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First Nipsey Hussle Biography Announced And It’s Written By Rob Kenner

Beloved father, son, mobilizer, entrepreneur and rapper, the late Nipsey Hussle‘s first biography THE MARATHON DON’T STOP: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF NIPSEY HUSSLE [pub: Atria Books] is dropping March 24, 2020. The admittedly unauthorized book is written by respected hip-hop journalist Rob Kenner

Whoopi Goldberg’s The Unqualified Hostess Book Tour

Catch EGOT-award-winning author Whoopi Goldberg on tour promoting her delightful new book ☛THE UNQUALIFIED HOSTESS: I DO IT MY WAY SO YOU CAN TOO! [pub: Rizzoli]. The View host is signing books on Long Island this Friday, October 11th at Book Revue Book Shop in Huntington and at Washington D.C.’s Politics And Prose on Friday,

Rihanna’s Self-Titled “Visual Autobiography” Releasing This Month In Multiple Editions

Did you catch Rihanna’s tweet announcing her spectacular visual autobiography ☛RIHANNA [pub: Phaidon Press] this morning? The singer-turned-mogul-turned-author’s book ships October 24th. The 504-page book with over 1,000 photos is $150.


The Book Of Gutsy Women By Hillary Rodham Clinton And Chelsea Clinton

Ah, boy, I think the gutsiest thing I’ve ever done — well, personally, make the decision to stay in my marriage. Publicly, politically, run for president. And keep going. Just get up every day and keep going.

Hillary Rodham Clinton


Us Against Alzheimer’s Edited By Marita Golden

Thanks to a post on Instagram two Saturdays ago from one of my favorite literary authors, Lauren F. Sharma, I discovered her contribution to ☛US AGAINST ALZHEIMER’S: STORIES OF FAMILY, LOVE, AND FAITH [pub: Arcade Publishing] edited by Marita Golden.

The Other Side By Trice Hickman

Raising a chilled martini glass to novelist Trice Hickman on the release of her latest book ☛THE OTHER SIDE [Dafina Books]. The North Carolina’s ninth book dropped yesterday. Congrats sis!


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After one too many failed relationships,

The Water Dancer By Ta-Nehisi Coates

Celebrated author Ta-Nehisi Coates is back with his first work of fiction ☛THE WATER DANCER [pub: One World]. It’s highly anticipated. It’s an Oprah pick. And I’m sure it’s a New York Times bestseller out the gate. While I’m not the biggest fan of his very important non-fiction,

Terry McMillan Tweets It’s Not All Downhill From Here Book Cover

Thanks to a tweet from bestselling author Terry McMillan, we got the head’s up that her next novel ☛IT’S NOT ALL DOWNHILL FROM HERE [pub: Ballantine Books] drops March 31, 2020. Now I’ve gotta finish her last release ☛I ALMOST FORGOT ABOUT YOU before next April!

Red At The Bone By Jacqueline Woodson

National Book Award winner, Jacqueline Woodson is back with another must-read short in pages, yet long in story with  ☛RED AT THE BONE [pub: Riverhead Books]. Woodson’s poignant ☛ANOTHER BROOKLYN clocked in at 192 pages and her latest is just a few over 200.

Sweat The Technique By Rakim With Bakari Kitwana

Microphone fiend and celebrated rapper Rakim’s ☛SWEAT THE TECHNIQUE: REVELATIONS ON CREATIVITY FROM THE LYRICAL GENIUS  [pub: Amistad] drops on September 24th. This must-read is co-written with my fellow Source magazine alum, the illustrious Bakari Kitwana. Follow the journalist and activist on Instagram @rap.sessions.official and Twitter @thereakbakari.