Greg Tate releases follow-up to groundbreaking debut with ‘Flyboy 2'

World renowned author, music critic and founder of the Black Rock Coalition, Greg Tate, has released a follow-up anthology to his groundbreaking book of essays and criticism, “Flyboy in the Buttermilk: Essays on Contemporary America,” which was published in 1992.

A fascinating look at an America where slavery never died

“That’s the problem with doing the devil’s work,” Victor tells us early on in “Underground Airlines,” a dazzling new novel from Ben Winters. “It can be pretty satisfying now and again,.”

Oprah Winfrey is writing a cookbook, puts memoir 'on hold'

Oprah Winfrey is writing her first cookbook, "Food, Health and Happiness: 'On Point' Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life."

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.