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Ed Gordon is the Emmy Award-wnning broadcaster whose hard-hitting, inspiring, honest and direct style made him one of the nation’s top journalists. He has interviewed countless world leaders and celebrities during his illustrious career, which includes his hour-long quarterly news magazine show on Bounce TV. His...

Tina Lifford is a star of the hit television series Queen Sugar who has penned a book that is called “an inspiring and illuminating guide to true self care.” The sage actress takes readers on a fulfilling journey of self-discovery, using 14 raw and personal stories as the impetus. She learned the hard way—through...

Eric Jerome Dickey, the New York Times best-selling author who was once the question on Jeopardy! Yes, he’s like that. His latest, Bad Men & Wicked Women, is a romantic thriller that released in April 2018 that is a page-turner supreme. www.ericjeromedickey.com

Leonard Pitts Jr. is the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and columnist for the Miami Herald who has written countless best-selling and thought-provoking books, including the most recent, “The Last Thing You Surrender,” called “A wonderful, moving, riveting novel” by actress Gabrielle Union. His other outstanding...

Cupcake Brown is the author of the sensational memoir A Piece of of Cake, which was a New York Times best-seller and has received numerous awards As an author, attorney and advocate, Cupcake has spoken all over America and Europe, using her years of negative experiences, coupled with positives, to share with...

Daniel Black is an award-winning novelist, professor, and activist. His dynamic, captivating and beautifully written published works include They Tell Me of Home, The Sacred Place, Perfect Peace, Twelve Gates to the City, The Coming, and Listen to the Lambs. Each book has been hailed as literary jewels. Pulitzer...

Kalisha Buckhanon was honored at the 2006 NBCC with the Terry McMillan Young Author Award for her debut novel, Upstate. It proved to be the start of a stellar writing career. She has penned outstanding books Solemn, Conception and the most recent work, Speaking of Summer, which pulls readers into a woman’s quest for...

Tananarive Due is an award-winning author who teaches Black Horror and Afrofuturism at UCLA. She is an executive producer on Shudder’s groundbreaking documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. A leading voice in black speculative fiction for more than 20 years, Due has won an American Book Award, an NAACP...

Donna Hill is the prolific author of 90–yes, 90–books, with a new one scheduled to be released by the 2020 NBCC. She has written romance, contemporary fiction, anthologies and novellas. Her work is lauded for its real-life characters and storylines and are book club favorites. A few of her titles include An Ordinary...

Blacc Topp is a self-publishing sensation who came onto the literary scene November 2012, with his novel, “The Hustle Chronicles,” which was loosely based on his years as a honor roll student who was a menace outside of the classroom, making decisions that would alter his life for years to come. He now has 11 novels to...