Join author of the runaway bestseller, Waiting to Exhale, and one of the most influential contemporary writers of fiction in the USA today.
Last week, Total Equity Now (TEN) all-volunteer team delivered 2,343 new and like-new reading treasures to children and their families in shelters in East, Central, and West Harlem. Continue Reading →
To those who have not experienced discrimination, accounts of what the experience is like might seem like an old, sad song. 2016 might seem like a new day steeped with possibilities and opportunities. Continue Reading →
In this outstanding cultural biography, The Original Black Elite, the author of the New York Times bestseller A Slave in the White House chronicles a critical yet overlooked chapter in American history: the inspiring rise and calculated fall of the black elite, from Emancipation through Reconstruction to the Jim Crow Era—embodied in the experiences of an influential figure of the time, academic, entrepreneur, and political activist and black history pioneer Daniel Murray. Continue Reading →
The French architect Le Corbusier once described New York as “a magnificent catastrophe.” Since its emergence in the mid-nineteenth century as the nation’s “metropolis”‘ New York has faced the most challenging housing problems of any American city, but it has also led the nation in innovation and reform. Continue Reading →
On the morning of July 16, 1964, a white police officer in New York City shot and killed a black teenager, James Powell, across the street from the high school where he was attending summer classes. Continue Reading →