black books

It appears that a Karen by way of Virginia Beach is hoping to ban one of Morrison's most important pieces of literature from her school district, along with works by other Black authors that deal in themes of race.

Black music has sustained us since even before we arrived on American shores. It’s been our celebration, our satisfaction, our baby-making music, and even our call to action during slavery. Musicians move us through their music of course, but some of their personal stories have also been inspirational. Here are our choices of some of […]

When it comes to Black history books, there are a whole lot to choose from. So getting down to 10, is not just hard, its pretty impossible. So keep in mind, these choices are a mixture of some classics and some new takes on Black history and the list is not meant to be definitive. […]

It’s Black History Month again and this year, we hope our coverage improves your mind or at least expands your reading choices. If you watch this space, you will see a weekly post with new recommendations for books that are classics you may already know or those that we think are well worth your time. […]

NEW YORK (AP) — On publication day for his new book, Ta-Nehisi Coates had personal and political thoughts to share. The award-winning author and journalist spoke before hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night at the New School in Manhattan, discussing his rise from obscurity to fame over the past few years and the country’s transition […]

NEW YORK (AP) — On publication day for his new book, Ta-Nehisi Coates had personal and political thoughts to share. The award-winning author and journalist spoke before hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night at the New School in Manhattan, discussing his rise from obscurity to fame over the past few years and the country’s transition […]

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – On the road for eight days — part of a national tour for my new book, Shackles From The Deep – and I’m talking to hundreds of grade-school students about the African slave trade, underwater exploration and a 17th century slave ship known as the Henrietta Marie. It’s Black History Month and […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Ta-Nehisi Coates is a prize-winning nonfiction author, journalist and comic book writer. Now he is taking on fiction. Random House’s One World imprint announced Thursday that Coates has two more books planned, one nonfiction and the other fiction. The books were acquired by One World publisher Chris Jackson, who edited Coates’ […]

On Monday, journalist and author Peter Slevin joined Roland Martin on the set of NewsOne Now to talk about his new book, Michelle Obama: A…

  Former Harlem Globetrotter veteran Kevin “Special K” Daley has moved on from the famed basketball squad after a decade, but he hasn’t stopped inspiring people. The 6’5 basketball player turned author has a new book out I Never Stopped Smiling that talks about his accomplishments both on and off the court. A native of Panama, […]

  The Tom Joyner Morning Show is down in Gulfport, Mississippi this morning. What many don’t know is that aside from its historical traditions, it’s also the birthplace of author/radio and TV host/activist Tavis Smiley. The author of the book Death of  A King about the last year of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s […]