Check out Black America Web's list of good reads by iconic soul sirens from the past and dominating divas on the radio today, including Mariah Carey, Nina Simone, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Grace Jones and more.

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  Gabrielle Union says opening up about her sexual assault and divorce in her recent memoir has been healing. The actress got candid about her failed marriage to former NFL player Chris Howard and recounted being raped  in her book We’re Going to Need More Wine, which was released in October.   “Writing my book, was therapeutic…whether […]


NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama‘s memoir, one of the most highly anticipated books in recent years, is coming out Nov. 13. The former first lady tweeted Sunday that the book, to come out a week after the 2018 midterm elections, is called “Becoming.” By Sunday night, her memoir was in the top 20 on […]

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Taraji P. Henson opens up about her domestic violence at the hand of her former love in her upcoming memoir, “Around The Way Girl.” Henson reveals that she broke off her relationship with the love of her life, the father of her son, William LaMarr Johnson, whom she refers to only as Mark in the […]

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“Courage to Soar" will be released by Christian publisher Zondervan on Nov. 15.

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The Bobby Brown memoir Every Little Step is not even out yet (its due out June 13) and it already has people talking. In fact, there are so many revelations involved, it’s hard to keep up with them all. Brown details his life with Whitney Houston, their drug use, their infidelities on both sides with […]

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Taraji P. Henson took it back to high school for one of the covers of her upcoming memoir, “Around the Way Girl.” Due October 11, the title borrows from LL Cool J’s 1990 anthem about wanting a girl “with extensions in her hair; bamboo earrings, at least two pair.” One of the double covers features […]

For the first time, the Minneapolis-bred icon will be telling the details of his story, in his own words.

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Oprah Winfrey is expanding her empire to include the launch of her own book imprint, with her own planned memoir set as its first fruit. Flatiron Books announced Thursday that Winfrey’s The Life You Want is scheduled for January 2017 and will “reveal never-before told stories” that show how “anyone can put their life on […]

In August of 1974, Beverly Johnson became the first African-American model to grace the cover of Vogue. She went on from there to have a pioneering career as one of America’s first Black models, but recently she’s made headlines for fending off the advances of Bill Cosby. On the heels of that revelation, she’s released […]

Iconic Drummer Sheila E. stopped by the Tom Joyner Morning Show to dish on her memoir, To The Beat of My Own Drum, on sale now. She also released a solo CD this summer, ICON. In the book, Sheila reveals romances with several artists including a long rumored one with Prince, who took her out […]