A Man’s Promise by Brenda Jackson

A Man's Promise


A man’s word is his bond. His family is his strength. His heart is his own.

Superstar musician Caden Granger has spent years running from love, commitment and family. Yet despite his fame and fortune, he knows the kind of respect and adoration he needs can only come from one person—the very woman who wants nothing to do with him.

Charity volunteer and owner of a wine boutique, Shiloh Timmons finally got her life on track once her relationship with Caden ended, and she’s in no hurry to revisit a romance with the man who believes she left him standing at the altar.

If Caden can’t have Shiloh by his side, all the success in the world will mean nothing. Now he has a chance to renew his promises …but is it too late?


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May 30, 2014| 7:00 PM| 753 Rt. 18 Brunswick Square, East Brunswick, NJ, 08816


Mayor for Life by Marion Barry, Jr.

Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.

Four-time mayor of Washington, DC, Marion Barry, Jr. tells his shocking and courageous life story, beginning in the cotton fields in Mississippi to the executive offices of one of the most powerful cities in the world.

Known nationally as the disgraced mayor caught on camera smoking crack cocaine in a downtown hotel room with a mistress, Marion Barry Jr. has led a controversial career. This provocative, captivating narrative follows the Civil Rights activist, going back to his Mississippi roots, his Memphis upbringing, and his academic school days, up through his college years and move to Washington, DC, where he became actively involved in Civil Rights, community activism, and bold politics.

In Mayor for Life, Marion Barry, Jr. tells all—including the story of his campaigns for mayor of Washington, his ultimate rise to power, his personal struggles and downfalls, and the night of embarrassment, followed by his term in federal prison and ultimately a victorious fourth term as mayor. From the man who, despite the setbacks, boldly served the community of Washington, DC, this is his full story of courage, empowerment, hope, tragedy, triumph, and inspiration.

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June 24, 2014| 6:00 PM| 555 12th Street, Washington, D.C.

August 30, 2014| 12:00 PM| 2441 Market St NE, Washington, D.C.

*Updated*: Cooking with Amar’e: 100 Easy Recipes for Pros and Rookies in the Kitchen

Cooking with Amar'e: 100 Easy Recipes for Pros and Rookies in the Kitchen

Cooking with Amar'e: 100 Easy Recipes for Pros and Rookies in the Kitchen

New York Knicks captain Amar’e Stoudemire may be on fire when he’s on the court, but the nearly seven-foot-tall hoops star didn’t know the first thing about lighting a fire.  When his personal chef Maxcel Hardy began giving him informal cooking lessons, thee six-time NBA All-Star learned to become a comfortable, experienced cook able to whip up tasty, healthy dishes for his family.

Designed in an easy-to-follow and engaging format, illustrated with 75-100 full color photos, this practical and fun cookbook is sure to become a trusted favorite.

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June 10, 2014| 12:30pm| 160 E 54th St| NY,NY| 10022

 June 10, 2014| 7:00 PM| BookEnds – East Ridgewood Avenue. Ridgewood, NJ.

June 11, 2014| 7:00 PM| Book Revue – New York Avenue. Huntington, NY.

June 12, 2014| 7:00pm| 230 Main Street, White Plains, NY| 10601



Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, Isabel Wilkerson in Atlanta, April 29, 2014

Pulitzer Prize winning author, Isabel Wilkerson, will speak during the Morehouse College Eighth Annual Student Symposium.

Wilkerson won the Pulitzer Prize for her work as Chicago Bureau Chief of The New York Times in 1994, making her the first black woman in the history of American journalism to win a Pulitzer Prize and the first African-American to win for individual reporting. Wilkerson has also won the George Polk Award, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and she was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists.

Wilkerson will have a full day of events during the symposium, beginning with a class visit culminating with the Crossing Over Dry Land: Migrating for Freedom talk.

Following the lecture, there will be a brief question and answer session followed by a book signing in the lobby of the auditorium.

6:00 p.m.

Bank of America Auditorium: Shirley Massey Conference Center

830 Westview Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30314

See http://www.2014symposium.org/this-years-program.html for more information and symposium events

Author Appearance: Willie Randolph Signing “The Yankee Way

The Yankee Way: Playing, Coaching, and My Life in Baseball

Legendary New York Yankee Willie Randolph tells the story of his life playing and coaching for the most storied professional sports franchise in the world, detailing his career on and off the field with some of baseball biggest stars.

In his long-awaited memoir, Willie Randolph shares stories from life in New York Yankee pinstripes, opening up about the team that raised him and the city that molded him.

For over thirty years, Randolph has been a part of Yankee lore and mythology. From the best seat in the stadium he has witnessed the greats, from Reggie Jackson to Don Mattingly to Derek Jeter; larger-than-life managers, including Billy Martin and Joe Torre; and of course The Boss himself. Randolph offers truly unique, firsthand insight into some of the greatest players to ever play the game and the greatest teams ever to call the Bronx their home.

But though Randolph is a Yankee, he is first and foremost a quintessential New Yorker. Brooklyn born and raised, he shares memories of his rise from the projects to the house that Ruth built. Along the way he discusses, his triumphs and struggles on the field and in the dugout, as well as his time spent as manager of the Yankees’ crosstown rivals, the Mets.


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Tuesday May 13, 2014 12:30 PM Citigroup Center 160 E 54th Street, New York, NY 10022, 212-750-8033

Photos/Video: The Octavia E. Butler Celebration of Arts & Activism-2014

Last week we attend The Octavia E. Butler Celebration of Arts & Activism, culminating event presented by author, filmmaker and Cosby Endowed Chair in the Humanities at Spelman College, Dr. Tananarive Due.  The two-day event featured panel discussions, intimate conversations and a Black Science Fiction Books Bazaar.

The highlight of the event series was the panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Due.  Audience members and those watching via the live feed were treated to a rousing conversation that focused on the variations of activism, how people can get involved in a movement or begin their own and the correlation between Octavia Butler’s literature and activism, then and now.  Panelists included Adrienne Marie Brown, Junot Diaz, dream hampton, John Jennings, Bree Newsome, and Nndei Okorafor.

Check out images and video from the series below, learn more about the Octavia Butler Celebration here, and watch the panel discussion from last year’s event here.



VIDS (Courtesy NettieBeatrice YouTube Page)

Photos: Back Home With The Neely’s

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Wednesday, April 16th-Atlanta History Center:

Food Network’s own Pat and Gina Neely made an appearance promoting their third cookbook, Back Home with the Neely’s. The best-selling couple entertained the crowd, regaling them with cooking and entrepreneurial tips, Gina’s George Foreman Grill campaign that resulted in her svelte figure, and Pat’s hilarious encounter with Judge Judy.

Folks who arrived early were treated to samples from some of the recipes featured in the book, prepared by Viking Store & Cooking School chefs.

In their signature style, Pat and Gina have taken the recipes they were raised on and updated them to make them more approachable for today’s readers.  Inside, you’ll find 100 recipes, ranging from Small Batch Strawberry Jam to Brunswick Stew.