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Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin

The climate of racism today is alarming at best, frightening at worst. With the current administration in the White House, white supremacy has raged. Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin, editors of Colorline–the news website where race matters–have edited the must-read book, How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide To Black Resistance. With contributions from an array of splendid authors, including 2020 NBCC honoree Kiese Laymon, Harry Belafonte, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Damon Young and many others, the book is a “celebration […]

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Denene Millner

Denene Millner has done just about everything in the writing world, and done it brilliantly. She’s an esteemed, award-winning journalist. She’s co-written books that were turned into films. She’s written enlightening self-help. She developed one of the leading parenting websites, www.mybrownbaby.com. She’s a celebrated author of New York Times best-selling pop culture and celebrity biographies. She’s written empowering children’s book and created an award-winning children’s book publishing company, Denene Millner Books. We are proud that Denene will bring that depth […]

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Lauren Francis-Sharma

In 2015, Lauren Francis-Sharma burst upon the literary scene with the highly praised debut novel, ‘Till The Well Runs Dry, called a “lush, elegant epic” by Essence magazine. Her second literary offering promises to be just as dramatic and engaging, and we are proud she will again join us at the National Book Club Conference. This time, she will discuss The Book of the Little Axe, which releases next May, a novel set in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth […]

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Pat Tucker Wilson

By day, Pat Tucker Wilson works as a media and communications Manager at Prairie View A&M University, in Prairie View, TX. By night, she is a talented writer with a knack for telling juicy, page-turning stories. The prolific writer and ghostwriter who was a former television journalist gets her greatest joy in creating her own stories. She is the author of 20 engaging novels and has participated in three anthologies, including New York Times Bestselling Author Zane’s Caramel Flava. Pat’s […]

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Tamika Christy

Award-winning author Tamika Christy has published two must-read books: “Anytime Soon” and “Never Too Soon.” Each story offers an authentic, relatable look into complicated relationships and haunting pasts, and shows the importance of the familial ties that bind. Tamika discovered her passion for writing at a very early age when she began writing short stories and poems. Over the years she perfected the art of using words to paint vivid landscapes of the emotions, triumphs, and madness of life. Tamika […]

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Cerece Rennie Murphy

Cerece Rennie Murphy fell in love with writing and science fiction at an early age.  It’s a love affair that has grown ever since.  In 2012, Mrs. Murphy published the first book in what would become the Order of the Seers sci-fi trilogy.  Mrs. Murphy has since published ten books and short stories, including her latest release and first fantasy series, The Wolf Queen. In addition to releasing the 2nd book in The Wolf Queen duology, Mrs. Murphy and her […]

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K. Reshay

K. Reshay is a self-published author, poet and playwright. In 2017, her debut book series “Appearances,” provoked readers to examine the people in their circles. Her latest standalone novel “All Things Work Out Well,” depicts the heartbreaking story of tragedy and triumph amongst two friends. In addition, she has released two stage plays and a children’s book co-authored with her two sons. Currently, she is working on her personal travel memoir “Black Girl Lost.” This memoir outlines her personal journey […]

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Tiffany Cross

Tiffany Cross is the powerful and thought-provoking voice who wrote, “Say It Loud: Black Voters, Voices and the Shaping of American Democracy.” Her book is an explosive examination of how American’s composition was designed to exclude Black voters, but at the same time could not exist without them. Cross creates a wrinkle in time with a reflective look at the timeless efforts endlessly attempting to deny people of color the right to vote, which is a basic tenet of American democracy. Read […]

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TaRessa Stovall

TaRessa Stovall is the author of Swirl Girl: Come of Race in the USA, an engaging and thoughtful memoir that dives deeply into her battles with society-and sometimes her closest loved ones-as she forged her identity on her own terms as a child of parents whose marriage was illegal in 16 states. An author from the age of seven, TaRessa has written several poems, books, and plays on various topics, including racial identity and the impact of colorism on people […]

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Cheryl Polote-Williamson

Cheryl Polote-Williamson is the author of the soul-stirring anthology, Soulful Prayers, a book that is perfectly timed for the world in which we live. So much is happening that often causes us to feel distant from God. But prayer is vital. Yet although we know its importance, we frequently struggle to find the right words to express the cry of our heart. That is why Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication with God is an essential book for every […]

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