Guru Valerie Graves Pens Fab Memoir On Her Rise From Teen Mom To Ad Superstar

Ad agency guru Valerie Graves knows how “pressure makes diamonds.”  In her memoir “Pressure Makes Diamonds: Becoming the Woman that I Pretended to Be,” she  shows the reader every step of her journey. Continue Reading →

‘Rants & Retorts’ By Anita M. Samuels At MIST Harlem

In Conversation with Anita M. Samuels,” a discussion with the nationally acclaimed journalist and critic on media, fashion, music and culture on her new book, “Rants & Retorts: How bigots got a monopoly on commenting about news online.” Continue Reading →

Janet Collins The First African-American Prima Ballerina At 100, A Special Celebration

Join a special 100th birthday celebration of Janet Collins, the first African-American prima ballerina on Thursday, March 2, 2017, 6:00-8:00 p.m at Rizzoli Bookstore.
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Margo Jefferson At The Harlem Arts Salon

Join Harlem Arts Salon on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 2:30pm, when we welcome author & critic, Margo Jefferson. She will read and talk about her memoir Negroland. Continue Reading →

Children’s Programs For Black History Month At Revolution Books In Harlem

At Revolution Books you find children’s books and programming that open the world and history to children… that promote curiosity and critical thinking… that value diversity and doing the right thing. Continue Reading →

Discovered Claude McKay Novel Explores 1930s Harlem

When a young Claude McKay spent eight months in Moscow during the early 1920s, he joined the many artists of his generation who fell hard for communism. Continue Reading →

Authors Terry McMillan And Kalisha Buckhanon Inspire Audience at The Harlem Arts Salon

By Judy C. Andrews and Eartha Watts Hicks

On Sunday, January 29, 2017, at The Harlem Arts Salon, #1 New York Times Bestselling author, winner of the NAACP Image Award and the Essence Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award, Terry McMillan shared the magic of her latest novel, I Almost Forgot About You (Crown; 2016). Continue Reading →

A James Baldwin Literacy Across Harlem Day

On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017, (and the first day of every month) is Literacy Across Harlem Day, a day on which Total Equity Now encourages all Harlemites, east to west, north to south to #RockThoseReads. Continue Reading →

“The Meaning Of Michelle,” A Conversation About The First Lady At The Schomburg In Harlem

When history is written, First Lady Michelle Obama will loom large as one of the single most positive influences on legacy, of the Obama Presidency. Continue Reading →

Atlanta: Willie Moore Jr.’s New Book ‘Happily After All’

With a style that combines raw truth, real life and body-rocking humor, author Willie Moore Jr. gives readers a guide to navigating the difficult challenges within personal and family relationships. Continue Reading →