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Gabrielle Union on using 'radical honesty' to tell her story

Gabrielle Union’s using “radical honesty” in her new book, which combines lively lighthearted stories with chapters dealing with her recovery from sexual assault, racist encounters and mental health struggles.

First, she was a survivor: #MeToo's Burke tells her story

“Maybe it won’t catch on.” That’s what Tarana Burke was thinking — indeed, hoping — when she first found out the phrase “MeToo” was suddenly circulating online in October 2017, in the wake of shocking revelations about Hollywood mogul Harvey ...

Whitehead's 'Harlem Shuffle' among Kirkus Prize nominees

The latest novels from Colson Whitehead and Joy Williams, and Honorée Fanonne Jeffers' debut work, “The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois,” are among this year's finalists for the Kirkus Prize, $50,000 awards presented by the trade publication.

Two new feminist books by WOC are eye-opening

In this new era where Black and women of color are finding their voices and continuing the work of Black women writers such as Audre Lorde, Alice Walker and others, it is important to recognize the need for a continued ...

The Other Black Girl’ — a successful debut novel

"The Other Black Girl," the debut novel by writer Zakiya Dalila Harris, was anticipated to become a major hit before it was even published.

‘Power and Poetry of Kendrick Lamar’ due out in August

Author and music critic Miles Marshall Lewis has written a new book about the Pulitzer prize-winning rap artist, Kendrick Lamar.

Schomburg annual Literary Fest: ‘Words Like Freedom’

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture launched its annual Literary Festival on June 14 with a week-long virtual event that champions authors of African descent from across the globe and publications that celebrate Black history and culture.

Ilyasah Shabazz virtual author talk at TNS

The activist/writer Ilyasah Shabazz took part in a virtual author talk for Manhattan’s The Neighborhood School (PS 363) on May 27.

New books on Afro-Nostalgia and ‘Color Purple’ are great reads

The Black literary world seems to be having a bit of a renaissance in the 2020s.

Walter Mosley’s ‘Blood Grove’ brings the mystery in 1969

If you know Easy Rawlins and his mysterious life, there is a moment in the labyrinth of the story that leaves you puzzled, maybe even scratching your head and flipping back to re-read past chapters.

Presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman to release new book

One of the youngest poets to read at a presidential inauguration, Amanda Gorman found her way into the hearts, minds and consciousness of the American people (as well as the global community) when she read her stunning poem, “The Hill ...

Two new books ‘Black Freedom’ and ‘Selected Writings’ of Stuart Hall published

There are two new nonfiction books that are a must-have of any Black reader’s library. Duke University Press has announced the releases of “The Long Emancipation: Moving toward Black Freedom” by Black Canadian academic author Rinaldo Walcott, who was born ...

Two new books about Black women in rock, popular music emerge

It is important to understand that Black women in music are largely unrepresented in the rock and roll and the popular music canon.

Stealth Isolation: Harlem, The New Times & Signifying Our Ancestors Part 2

This is part two of my discourse with the writer, Patrick A. Howell, author of Dispatches from the Vanguard: The Global International African Arts Movement versus Donald J. Trump

Book review: ‘The Dead Are Arising—The Life of Malcolm X’

Each spring at City College of New York for 15 years, I have taught a course on the life and legacy of Malcolm X.

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