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Rev. Al Sharpton In Conversation With Van Jones Discussing Rise Up

Black-owned and D.C.-based Mahogany Books is hosting a virtual conversation for Reverend Al Sharpton‘s latest release ☛RISE UP: CONFRONTING A COUNTRY AT THE CROSSROADS [pub: Hanover Square Press] with fellow author and political commentator Van Jones on Wednesday,

On Set At Chef Joey Campanaro’s Sunday Supper From Big Love Cooking

Last month my friend, former employer, and fellow classic hip-hop and R&B lover Chef Joey Campanaro released his heartwarming cookbook ☛BIG LOVE COOKING: 75 RECIPES FOR SATISFYING, SHAREABLE COMFORT FOOD [pub: Chronicle Books] with another talented friend, Theresa Gambacorta.


Barry Jenkins Releases Teaser For The Underground Railroad By Colson Whitehead

ICYMI: Oscar-winning director extraordinaire Barry Jenkins released a gorgeously stunning teaser entitled “Preamble” for his adaptation of Colson Whitehead‘s 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel ☛THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD [pub: Doubleday Books] on Instagram yesterday. And in the words of actor RonReaco Lee,

Are Y’all Watching Showtime’s Adaptation Of James McBride’s The Good Lord Bird?

The adaptation of James McBride‘s National Book Award-winning novel ☛THE GOOD LORD BIRD [pub: Riverhead Books] premiered on Showtime two weeks ago on October 4th and I’m ashamed to confess that I haven’t been watching the seven-part miniseries. 😭 Admittedly,

Ava DuVernay’s Adapting Isabel Wilkerson’s Bestseller Caste For Netflix

ICYMI: Filmmaker Ava DuVernay is adapting the New York Times bestseller ☛CASTE: THE ORIGINS OF OUR DISCONTENTS [pub: Random House Publishing Group] by Isabel Wilkerson for Netflix according to Deadline. The Emmy-Award-winning director thanked the author for her work,

The Meaning Of Mariah Carey By Mariah Carey With Michaela Angela Davis

Implementing some much-deserved self-care by deep diving into Mariah Carey‘s must-read ☛THE MEANING OF MARIAH CAREY [pub: Andy Cohen Books] penned with celebrated writer Michaela Angela Davis. It’s the kind of memoir where readers need not be a fan of the artist or her music to enjoy and appreciate this unique and “exceptional”

Bunheads By Misty Pointe Illustrated By Setor Fiadzigbey

Ballerina and author Misty Copeland just released BUNHEADS [pub: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers], the first in a series of children’s book. This beautiful and inspiring story of a girl named—one sec. Take a look at that adorable cover… Yup!—Misty, who’s inspired to study ballet after seeing a captivating performance,

Survival Instincts: A Novel By Jen Waite

My Insta homie Jen Waite, the author of one my favorite memoirs ☛A BEAUTIFUL, TERRIBLE THING [pub: Plume] released her first novel, ☛SURVIVAL INSTINCTS [pub: Dutton] back on July 14th. So proud of her for weaving this suspenseful story of a daughter,

We Reading John Bolton’s The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir Or Nah?

Former Trump National Security Advisor, John Bolton‘s controversial book ☛THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENED: A WHITE HOUSE MEMOIR [pub: Simon & Schuster] drops next Tuesday, June 22nd. Can’t front. The fact that the Trump administration is suing the author because they’re concerned [read: shook we’ll get confirmation of what we already know] the memoir may threaten national security is more than intriguing.