Category Archives: Books

19th Annual Harlem Book Fair!

On Saturday, 7/15/17, there will be spoken word events, over 200 exhibit booths, music, panel discussions and children’s activities will be on hand at the Harlem Book Fair. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday in the city. “The … Continue reading

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Sidney Poitier – Author

“Those that stop their questioning at 75, 60, even 30, cut short their explorations and end up with permanently unfinished lives.” (From “Life Beyond Measure: Letter to My Great-Granddaughter”) Wise octogenarian Sydney Poitier has been a natural treasure for quite … Continue reading

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DVD: “Precious“ * The Famous African Lady Detective

“Precious Ramotswe“ is Botswana‘s only female private investigator – the main character of the HBO series, now on DVD. “Precious” is played by Grammy winner Jill Scott. Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose and Idris Elba from “The Wire” are … Continue reading

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2016 Harlem Book Fair!

On July 16, 2016 there will be spoken word events, a forum for Caribbean writers, over 200 exhibit booths, music, panel discussions and children’s activities at the Harlem Book Fair. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday in the … Continue reading

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The Los Angeles Black Book Expo (LABBX) * 8/17/13

LABBX, the Los Angeles Black Book Expo, returns on Saturday August 17, 2013. This free event, at the L.A. Convention Center,  will have “authors, storytellers, spoken word and poetry performances, musicians, exhibitors, children’s book authors, emerging writers, publishers, booksellers, panel … Continue reading

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Harlem Book Fair 2013

Happening this coming weekend is a  fantastic yearly event involving over 200 exhibit booths, music, panel discussions and children’s activities. Great way to spend a Saturday in the city!  “The vision of the Harlem Book Fair is to partner with … Continue reading

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Toni Morrison – New Book!

I always get excited when Ms Morrison graces us with a new book. Just released this week, her latest is “Home”, which centers on a man’s two most life battering experiences – while a soldier during the Korean War and … Continue reading

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1959 Was A Very Good Year!

An article by Fred Kaplan, “1959: Sex, Jazz, and Datsuns” featured in a past issue of New York Magazine determines that 1959 was an important year for music, politics, world dynamics, social issues, and the arts.  The 60’s might have … Continue reading

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The Los Angeles Black Book Expo (LABBX) * 8/20/11

Los Angeles will host its popular Black Book Expo again this year at the L.A. Convention Center. This one day event will offer “authors, storytellers, spoken word and poetry performances, musicians, exhibitors, children’s book authors, emerging writers, publishers, booksellers, panel … Continue reading

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Book Corner : “100 Years of Solitude” – Escape From Reality

This last week has seemed, to me, to be full of a “series of unfortunate events”. By Friday, the last thing I needed was another news show or tabloid paper.  I wanted to be taken away, out of the realm … Continue reading

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