Dr. Ben Carson Signing Copies of New Book “One Nation”

One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future

Dr. Ben Carson made headlines with his keynote at the National Prayer Breakfast in February 2013. Standing just a few feet from President Obama, the neurosurgeon offered a common sense critique of liberal government, calling for a return to our historic culture of personal responsibility, free markets, and upward mobility. The speech instantly went viral; The Wall Street Journal even ran an editorial, “Ben Carson for President.”

Now, in this sequel to their #1 New York Times bestseller America the Beautiful, Dr. and Mrs. Carson offer a bold plan to stop the country’s slide into fiscal and moral decay.

Avoiding the political correctness of politicians and the animosity of Washington lawyers, Dr. Carson calls for respectful discussion and disagreement, with no subjects off limits. Applying the problem-solving skills he honed as a surgeon, he takes on tough issues such as education, health care, family values, race relations, taxes, charity, and the role of faith in public life.

In his journey from poverty to the top of his field, Dr. Carson has lived the American dream. He shows how we can save that dream for our future generations, by restoring a moral, informed citizenry that will support “one nation, under God, indivisible.”

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Appearances

May 31, 2014| 10:00 AM| 5377 Tamiami Trail Naples, FL 34108 | 239-598-5200

June 1, 2014 | 3:00 PM | 1055 Old Camp Road The Villages, FL 32162 | 352-430-3029

June 6, 2014| 3:00 PM| 2201 Preston Rd Plano, TX 75093 | 972-612-0999

June 15, 2014| 5:00 PM| 7851 L. Tysons Corner Center| McLean, VA 22102

July 18, 2014| 12:30 PM | 960 South Colorado Blvd. Glendale, CO.

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Nikki Giovanni, A Tattoo, And More

The legendary Nikki Giovanni has been granted countless accolades like, Woman of the Year by Essence, Outstanding Woman of Tennessee, Ohio Hall of Fame, NAACP Image Award, and many more, for her incredible leadership and publications. Kanye even shouted her out in Dear Mama!

“If you’re bored, you’re not paying attention.” She says on Sway in the Morning after speaking on her accolades.

Chasing Utopia is the name of her newest book, which she stopped by Sway in the Morning to speak about. She explained to us that the book is mainly about the relationship she had with her Mother, & that “Utopia” is named after what is, arguably, the best beer — which runs at about $300.

Nikki is a fan of hip hop, and proved by reciting a piece of her famous poem, All Eyez on U, dedicated to Tupac Shakur. In fact, she even showed the crew her only tattoo — “Thug Life,” which is tatted on her left forearm.

Watch above for more, plus why she is upset with The White House.

(Credit: https://swaysuniverse.com/music-news-2/legendary-nikki-giovanni-speaks-on-her-thug-life-tattoo-new-book-chasing-utopia)

Book Trailers Are Still a Thing

In September 2007, the School Library Journal established the Trailie Award for the best book trailers. There are three categories: author/publisher created, student created and librarian/adult created. The award was announced at the School Library Journal Leadership Summit on the Future of Reading on October 22, 2010 in Chicago.

Check out some trailers for upcoming and recent releases.

Marcus J. Guillory’s Red Now-n-Laters: The story of Ti’ John Boudreaux as he negotiates the urban jungle of South Park, Houston, Texas but learns that he must also negotiate the spirit world for actions taken by his ancestors 150 years earlier in southwestern Louisiana.

 

Rev. Al Sharpton’s The Rejected Stone: An intimate discus­sion of his own personal evolution from street activist, pulpit provocateur and civil rights leader to the man he is today

No. 1 WNBA Draft Pick, Brittney Griner, Signing Copies of “In My Skin”

In My Skin: My Life On and Off the Basketball Court

Hailed by ESPN as the world’s most famous female basketball player, Brittney Griner has been shattering stereotypes and breaking boundaries ever since she burst onto the national scene as a dunking high school phenom.

In this heartfelt memoir, Brittney reflects on painful episodes in her life, from the confrontations she dealt with as a kid, to the infamous on-court punch she threw during her freshman season at Baylor University, to the final moments of her college career and the crushing loss to Louisville that ended her dream of back-to-back national championships. Brittney also explores her complicated relationships with two people she loves and respects—her father, Ray, and her coach at Baylor, Kim Mulkey—as well as her mixed feelings about playing for a school that has a policy against homosexuality.

Here, too, are the highs: Brittney’s close bonds with her mother, Sandra, and her supportive siblings and friends; her amazing accomplishments at Baylor, including the team’s 74-2 record her last two seasons; her adventurous new life as a pro in the WNBA; and her distinct sense of style, exemplified by the tattoos she proudly wears. Throughout the book, Brittney describes how she came to celebrate what makes her unique—inspiring lessons she now shares with readers.

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Appearances

April 11, 2014| 6:00 PM| 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr. The Woodlands, TX 77381| 281-465-8744

Author Appearance: Nelson George Promoting, “The Hippest Trip in America”

When it debuted in October 1971, seven years after the Civil Rights Act, Soul Train boldly went where no variety show had gone before, showcasing the cultural preferences of young African-Americans and the sounds that defined their lives: R&B, funk, jazz, disco, and gospel music. The brainchild of radio announcer Don Cornelius, the show’s producer and host, Soul Trainfeatured a diverse range of stars, from James Brown and David Bowie to Christine Aguilera and R. Kelly; Marvin Gaye and Elton John to the New Kids on the Block and Stevie Wonder.

The Hippest Trip in America tells the full story of this pop culture phenomenon that appealed not only to blacks, but to a wide crossover audience as well. Famous dancers like Rosie Perez and Jody Watley, performers such as Aretha Franklin, Al Green, and Barry White, and Cornelius himself share their memories, offering insights into the show and its time—a period of extraordinary social and political change. Colorful and pulsating, The Hippest Trip In America is a fascinating portrait of a revered cultural institution that has left an indelible mark on our national consciousness.

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Appearances

Wednesday, March 26
7:00 PM  GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE Bed Stuy Restoration 1368 Fulton St Brooklyn, NY 11216
Wednesday, April 02
07:00 PM  BOOK SOUP 8818 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90069
Thursday, April 03
07:00 PM ESO WON BOOKS 4331 Degnan Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90008
Tuesday, April 15
07:00 PM BRIC HOUSE/Stoop Series

 

ICYMI: Between the Lines: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie with Zadie Smith

Award-winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie in conversation with author Zadie Smith as they discuss Adichie’s dazzling new novel, Americanah.

Adichie, one of the leading contemporary voices of postcolonial literature, explores the themes of identity and globalization in this rich novel.

Zadie Smith was born in Northwest London in 1975. She is the author of White Teeth, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, the essay collection Changing My Mind, and NW.

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TODAY: Raquel Cepeda Discussing “Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina”

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