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Posts Tagged ‘black girls read’

Book Review: Secrets of a Jewel

Usually “socialites” have little to no talent, other than being connected to a famous BFF. (Think: any Kardashian sister.) However, don’t lump Juliet “Juju” C. in that category though. The Love & Hip Hop cast member and fiance of Harlem rapper, Killa Cam, recently released her first book entitled, Secrets of a Jewel and it…

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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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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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African American Lit Is Here To Stay!

What is African American Lit? If you ask 10 people, I bet that you will get 10 different answers. For the most part, many will simply say that it is books that are written by black authors. Well, let me be the first one to tell you that there is so much more to African…

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Marcus Books Coming Back to San Francisco

Marcus Books is coming back to San Francisco and the big announcement comes on the heels of the  union of Marcus Books and the African American Arts and Culture Complex (AAACC) in the Fillmore District of San Francisco. The store was a landmark for over 33 years.  The Victorian had previously been home to Jimbo’s Bop…

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Celebration of Literary Love

  There was a lot of literary love this weekend in Atlanta which has turned into the literary Mecca for readers and authors in a short time. The weekend dedicated to readers and the industry greats we know and love. To kick off such a great weekend was the Black Pearls Chocolate Social hosted by Ella Curry who showcased…

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First Indie Bookstore Coming To The Bronx!

Noëlle Santos, 29, an HR manager, is planning to open a much needed independent bookstore in the South Bronx. “I have a love for literature, and I want to put that message out there that [the Bronx is] not burning anymore. This is my contribution,” she said. This would be a great addition to the Bronx…

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EVEN ELDERS BOW: Alice Walker Pens Poem Inspired by Jesse Williams

Ever wondered what happens when Black Power and #Blackgirlmagic collide? Well, wonder no more! Actor and activist, Jesse Williams, recipient of the 2016 BET Humanitarian award, set a fiery media storm in motion with his passionate acceptance speech on Sunday night. His words inspired and spoke to the hearts of conscious African Americans everywhere, including Pulitzer…

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The evolution of deception to…Be careful what you ask for

Joan and Lola have been best friends since elementary school when Joan helped Lola out in a fight. From then on the two girls were there for each other for everything.  During the late 90’s Joan and Lola embark on a journey of lonely hearts.  One of the magazines Joan’s cousin Too Sweet often read…

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