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Tina Lifford

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 experience as both a Hollywood actress and as the founder of the personal development network The Inner Fitness Project. Now, she brings together her own hard-won […]

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Victoria Christopher Murray

Victoria Christopher Murray is an acclaimed author with more than one million books in print. She has written more than twenty novels, including Stand Your Ground, an NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Fiction and a Library Journal Best Book of the Year. Her hit book of last year, The Personal Librarian, releases in paperback this summer. Victoria holds an MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business. To learn more about Victoria, visit www.victoriachristophermurray.com.

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Carl Weber

Carl Weber is the bestselling author and screenwriter who has created a media conglomerate. He is the founder and publisher of Urban Books and creator of the hit CW show, “The Family Business,” which is going into its fourth season and the upcoming “Black Hamptons” on BET. Carl’s best-selling book, “The Man in 3B” was a successful major film along with this other major motion picture, “The Preacher’s Son.” He will screen one of his television series shows at the NBCC. To learn […]

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Daniel Black

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 Prize-winning author Alice Walker said: “Perfect Peace is a spellbinding novel that kept me reading late into several nights.” Dr. Black earned his Ph.D. in African American Studies at Temple University […]

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Kalisha Buckhanon

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 answers and justice about her sister’s disappearance from Harlem. It speaks revelations about women’s lives in America and their arduous task of survival. It has been […]

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Donna Hill

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 Woman, When I’m WIth You, For The Love of You and What The Heart Wants, among countless others. Please visit her at www.donnaohill.com

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Blacc Topp

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 his credit, including the most recent The Gemini Files. His catalog includes: The Hustle Chronicles, The Hustle Chronicles 2, The Hustle Chronicles 3, […]

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Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant

Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant comprise the dynamic writing team that will reunite at the 2020 NBCC ten years after its last release. The close friends captured the literary world’s attention over the past two decades with must-read books Better Than I Know Myself, Far From The Tree, Tryin’ To Sleep In The Bed You Made, Gotta Keep On Tryin’ and What Doesn’t Kill You, the friends’ last work together that was released in 2009. Please visit www.deberryandgrant.com to learn […]

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Mary B. Morrison

Mary B. Morrison will host an adult evening, NBCC After Dark, where the best-selling author–and panelists–will have a tasteful, frank, revealing and learning conversation about sexuality, erotica, love and so much more. “Expect the unexpected,” Mary said. Mary hosted a small group of participants at the 2019 NBCC and the feedback was overwhelming that the discussion was needed on a larger scale. And so, on Friday evening, July 31st, NBCC After Dark will take place. This is FREE event as […]

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Monyetta Shaw

Monyetta Shaw is an entrepreneur, actress and reality show star who considers her primary job raising her two children she shares with R&B star Ne-Yo. Rather than engage in the muck that could develop when the parents are not together, Monyetta has chosen to remain above the fray, which inspired her to write her thought-provoking book, Keep It Classy: Co-Parenting Strategies From Unstoppable Moms and Devoted Dads. Shaffer Smith, AKA “Ne-Yo,” writes the forward to the book that is the […]

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