Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook hosts book signing

Former U.S. Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook’s “Soul Sisters: Devotions for and from African American, Latina, and Asian Women” recently hosted a book release and signing event.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘Revolution’

Lin-Manuel Miranda is an uptown boy and very proud of it. We can lay claim (by our zip code, to a degree) to the genius that is Miranda, the lyricist, composer, creator and star of “Hamilton.”

Literary giants Ishmael Reed and Haki Madhubuti in town

There are two opportunities for folks in the region to spend time with the eminent author Ishmael Reed.

Author of ‘The Cook Up: A Crack Memoir’ in Harlem Thursday

From running the streets of East Baltimore to teaching in the classrooms at the University of Baltimore, D. Watkins shares his story in finding the light in the darkness with his new book, “The Cook Up: A Crack Memoir.”

The Links, Inc. hosts B. Smith and Dan Gasby

The Metro-Manhattan New York Chapter of The Links, Incorporated honored restaurateur and lifestyle icon B. Smith and her husband and business partner Dan Gasby.

Reviewing how ‘Destiny Lingers’

Rolonda Watts makes her debut as a novelist as the author of “Destiny Lingers,” the story of a young Black, married woman, Destiny, who juggles life between work and home.

Center for Black Literature hosts National Black Writers Conference at Medgar Evers College

Since the first Conference in 1986, this public gathering of literary personalities and scholars continues to recognize renowned authors and poets for their extraordinary achievements.

Author, former Buffalo Soldier to hold book signing at Sister’s Uptown

On Saturday, Feb. 27, join retired A.D. Warden and former Buffalo Soldier Roy J. Caldwood over refreshments as he signs copies of his book, “Making the Right Moves: Rikers Island and NYC Corrections.”

Shaka Senghor’s story of redemption

In Detroit, a city that has endured its share of bad news, it’s good to know there are at least a few sprigs of hope and promise.

Attorney John P. Kellogg takes us to school with new book

When attorney John P. Kellogg decided to write “Taking Care of Your Music Business,” it was his intention to take a very daunting subject matter and simplify it.

Martia Goodson speaks for the ‘Church Ladies’

“How long … not long,” said Martia G. Goodson, quoting Dr. Martin Luther King as she answered how long it took her to write “Church Ladies: Untold Stories of Harlem Women in the Powell Era” (Author House, 2015).

Book review: ‘The Man from Essence: Creating a Magazine for Black Women’

Edward Lewis opens up about being a creative force behind a magazine for black women.

Book review: ‘Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life’

In a recent edition of The New York Times, Sam Roberts reviewed several coffee table books on the city, and he could have added “Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life.”

Former child soldier writes children’s book

A slit wrist. Gun powder mixed with cocaine rubbed into the wound. An abducted 5-year-old boy blindfolded, given an AK-47 and told to shoot his 12-year-old best friend.

UK couple publish new children’s book

A couple from Leeds, in Northern England, has recently published their first children’s book after months of hard work and dedication.