Children’s book fair in Harlem

Strolling down Amsterdam Avenue, searching for new bargains and the prices that only Harlem can create, the store window of the Studio Museum of Harlem (on the ground floor, which houses the studio store) made me stop and, like a ...

Serena and Venus’ father addresses racism during local book signing

Richard Williams was in town Tuesday, May 7 promoting his new book “Black & White: The Way I See It” during a speaking engagement at Barnes & Noble bookstore at 2289 Broadway at 82nd Street.

Fabulous book signing by Oscar-nominated actress Rosie Perez in Brooklyn

Oscar-nominated actress and Emmy-nominated choreographer Rosie Perez was very frank at her book signing at Restoration Plaza in Brooklyn.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Black Book Fair a hit

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Brooklyn Alumnae chapter’s annual Black Book Fair took place last Sunday

‘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.