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.

Herb Boyd to talk about ‘Black Detroit’ Saturday

Educator, author, activist and AmNews contributor Herb Boyd will hold a talk and book signing for “Black Detroit” Saturday.

Community Calendar: July 13 - July 20

Our July 2017 GBE Black Media Month highlights the Motor City, beginning with our own Herb Boyd, whose new book “Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self-Determination” is drawing critical raves.

Kevin Hart opens up in new memoir

Kevin Hart is taking his quest for world domination to bookstores.

Book Review: ‘Millionaire Moves,’ by Dr. William F. Pickard

Dr. William F. Pickard, in the Introduction to his book “Millionaire Moves—Seven Proven Principles of Entrepreneurship” (Real Times Media, 2016), offers this caveat and promise: “There is a surplus of inspirational, how-to-be-a-winner books on the market, and they all claim ...

Misty Copeland talks new book, ‘Ballerina Body’

American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland’s latest book “Ballerina Body” has hit bookstores, and her excitement was palpable as I interviewed her in the “green room” at the Union Square Barnes & Nobles...

Q&A with Margot Lee Shetterly, author of ‘Hidden Figures’

One of the most highly anticipated and talked about films of the year is “Hidden Figures.” Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae and Kevin Costner, the film is based on the true story of a group of extraordinary ...

‘Pressure Makes Diamonds’ a gem of a book

In her memoir “Pressure Makes Diamonds—Becoming the Woman I Pretended to Be,” Valerie Graves has spun an appealing narrative with a protagonist who reads like an African-American female counterpart of Horatio Alger.

The beauty of ‘Some Nerve’

“Some Nerve: Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave,” (Riverhead), by Patty Chang Anker is a “must read,” according to Parents magazine.

Zadie Smith fills auditorium at Medgar Evers

Celebrated author and essayist Zadie Smith recently spoke to a packed auditorium of college students, faculty, fans, supporters and readers at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn.