NoViolet Bulawayo

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by The Atlantic

This year’s nominees for the Man Booker Prize “could not be more diverse,” according to judges. And indeed, rounding… Read More

Gary Younge’s latest book “The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Dr.’s Dream.”

The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream

by The Grio

I am happy to join with you today on what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our… Read More

Garcelle Beauvais

Garcelle Beauvais Mixes It Up [INTERVIEW]

by Kelley L. Carter

Hollywood stunner Garcelle Beauvais couldn’t find what she was looking for. She was at the bookstore amazed that nowhere to… Read More

Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith Working on a New Novel

by #teamEBONY

This might be the best news in months. Zadie Smith, author of White Teeth and NW, says she's writing a science… Read More

Simeon Booker, JET Legend, Tells His Story

Simeon Booker, JET Legend, Tells His Story

by Todd Steven Burroughs

Simeon Booker—the dapper, bespectacled “Man From JET,” as he was known far and wide during the Civil Rights Movement era… Read More

Is Prodigy the Next Iceberg Slim? [INTERVIEW]

Is Prodigy the Next Iceberg Slim? [INTERVIEW]

by Alexandra Phanor-Faury

Albert “Prodigy” Johnson, one half of hip-hop’s critically acclaimed East Coast duo Mobb Deep, has been penning… Read More

Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley Is Hardly Taking It Easy [INTERVIEW]

by Michael A. Gonzales

Back in the 1980s, when New York City was filled with secondhand bookstores, I fell in love with pulp fiction. Reading everything… Read More

'Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove' by Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson

Mo Meta Blues, Questlove's New Memoir

by #teamEBONY

Anyone who has followed the Roots' 20-year career has already soaked up so much of Questlove's writing – in novella-length… Read More

Ralph Ellison

Why Ralph Ellison Never Followed Invisible Man

by Slate

One of the great mysteries of 20th-century literary history is why Ralph Ellison never completed the highly anticipated second novel… Read More

Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson

Questlove Digs Up the Roots of His Past [INTERVIEW]

by Adrienne Samuels Gibbs

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson remembers—seemingly, in HD—every moment of his life. Maybe that’s because… Read More

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