New Book, “Al Smith And The Revolution Of 1928” Made NY From Harlem To Hollis

Robert Chiles new book, The Revolution of ’28: Al Smith American Progressivism and the Coming of the New Deal (Cornell University Press, 2018) explores the career of New York Governor and 1928 Democratic presidential nominee Alfred E. Smith. Continue Reading →

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Geraldo Rivera Celebrates Release Of New Book The Geraldo Show: A Memoir With Rao Buddy And More (Photos)

Iconic broadcaster and author, Geraldo Rivera, celebrated his new book The Geraldo Show: A Memoir (published by BenBella Books) with a book party with Bo Dietl who partnered with Geraldo on “Bo’s Table at Rao’s” in East Harlem, hosted by Sean Hannity and Friends at Del Frisco’s Restaurant in New York City. Continue Reading →

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The Telling Image: Shapes Of Changing Times From Harlem To Harare

How do humans make sense of the world? In answer to this timeless question, award winning documentary filmmaker, Lois Farfel Stark, takes the reader on a remarkable journey from tribal ceremonies in Liberia and the pyramids in Egypt, to the gravity-defying architecture of modern China. Continue Reading →

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Lewis H. Michaux, Our Greatest Bookseller,1932 – 1974 (Video)

Harlem bookseller and civil rights activist Lewis H. Michaux, 1895–1976. Harlem’s Troy Johnson founder of AALBC.com called Michaux “our Greatest Bookseller.” Continue Reading →

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Celebrate Literature & Nature At “Seeing Into Tomorrow” Book Event In Harlem

City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) invites families and readers of all ages to visit Aaron Davis Hall for a book party celebrating the launch of author and illustrator Nina Crews’ new book Seeing into Tomorrow: Haiku by Richard Wright on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 2 p.m. Continue Reading →

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New Book, Walking Harlem: The Ultimate Guide To The Cultural Capital Of Black America

With its rich cultural history and many landmark buildings, Harlem is not just one of New York’s most distinctive neighborhoods; it’s also one of the most walkable. Continue Reading →

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The Black Girls Rock! Owning Our Magic. Rocking Our Truth Book

From the award-winning entrepreneur, culture leader, and creator of the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! movement comes an inspiring and beautifully designed book that pays tribute to the achievements and contributions of black women around the world. Continue Reading →

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“The New Negro: The Life Of Alain Locke,” Who Believed Art Was Key To Black Liberation

A tiny, fastidiously dressed man emerged from Black Philadelphia around the turn of the century to mentor a generation of young artists including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jacob Lawrence and call them the New Negro – Continue Reading →

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Celebrate Ossie Davis 100: A Centennial Celebration Of The Author, Actor, Activist

Today, when we look for inspiring Black voices, we often look to Hollywood power couples like Courtney B. Vance & Angela Bassett, DeVon Franklin & Megan Goode, Will Smith & Jada Pinkett-Smith. Continue Reading →

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Tim Fielder Flies Over To The Black History Month Event At Sisters Book Store In Harlem

Author, illustrator, and animator Tim Fielder, lands on Friday February 2nd, 2018, at Sisters Uptown Bookstore in Harlem. You may have seen Tim at the 6th Annual Black Comic Book Day at the Schomburg Center. Continue Reading →

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“Deconstructing Sammy: Music, Money, And Madness,” The Book That’s Inspiring A Movie

Here’s the book Deconstructing Sammy, that inspired Byron Allen to aqiure the rights to film the life story of Harlem’s Sammy Davis Jr. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s AALBC Proudly Publishes Authors From “Shithole Countries”

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We love this “we proudly publish authors from ‘Shithole Countries” headline from the AALBC Newsletter from our friend, founder and webmaster of AALBC.com, Troy Johnson. Continue Reading →

Join The Annual Arturo A. Schomburg 2018 Celebration In Harlem

Dr. Vanessa K. Valdes will discuss her latest book Diasporic Blackness: The Life and Times of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg with Kevin Young, Director of the Schomburg Center. Continue Reading →

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HW Pick: “Images Of America East Harlem,” A Great Read Any Time Of The Year

We love this book, overshadowed by the fame of Harlem and the wealth of the Upper East Side, East Harlem is rarely noted as a historical enclave, which it is. Continue Reading →

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Girl Code, The Journey From Average Teens To Powerhouses

Perfect for aspiring coders everywhere from Harlem to Hollis, Girl Code is the story of two teenage tech phenoms who met at Girls Who Code summer camp, teamed up to create a viral video game, and ended up becoming world famous. Continue Reading →

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Brenda Braxton’s “The Little Black Book Of Backstage Etiquette,” The Perfect Read For 2018 (Updated)

We love nominated for a Tony Award and Grammy award winner Harlem lady Brenda Braxton, and we think her book The Little Black Book of Backstage Etiquette, is perfect for anyone who have family or friends in the business, this makes a wonderful post holiday stocking stuffer. Continue Reading →

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