Drawn from Playwright/Actor, Director/Producer & Author Daniel Beaty’s powerful, true journey from a childhood rife with poverty, incarceration, addiction, and rage to the successful adult life he has achieved, the award winning performer, writer, and motivational speaker presents the tools that readers need to overcome any obstacle and tap into their full capabilities. Continue Reading →
Today, playwright, critic, activist, and one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American letters, Amiri Baraka, passed over after weeks of failing health at the age of 79. Continue Reading →
The new book Witness: Two Hundred Years of African-American Faith and Practice at the Abyssinian Baptist Church of Harlem, New York, is written by Genna Rae McNeil, Houston Bryan Roberson, Quinton Hosford Dixie, and Kevin McGruder. Continue Reading →
First graders from Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy I in New York City received brand-new books of their own today, thanks to the generosity of lifestyle brand AERIN and its founder, Aerin Lauder. Continue Reading →
Harlem in the early 1940s was a place in flux. Though the Renaissance had ended a decade or so earlier, the cultural scene was still quite vibrant, with legendary jazz musicians, dancers, and entertainers of all sorts performing regularly in its many nightclubs. Continue Reading →
Join the Harlem Writers Guild (since 1950) for their annual holiday schedule for 2013 of events throughout Harlem. Continue Reading →
While this time of year calls for giving thanks, spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant is focused on forgiveness with her new interactive self-help book FORGIVENESS: 21 Days to Forgive Everyone for Everything. Continue Reading →
Join Celebrity Journalist, Radio & TV Personality (Currently Seen regularly on TVOne’s “Life After”) Flo Anthony as she celebrates the release of her new novel “Deadly Stuff Players” Tuesday, November 19th at 7PM at Melba’s 125 located on the 3rd Floor of The Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building at 163 West 125th Street, Harlem, NYC. Continue Reading →
By Janee Nesbitt
Max Rodriguez is the founder and publisher of QBR The Black Book Review, a national literature review that focuses on authors in the African Diaspora. He is the founder and director of Harlem Book Fair (HBF), the nation’s largest African-American book festival and publisher of HBF publishing, who collaborates with Author Solutions, Inc., to target African-American and Latino readers and writers. With the up and coming Harlem Book Fair on July 17th, I sat down and interviewed Mr. Rodriguez on hot humid day in Harlem. Continue Reading →
The only way to describe Agyei Tyehimba’s Game Over: The Rise and Transformation of a Harlem Hustler is to say that it is an eye opening experience. There is so many great things about this book that the only way to do it justice would be to write a ten page paper on it with an annotated bibliography. I can’t do that, but I will give you some insight into what makes this book one of my favorite books ever. Continue Reading →
By Dr. Maxine Thompson
In my case, particularly as a literary service provider, some clients don’t pay when they should because someone hasn’t paid them.
We, as literary entrepreneurs, must adjust our marketing strategies.
But, instead of getting angry, how about if we get busy?
How about if our anger could move us to another level? A level of action.
Let’s look back in history. During the depression, women found ways to make it for their families by cooking, sewing, quilting, washing and ironing clothes for other families, etc. Continue Reading →