5 Reasons Book Fairs Are Important for the Community

The recent announcement of the closing of Borders has left many bookworms in disbelief. The big-box bookstore celebrated more than 40 years of nourishing the minds of its customers. While it saddens many, community and small- bookstore owners will undoubtedly gain more traffic. Living proof is the 13th Annual Harlem Book Fair, which was abuzz […]

Kola Boof, Wahida Clark 2011 Harlem Book Fair a Major Success

The Harlem Book Fair was held Saturday, July 23, 2011 on 135th Street @ Lenox Avenue. Notable authors including Kola Boof, Wahida Clark, Omar Tyree, BernNadette Stanis, Styles P; and book lovers, and street festivalgoers enjoyed live music, spoken word, book readings, panel discussions, Afrocentric gear and body oils.

Omar Tyree, BernNadette Stanis to Speak at the 2011 Harlem Book Fair

The Harlem Book Fair (HBF) has been the premier meeting place for book lovers and authors since it was founded more than 10 years ago. This year’s fair will be held Saturday, July 23, 2011, starting at 11 a.m. and will feature actress-author Cherie Johnson, filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles, culture critic Nelson George, Kola Boof […]

Author Kola Boof Writes Novel Addressing Degradation of Dark-Skinned Women

Kola Boof is brave. This is the most succinct way to describe a woman who survived more than six months of captivity at the hands of one of the most notorious terrorists since Adolf Hitler. Boof endured endless rapes and beatings at the hands of the late Osama bin Laden when she was an international […]

Wale Battles Osama Bin Laden’s Mistress Via Twitter

These days, it’s pretty typical for a rapper to get involved in Twitter beefs but rarely do they get into digital squabbles with people outside of the music industry. But on May 23 rapper Wale got into a surprising and heated Twitter feud with the self-proclaimed former mistress of Osama Bin Laden, Kola Boof. The […]