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Posts Tagged ‘Urban books’

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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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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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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Book Review: Heartless by Al Saadiq Banks

Last week, we highlighted veteran author Al-Saadiq Banks in our Get Familiar series. The gifted author cemented his place in the literary game when he released the Block Party series in 2003. The author, and founder of True 2 Life Publications, went on to sell over a half million books – INDEPENDENTLY – over the…

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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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The Cartel 6 – Review

The wait is over! The Cartel 6 is finally here – and it is FIRE! Fans of The Cartel series already know what to expect from the New York Times bestselling series: great storytelling, black opulence, drugs and murder, and an unyielding love story. Oh and cliffhangers too. So is this the end? Let’s get…

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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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