Hey, remember books? In case not, you should know that literacy is still celebrated in today’s very digital world. This week marks National Children’s Book Week, a celebration of authors and books that help shape children’s minds. In accordance with the Children’s Book Council, the celebration falls on its 96th year and features events all over the […]

https://instagram.com/p/1gaCT0AQlE/ One young lady has inspired girls to love themselves and their hair with her award-winning comic book, BuzzFeed reports. Troubled by her natural tresses and skin tone, 7-year-old Natalie McGriff and her mother Angie Nixon from Jacksonville, Fla., came up with the idea of the comic, The Adventures of Moxie Girl. The main character, Moxie Girl, uses […]

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On Monday, journalist and author Peter Slevin joined Roland Martin on the set of NewsOne Now to talk about his new book, Michelle Obama: A Life. Slevin’s book gives the public a glimpse into Mrs. Obama’s past and how it has shaped the First Lady she’s become. “When authors pen a book that looks into […]


Your local barbershop probably consists of TVs broadcasting ESPN, animated banter on almost any subject and music to match the vibe of the shop. The only literature you would expect to find is a magazine. A Palm Beach County, Fla., barbershop is altering this traditional view of barbershops by taking away the televisions and radios […]

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Everyone wants to know the secrets to happiness. Author June Archer lets us in on the secrets in his new book, “Yes! Every Day Can Be a Good Day,” on “NewsOne Now Fridady morning. SEE ALSO: ‘R&B Divas’ Star Faith Evans Earns Solo Grammy Nomination, Rest Of Cast Shut Out Archer says he wrote the […]

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“I hope when you put this book down, you don’t see Al Sharpton differently, but you instead see yourself differently.” – Rev. Al Sharpton June 27, 2013 – New York – Television host and political activist, Reverend Al Sharpton (pictured), is set to release his first book in over 10 years, The Rejected Stone: Al […]

Everybody has a story — at least that’s what they say. I was recently discussing the latest in books with tireless blogger and journalist, Jessica Ann Mitchell of http://www.blackbloggersconnect.com, and she told me how many of her bloggers and followers consistently voice an interest in writing, publishing and marketing a book concept; and they are […]

Some of you may have heard of author Booker T. Mattison or of his current book, Snitch, a top seller at a number of black book sites including the African American Literature Book Club. But what you may not know is that Mattison is also a talented filmmaker as well. This past weekend, Mattison talked books […]

Got a real treat for those of you who were unable to make it to the 2011 Harlem Book Fair this past week — C-Span’s Book TV covered the event and has hours of incredible footage available online at their site’s video library. The video segments from this iconic book fair include a bunch of […]

Author Lee Hayes and a select few are presenting stories that venture, slightly or not, from the stories we have become most familiar. They are making their mark on the literary world by presenting diverse stories that speak to the diverse needs and interests of the LGBT community. The Grio Reports: They are the stories […]

The Lit Bit Brace yourself Black America ‘cuz your books will never look the same This week, I am very excited to tell you about an upcoming and unique program that will take the written word to a whole new level. Within the coming weeks, a new online, book review show will begin airing right […]

Books, books, and more books… and precious little time to read them all. But don’t let that stop you, especially given all of the upcoming opportunities over the next month to celebrate the written word. A lot more things are popping off in July than the 4th. To name just a couple, we’ve got the […]