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DeRay Mckesson: On The Other Side Of Freedom 
October 11, 2018
Civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson newest book On The Other Side Of Freedom: The Case for Hope shares his story of triumph, tragedy, and tribulations. ... read more »
Olympian Althea Moses Debuts Best-Selling Book “Irresistibly Fit” 
October 4, 2018
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 KOCE September Community Event
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 »
One-on-One with Author Tomi Adeyemi
July 5, 2018
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.   ... read more »
Mother-Daughter Duo Create Children’s Book For Other Grieving Families 
June 28, 2018
When a loved one passes it seems as though the world stops. For mother-daughter duo Angela and Amaya Allen, their world continued on for the better.   ... read more »
Bentley Promotes New Book, ‘The Hollywood Formula’
June 7, 2018
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 Millionaire to Billionaire in Training, Dr. Abagail Mamboleo Shares Keys to Successful Entrepreneurship  
June 7, 2018
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 »
BECOMING by Michelle Obama Set to Release This Fall
June 1, 2018
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 »
‘I Got Bank’ Book Giveaway and Essay/ Art Contest Comes to Los Angeles 
May 31, 2018
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 »
‘When They Call You a Terrorist’ a Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors with asha bandele, Foreword by Angela Davis Book Review
May 11, 2018
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 »
Educator, CEO, and Reigning Mrs. California Pens Inspiring Book to Encourage Girls
May 3, 2018
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 »
New Book Highlights Multicultural History of Florence-Firestone Community
April 26, 2018
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 »
Author Jenkins Talks New Book, ‘The Southern Phoenix’ 
April 26, 2018
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 »
Eric Jerome Dickey’s Creative Influence    
April 19, 2018
New York Times best-selling author, comedian, and actor Eric Jerome Dickey spoke to the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper about his new book, Bad Men and Wicked Women.  ... read more »
‘Make It Rain’ Shares Media Tips to Boost Your Brand
March 22, 2018
Areva Martin’s new book explains steps to amplify your message or passion project ... read more »

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