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Malcolm X 'Diary' taken to court

There is some confusion and tension over the latest book on Malcolm X, “The Diary of Malcolm X.”

“Black Montreal: Hotbed Of Radicalism In The Sixties” an evening of dialogue

Montreal Canada specifically is a center for Black power and deep-rooted African-American culture

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

Brooklyn Author With Cerebral Palsy Launch Book

Family members siad "achieving one’s dream against the odds" fittingly describes Atiba Clarke, a 20-year-old student at LaGuardia Community College

Celebrated writer, Ntozake Shange debuts new work

The writer of the legendary theater piece, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow Is Enuf no longer has the full use of her hands and legs due to her battle with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) ...

Mayor Dinkins' life recalled in wit and humor

Indubitably, reviewers and many readers of the David N. Dinkins’ memoir “A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic,” written with A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaicin 1993. But to seek out his discussion singularly on these moments ...

Esteemed author and diplomat Kofi Awoonor killed in Nairobi attack

The global literary community was shocked to learn that noted writer, educator and diplomat Kofi Awoonor was among those killed last Saturday in the attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

The best, the greatest, the seediest and the confidential

I know the way the world is leaning evermore toward increased technology use, including the popularity of e-readers. But for me, you’ll never be able to emulate, or replace, the feel of sitting down and curling up with a good ...

James Baldwin works released as eBooks

James Baldwin’s major novels, plays and nonfiction were recently published as eBooks by Vintage Books on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Trimming the book tree

On Horace Campbell’s “Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya,” Dr. Grant Harper Reid’s “Rhythm for Sale” and Charlotte V.M. Ottley's “Surviving Success: Changes, Challenges & Choices”

Former Riker’s warden gives kids the ‘411’

In “The 411 On Bullying, Gangs, Drugs and Jail: The Formula for Staying in School and Out of Jail,” written by Warden Howard Robertson, speaks from his personal experiences and interviews he conducted with young men on Riker’s Island. Robertson ...

All About ‘Beyoncé: Before the Legend’

Read about how Beyoncé made the transition from Destiny’s Child to “Dangerously in Love” and Jay Z in “Beyoncé: Before the Legend—The Rise of Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child (The Early Years).” It’s a true, timeless story, and it explains the ...

Rev. Sharpton: Now that we have marched, let’s get to work

This past Saturday, approximately 175,000 to 200,000 people gathered and marched in Washington, D.C., to call attention to the civil rights challenges of our time.

Fast food workers go on national strike Aug. 29, continue demand for $15 an hour

Today, fast-food workers all around the country staged yet another walkout to rally in favor of a living wage and better benefits—with New York leading the charge.

White House Boys: A story of modern day slavery

Governor Rick Scott of Florida has given the University of South Florida the okay to being the body exhumations at the infamous Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys campus. This victory comes after years of local and legal battles that ...