October 2, 2014

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Arianna Huffington Enlightens Atlanta on Creativity

New York Times Bestseller and media mogul Arianna Huffington visited the SCAD Atlanta campus this week.  Huffington was in the city to share her thoughts on “Creativity, Design & Innovation” to kick off the SCADshow lecture series. Arianna Huffington has authored over 10 books and most recently released a memoir titled Thrive – The Third […]

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June 4, 2014

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Hip-Hop Rapper Prodigy Launches New ‘Street Lit’ Reads with Akashic Books

While I was visiting New York City for Book Expo America I had the opportunity to attend a book launch in lower Manhattan.  Infamous Books, an imprint of Akashic Books, released Miasha’s Swing, JaQuavis Coleman’s The White House, and K’wan’s Black Lotus at The Mysterious Bookshop on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Hip-Hop rapper Albert “Prodigy” […]

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June 3, 2014

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of 2014 BEA Bloggers Conference

Last week I attended BookExpo America (BEA) in New York City.  BEA is an annual book and author trade show that offers the book industry access to new titles, authors, and education about the publishing industry.  A part of the event is a one day bloggers conference which allows book lovers to connect with other […]

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May 6, 2014

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Book Review: Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore by Walter Mosley

Author Walter Mosley is most known for his mystery novels; however in his latest release the mystery is solved within the first few pages of the book.  Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore is about a veteran porn star actress who is on a quest to depart from a career that has consumed all of her adult […]

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April 24, 2014

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Book Review: The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson

The setting is south Mississippi post World War II.  A Negro soldier is returning home to a loving father.  After an altercation in Alabama on the Blue Bird bus he is traveling on, the soldier never makes it to the Mississippi state line.  His body is found days later floating in the river.  A sharp young […]

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February 1, 2014

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Saturday Spotlight: Author Nelson George Premieres Finding the Funk on VH1

Webster dictionary defines “funk” as a music that combines elements of rhythm and blues and soul music and that is characterized by a percussive vocal style, static harmonies, and a strong bass line with heavy downbeats. James Brown simply says “on the one”…… Nelson George takes viewers on a wonderful musical journey through the sounds […]

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January 31, 2014

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Book Review: Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah

Sierra Leone author Ishmael Beah released his second book this month titled Radiance of Tomorrow.  His first book, a memoir titled A Long Way Gone, detailed the decade long civil war in his country that made him a child soldier.  This latest novel describes what it is like for a village after the war. The […]

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