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Awards Spotlight

Awards Spotlight Dara Cook NBCC nominee Connie Briscoe, author of A Long Way From Home (HarperCollins, 1999) and Sisters And Lovers (Ivy, 1995) has been nominated for a NAACP Image Award. Former poet laureate Rita Dove has been nominated for a 1999 National Book Critics Circle award for her poetry collection On the Bus with […]

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Souls Grown Deep: African Vernacular Art of the South, Volume One. – Review

Souls Grown Deep: African Vernacular Art of the South, Volume One. – Review – book review Sandra D. Jackson Souls Grown Deep: African Vernacular Art of the South, Volume One Tinwood Books, w/ The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library October 2000, $100.00, ISBN 0-965-37660-5 In the past, museums and […]

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Black romance

Black romance – Letters to the editor Janice Sims Thank you for your article “How Black Romance–Novels, That Is–Came to Be” by Gwendolyn Osborne. Ms. Osborne is the author of countless articles on the black romance genre and has proven to be an authority on African-American romance, and a tireless advocate of it as a […]

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The Life of Langston Hughes Volume I: 1902-1941 I, Too, Sing America. . – BIBR recommends

The Life of Langston Hughes Volume I: 1902-1941 I, Too, Sing America. . – BIBR recommends – book review Mondella S. Jones The Life of Langston Hughes Volume I: 1902-1941 I, Too, Sing America ISBN 0-195-14642-5 by Arnold Rampersad Oxford Univ. Press, Feb. 2002, $21.50 each Stanford University Professor Arnold Rampersad’s definitive two-volume biography of […]

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Still Groovin’: Affirmations for Women in the Second Half of Life. – Review

Still Groovin’: Affirmations for Women in the Second Half of Life. – Review – book review Sharita M. Hunt Still Groovin’: Affirmations for Women in the Second Half of Life by Ruth Beckford The Pilgrim Press, September 1999 $19.95, ISBN 0-8298-1337-3 In a youth-driven society, women over age 40 need support. They need to know […]

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Money, Power, Respect: What Brothers Think, What Sisters Know. – Review

Money, Power, Respect: What Brothers Think, What Sisters Know. – Review – book review Roger Waiters Money, Power, Respect: What Brothers Think, What Sisters Know by Denene Millner & Nick Chiles William Morrow Publishers, January 2001, $20.00, ISBN 0-688-17886-3 Today’s world of dating and relationships can be complex and frustrating. There is the perception that […]

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Patti drops her “Pearls”: the diva who moved from singing to writing her memoirs and a cookbook now gives us inspirational reading

Patti drops her “Pearls”: the diva who moved from singing to writing her memoirs and a cookbook now gives us inspirational reading – Cover Story Kenya N. Byrd Take soul siren Patti LaBelle. Long before Patricia Louise “Patsy” Holte became one of rhythm-and-blues’ most beloved vocal heroines, she was an introverted child who was afraid […]

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Fire in Beulah. . – new to paperback

Fire in Beulah. . – new to paperback – book review Fire in Beulah by Rilla Askew Penguin, January 2002, $13.00 ISBN 0-142-00024-8 1920s Oklahoma is the backdrop for the story of two women from two completely different backgrounds whose paths unexpectedly cross. Althea Whiteside and her black maid Graceful share a friendship in the […]

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I Wish I Had a Red Dress. – Review

I Wish I Had a Red Dress. – Review – book review Samiya A. Bashir I Wish I Had a Red Dress by Pearl Cleage William Morrow, July 2001, $24.00, ISBN 0-380-97584-X For many writers, having your debut novel chosen as an Oprah’s Book Club pick might be an insurmountable barrier to future creativity. Not […]

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The World is Round.

The World is Round. – book review Samiya A. Bashir by Nikky Finey Inner Light publishing, January 2003 $14.95, ISBN 0-971-48904-1 Let’s be frank, fibbin’ has become a shameful part of daily discourse. Not just big lies either. But little white lies, brown lies, black lies, deceptions, misinformation, misnomers and falsehoods that litter our days […]