Bobby Brown Tells His Side of the Story in ‘Every Little Step’

There was once a time when Bobby Brown was the biggest name in R&B, an icon headed towards a path of greatness in the...

Coretta Scott King’s ‘My Life, My Love, My Legacy’

The spouses of revolutionary leaders, celebrities, and famous athletes, tend to get overlooked. It’s rare that we get a vivid description of what life...

Mildred Muhammad: ‘I’m Still Standing’

John, Salena and Taalibah Muhammad saw their father, John Allen Muhammad, arrested on Oct. 24, 2002, for a string of sniper shootings that killed...

April Ryan’s Memoir Relays Wisdom on Race

People say that we live in a divided country, and they are absolutely right. There are two kinds of people in this world: the...

‘Where Everybody Looks Like Me’ and the Challenges Facing HBCUs

In “Where Everybody Looks Like Me,” author Ron Stodghill writes about the status of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in America focusing on...

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...

Books, Events Mark Late Poet Gwendolyn Brooks 100th Birthday

CHICAGO (AP) — Poet Gwendolyn Brooks would have turned 100 this week, and that birthday is being commemorated with new books, poetry readings, writing...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Former Raven Details Recovery from Addiction and Bankruptcy

Former Baltimore Ravens defensive end Marques Ogden made a living coming from the blind side to blitz quarterbacks. However, after a five year NFL...