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Hurricanes: A Memoir By Rick Ross With Neil Martinez-Belkin

Rick Ross’ memoir ☛HURRICANES [pub: Hanover Square Press] with Neil Martinez-Belkin arrives in bookstores and e-readers Tuesday, September 3rd. Join the Miami rapper in conversation with hip-hop journalist, Rob Markman Wednesday, September 4th at The Schomburg Center for Black Culture and Research. While general admission is sold out,

Sarah M. Broom On Good Morning America

Happy pub day to Sarah M. Broom on the release of of her book ☛THE YELLOW HOUSE [pub: Grove Press]! I know, I know, I just posted about the memoir yesterday, but did you catch her chatting with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America today?

The Yellow House By Sarah M. Broom

Sarah M. Broom’s powerful memoir ☛THE YELLOW HOUSE arrives in bookstores and on e-readers tomorrow. Catch the Harlemite by way of New Orleans on her national book tour including a conversation with Maurice Carlos Ruffin at New Orlean’s Garden District Book Shop on Wednesday,

A Particular Kind of Black Man By Tope Folarin

Tope Folarin’s highly-praised debut novel ☛A PARTICULAR KIND OF BLACK MAN [pub: Simon & Schuster] arrives on bookshelves and e-readers today. Once I read a co-sign from one of my faves, Man Booker Prize-winning author, Marlon James I immediately added this Nigerian-American coming-of-age story to my TBR list.

The Wedding Party By Jasmine Guillory

Jasmine Guillory’s third novel ☛THE WEDDING PARTY arrives on e-readers and in bookstores today. The rom-com beach read follows Guillory’s sophomore hit THE PROPOSAL and her New York Times bestselling debut THE WEDDING DATE

The Gone Dead By Chanelle Benz

Happiest of book birthdays to Chanelle Benz! The author’s debut novel ☛THE GONE DEAD [pub: Ecco Books] drops today. Award-winning writer Kiese Lamon‘s description alone had me immediately adding it to my summer reading list:

The southern novel will never be the same after this book.

The Nickel Boys By Colson Whitehead

Catch  Colson Whitehead discussing his latest novel ☛THE NICKEL BOYS [pub: Doubleday] on July 20th at St. Ann’s church in Brooklyn, New York. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist is in conversation with poet and scholar, Clint Smith. Click here to buy tickets.

Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl’s Love Letter to the Power of Fashion by Tanisha C. Ford

Gorgeous book cover alert! Tanisha C. Ford is celebrating the release of her third book ☛DRESSED IN DREAMS: A BLACK GIRL’S LOVE LETTER TO THE POWER OF FASHION [pub: St. Martin’s Press] next Tuesday, June 25th. Catch the Africana Studies & History professor’s book signing Thursday,

Let Love Have The Last Word: A Memoir By Common

Rapper/actor/activist Common dropped his memoir ☛LET LOVE HAVE THE LAST WORD [pub. Atria Books] last month. Thank God he’s still on tour. Check out the Grammy + Oscar-Award-winning artist in conversation this evening with Pastor Toure Roberts at the Potter’s House in Denver or at his book signing in Detroit at Shinola watch and jewelry store on Thursday,

F*ck Your Diet By Chloé Hillard

I am beyond smitten with the cover of Chloé Hillard’s  ☛F*CK YOUR DIET AND OTHER THINGS MY THIGHS TELL ME [pub: Gallery Books]. Full disclosure: I know Chloé. We’re both former hip-hop journos and I had no fuckin’ idea she was putting out a book.