Last year, love advice books were all the rage in publishing, at least in terms of the African-American demographic. But judging from the e arly offerings of 2011, it looks like the how-to focus has shifted from the bedroom to the kitchen. After all, it's only March, and the "Pass It Down Cookbook" already represents the fourth opus I've reviewed
When Clarence Thomas' wife, Ginni, placed a phone call to Anita Hill last fall asking for an apology for the tawdry testimony during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings which had almost torpedoed her husband's candidacy, little did she know the extent to which the ill-advised request would only open up a can of worms.
Michelle Obama has signed with the Crown Publishing Group for a book about the garden she started on the South Lawn of the White House and the benefits of healthy eating
Anybody who thinks that the medical establishment's secret exploitation of African-Americans in the name of science ended with the notorious Tuskegee Experiment of 1932 has another thing coming.
While there is much concern about childhood obesity in this country, there are also many children who suffer from the opposite condition – food intake disorders. In her new book "Give Food a Chance: A new view on childhood eating disorders" Portland-based doctor and Reed College graduate Dr. Julie O'Toole, MD, MPH, draws from over a decade of clinical experience treating eating disorders in children and young adults
Whenever I've interviewed Janet Jackson, I've always had the sense that I was speaking with a very grounded individual for someone who was born inside the bubble of celebrity and has lived her whole life in the limelight. Thus, I am not surprised to discover that she would seem as real and equally accessible in her autobiography
One thing they never teach you in school is that America has a two-tiered system of justice, or that if you are African-American, you never want to find yourself caught in its duplicitous clutches. But all you need is a little common sense to know that there has been a surge in the incarceration rate of brothers over the last quarter-century
Unafraid of controversial issues, author Alexus Rhone writes to grab and hold the attention of young people, especially teens who rarely read. The Skanner interviewed Alexus Rhone by telephone Jan 7.
For most folks, the end of the holiday eating season stretching from Thanksgiving to Christmas marks the time when we make another New Year's resolution to shed a few pounds. If you're serious about winning the battle of the bulge, may I heartily recommend "Mind Your Own Wellness: Turning Thoughts into Reality."
Pulitzer prize winning civil rights historian Taylor Branch will headline the annual Cannon Beach Arts Symposium, which this year will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides of 1961. Appearing with Branch, for the first time, will be University of Washington Professor Quintard Taylor, author of "Civil Rights in the Northwest," and Joseph Stevenson, one of the original freedom riders.