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Former President Barack Obama surprises members of a DC bookclub.

In order to "stay woke" as they say, it is important to read the books that tell stories about your history and your experiences.

Quvenzhane Wallis is making leaps and bounds in the publishing world by landing a four-book deal with Simon & Schuster.

Hey, remember books? In case not, you should know that literacy is still celebrated in today’s very digital world. This week marks National Children’s Book…

For iPhone:   There is only one Queen of Soul and she deserves her story told. Enter author David Ritz, the most prolific music biographer…

If you haven’t already read Walter Mosley, step away from the computer and go check out one of his Easy Rawlins mysteries. The period detective…

Love, peace and soul was the ‘Soul Train’ mantra and writer Nelson George has put all of the above into his new book, Soul Train:…

One of our favorite authors has released a new book. In Terry McMillian’s “Who Asked You,” follows the life of a grandmother living in Los Angeles after the 9/11 attacks. She spoke with Uptown magazine about her new book and lately television project with Whoopi Goldberg, “A Day Late, A Dollar Short” coming to Lifetime TV. […]

Terry McMillan is in a good place. The 61-year-old best-selling author just moved from Northern to Southern California and her son, Solomon, is now a…

Book publisher Karen Hunter does not know how to hold her tongue. Not that she has any desire to learn. After all, silence would deny the world of such witticisms as Hunter saying that Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney might be “running for president of Caucasia-stan,” because of a GOP ad that was devoid of people of color. […]

When Vanessa Williams was growing up, she had a plan: She’d go to college and major in musical theater; afterward she’d get her MFA from the Yale School of Drama, and then she would embark on a successful career on Broadway. But her life took a detour and she wound up the first black Miss […]

Vanessa Williams reveals in her memoir, You Have No Idea, she was molested at the age of 10 by an 18-year-old who was the child of a close family friend. She recounts the ordeal with People Magazine: “Family friends who had a daughter invited me to visit their friends in California with them. The family […]