Book Review: ‘Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon’

As we seek some solace from the menace of the coronavirus, noted music critic Howard Reich, in view of our inability to venture out for entertainment, has weighed in with his top jazz films to fill the terrible void.

Fully booked: New York International Antiquarian Book Fair

The New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, which celebrated its 60th anniversary

Rosalyn McIntosh hosts grand book signing at Word Up Cafe

As Women’s History Month gets into gear, on Saturday, March 7, Brooklyn’s Rosalyn McIntosh hosted her grand book signing of the bestselling women’s anthology: “Women’s Empowerment, Breakthrough Edition”

Book Reviews: ‘The Undefeated’ and ‘A Place To Land’

Children’s books that can both promote literacy and history have to walk a very fine line.

Book Review: ‘Trailblazer’ by Dorothy Butler Gilliam

As a teenager living in the projects in Louisville, Kentucky and working as a part-time secretary at The Louisville Defender, the city’s African American paper, Dorothy Butler Gilliam got her first assignment as a journalist.

Book Review: 'Sulwe’ by Lupita Nyong’o

The most difficult part of living in a majority white nation is having to carve out an understanding of who you––physically, culturally, ethnically and emotionally––are versus what you may be told you are by other people.

‘Women’s Empowerment, Breakthrough Edition’ makes Amazon best-seller list

Published on Jan. 15, 2020, “The Gyrlfriend Code Women’s Empowerment, Breakthrough Edition” became an instant best seller in two top 100 categories,

Book Review:  ‘Black American History, from plantations to rap culture’ by Pascal Archimede

Pascal Archimede’s book “Black American History, from plantations to rap culture” (Nofi Group, 2018) is a quick tour through African American history.

Stacey Abrams book on voting rights to be published in June

Stacey Abrams has a new book coming out next summer that will focus on her signature cause, voting rights.

Obama, Baldwin, other Black greats center stage in ‘Busted In New York’

In a recent interview with the Amsterdam News, noted social and cultural essayist Darryl Pinckney remarked about Barack Obama’s presidency, “What really drove people crazy was not that there was a Black guy sleeping in the White House, but there ...

New book teaches inmates how to build credit while incarcerated

Platinum Publications has announced the release of "The Inmates Step-by-Step Guide: How to Build Your Personal Credit While Incarcerated."

Book launch and fundraiser in historic Harlem townhouse Nov. 9

On Saturday, Nov. 9 from 3-6 p.m., a book launch and fundraiser will be held for “Toni’s Room: A Poetic Journey to Restoration,”

Mother of formerly incarcerated son shares new book at upcoming event Oct. 26, 27

Countless families have become entangled in the criminal justice system unexpectedly and against their will, despite their best efforts to raise their children the right way.

New book looks at South America’s inheritance of racism

There has been a noted excitement about the publication of the new book, “Entre el Atlántico y el Pacífico Negro: afrodescendencia y regímenes de desigualdad en Sudamérica/Between the Black Atlantic and Black Pacific: Afrodescendants and the regime of inequality in ...

Michelle Obama releasing companion book to her memoirs

Michelle Obama’s first project since “Becoming” is more about her readers than about herself.