{New Releases} August 27-Sept 2, 2018

Standing Our Ground by:Lucia Kay McBath From the national spokesperson for Everytown for Gun Safety and leading gun violence prevention advocate comes the riveting memoir of a mother’s loss and call to action, as well as a faith-based exploration of how the nation’s gun laws put a deadly target on American lives. Lucia Kay McBath…

Are You Releasing A Book This Fall?

Calling All Authors and Publishers! Are You Releasing A Book This Fall? Are you a black author or write about black subjects? Let Us Know when you are publishing your book.

{New Releases} August 6-12, 2018

She Begat This by:Joan Morgan Celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the acclaimed and influential debut album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill with this eye-opening and moving exploration of Lauryn Hill and her remarkable artistic legacy. Released in 1998, Lauryn Hill’s first solo album is often cited by music critics as one of the most important…

{New Releases} Feb 5-11, 2018

Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores by:Dominique DuBois Gilliard The United States has more people locked up in jails, prisons, and detention centers than any other country in the history of the world. Mass incarceration has become a lucrative industry, and the criminal justice system is plagued with bias and unjust practices. And the…

{New Releases} Jan 29-Feb 4, 2018

Black Fortunes by:Shomari Wells The astonishing untold history of America’s first black millionaires—former slaves who endured incredible challenges to amass and maintain their wealth for a century, from the Jacksonian period to the Roaring Twenties—self-made entrepreneurs whose unknown success mirrored that of American business heroes such as Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and Thomas Edison….

{Awards} 49th NAACP Image Award Literary Work Winners

Last Night was the 49th NAACP Image Award (Non-Televised), this is where most of the categories I care about happen.~King Brooks Outstanding Literary Work -Fiction The Annotated African American Folk Tales by:Henry Louis Gates Jr. Outstanding Literary Work – Children Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by:Vashti Harrison Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography Becoming…

{New Release} Week 50 (Dec. 4-10)

His Secret Son (The Westmoreland Legacy) by:Brenda Jackson Three nights with a Texan…and one pregnancy surprise! Only from New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson! The Texas rancher and navy SEAL who fathered Bristol Lockett’s son died a hero’s death…or so she was told. Yet when Laramie “Coop” Cooper strolls into her exhibit at an…

{Between The Lines} Mona Scott-Young Adds To Her Empire

Simon & Schuster gives the Queen of VH1 her own book imprint called Monami Books. The debut book is set to be released this fall ‘Blurred Lines: A Novel’ written by none other than Mona Scott-Young herself and Courtney Parker. Blurred Lines is set in the music industry. Synopsis From the creator of the VH1 series…

{New Releases} Week 24 (June 5-11)

Making Rent in Bed-Stuy: A Memoir of Trying to Make It in New York City by:Brandon Harris A young African American millennial filmmaker’s funny, sometimes painful, true-life coming-of-age story of trying to make it in New York City—a chronicle of poverty and wealth, creativity and commerce, struggle and insecurity, and the economic and cultural forces…

{New Releases} Week 7 (Feb 6-12) 

The Blood of Emmett Till by:Timothy B. Tyson The event that launched the civil rights movement—the 1955 lynching of young Emmett Till—now reexamined by an award-winning author with access to never-before-heard accounts from those involved as well as recently recovered court transcripts from the trial. In 1955, a fourteen-year-old black boy named Emmett Till, who…