Black writers

Toni Cade Bambara was an educator, author, and community activist who was one of the leading voices of the Black feminist movement in the early ’70’s. Ms. Bambara’s works include short stories, anthologies, and screenplays that documented varying levels of the Black experience. Bambara was born Miltona Mirkin Cade on March 25, 1939 in Harlem, […]

Nella Larsen was a novelist who found fame during the Harlem Renaissance. She was the first African-American woman to be awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.…

Among the many great Black writers in canons of Black literature, the renowned James Baldwin etched his mark in history with his candid and brilliant words on…

Naomi Long Madgett, a former educator and poet laureate for the city of Detroit has given voice to several African-American poets by way of her publishing…

The late Octavia Butler was a celebrated science fiction author and one of the finest writers in the genre. Butler, who was the first science…

  Though Chuck D. of Public Enemy once rhymed “Most of my heroes don’t appear on no stamps,” that seems to be changing. In recent…

  Guy Johnson is Dr. Maya Angelou’s only child. He hasn’t had the public profile that his mother did, but his moving eulogy to his mom…

Need a good beach read? Zane’s got you covered. Her eighth anthology “Busy Bodies: Chocolate Flava 4” is out now and as usual, it’s full…