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The Supremes At Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat Streams On Hulu This Summer

Throughout the Supremes’ intertwined stories is one constant — meeting and eating at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat, a place where relationships are forged, scandals are aired and copious amounts of chicken are consumed. . . A novel of strong women, evocative memories and deep friendship.

—Kirkus Reviews on the novel The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat 


Book Review: The Secret Keeper of Main Street by Trisha R. Thomas

WELCOME TO MENDOL, POPULATION 18,206 a sign read at the forgettable entrance off Highway 98. That was before a swollen body was found floating on top of the Red River’s thick sludge. Now there was one less person. If the state prosecutor asked for the death penalty in the case of alleged murderer Elsa Grimes,

The Movie Trailer For Robin Lee’s The Idea Of You

I didn’t know my being happy would piss so many people off. Did I not warn you? People hate happy women.

The Idea Of You (The Movie)


The movie trailer for the adaptation of Robinne Lee‘s steamy read ☛THE IDEA OF YOU dropped yesterday.

Jasmine Guillory’s Drunk On Love Is Headed To Streaming On Peacock

The New York Times bestselling novel ☛DRUNK ON LOVE [pub: Berkley] by Jasmine Guillory is getting adapted into a drama series on Peacock by a powerhouse team of Black excellence including the romance author herself as co-executive producer. Deadline announced yesterday that Malcolm D.

Jay Ellis Posts The Cover Of His Memoir: Did Everyone Have An Imaginary Friend (Or Just Me)? Adventures In Boyhood

ICYMI, yesterday handsome HBO Insecure star and now author, Jay Ellis posted the cover of his memoir ☛DID EVERYONE HAVE AN IMAGINARY FRIEND (OR JUST ME)? ADVENTURES IN BOYHOOD [pub: One World] on Instagram.  I’m intrigued.  Like how does his childhood made-up friend “morph into adult consciousness?”

BLK MKT Vintage by Jannah and Kiyanna Handy Available for Pre-Order

Super excited about the release of ☛BLK MKT VINTAGE: RECLAIMING OBJECTS AND CURIOSITIES THAT TELL BLACK  STORIES [Black Dog & Leventhal of Hachette Book Group] by Jannah and Kiyanna Handy on sale October 15, 2024. Proud Brooklynite and Oscar-winning filmmaker Spike Lee penned the forward of their highly-anticipated hardcover.

Book Event: The Blk Book Swap At Aunts et Uncles In Brooklyn, New York

Last weekend, I attended my third Blk Book Swap at Brooklyn’s popular and Black-owned, plant-based restaurant Aunts et Uncles, and baby, a time was had! That’s me (in the pink, obvi) pictured above with Blk Book Swap founder and hostess with the mostest,

Karen Good Marable Writes A Children’s Book: Yaya And The Sea

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.

Book Event: Nadirah Simmons’ First Things First Launch At BLK MKT Vintage In Brooklyn, NY

I’m reading it…, there was a loving intention there for women and for women in hip-hop.

April Walker on February 1, 2024


Ladies Of Hip-Hop Journalism

From left to right: Taiia Smart Young,

The Better Half By Alli Frank & Asha Youmans Is Your Summer Must-Read!

And are we going to have to play twenty questions and end up late for our facials, or are you going to give it up easily to me this morning just like you did last night…? …I wanna know just how high that vanilla cone stacked up after a lifetime of chocolate.