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Posts Tagged ‘african american books’

Get to Know His Double Life

In 2011, producer Nial Martin introduced us to His Double Life, a play tackling multiple issues like sexuality, suicide, and father and son relationships. These taboo issues have been surfaced in the media from different movies and television shows. Now that we have entered a new year, Martin felt that it was crucial to bring…

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Get to know Lady Qetesh

 “Writing has always been my passion.” Lady Qetesh’s love for writing is strong and is definitely felt through those words. With a background in English and education, Lady Qetesh went on to be a teacher. I know what you’re thinking, “but her passion is writing.” Well, she decided to follow that passion and now she…

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Book Review: Dear Women I Haven’t Slept With

Every now and then there comes along a book that blurs the line of fiction and nonfiction, a book so entertaining and true that it’s hard to draw the line between fact and fiction. Dear Women I Haven’t Slept With  by Bryant Buntin is one of those books. The book is about a popular blogger…

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2017 AAMBC Literary Awards Nominees

Congrats to all of the talented nominees! Find out who will take home the trophy on June 10th. Get your tickets at www.aambcawards.com today!! Literary Activist Troy Johnson Curtis Bunn  Jeff Friday  Malaika Adero Lasheera Lee Book Club of the Year 556 Book Chicks Sistah Girls Book Club  Keys and No Locks Book Club Literary…

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A Black Man’s Curiosity With The Swirl

Recently, news broke of tennis megastar, Serena Williams’ engagement to Alexis Ohanian. Immediately, the criticism began – first as a whisper, then as a full-fledged roar. She couldn’t find any good Black men to marry?! Why the sisters going over to the white man? Yada yada yada… While it is great that Serena appears to…

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Kandi Burruss and Yandy Smith Have a New Book for Working Moms

On this post of Closed Books Don’t Get Read, we are very excited about the upcoming book from Kandi Burruss and Yandy Smith.  The Grammy Award winner singer/songwriter linked up with the entrepreneur/reality television star to create a book to help business moms in their juggle between work life and mommy life. Babies, Breastfeed, and…

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Women’s Empowerment Leader: Shonda B. White

Ever since Shonda White was young, she was a leader. “I was that girl in high school who was the captain of everything!” She led her church’s choir at the age of 13 and she was homecoming queen. Shonda was basically destined to be a leader and the woman she is today. “I remember telling…

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Book Review: The Blackbirds by Eric Jerome Dickey

New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey has been winning over audiences for nearly twenty years by painting vivid pictures like a literary Picasso. Over the years, he has created a diverse set of compelling characters that seem to have a real life of their own. In his latest offering, The Blackbirds, a lot…

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Lil’ Wayne to Release Book About His Time in Prison

While deeply embroiled in a financial dispute with label honcho, Bryan “Birdman” Williams, rapper Lil ‘ Wayne continues to keep it pushing. He is set to release a book about his time spent on Riker’s Island while serving an eight month stint for gun possession back in 2010. The book, titled, Gone Til November is…

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