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The ALOUD series hosts Coogler and Coates for intimate conversation
October 24, 2019
Author Ta-Nehisi Coates and Director, Ryan Coogler Sat Down for an Intimate Conversation Surrounding the Black Experience and Coates debut novel, “The Water Dancer” ... read more »
#ACCESS901: Memoir Provides Lens to ‘See’ Cyntoia Brown-Long
October 18, 2019
As for “Young Cyntoia” specifically, “I would tell her, you don’t know half the things that you think you know,” she said. “I thought I knew better than my mother and anyone else around me. You couldn’t tell me anything! I would tell (Young Cyntoia), ‘you have no idea what life is really about. You’re not equipped, you’re not ready…to be grown… God has it so you’re in your home with your parents for a reason… so you learn the ways of the world.’” ... read more »
Dr. Carlin Barnes and Dr. Marketa Wills Educate the Community on Mental Illness
October 10, 2019
Two Harvard trained psychiatrists, Dr. Carlin Barnes and Dr. Marketa Wills, have released their first book titled “Understanding Mental Illness: A Comprehensive Guide to Mental Health Disorders for Family and Friends.” ... read more »
Campbell’s New Book, ‘More Than Pretty,’ Reveals Keys to True Beauty
October 3, 2019
Recognizing that many women get hung up on physical attractiveness, Campbell offers pages of inspirational guidance and practical advice to help females of all shapes and sizes realize that external appearance doesn’t define self-worth.  ... read more »
Speaker, Author Cheron Griffin is on a Mission to Stem Epidemic of Suicide Among Black Youth with New Book
September 26, 2019
Shocked and saddened by what she was hearing in her classrooms when she worked as a substitute teacher a few years ago, Freedom Coach, Lifestyle Hacker, Dating Consultant, Divorce Guru, and author Cheron Griffin, felt she had to do something about it. “When I asked the children what was on their hearts, they started to tell me some of their parents and other family members had tried to commit suicide and how it affected them.” Some of the children had themselves contemplated suicide citing low self-esteem, bullying, or abuse or not feeling loved in the home as reasons. ... read more »
‘Behind the Seen’ Book Release Draws Big Crowds
September 13, 2019
Making his debut as an author, Price Jr. sub-titled the book “Angels, Demons and the Battle for the Human Soul” and he dedicated it to “truth-seekers, deep researchers, and those who know that behind the veil lie the answers to life’s most staggering questions.  May the Lord continue to open your eyes to the mysteries that are ever-present in the pages of His Word.” ... read more »
“The Twinkle Box” Novel Becomes an Amazon Bestseller
September 12, 2019
Former probation officer, Larry Pye, ties his bizarre experiences into a number one bestselling novel, "The Twinkle Box". ... read more »
Price’s New Book Reveals What’s ‘Behind the Seen’
August 28, 2019
A lot goes on in the spiritual realm that impacts the physical world and vice versa, according to the Rev. Fred K. Price, Jr., pastor of Crenshaw Christian Center. ... read more »
Meet Sammy Startup, A New Literary Role Model For Aspiring Entrepreneurs of Color
August 22, 2019
Jason Harvey was at a loss. He was perusing through a bookstore with his youngest son, looking for a children’s book about entrepreneurship. There were a few stories about currency and personal money management, but Harvey was unable to find a single book on business-building aimed at young readers – let alone young readers of color.  ... read more »
WATCH: Rochelle Riley, Author of “The Burden,” Discusses the Modern Legacy of Slavery
August 12, 2019
Los Angeles Sentinel contributing writer Imani Sumbi asks Rochelle Riley about her 2018 book, “The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery” and her vision for how America ought to confront its history of racism. ... read more / watch video »
At Central Library Book Talk, Rochelle Riley, Paula Williams Madison, and T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh Discussed the Residue of Slavery in American Society
August 8, 2019
Author Rochelle Riley appeared at Central Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium on July 27 to host a discussion on her book, “The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery,” a provocative collection of essays on the long-standing effects of America’s original sin. The former Detroit Free Press columnist was accompanied on stage by journalist Paula Madison and actress T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh, who both contributed essays to the book. ... read more »
Linsey Davis Teaches Celebrating Diversity with Her Second Children’s Book ‘One Big Heart: A Celebration of Being More Alike Than Different’
August 8, 2019
ABC News Correspondent, Author, and Mother Linsey Davis returns to the bookshelf with her second children’s book titled, “One Big Heart: A Celebration of Being More Alike Than Different.” ... read more »
History Professor Jonathan Chism Illuminates the Words of Dr. King in New Book
August 1, 2019
“30-Day Journey with Martin Luther King Jr.” (Fortress Press) is a concise collection of passages from King’s sermons, speeches, letters and other written works, paired with in-depth analysis by Chism, an assistant professor of history at the University of Houston-Downtown. It is part of a “30-Day” series – each book written by a different author – that includes other spiritual thinkers such as Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Dorothy Day. ... read more »
L.A. Based Poet Shares Inspiring Story in, ‘Black Indian: A Memoir’
July 25, 2019
After a childhood of family secrets and a lost heritage, Shonda Buchanan set out to find the truth about her Black and American Indian ancestors. Buchanan’s research begins in Kalamazoo, Michigan and takes her through Virginia and North Carolina, where she interviewed family members, read old family diaries, and studied public records. ... read more »
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