Derek Walcott

Nobel Prize Winning Poet Derek Walcott Has Died

by #TeamEBONY

The literary world has lost one of its lions. Sir Derek Walcott, the Nobel Prize winning poet and playwright has passed away. He was... Read More

One-on-One with ‘The Hate U Give’ Novelist Angie Thomas

One-on-One with ‘The Hate U Give’ Novelist Angie Thomas

by Deesha Philyaw

The New York Times bestselling author breaks down the creation of her debut and the need for more Young Adult novels. Read More

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington to Bring Brit Bennett’s Best Selling Book, ‘The Mothers’ to the Screen

by Britni Danielle

With the success of films like Hidden Figures and Fences, it’s no surprise Hollywood is looking for more books by Black authors to bring to the big screen.... Read More

The No. 1 Young Adult Novel in the U.S. Is Inspired by #BlackLivesMatter

The No. 1 Young Adult Novel in the U.S. Is Inspired by #BlackLivesMatter

by #TeamEBONY

Over the past few years, it’s been hard to ignore the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the protests that have swept across the country in the... Read More

Simon & Schuster

Racism Is Ok, Pedophilia Isn’t: Simon & Schuster Axes Milo Yiannopoulos’ Book

by #TeamEBONY

Outspoken Far Right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos is feeling the sting of yet another rebuke today after publishing giant Simon & Schuster canceled the June... Read More

Write the Power: Four Powerful Must-Reads

Write the Power: Four Powerful Must-Reads

by Asha French

These releases explore popular Black thought in all its complexity. Read More

Literary Agent Breaks Down How to Win in Self-Publishing

Literary Agent Breaks Down How to Win in Self-Publishing

by Dawn Hardy

The facts don’t lie. Everyone who publishes a successful book doesn’t have a deal with a major publisher.  Over the last two decades self-publishing... Read More

Noir Reads Delivers Books by Black Authors to Your Doorstep

Noir Reads Delivers Books by Black Authors to Your Doorstep

by #teamEBONY

In an effort to diversify the bookshelves of literature connoisseurs, Derick Brewer and Zellie Imani launched Noir Reads this week. The subscription service delivers... Read More

black comic book

Kwanza Osajyefo on Why We Need Black Superheroes Now More Than Ever

by AJ Springer

In a world that already fears and hates them – what if only Black people had superpowers? That’s the question Kwanza Osajyefo wanted to... Read More

Roxane Gay Takes Us Inside the ‘World of Wakanda’

Roxane Gay Takes Us Inside the ‘World of Wakanda’

by Britni Danielle

After Tuesday night’s presidential election results, many African-Americans are in need of an escape, and a land where Black Excellence reigns supreme—ruled by a... Read More