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‘Year of James Baldwin’ opens in grand style

James Baldwin would have been 90 this year, and he does, indeed, live on. “The Year of James Baldwin,” a festival spanning 14 months at various venues, is packed with programming celebrating his treasured gifts to us.

Sarah Rector, the richest Black girl in America

This week we tout a local author, Tonya Bolden, writing about a virtually unknown Black girl from Oklahoma

Rosie Perez’s new memoir tackles mental illness

Sitting atop an $85,000 mattress at Savoir Beds’ chic Soho showroom, actress and activist Rosie Perez was a long way from her hardscrabble upbringing in Brooklyn.

‘Americanah’ author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie takes Schomburg by storm

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie visited the Schomburg Library in Harlem for the first stop on her book tour

Dr. Angela Moses: Really leading the way

Dr. Angela Moses, the author of “The Joy of Single Parenting,” is herself a single mom of two

‘Stokely: A Life’—a bio with brio

During his sizzling odyssey across the global firmament, Stokely Carmichael changed his name to Kwame Tur

‘ Miss Anne in Harlem’ demonstrates still-existing mistrust in race relations

The Harlem Renaissance was a triumph of art, literature, music, activism and overall expression. But there were others who contributed in their own way to the movement that have been removed from history: white women.

“12 Years A Slave” and Kevin Hart big winners at NAACP Image Awards

Winners from this year's 45th Annual NAACP Image Awards

6-year-old Black Ansari delivers 600 books on Valentines Day

When 6-year-old Black Ansari of Harlem learned homeless children needed books, he asked classmates and friends to contribute.

Herb Boyd honored by NYABJ

Journalist, author and scholar Herb Boyd was honored this week by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), City College of New York and the New York Amsterdam News.

Alice Walker talks The Color Purple and her career in Black History Month documentary

As the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction, Alice Walker discusses her groundbreaking novel in a Black History Month special.

Mayor David Dinkins to host book signing in Brooklyn

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is hosting a book signing with former New York City Mayor David N. Dinkins in honor of the release of his memoirs, “A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic.”

Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston inducted into NJ Hall of Fame

New couple alert! It looks like “12 Years a Slave” darling Lupita Nyong’o may be dating hot hunk Jared Leto.

Oliver to write book about stint as first African-American woman Assembly speaker

Former state Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver announced last week that she is writing a tell-all book about her shaky four years as New Jersey’s first African-American woman to serve as state Assembly speaker.

Dogs, forks, New York and cruises—great travel reads to delight and inspire

Although the weather has finally turned cold, and you may not be out and about as much, you can still do a little traveling, albeit from a comfy chair with a hot drink and a great book.

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