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When We Free The World By Kevin Powell

Last Friday, author Kevin Powell posted the cover of his forthcoming book ☛WHEN WE FREE THE WORLD (CURRENT AFFAIRS, CULTURE, & POLITICS) [pub: 2Leaf Press] on his Instagram. His 14th book drops at the top of the year on January 1st.

Full Disclosure By Camryn Garrett

Nineteen-year-old debut novelist Camryn Garrett just released a “romantic, funny, hopeful, and unflinchingly real,”story about an “HIV-positive teen, falling in love and learning to live her truth” entitled ☛FULL DISCLOSURE [pub: Knopf Books for Young Readers]. I immediately added this gem to my must-be-read-before-the-close-of-2019 list!

Tembi Locke’s Memoir: From Scratch Is Coming To Netflix And Starring Zoe Saldana

ICYMI: Best-selling author Tembi Locke announced on her Instagram yesterday that Netflix is adapting her book ☛FROM SCRATCH: A MEMOIR OF LOVE, SICILY, AND FINDING HOME [pub: Simon & Schuster] into a limited series starring and executive produced by Zoe Saldana.

Bodacious Dreams And Bevelations By Bevy Smith


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The host  of Sirius XM’s Bevelations and “all around fly & fab gal,” Bevy Smith announced the 2020 launch of her book ☛BODACIOUS DREAMS AND BEVELATIONS [pub: Andy Cohen Books]. I’ve long admired the proud Harlemite’s blatant love of family,

Small Doses: Potent Truths For Everyday Use By Amanda Seales

Happy Book Birthday Amanda Seales! The Insecure star’s new book SMALL DOSES: POTENT TRUTHS FOR EVERYDAY USE [pub: Abrams Books] arrives in bookstores today.


Admittedly, I only listen to her Small Doses podcast from time to time.

Open Season: Legalized Genocide Of Colored People By Ben Crump


Distinguished attorney Ben Crump, who’s represented the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Botham Jean and more, just released one of the important books of the year ☛OPEN SEASON: LEGALIZED GENOCIDE OF COLORED [pub: Amistad]. Check out his interview with NPR yesterday.

Tough Love By Susan Rice

Shout out to the ladies of The View for keeping us abreast of so many must-reads including ☛TOUGH LOVE: MY STORY OF THE THINGS WORTH FIGHTING FOR [pub: Simon & Schuster] by Susan Rice.  The former National Security Advisor admitted that dinner at her family table is similar to a morning talk show since her son is a “traditional conservative”

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,