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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.

Candice Carty-Williams’ Queenie Is Coming To Hulu Via Onyx Collective

Candice Carty-Williams’ hit debut novel ☛QUEENIE [pub: Gallery/Scout Press] is not only being adapted into an eight-part series in the U.K., but the story of a Jamaican Brit whose career. relationships and mental health are all spiraling will also stream in the U.S.

Virtual Book Event: Well-Read Black Girl And Sara Elise Author Of A Recipe For More In Conversation

Catch “pleasure doula” Sara Elise, the author of ☛A RECIPE FOR MORE: INGREDIENTS FOR A LIFE OF ABUNDANCE AND EASE [pub: HarperCollins] in virtual conversation with Well-Read Black Girl for Mental Health Awareness Month on Instagram Live this Friday, May 19th at 1 p.m.

Vogue Interviews Tembae Denton-Hurst About Her Debut Novel Homebodies


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,

Wildflower: A Memoir By Aurora James Is Out Today! Happy Book Birthday! 🥳

Celebrated fashion designer Aurora James just dropped her memoir ☛WILDFLOWER [pub: Crown Publishing] today. I caught the founder of the luxury brand Brother Vellies discussing her book with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America earlier today.

Book Review (Audio): Before I Let Go By Kennedy Ryan

We still had our three babies—Deja, Kassim and this place Grits. When we realized those were the only things holding us together, we knew it would be better to dissolve our marriage than to go on as what we had become. Well, I knew.

— Yasmen in Chapter 1