ICYMI: Actress and now author Retta is having a fantastic year! The comedian’s first book ☛SO CLOSE TO BEING THE SH*T, Y’ALL DON’T EVEN KNOW [pub: St. Martin’s Press] dropped a couple of weeks ago on May 29th. I’m only on the fourth chapter—with only 12 more,
She Begat This By Joan Morgan
2018 marks two decades since the release of the Grammy-Award winning classic, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. I was working at The Source magazine at the time and remember the zealous editorial debates on whether Lauryn actually deserved the elusive five-mic rating. The main issue was that she hadn’t rapped on every song.
Tell Me Lies By Carola Lovering
Admission: I’m only 10 pages into Carola Lovering‘s ☛TELL ME LIES [pub: Atria Books] and have laughed out loud twice on the C train riding only three stops to one of my favorite bars in Brooklyn— shout out to Leah and Brett at The Corners.
A Place For Us By Fatima Farheen Mirza
The highly-anticipated literary novel ☛A PLACE FOR US [pub: SJP for Hogarth] by Fatima Farheen Mirza drops next Tuesday, June 12th. Thrilled beyond measure that Mirza is going on tour! First stop, NYC, baby! Click here for the deets! This is the first release from Sarah Jessica Parker’s imprint,
What Truth Sounds Like by Michael Eric Dyson
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson‘s newest book ☛WHAT TRUTH SOUNDS LIKE: ROBERT F. KENNEDY, JAMES BALDWIN, AND OUR UNFINISHED CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE IN AMERICA drops today! Caught him on The View yesterday discussing the national anthem, the reason 13% percent of black men voted for Trump and his personal convos with Kanye and Kim Kardashian West.