Self publishing isn’t new. It’s been around since the dawn of man. Self-publication was created and utilized to spread the word, be it good or bad. Some of our classics and many texts of the religious order are self-publications that have grown over time to become part of the literary canon. Nowadays, self-publication may be [...]
Source: Flickr This year’s Harlem Book Fair looks like it’s going to be bigger than ever with lots of great panels and the opportunity to purchase some great books. Some of the panel discussions are listed below:
New Director of Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Named — Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad
The New York Public Library (NYPL) announced today that Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, a scholar of African-American history from Indiana University, has been selected as the next Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, effective July 2011. Dr. Muhammad will succeed Howard Dodson Jr., who last year announced his plan to retire [...]
From Newsweek: The Fire This Time — Baldwin’s newly collected essays pack as much firepower as ever. When I play reverse time travel and imagine historical figures turning up today (what would Ben Franklin say about the iPad? Or Jane Austen about Jersey Shore?, etc.), James Baldwin’s name comes to mind. The essayist and novelist [...]
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Earlier today I listed two events for Kola Boof in Harlem. For those unfamiliar with the author, below are details which I hope will spark your curiosity to come out to see her and purchase a book or two. Sally Worwill, a feminist Scholar at Sarah Lawrence University, described Koal Boof as “Refreshing, daring, disturbing, [...]
BET/VH-1 television Host and author of “Dare“ Abiola Abrahams will introduce Award-Winning Novelist and Poet * * Kola Boof * * as she sings native Nilotic Egyptian songs and reads from her many books
Alphabet Kids, a multicultural children’s book series, introduces children aged two through seven years to a host of characters: Allegra (Italian-American), Elena (Hispanic-American), Isaac (Jewish-American), Oni (African-American), Umar (Arab-American), and Yang (Chinese-American). The book series follows their adventures as they learn to embrace their cultural and ethnic heritage.
From the Hip Hop Republican: The current Chairman of the Republican Party, Michael Steele has recently authored a book entitled Right Now! in which he presents a 12-step program for defeating the agenda of the left. â€œStep One,â€ says Steele, â€œis admitting where weâ€™ve gone wrong in the pastâ€¦we must return to the principles of [...]
Successful, Black and Lonely — D.C. Author’s Tale of Young Black Women’s Loneliness Catches Hollywood’s Ear Helena Andrews, author of “Bitch is the New Black,” talks about her collection of essays that provide a satirical look at successful young black women living in Washington. She’s 29, single, living in D.C., and might be the star [...]
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Harlem bookseller Marva Allen, of Hue-Man Bookstore, shares the inside scoop on the retail side of book publishing. At this event, you will learn “must know” info for any author who wants their books sold in bookstores, the latest trends and changes in the retail side of book publishing, why some books make it to [...]
Maya Angelou is among several celebrities lobbying New York state senators to vote for marriage-equality legislation. According to the Advocate, Angelou (who maintains a home in Harlem) placed three phone calls to state senators in the past week, compelled by her belief that allowing same-sex couples to marry is a matter of fairness.
Women once saw living single as a transitional period — singles marked time till they found “the one.” But now marriage is the transitional stage, connecting one unmarried period of life to another.
Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz get their pictures snapped before a screening of “Precious,” a film in which the musicians co-star. ***** A genuine paparazzi star moment occurred here just after lunch on a clammy, drizzly afternoon as the Cannes Film Festival hit its peak today. Mariah Carey, bedecked in a gold-flecked full-length gown, bangly [...]
In honor of St. Philip’s Church’s 200th Anniversary, you’re invited to attend its Women’s Day Celebration as they present Harriet Washington and her book Medical Apartheid to the Harlem community. Ms. Washington will be discussing minority health issues, the need for participation in properly conducted therapeutic research, and the need for health care reform. Date: [...]
Who is a Get ‘Em Girl? She’s a smart, savvy urban professional with a great job, loyal friends, and plenty of style. Still, the working world can really limit time with loved ones and the big city can get very lonely. But here’s a well-known fact: Cooking for special ones is more meaningful (and cheaper) [...]