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Troy Johnson: Literary Activist of the Year 2017

On June 10, 2017, I had the fortune of being honored with the Literary Activist of the Year Award, which was presented to me during a terrific ceremony at the EpiRiverside Center in Austell,... · 1M ago

May 2017 Newsletter: Bestselling Books, New Books, Author Info, and Much More

Our May Newsletter is Generously Sponsored by Amistad Bestselling Books Bestselling Books: March/April 2017 Provenance a novel by Donna Drew Sawyer, which tops our fiction list, is now a 3-t... · 1M ago Partners with What’s The 411 TV has partnered with What’s The 411 TV to bring information about Black books, authors, events, and news to both What’s The 411TV and’s audiences. What’s The 411 TV reaches... · 1M ago

Documentary Film on History of Blacks in Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction Books

“The Invisible Universe documentary reveals the history of the representations and participation of Black people in the genres of fantasy, horror and science fiction, or speculative fiction ... · 1M ago

The 2017 Black Pack Party @ Clyde Frazier’s May 31, 2017

11th Annual Black Pack Party We are hosting the 11th Annual Black Pack Party on the evening of Wednesday, May 31st. It will be a wonderful celebration and a great opportunity to mix and ming... · 2M ago

Amazon‘s Echo Look: Exploiting Our Inner Narcissist

The depth to which a corporation will sink to exploit our insecurities and separate us from our money knows no bounds. Amazon now wants to tell us how to dress.  I can hear is now, “Alexa, d... · 2M ago

April 18, 2017 Newsletter: New Books, Vote for Your Favorite Author, and More Congratulates all the Winners of Pulitzer Prizes in the Letters and Drama Categories Fiction: Colson Whitehead for his novel Underground Railroad Poetry: Tyehimba Jess for his book... · 2M ago

Video: Update on The Premier Website for Black Books is a massive, feature rich, website.  Many visitors don’t appreciate the site’s size and scope, so I created this video to help describe some of what has to offer. I also... · 2M ago

Black Writers Dominate the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes

Back in January of this year, I took the time to try to figure out how many Black writers have won Pulitzer Prizes in the six “Letters and Drama” categories; Biography/Autobiography, Fiction... · 2M ago

25 African Women Writers You Should Read

These wonderful writers hail from every corner of the African continent and write across all genres. Learn more about their books; there are scores to choose from and you won’t go wrong pick...