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Off the Shelf: Travel Through Time with ‘Black American History, From Plantations to Rap Culture’
December 20, 2018
As a Black Frenchman from Guadelopue, author Pascal Archimede realized that African Americans are inextricably linked to Black people around the globe, with shared roots from the mother continent of Africa.  ... read more »
Authors of ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics’ Book Tour Visits Los Angeles 
December 20, 2018
By now, America has heard of the blue Democratic wave that surged in 2018, in large part to the constant support and advocacy of African American women.  ... read more »
Oh, the places Kyle Clark will go in his brand-new Hyundai Kona
December 6, 2018
Thanks to Hyundai and Taste of Soul 2018, Kyle-Kyson Clark is one step closer to becoming the“modernday Dr. Seuss.” The 26-year-old Florida native and children’s book author is the 2018 winner of the 2nd annual Hyundai and Taste of Soul giveaway. Clark was selected out of over 100 video submissions. The requirement was a short video clip of contestants telling Hyundai how they make LA a better place. ... read more »
Bill Duke: 40 Years On Screen & Behind The Camera
November 22, 2018
Many aspiring actors move to Los Angeles in hopes to find success. Some of them imagine themselves on red carpets, while others envision receiving their own Hollywood Walk Of Fame star. What happens when that illusion breaks and you have no idea what you should do? That’s the question legendary actor Bill Duke answered in his new book  “Bill Duke: 40 Years On Screen and Behind The Camera.” ... read more »
‘BECOMING’ BY MICHELLE OBAMA SELLS MORE THAN 725,000 UNITS IN U.S. AND CANADA ON ITS FIRST DAY OF PUBLICATION
November 16, 2018
Penguin Random House announced today that BECOMING, the highly anticipated memoir by former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, sold more than 725,000 units in all formats and editions in the U.S. ... read more »
Michelle Obama memoir is next pick for Winfrey book club
November 15, 2018
Michelle Obama's ``Becoming,'' already expected to sell millions of copies, now has the official backing of Oprah Winfrey. ... read more »
Charlamagne Tha God: Anxiety Playing Tricks On Me
November 8, 2018
"Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me" not only includes Charlamagne personal mental health history but also gives insights to clinical diagnoses. ... read more »
Michelle Obama Book Tour Features Oprah and Other Celebrity Moderators
November 8, 2018
In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world. ... read more »
Walter Mosely’s ‘John Woman’ Is An Interesting Read
November 1, 2018
Mosley likes to create unique situations, deep philosophers, and thinkers, and in this book, he’s totally accomplished that ... read more »
Dr. Ian Smith Gives Insight to ‘The Ancient Nine’ 
November 1, 2018
Smith tells all in his mystery novel about Harvard’s secret societies.  ... read more »
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
August 17, 2018
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 »
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 »
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