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Author Carleen Brice's sometimes serious sometimes lighthearted plea for EVERYONE to give black authors a try.
2012-12-03 17:17
Time to buy a book by somebody black and give it to somebody not black. What, you say you haven't heard of National Buy a Book By a Black Author and Give it to Somebody Not Black Month? Well… Read More
2012-10-08 14:58
Dee Stewart, co-founder of Twitter's Black Lit Chat and author of the Angel Crawford Series (as Miranda Parker), passed away last week.Dee was a sweet soul filled with kindness and good humo… Read More
2012-07-19 16:34
NOTE: THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED. And the winners are...Anonymous, who gets FREEMAN; Carla, who gets THE MAN WHO TURNED BOTH CHEEKS; Stacy Michelle, who gets SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST; and Tea, who g… Read More
In Memory Of Author Erica Kennedy
2012-06-19 15:21
Note: This has details about how to make a donation in Erica's honor, per her family's request.Erica Kennedy, author of Bling and Feminista, died last week. There are several moving tributes… Read More
And Now For Some Good News!
2012-06-07 11:37
Congratulations to Natasha Trethewey who will be named our new poet laureate today!Watch the video below to hear in her own words what motivates her to write Read More
2012-06-06 20:18
It's been a while since I've done a blog post about the state of things regarding race and publishing. The reality makes me tired and I'm busy and can't afford to be tired. It can make me de… Read More
Win A Copy Of The Devil In Silver
2012-06-05 15:47
Hat tip to Twitter and author @matjohnson for the news that Victor LaValle is giving away a copy of his upcoming novel The Devil in Silver. I loved Big Machine, which was a little scary. Thi… Read More
2012-04-26 13:25
I fell in love with Leonard Pitts Jr.'s fiction with Before I Forget. Now he's out with a new one, Freeman, coming in May (available for pre-order now). His publisher (which, full disclosure… Read More
2012-04-17 21:30
Get your fresh, hot fiction! It's a popping April and May! A few upcoming or recent releases I'm delighted to tell you about: The six novels in Gar Anthony Haywood's mystery series featuring… Read More
2012-03-30 18:05
Alice Walker, Sonia Sanchez and Ruby Dee discussed Zora Neale Hurston at The Greene Space earlier this week in a panel moderated by Hurston's niece Lucy Anne Hurston. Here's the video. (Than… Read More

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