Author’s Corner: Fostering Resilience and Well-being in Children and Families in Poverty: Why Hope...

Title: Fostering Resilience and Well-being  in Children and Families in Poverty: Why Hope Still Matters Author: Valerie Maholmes Release Date: March 2014 Dr. Valerie Maholmes devoted...

Jay-Z’s ‘Decoded’ Tells Rapper’s Story of Pain, Triumph

“My life after childhood has two main stories: the story of the hustler and the story of the rapper, and the two overlap as...

Reader’s Corner

I Hope He Fails When shock jock Rush Limbaugh wished for President Barack Obama’s political demise shortly after he won the 2008 presidential election, legions...

Losing My Cool: How a Father’s Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-Hop Culture

“Since the dawn of the hip-hop era in the 1970s, black people have become increasingly freer and freer as individuals, with a wider range...

10 Best Black Books of 2011 (Non-Fiction)

1. Sister Citizen by Melissa Harris-Perry 2. Fatal Invention by Dorothy Roberts 3. Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness? by Touré 4. Muzzled by Juan Williams 5. A Reason to...

New Book Urges Kids to ‘Go Cook Something’

“My Mom and Dad separated when I was still in Underoos, so I’ve had to help Mom a lot…Ever since I could pick up...

From Jail Guard to Perpetrator inside Rikers Island

“This shocking memoir from a former corrections officer… shares an eye-opening, gritty, and devastating account of his descent into criminal life, smuggling contraband inside the infamous Rikers...

Seven Key Ingredients to Happily Living & Loving Together

“Jamillah and David Lamb are the dynamic couple behind the successful Off-Broadway play ‘Platanos Y Collard Greens’ which is enjoying its 9th year-running. For...

’32 Candles’ Illumines New Author’s Path

“I ran. I ran as fast as the skirt of that stupid dress would let me. Then I hiked up the skirt, so that...

The Author’s Corner

Title: “The First 60 Years: The History of Afro-American Musical Theater And Entertainment 1865-1930” Author: Ronald Smokey Stevens   Ronald Smokey Stevens has grown to become an...

Reader’s Corner

Raised by the Mistress Jamilah B. Creekmur was living a seemingly normal life in 1980s Baltimore. Although her parents were divorced, she lived comfortably with...

‘Story/Time: The Life of an Idea’

“In this ceaselessly questioning book, acclaimed African-American dancer, choreographer and director Bill T. Jones reflects on his art and life… Presenting personal revealing stories,...