Black Authors

“God put me through these trials and tribulations and put me center stage for a reason,” the Empire actress tells PEOPLE of chronicling her hardships — like leaving her abusive ex — in her memoir, Around the Way Girl. “We can all identify with each other’s struggles. Those emotional scars are what make you who […]

Gabourey Sidibe is just as complex as the roles she’s played in the 2009 movie, Precious, and the hit show Empire. In her new memoir she discusses her weight-loss surgery, her love for her body, dating and the surprising fact that she worked as a phone-sex company for three yearsbefore becoming a star. Read more. […]

Find out the details of her new book and see behind the scenes from the cover shoot.

In order to "stay woke" as they say, it is important to read the books that tell stories about your history and your experiences.

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  The Tom Joyner Morning Show talks to author Tavis Smiley about his new book, ‘My Journey With Maya’ and his relationship with Maya Angelou.…

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  Former Harlem Globetrotter veteran Kevin “Special K” Daley has moved on from the famed basketball squad after a decade, but he hasn’t stopped inspiring people.…

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  New York Times best-selling Author and friend to the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Tavis Smiley talks about the memories of growing up in Mississippi,…

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Tasha Smith is starring in Zane’s new erotic novel turned steamy movie, Addicted but she’s not one of the stars who had to bare it all.…

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Popular Erotica author, Zane talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about her newest book Other Side Of The Pillow and her new movie, “Addicted,” which…

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Poet, educator and activist Frank X Walker is Kentucky’s first Black poet laureate, and at 53 the youngest to serve in the post. Governor Steve…