Omar Tyree, Nicci Gilbert, Cynthia Bailey at 8th annual AAMBC Literary Awards

[jwplatform R0nq0rFu] Celebrity authors, literary enthusiasts and book-lovers converged this weekend for the 8th annual Literary Awards Show produced by Tamika Newhouse, founder of AAMBC, and it was hosted by Cynthia Bailey. The star-studded awards show was held Saturday evening at the Robert Ferst Center for the Arts. The AAMBC Literary Awards serves as the only […]

Author Omar Tyree lands a movie deal for his ‘Flyy Girl’ trilogy

Codeblack Films has acquired the rights to the Flyy Girl book trilogy from New York Times best-selling author Omar Tyree. The book series has enjoyed a cult following among African Americans since it was first released 20 years ago in the ’90s.  Flyy Girl is a coming of age story that explores the journey of a young woman  motivated by the material […]

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 […]

‘Behind Those Books’ Documents Tales of Street Life

Behind Those Books: A Documentary is guaranteed to change the perception of some and challenge how others feel about tales of street life in inner-cities. The film features notable authors and artists Terry McMillan, Zane, Omar Tyree, Teri Woods, Cornel West, Michael Eric Dyson, Kevin Powell, Queen Pen, Vickie Stringer, Nikki Turner, K’wan, Treasure E. […]