10 21 2014
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Mitchell S. Jackson: You Can Do Anything in Fiction

Acclaimed author discusses debut novel and his evolution throughout the writing process

Jackson's evolution has taken him from dreams of being a news anchor to writing for national publications to teaching writing in New York. As he awaits another milestone in his career, he discusses his new book and the journey that got him to this point.

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The Power List: Top Summer Books by and for African American Readers 2013

The Power List is compiled by collecting data from online book sellers, social media and a quarterly survey of 1,200 African-American book clubs

The Power List, the quarterly compilation of best-selling books written or read by African Americans, released its Summer 2013 list last week. The Power List is a joint project of AALBC.com, Cushcity.com and Mosaicbooks.com, three Web sites which have promoted African-American literature for more than a decade.


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Book Review 'God's Graffiti: Inspiring Stories for Teens'

A mix of memoir and motivational resource designed as a prescription to put juvenile delinquents on a proper path

Romal Tune could just as easily been another statistic. After all, his mother was a crack head who never took him to church. And the absence of his dad meant he grew up on the streets where he got mixed-up with the wrong crowd and started dealing drugs by the time he was a teenager.


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Books: 'Ain't Nothing Like Freedom,' by Cynthia Mckinney

The marginalized iconoclast makes a decent attempt at resurrecting her terribly-tarnished image

Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney is a fearless firebrand who always seems  to be sitting in the middle of controversy, both during her tenure in the House of Representatives, and since.


Read more: Books: 'Ain't Nothing Like Freedom,' by Cynthia Mckinney

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