Tag: Books

Books Carry Inmates Beyond the Bars

Subject Incarceration; Books; Libraries Description For formerly incarcerated people reentering society, they can provide a way to search for jobs and learn skills in a world that can seem to have passed them by. But libraries are also a valuable resource for the more than 2 million men and women […]

Alkebu-Lan Images, Black owned bookstore in North Nashville, marks 35 years with record profits

Subject Book Store; Business; Authors Description Alkebu-Lan Images, a bright yellow shop nestled in the heart of North Nashville for the past 35 years, has always been more than a bookstore to its owner.  Creator WaTeasa Freeman Source https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2021/08/13/alkebu-lan-images-north-nashville-black-owned-bookstore-yusef-harris-marks-35-years/5135272001/?fbclid=IwAR3QWkdt44c5fgwIUp8PDD85yuIyT2Js1Zqp3IVYeqj0PJRYOEfqVGlcP7U Publisher tennessean.com File

Black Men Read’s ‘Lit at the Crib’ Campaign Helps Overcome Reading Hurdles for Students and Families

Subject Reading; Education; Youth; Families Description Changing The Narrative; The organization has evolved into much more from its beginnings as a book club. Creator Robb Crocker Source https://www.henricocitizen.com/articles/black-men-reads-lit-at-the-crib-campaign-helps-overcome-reading-hurdles-for-students-families/ Publisher http://www.henricocitizen.com File

West Palm Beach Author Honored for Penning Book on Issues Facing Black Men in America

Subject Author, Awards, Black Life Description A West Palm Beach native was honored this month for his book that analyzes Black men’s problems in America. Elvin Dowling published his book “Still Invisible? Examining America’s Black Male Crisis” in January 2020. Creator Sabirah Rayford Source https://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-palm-beach-county/west-palm-beach/west-palm-beach-author-honored-for-penning-book-on-issues-facing-black-men-in-america Publisher wptv.com File

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Forms Book Publisher With Random House

Subject Hip Hop; Books; Publishing; Business Description Entertainment Meets The Book Industry; A decade after publishing his memoir “Decoded,” Jay-Z is forming a more lasting partnership with the book industry. Creator Hillel Italie Source https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-new-york-publishing-meek-mill-hip-hop-and-rap-855f02570f8af27dbd2bcdfea98f413b Publisher apnews.com File

Good Brotha’s Book Café Coming to Midtown, Promoting Black Literature

Subject Business; Community Description Black Entrepreneur in Harrisburg: “When you see a Black man doing good things in the community, you call him a good brotha,” Stefan Hawkins explained. “It’s a term of endearment.” Creator Maddie Conley Source https://theburgnews.com/food/good-brothas-book-cafe-coming-to-midtown-promoting-black-literature Publisher theburgnews.com File

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