Three-time track and field Olympian Althea Moses published her first book, “Irresistibly Fit: How to Become a Spiritually Strong, Sexy and Firm Woman Everyone Admires and No One Can Resist”, that debuted as a number one bestseller in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. ... read more / watch video »
PBS SoCal and The Last Bookstore invite you to celebrate the nation’s 100 most-loved novels. Inspired by the PBS series The Great American Read, the evening will feature discussions with local authors, exclusive clips from the series, and a special performance by Improv Theatre’s hilarious “Jane Austen Unscripted.” ... read more / view event »
Tomi Adeyemi's "Children of Blood at Bone" is set in the magical land of Orïsha and is told through the eyes of a young woman named Zélie who goes on a quest to restore magic to her people.
Strolling the wide streets of Harlem, I chatted with Adeyemi and this is what she has to say about what inspired Zélie's world and why she hopes that young girls, all over the world will read her book and connect with the spirit of the story. It’s almost a safe bet to say that her wish will come true, since along with the critical accolades for the debut novel, Adeyemi also landed a three-book and three-movie deal with an all-Black cast of characters. Impressive.
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The stars came out on June 2, to support veteran producer Bentley Evans who shared insight about his new book, “The Hollywood Formula.”
“The Hollywood Formula” details Bentley’s story of his start in the industry through producing, ... read more »
From Nairobi, Kenya to a self-made American business woman, Dr. Abagail “Aby” Lilian Mamboleo’s career journey has been life changing! Today, the entrepreneur is living her motto, “I’m a B.I.T. (billionaire in training), and encouraging others to follow suit. ... read more »
In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. ... read more »
One United Bank owner Teri Williams will be in Los Angeles Saturday, June 2, for the institution’s eighth annual “I Got Bank” book giveaway, an event aimed at getting children of color on the road to financial literacy and health. ... read more »
Although the African American community appreciated her efforts, the same couldn't be said for the LAPD which labeled Patrisse a terrorist and fabricated a flimsy excuse to conduct a SWAT team raid of her apartment. All of the above is revisited in riveting fashion in When They Call You a Terrorist, a fascinating combination autobiography and blow-by-blow account of the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. ... read more »
Her first Children’s Book, Beauty Is, is inspired by her belief that beauty is undefined. Beauty Is, is a rhyming children’s book that takes you on a journey to find beauty and as with most adventures, you often find your answer right where you began. In the day and age where looks are altered and filtered, Beauty Is helps children see the beauty in everyone. ... read more »
The attractive Florence-Firestone community in unincorporated South Los Angeles has changed dramatically over the years, according to the new book, “A Paseo Through Time in Florence-Firestone,” which offers historical background tied to the area’s progression. ... read more »
Rosemary Jenkins began her writing career as a published author after the release of “Leticia in Her Wedding Dress: and Other Poems” and two non-fiction books, “A Quick-and-Easy Reference to Correct Grammar and Composition,” and “Vignettes for Understanding Literature and Related Concepts.” Now, the established writer is ready to discuss her new book, “The Southern Phoenix.” ... read more »