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Alicia Keys Releasing Memoir ‘More Myself’ In November

Alicia Keys is adding author to her resume. According to The Associated Press, the Grammy Award-winning musician’s memoir, More Myself, will be released on Nov. 5 under O…

VIBE Vixen’s Boss Talk Podcast: Karyn Parsons Goes From ‘Bel-Air’ To Book Writing

VIBE Vixen’s Boss Talk podcast amplifies the voices of women and she/her-identifying individuals in their respective industries as they discuss their journeys…

Obama Releases His 2018 Summer Reading List, Features African Authors

Barack Obama‘s summer reading list for 2018 has finally arrived. Released Friday (Jul. 13), some of Africa’s most powerful voices are among the featured authors on 44’s…

A New Program Restricts The Selection Of Books NY State Prisoners Can Receive

A new program has drastically cut the kinds of books inmates inside New York State prisons can read. According to Directive 4911A, the new order currently applies to…

Interview: Luvvie Ajayi And More To Uplift And Inspire On ‘Together Live’ Tour

The Together Live tour aims to bring together women from all over the country in an effort to help them realize their full potential through the inspiring stories of…

Ava DuVernay To Adapt Octavia Butler’s “Dawn” Into TV Series

Academy Award–nominated director Ava DuVernay will be bringing Octavia Butler’s 1987 sci-fi novel Dawn to a television near you. Deadline reports that DuVernay…

Junot Díaz’s First Children’s Book Is About A Dominican Girl Living In Washington Heights

Rejoice. Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz, has written a picture book called Islandborn  and it’s debuting in March…

Knowledge Is Power: Ralo Is Atlanta’s Trap Book Worm (Interview)

Hip-hop saves lives, and the testimony of Atlanta rapper, Ralo, is just one of many auspicious examples of reform rooted in rap music. Born to a crack-addicted mother…

Angie Martinez Visits Female Rikers Inmates For Mother’s Day Book Read

Legendary media personality Angie Martinez visited the Rose M. Singer Center on Rikers Island for a book signing and donation on Wednesday (May 10). Martinez read…