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Michael Eric Dyson, one of America’s premier public intellectuals and author of the dynamic, moving, poignant and powerful New York Times best-selling book, Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon To White America.   Dr. Dyson is a professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, an ordained minister of 35 years and one of the...

Iyanla Vanzant, who joined us in 2008 when she received the Terrie M. Williams Inspiration Award, she went from welfare mother to New York Times best-selling author, from the Brooklyn projects to Emmy Award winner, from broken pieces to peace. She is one of the country’s most celebrated writers and public speakers, and...

Eric Jerome Dickey is the immensely popular NY Times bestselling author of a number of entertaining novels that are book club favorites like Sister, Sister, Friends and Lovers, Milk In My Coffee, Cheaters and Liar’s Game, among others.   Eric’s gripping book, Blackbirds, was released in April and he’s working on...

Kimberla Lawson Roby is the author of 24 best-selling novels, including the ever-popular Rev. Curtis Black series. She was the 2014 NBCC Walter Mosley Author of Distinction Award. Her latest, A Sinful Calling, falls in line with Kimberla’s other books: authentic and gripping, must-reads. Visit her at www.kimroby.com.

New York Times best-selling author Denene Millner is an award-winning journalist whose insightful and captivating pieces have secured her foothold in the entertainment, parenting, social media and book publishing industries. The former Parenting magazine columnist has penned 27 books, including Act Like a Lady, Think...

Marita Golden is a veteran teacher of writing and an acclaimed award-winning author whose new book, The Wide Circumference of Love, is released this month. She has written more than a dozen works of fiction and nonfiction. She is the co-founder and President Emeritus of the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright...

Marc Lacy, a graduate of Alabama A&M University, is a nationally renowned, award winning poet/author and a lecturer from Huntsville, AL. Marc has toured the nation for years and has won several literary awards. He is the publisher of five books and producer of seven spoken word CDs. Included in his vast work is the...

Marcus Johnson is an award-winning, Billboard chart-topping, NAACP Image award-nominated jazz pianist, entrepreneur, and self-empowerment advocate from Washington, DC. who penned his first book, For the Love Of… It’s a work that dives deeper into life lessons he has learned while working to make his dreams a reality as...

Tia Williams is the ultimate style insider. For fifteen years, she was a magazine beauty editor (at Elle, Lucky, Glamour, Teen People, and Essence.com), and created one of the first style blogs, the award-winning Shake Your Beauty. She’s the best-selling author of The Accidental Diva and the It Chicks series, and...

Victoria Christopher Murray is the NAACP Image Award-winner of the novel, Stand Your Ground,as well as a plethora of works that have been book club favorites for years. Several of her novels have been optioned to become movies, including The Deal, the Dance and the Devil and the Ex Files series. She and fellow...