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Junot Diaz’s ‘This Is How You Lose Her’

Junot Diaz’s ‘This Is How You Lose Her’

Junot Diaz’s latest book,This Is How You Lose Her, is an example of cultural and intellectual persuasion that delivers the very poignant reality of cultural indoctrination and assimilation gone wrong. The work presents the uncut experience of the Dominican immigrant in America. Sexism and self-loathing are omnipresent themes throughout. This is most evident through the [...]

Book Review: ‘Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation’

Book Review: ‘Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation’

Don Cornelius’ Soul Train launched countless careers of today’s megastars like Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder among others. The Roots’ Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, who’s obsessed with Soul Train, curated a phenomenal commemorative book that pays homage to the black cultural dynasty and serves as a tribute to its founder and creator, the [...]

Civil Rights icon, Rep. John Lewis, writes graphic comic novel, ‘March’

Civil Rights icon, Rep. John Lewis, writes graphic comic novel, ‘March’

Georgia Democratic congressman John Lewis, a Freedom Rider and the youngest speaker at the 1963 March on Washington, makes history as the first sitting member of Congress to write a comic book. An autobiographical trilogy, March is a graphic novel chronicling the civil rights icon’s unwavering commitment to nonviolent protest. He tells the media, ”This [...]

‘Warmth of Other Suns’ penned by Isabela Wilkerson

‘Warmth of Other Suns’ penned by Isabela Wilkerson

History remains important to understand the present and what will dictate the future. Author Isabel Wilkinson spent 10 years working to present an accurate, yet engaging account of the Great Migration, the most important sojourn of a people seeking opportunity, economic growth, and safety in a country where they were born citizens, but treated as [...]

“Real Housewives” Cynthia Bailey and husband Peter Bailey pens new book, ‘Carry-On Baggage’

“Real Housewives” Cynthia Bailey and husband Peter Bailey pens new book, ‘Carry-On Baggage’

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Cynthia Bailey and her husband Peter Thomas have have penned Carry-on Baggage – Our Nonstop Flight, a book that talks about how they make their blended families work. According to the Thomases, they wrote the book ”to inspire, provoke and make readers laugh out loud” as they look at their “nonstop flight to [...]

‘VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV’s First Wave’

‘VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV’s First Wave’

Four of the five original MTV veejays, f.k.a. video jockeys, Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, Martha Quinn collaborate with rock journalist Gavin Edwards to produce VJ: The Unplugged Adventures of MTV’s First Wave, a behind-the-scenes oral history of the early years of MTV, 1981 to 1987, when it was exploding, reshaping the culture, and [...]

Vintage Classic: ‘War and Peace’

Vintage Classic: ‘War and Peace’

Russian author Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace is an epic piece of work in literature. Deemed the greatest literary work referencing the Napoleonic wars, the historical novel was first published in 1869. The first complete edition translated in English (1886) was recently sold by Bauman Rare Books for $18,000 – it was six volumes in wonderful [...]

Sherri Shepherd pens new book, ‘Plan D’

Sherri Shepherd pens new book, ‘Plan D’

“The View’s” Sherri Shepherd was 197 pounds when she first took her seat on the stage as a co-host on the popular ABC talk show. Today, she’s 40 pounds slimmer and has penned a new book titled Plan D, outlining how she changed her lifestyle and how you can too. Subtitled, How to Lose Weight [...]

’42: The Jackie Robinson Story: The Movie Novel’

’42: The Jackie Robinson Story: The Movie Novel’

Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball (MLB) when he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers. The movie 42, which hits movie theaters this month, depicts his life story. 42: The Jackie Robinson Story: The Movie Novel is a “movie tie-in novel” written by award-winning author Aaron Rosenberg and it includes an 8-page full-color [...]

Dr. Maya Angelou pens new memoir: ‘Mom & Me & Mom’

Dr. Maya Angelou pens new memoir: ‘Mom & Me & Mom’

Poet and essayist Dr. Maya Angelou has written six bestselling autobiographies, in her seventh Mom & Me & Mom, she delves into a very personal subject – her relationship with her mother Vivian. Angelou opens up about struggles and triumphs, and what it meant to be Vivian’s daughter –a woman who though petite is larger than life. [...]