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Dr. Brenda Greene talks about the upcoming National Black Writers Conference

Without Talib Kweli, there probably wouldn’t be the National Black Writers Conference as we know it. Rap musician, entrepreneur and activist Kweli is the son of Dr. Brenda Greene, who heads Medgar Evers College’s Center for Black Literacy.

Dr. Brenda Greene talks about the upcoming National Black Writers Conference

Without Talib Kweli, there probably wouldn’t be the National Black Writers Conference as we know it.

Black authors gather in Brooklyn for 14th annual National Black Writers Conference

The National Black Writers Conference will be celebrating writers from March 22 through March 25. The theme of the 14th NBWC is “Gathering at the Waters: Healing, Legacy, and Activism in Black Literature.”

Recalling the greatness of W.E.B. Du Bois

It is possible to string three lives together and gather the full expanse of African-American history

Three Black books to read in early 2018

As we enter the new year with America clinging to the past and surviving the divisive efforts of a new presidential administration, it is always good to take the time to look for reminders that the national African-American community is ...

Book Review: ‘Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin,’ by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin

The old saying that we die twice—when we stop breathing and when there is no one left alive who still remembers us—is a less than subtle reminder that our lives have to have impact. We have to conduct our lives ...

‘Between Harlem and Heaven’—An Afro-Asian cookbook

“Nobody ever tells you how much work you have to put in when you are a co-author of a cookbook,” said award-winning chef Joseph Johnson.

‘The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America’

In their 2012 book, “The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America,” Edward J. Blum and Paul Harvey look at how the imagery of Jesus Christ as a person of European descent—i.e., a ...

Zora Neale Hurston has a new book slated for 2018

Publisher Harper Collins has announced the release in 2018 of an unpublished work by anthropologist and author of “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” Zora Neale Hurston.

Free theatrical reading at HSA November 4

The new multimedia, multicultural children’s reading series, KaZoom Kids iStoryBooks has teamed up with Harlem School of the Arts to create a series of free readings of the books published by the new company.

Why I started a 'travel writers of color' book club

On the first day of a travel writing workshop I attended back in 2011, I asked the instructor if he knew of any travel books by writers of color.

Free Black Women's Library coming to Harlem

The Free Black Women's Library heads uptown to the Studio Museum in Harlem on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Losing weight and clutter

Can you imagine life without clutter? Now’s the time to declutter your home, office, room and mind. It works. This do-it-now book, “Lose 200 Lbs. This Weekend: It’s Time to Declutter Your Life!” by Don Aslett, will inspire and instruct ...

NYC music critics Greg Tate, Laina Dawes head to Baltimore Book Festival

Renowned New York-based authors and music critics Greg Tate and Laina Dawes are making their way to Baltimore this weekend to sit on a special closing panel at the Baltimore Book Festival.

Sixth annual Literacy Across Harlem march, book drive and community celebration

The month of November is Literacy Awareness Month and in Harlem we are starting the celebration early with the sixth Annual Literacy Across Harlem march, book drive and community celebration.