Harlem’s Troy Johnson At AALBC Talks Bestselling Books September/October 2017

In the recent issue of the AALBC E-Newsletter, owner Troy Johnson talks about the Bestselling Books for September/October 2017, reporting that the fiction category was dominated by Sadeqa Johnson’s novel Second House from the Corner, which tops our bestsellers list for the 2nd straight period. Continue Reading →

Harlem Holidays Fete 2017

If you want to celebrate the holidays in Harlem and want to celebrate Black literature with the folks who create and produce it, join the annual Harlem Fete. Continue Reading →

Dale Carnegie Discovered “How To Win Friends And Influence People” In Harlem, 1911

Dale Harbison Carnegie (/ˈkɑːrnɪɡi/; spelled Carnagey until c. 1922; November 24, 1888 – November 1, 1955) was an American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Continue Reading →

“Joseph Rodriguez’s Spanish Harlem: El Barrio In The 80s” One-Night Event In Harlem

Join Union Settlement and the Museum of the City of New York for the East Harlem book launch of Joseph Rodriguez’s Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s Continue Reading →

Google Celebrates The Life Of Nigerian Author Chinua Achebe

By Eartha Watts Hicks

“A man who makes trouble for others is also making trouble for himself.”— Chinua Achebe

Google Chinua Achebe today, and what will you see? How about a vibrant cartoon image in the likeness of Nigerian born author/educator/historian? Continue Reading →

Rocker, Ex- Harlem Teacher Gene Simmons Talks Women, Career And Kids In New Book

In Gene Simmons new book, “On Power: My Journey Through the Corridors of Power and How You Can Get More Power” (Harper Collins, out Tuesday), the 68 year old Kiss bass player, onetime Harlem teacher and vocalist uses his decades of business experience to preach about how to get ahead in the modern world. Continue Reading →

Between The Lines: A Good Cry By Nikki Giovanni Free At The Schomburg In Harlem

The latest poetry collection by Nikki Giovanni, A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears and Laughter, pays homage to her personal memories of family, friends, and students who have shaped her life and ruminations on aging. Continue Reading →

Harlem And Hacks, The Inside Story Of The Break-ins And Breakdowns By Donna Brazile

Hacks, from Donna Brazile, former DNC chair and legendary political operative, an explosive and revealing new look at the 2016 election: the first insider account of the Russian hacking of the DNC, the missteps by the Clinton campaign and Obama administration that enabled a Trump victory and a book dedication to “Harlem’s finest, my aunt Lucille.” Continue Reading →

Monologue: What Am I Supposed To Do?

By Zakeia Tyson-Cross

In the following monologue, Momma Neda’s son attends an Ivy League Medical School in Boston, MA. Nonetheless, Momma Neda still feels her son will never be safe from harm, or have access to the same opportunities as peers. Continue Reading →

“In My Lifetime,” A Poem By Judy C. Andrews

By Judy C. Andrews

The poem In My Lifetime:

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What Might James Baldwin Say?

By Diane Richard

As a black girl growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the 1960’s, I was mesmerized whenever I saw James Baldwin on television, a dark skinned “Negro” man with piercing, animated eyes, exuding the confidence and intellect equal to any white person I had ever seen and heard before. Continue Reading →

“The Education Of Eva Moskowitz: A Memoir” By Eva Moskowitz

From Eva Moskowitz, the outspoken founder and CEO of the charter school Success Academy, comes a frank, feisty memoir The Education of Eva Moskowitz. about the rough-and-tumble battles to reform America’s education system. Continue Reading →

A World Of Words, “An Ocean Of Jewels,” And Excerpt From The Novel By Judy C. Andrews

As we celebrate the month of October with the theme of Winter Travel, we reflect on the world politics of language and culture with an excerpt from the novel, An Ocean of Jewels (Harlem Writers Guild Press, 2006), by Judy C. Andrews:
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Celebrating Author Zadie Smith At Langston Hughes Festival In Harlem

For the third straight year, Total Equity Now is proud to co-sponsor the Langston Hughes Festival at The City College of New York. Continue Reading →

The Fiercely Stunning Jason Reynolds At Build

“Long Way Down” is National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestseller Jason Reynolds’s fiercely stunning novel that takes place in sixty potent seconds—the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the guy who killed his brother. Continue Reading →

David Barclay Moore’s ‘The Stars Beneath Our Feet’ Explains A World Of Harlem

In David Barclay Moore’s stunning debut novel, The Stars Beneath Our Feet, 12-year-old Harlem resident Lolly Rachpaul is about to endure his first Christmas without his older brother, who died months earlier in a gang-related shooting. Continue Reading →

Check Out The Upcoming Events This October 2017 At The Schomburg In Harlem

Our friends at the Schomburg wanted us to let you know that the fall season at the Schomburg is well underway. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave André De Shields And Others At Drama Book Shop 100th B’day Celebration

The Drama Book Shop, the premiere performing arts book shop in the country, currently located at 250 West 40th Street in NYC’s theatre district, will commemorate its 100th birthday with an all day celebration on Monday, October 2nd, 2017 open to the public.  Continue Reading →

Fox News Personality Who Lives In Harlem Can’t Shake Her Creepy Stalker (Update)

An ABC radio host and Fox TV host and legal analyst is fighting off an obsessed stalker who won’t stop sending and personally delivering creepy gifts and cards to her, police sources said Monday. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Schomburg Center Reno Is Nearing Its End

Curbed reports that the two-year renovation of the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is nearly complete, new construction site photos by Field Condition have revealed. Continue Reading →