All Ways Black launches with free opportunity to win

Penguin Random House launched “All Ways Black,” a new platform that will serve as a dedicated space to spotlight Black authors and stories. There are infinite ways to be Black, and this message exists at the heart of All Ways Black, which Penguin Random House has turned into a dedicated Instagram account, @allwaysblack, to showcase […]

Book of the Week: ‘A Lowcountry Bride’ by Preslaysa Williams

Maya Jackson has worked for Laura Whitcomb Inc., a renowned New York City bridal gown brand for years and dreams of becoming head designer. She has the talent, she just needs a chance to showcase her unique style. Due to an illness, she’s always prioritized her career over her personal life until Maya’s father fractures […]

Book of the Week: ‘Someone Like Me’ by Marian L. Thomas

Since her mother’s death, M a Day has been no stranger to loss. But with a budding new singing career on the horizon and help from Jack and Mary Tanner, a couple that understands from experience how a troubled past can prevent someone from having a better life, M a finally gets a fresh start. […]

Book of the Week: ‘How to Find a Princess: Runaway Royals’

Makeda Hicks has lost her job and her girlfriend in one fell swoop. The last thing she’s in the mood for is to rehash the story of her grandmother’s infamous summer fling with a runaway prince from Ibarania, or the investigator from the World Federation of Monarchies tasked with searching for Ibarania’s missing heir. Yet […]

Book of the Week: ‘Zenith: Secrets Of Ceres Book 4’ by Stella Williams

The Aura has been forced out of hiding…. The surviving members of Aura Society are struggling with the transition to the human world. Zarovia Monoceros has a plan that could smooth the way, but before she can fulfill her destiny as Zenith, she needs to deal with the handsome distraction under her own roof. Hendrex […]

Book of the week: ‘You Are Your Best Thing’

Tarana Burke and Brené Brown bring together a dynamic group of Black writers, organizers, artists, academics and cultural figures to discuss the topics the two have dedicated their lives to understanding and teaching: vulnerability and shame resilience. Contributions by Kiese Laymon, Imani Perry, Laverne Cox, Jason Reynolds, Austin Channing Brown, and more are included in […]

Nutritionist Haile Thomas highlights dietary activism in new book

COVID-19 may be the illness on everyone’s mind, but it is not the only epidemic ravaging the country. When youth activist, author and nutritionist Haile Thomas was a young girl, her father was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, a disease that — like the novel coronavirus — has disproportionately affected the Black community. Thomas’ family […]

25 books that should be in every Black person’s home

25 Books for Every Black Person

This is my list of 25 books that should be required reading for every Black person or, at least, be in every Black person’s home. These books will help you “Think a New Thought™” about who you are and what it means to be Black in America. The list is by no means a be-all-end-all, they are just […]

Three Novels every black woman should read

Just like music, the novel has been one of the primary ways African-American women have shared our stories of cultural and spiritual history. Black female novelist share more than just individual stories and have always found a way to chronicle the times, while elevating our culture throughout the world into amazing but timeless works of […]

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