When it’s safer to travel, one of the restaurants I’m determined to visit is James Beard award-winning chef and now author Mashama Bailey’s The Grey in Savannah, Georgia. In the meantime, I’m getting into her dual memoir with business partner John O. Morisano ☛BLACK,
There’s nothing like a Black salesman on a mission… MLK, Malcolm X, James Baldwin, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Frederick Douglass were all salesman. Hell, Nina Simone, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, and every other black woman who achieved any leap of success was a saleswoman… Each and every one of these people was selling something more precious than gold: a vision.
Major congratulations to legendary mystery author theValerie Wilson Wesley on the release of her latest book ☛A GLIMMER OF DEATH [pub: Kensington] today. I’m embarrassed to admit that I did not know that the woman behind the beloved Tamara Hayle series is thankfully still writing books.
Somehow after performing her beautiful and brilliant poem, “The Hill We Climb” for the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, 22-year-old poet Amanda Gorman found time and the bandwidth to tweet that her forthcoming books ☛CHANGE SINGS: A CHILDREN’S ANTHEM [Viking Books for Young Readers] and ☛THE HILL WE CLIMB [Viking Books for Young Readers] are already topping Amazon’s best sellers list,
Novelist Ladee Hubbard‘s second book ☛THE RIB KING [pub: Amistad] releases today. The New Orleans-based author’s first book ☛THE TALENTED RIBKINS [pub: Melville House Publishing] not only won the 2018 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction,