Last week actress Phylicia Rashad posted a photo of herself in a recording studio narrating wife and husband, Lyn Sisson-Talbert and David E. Talbert’s holiday children’s book ☛JINGLE JANGLE: THE INVENTION OF JERONICUS JANGLE [pub: Razorbill] based on David E. Talbert’s Netflix movie Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey airing November 13th.
Let’s raise our forks and knives to Red Rooster Harlem‘s owner/chef Marcus Samuelsson and James Beard Award-winning writer Osayi Endolyn in celebration of their cookbook ☛THE RISE: BLACK COOKS AND THE SOUL OF AMERICAN FOOD [pub: Voracious] released this past Tuesday,
I’ve only heard wonderful things about Bryan Washington‘s latest novel ☛MEMORIAL [pub: Riverhead], which released today. Thus, I’m putting this story about a young Houston couple that—in spite of having sex and still loving each other—is questioning why they stay together to the tippity top of my TBR [To Be Read] list.
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.
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,
Wishing music journalist Marcus J. Moore a very happy book birthday with the release of his first book ☛THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT: HOW KENDRICK LAMAR IGNITED THE SOUL OF BLACK AMERICA [pub: Atria]. Adding this biography to my #TBR list, after Mariah Carey’s memoir,