The GOP

    Published in 1960 but based in the 1930s, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird provided America with a liberal southern perspective on race as told through the eyes of a 6 year old white girl...

    Letter To A Generation: Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Realistic Definition of Freedom in America

    To know the truth about the incredible battle black people in America fight to survive and thrive, you must read Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. In a graphic, eloquent and passionate missive...

    Author’s Corner

    Title:  Journey to the Other Side …“Overcoming Adversity” Author: Shelley Spence Release Date:  May 30 Michele "Shelley" Spence is a business owner, an ordained elder and author. She is currently earning a psychology degree. She is feisty...

    The Author’s Corner

    Title: “Better Than Ever” How to Improve Your Results, Live a Happier Life, and Attract Everything You Deserve. Author: Kenya Conway-Jones Release Date: April 17, 2015.   Since reclaiming her first love of public speaking, coupled with her...

    Undivided: A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to Peace

    “They didn’t talk. Not for 10 years… Instead, a mother and daughter tiptoed with pain around the deepest gulf in their lives—the daughter’s choice to leave the church, convert to Islam, and become a...

    Author’s Corner

      Author’s Corner Rev. Louise A. Battle Parenting by Faith Release Date: March 2015   The Rev. Louise A. Battle was born and raised in Washington, D. C. more than half a century ago. She currently serves as an...

    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...

    From Jail Guard to Perpetrator inside Rikers Island

    “This shocking memoir from a former corrections officer… shares an eye-opening, gritty, and devastating account of his descent into criminal life, smuggling contraband inside the infamous Rikers Island jails. Gary Heyward… was warned of the temptations he’d encounter as...

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