Books

  • Edward Lewis and the Creation of ‘Essence’

    “I was the quiet one,” is repeated like a mantra throughout “The Man from Essence.” This is how Edward Lewis describes himself in a quartet of Black men who founded Essence magazine in the early 1970s. But the quiet one, a man imbued with shyness, is the one to write the book on the history ...

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  • When the White House was also the Big House

    “Who would want to read about slaves in the White House?” a classmate asked Jesse J. Holland. The crushing feedback stifled the published author for weeks. Thankfully, Lyons Press thought otherwise and “The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slaves in the White House” (Lyons ...

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  • Activist-Writer Sister Souljah Pens New Book, Talks Love

    It’s been nearly 25 years since rapper Sister Souljah gained national attention by publicly challenging then-Presidential hopeful Bill Clinton’s racially marginalizing campaign rhetoric. The Rutgers-educated activist, recently released her memoir “No Disrespect” – a graphic autobiography that ...

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  • The Author’s Corner

    Title: Yesterday Is Today  * Author: N.O. Release Date: July 2015 Bio: Eleanor M. Richardson, who writes under the pseudonym N.O. (None Other), is a native Baltimorean.  N.O., at the sweet age of 72, considers herself a late bloomer as an author. Spending time with her two daughters, Linda ...

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  • White Privilege in the School House

    While White Americans awaken to the realization that Black Americans are hunted, harassed, and killed on a regular basis by U.S. law enforcement, a quieter racial discrimination, and the White privilege to inflict it, goes largely unnoticed. These perpetrators neither make the evening news nor ...

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  • Hip Hop Comes to the Comic Book Format

    Hip Hop has long been an important part of Black culture and recently it has been the subject of countless movies, plays and very recently, graphic novels. Ed Piskor is a Pennsylvania born comic strip creator who has written and illustrated  one of the most talked about Hip Hop novels of this ...

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