On the first day of spring, when the city is quiet and still, little Yaya takes the A train down to New York City’s southern shores with her mama and aunties to greet Mama Ocean and celebrate the arrival of a new season through a ritual of letting go of the past and embracing the new.
I think it was important to show what happens behind the scenes, and how Black women in this industry who don’t fit the white, straight, thin ideal are being treated. I think people just see it as this very glamorous job, and in some ways it is,
Major congratulations to author Vanessa Walters on GMA selecting her debut novel ☛THE NIGERWIFE [pub: Atria/Simon & Schuster] as their May book club pick. Oh, and while we’re raising our champagne flutes, keep ’em up high as we toast to this London native securing an HBO deal back in August for the story’s adaptation into a drama series before the first copy even landed on bookshelves.
I’m excited to finally get to tell my story after all this time. Many people have thought they knew the story of Lil’ Kim, but they have no idea.
—Lil’ Kim in People magazine
ICYMI: Yesterday, People magazine announced that Kimberly ‘Lil’Kim’’ Jones is releasing her memoir ☛THE QUEEN BEE [pub: Hachette] with Kathy Iandoli on November 2,
ICYMI: Rapper Raekwon the Chef announced the release of his fall memoir yesterday ☛FROM STAIRCASE TO STAGE: THE STORY OF RAEKWON AND THE WU-TANG CLAN [pub: Gallery Books], written with Anthony Bozza, on his Instagram yesterday. I’m hoping it’s as insightful as the Showtime docu-series Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men,