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African American Authors

6 Authors Who Break Boundaries With Indie Lit

IndieReader | Posted 05.26.2015 | Books

Because the world of indie-publishing gives authors more freedom, previously marginalized writers are able to reach a wider audience -- and readers can be treated to a wealth of new perspectives and experiences than those most explored in the traditional realm of publishing.

To Maya: A Phenomenal Woman

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 07.28.2014 | Books
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

They were beacons of light in our darkness, those teachers. And they offered us the words of Black authors to take with us on our journeys.

Proud and Distressed: A Note From the Only African-American Bestselling Business Author in America

John Hope Bryant | Posted 05.06.2012 | Business
John Hope Bryant

I am proud of being African-American, even though I don't believe that I or anyone else should be "black for a living." We have to be able to compete on a level playing field like everyone else, and we can. We have. We do.

National Book Award Winner: We Do Not Live In A Post-Racial America

Madeleine Crum | Posted 12.23.2011 | Books

Jesmyn Ward discussed her acclaimed novel, "Salvage the Bones," while standing in an open field. "There were houses here, lots of houses there," s...

Conference For Black Writers Still Necessary In Age Of Obama

The New York Times | FELICIA R. LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

in the age of President Obama, when successful black writers can be found across genres and a Nobel Prize winner, Toni Morrison, can be tapped to be t...

Sapphire, 'Push' Author, Speaks To Standing-Room-Only Crowd | Leah DuMouchel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A huge crowd turned out to hear what the poet and author who goes only by the name Sapphire had to say -- so big that by 10 minutes before her schedul...