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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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Singer Kelly Rowland Expecting A Baby Too?

  Well not an actual baby but… Kelly Rowland speaks openly and honestly in her debut book ( her baby) for moms about motherhood. The book, Whoa Baby is due out this Spring and is just a realistic approach to motherhood and all of the changes that comes with it. According to her book publisher’s…

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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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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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2016 African American Literary Awards Show Nominees Announced

Fiction Sadeqa Johnson – Second House from the Corner Terry McMillian – I Almost Forgot About You Tia Williams – The Perfect Find Bernice McFadden – The Book of Harlan Eric Jerome Dickey – The Blackbirds Biography/Memoir Angie Martinez – My Voice: A Memoir Corey Pegues – Once a Cop: The Street, the Law, Two…

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Get Familiar Series: Al-Saadiq Banks

Best Selling Crime Novelist, Al-Saadiq Banks sits down with Kisha Green in a candid interview about literary industry platforms, legacies and self publishing. There are plenty jewels dropped in this interview.

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Can They Save Langston Hughes’ Home?

  CNN reports that the home of one the most prolific writers of his time, Langston Hughes is for sale for a reported three million dollars. Pressure to sell “Hughes House” is escalating. The current owner listed it for a $1 million a few years ago, but it didn’t sell. For now, the home sits…

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2016 Forbes List of Richest Authors – No Black Names

It has long been held that writing is something you do when you don’t want to make money. Don’t tell that to today’s authors who are chasing a check though. Also, don’t tell that to the authors on the 2016 Forbes List of Richest authors either. They are writing their way straight to the bank…

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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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Carl Weber from Books to Film and More!

Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere’s One Unit are partnering with Carl Weber’s Urban Books Media for a multi-year co-production agreement that will cover both film and TV projects. The projects will be based on books from Weber’s publishing unit of more than 2,500 titles according to Variety Magazine. “The deal unites two amazing teams in a dynamic partnership that…

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