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    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 career and successful transition into business, Ogden ultimately took a...

    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...

    Leonard Pitts Jr. Tackles Race and Publishing in ‘Grant Park’

    Leonard Pitts Jr is a columnist at the Miami Herald who is not afraid to mix it up when it comes to race and politics. The South Carolina native’s fourth book, “Grant Park,” deals...

    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,...

    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...

    Opportunity Lost: A Chronicle of Failed Reforms in the Newark Public School System

    Two hundred million dollars just wasn’t enough. Even with $100 million dollars from Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook, and another $100 million in private funds raised by Corey Booker, then mayor of Newark, and...

    Local Artist Holds Book Signing

    Northern Virginia based author, activist, and scholar Eric Lotke will host a book talk about his newest release, “Making Manna,” with a signing and question and answer session. “Making Manna” is an uplifting tale...

    Biography of Iceberg Slim Paints Portrait of a Complicated Pop Hero

    In 1967, when Robert Beck published his memoir, Pimp: The Story of My Life, it was a game changer. The book was the graphic, lurid tale of Beck’s life as a pimp and a...

    Author’s Corner: Kimberly K. Parker

    What was the impetus for writing this book? One morning in January 2013, I woke up and simply said, "I want to move to China to teach English." When I uttered those words, I knew...

    Engaging Coming of Age Story ‘The Star Side of Bird Hill’ Dwells on the...

    The Star Side of Bird Hill, Naomi Jackson’s debut novel, is a beautifully written story that concerns itself primarily with women and their power. It is the story of two sisters, Dionne, 16 and...

    Harper Lee, Southern Heritage and The GOP

    Published in 1960 but based in the 1930s, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird provided America with a liberal southern perspective on race as told through the eyes of a 6 year old white girl...

    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 Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. In a graphic, eloquent and passionate missive...

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