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Zora Neale Hurston, the writer, folklorist, anthropologist and one of the most outstanding authors that emerged from the Harlem Renaissance, was born on Jan. 7, 1891. Her legacy lives on.

NEW YORK (AP) — Isabel Wilkerson’s first book since her Pulitzer Prize winning “The Warmth of Other Suns” is a years-long project that will explore what she calls the “unseen skeleton” of hierarchy in American life. Random House announced Monday that Wilkerson’s “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” comes out Aug. 20. In the book, […]

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Halle Amor Moore is only 9-years-old and is already a bestselling author.  She has released a book of poetry called “The Pages Of Life,” it she tackles topics from politics, to feminism, to spirituality. Halle comes from a military family and has lived all over the globe. Her parents credit her maturity to their frequent moves and her exposure […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Alice Walker and The New York Times are drawing fire after she praised an author who critics say expresses anti-Semitism and is a conspiracy theorist. In an interview in Sunday’s “By The Book” column, the 74-year-old author of “The Color Purple” said David Icke’s 1995 book, “And The […]

Author Kevin Powell, has just finished his thirteenth book, My Mother, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, And The Last Stand Of The Angry White Man.  The book is a series of 13 essays that talk about Prince, Jay-Z’s 4:44, Barack Obama, his mother, and Donald Trump. It’s a series of 13 essays. Powell says he wanted the […]

Exceptional actor, comedian, and new author Tommy Davidson, stopped by the red velvet cakes studio this morning and told a bit of his life story. As a baby he was found abandoned in a trashcan by a white woman, named Barbara Davidson, who decided to legally adopt him. Growing up he thought people were like […]

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been a best-selling author, civil-rights activist, actor, historian and one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived. One thing Abdul-Jabbar has never been — at least not in public — is chatty. “I’m not known for being a blabbermouth, you know?” the soft-spoken Abdul-Jabbar concedes with […]

When we think about police brutality, we may think of people like Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Tamir Rice who lost their lives. Although black men are the target of most police brutality incidents, black women and women of color are also equal targets of police brutality and injustice. Andrea Ritchie is the author of Invisible […]

Civil rights activist Dick Gregory, who is known for his activism during the Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam War, has died at the age of 84. Gregory died August 19, 2017,  a post on his Instagram made by his son states that the comedian and activist died in Washington D.C. Gregory was taken to the […]

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PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — The papers of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison are now part of the permanent library collection of Princeton University. Princeton made the announcement Friday, shortly before the 83-year-old Morrison took part in a forum at the school where she served on the faculty for 17 years. The renowned author’s papers contain about […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Cannon has been keeping a notebook for much of his life, and next year we’ll get to see some of the entries. The entertainer and record producer is working on a book of poems for children. Scholastic announced Tuesday that Cannon’s “Neon Aliens Ate My Homework and Other Poems” will […]