Today’s Black Literary World With Omar Tyree (Part 1)

Omar Tyree

By Eartha Watts-Hicks

In the 1990s, thanks to the cross-cultural success of Terry McMillan’s legendary and timeless novel—Waiting to Exhale—the publishing industry finally woke up and welcomed contemporary African-American writers into their doors. Continue Reading →

Ryan Leslie, Another Harlem Phenom

RYANLESLIEAt 15, he went to Harvard. At 19, he had a degree in government and politics. At 29, Ryan Leslie is a budding hip-hop mogul.

It’s Thursday in Manhattan, and Ryan Leslie is getting down to business: the complicated, consuming, cutting-edge business of creating Ryan Leslie.

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