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Intimate Conversation with Activist Terrance Tykeem

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Intimate Conversation with Terrance Tykeem

Terrance Tykeem was born in Atlanta,Georgia, spending equal time between Atlanta and Philadelphia before becoming an NFL walk-on. Due to early injury his NFL career was short lived and Terrance deftly transitioned into the entertainment industry.

Terrance has signed with two different record labels and developed a TV show called the Players Club. [ A show whose name he eventually sold to Rapper and Director “ICE CUBE”.]

In recent years Terrance's focus has shifted to social reform which resulted in the 2013 release of "Guilty by Reason of Arrest” and his third book “Touched” in 2014.  His second and third books, deal with mass incarceration and child molestation, respectively. Growing up between relatives and the Foster care system Terrance provides first hand insight into the issues plaguing our communities.

As a writer, speaker, and activist, Terrance is not afraid to challenge the system and does not shy away from as…

BAN Radio Special: A Vision of Angels:The Battle Begins by Alexandra Lane

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Alexandra Lane reads from the suspenseful novel A Vision of Angels: The Battle Begins on BAN Radio. Listen to the author's interview with Ella Curry and the exciting reading from the book: http://tobtr.com/s/6070859






A Vision of Angels: The Battle Begins by Alexandra LaneWhat happens when you’re born into a world of darkness where there are no choices? 
Where the undercurrents of evil are so strong you can’t fight your way out.  What do you do?



Minty, a slave, was born into a world that offered no solace, no happiness but more than anything, no hope.  But on a cold, bitter night, Minty will be forced into making one of the hardest decisions of her life; to leave everyone that she knows and loves behind.  Her decision will bring forth an evil that will stop at nothing to keep her from reaching her destiny.  For it knows, it sees what Minty does not.

Jack, a loner with a dark past, and a few men will pursue her in the dark swamps of Maryland, along with Red, a sinister gray-…

BAN RADIO Oct. 27 - A Christmas Prayer by Kimberla Lawson Roby

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FEATURED BOOK: A Christmas Prayer by Kimberla Lawson Roby  Join us on Oct. 27, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EST) by calling into the live radio show:  646.200.0402.  Or click here the night of the show, to listen.


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A Christmas Prayer by Kimberla Lawson Roby

BARNES & NOBLE has discounted the hardcover version of Kimberla Lawson Roby's upcoming book, A CHRISTMAS PRAYER by 50%!    If you PRE-ORDER it now, the cost is only $10.00!   You can get a copy for your own collection, and/or buy it as a gift for someone else! You can order by clicking here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-christmas-prayer-kimberla-roby/1118862156



Alexis Fletcher hasn't had a merry Christmas in five years-not since her mother passed away. Every December she remembers the joy her mother brought to ev…

BAN RADIO Oct. 29 - Dangerously In Love: Blame it On the Streets by Aletta H.

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FEATURED BOOK:  Dangerously In Love: Blame it On the Streets  by Aletta H.   Join us on November 3, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EST) by calling into the live radio show:  646.200.0402.  Or click here the night of the show, to listen.

Readers can never really miss a BAN interview!  If you miss the live show, listen to the BAN Radio Show archives 24/7 from your device, phone, tablet or PC at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/black-author-network


Dangerously In Love: Blame it On the Streets  by Aletta H. Reminisce would blame the streets for the way her life turned out. She grew up poor, insecure and wanting the finer things in life. That’s where Jimmy came in at. He was a hustler and soon able to give Reminisce all the things in life she dreamed of. The problem was, Jimmy not only took care of her, and he also indulged in the finer things of life too. He was an obsessive cheater and a womanizer. 
Their relationship was entering the fifth year and things had gotten worse. But Reminisce loved …

BAN RADIO Oct. 29 - Misdiagnosed: The Search for Dr. House by Nika Beamon

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BAN RADIO FEATURED BOOK:
Misdiagnosed: The Search for Dr. House by Nika Beamon

Join us on Oct. 29, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EST) by calling into the live radio show:  646.200.0402.  Or click here the night of the show, to listen.

Readers can never really miss a BAN interview!  If you miss the live show, listen to the BAN Radio Show archives 24/7 from your device, phone, tablet or PC at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/black-author-network



Misdiagnosed: The Search for Dr. House is the tale of a Nika Beamon's quest to find the correct medical diagnosis after years of getting false assessments. This frank and engaging story takes the reader on journey through her various hospital trips, and procedures, as well as her feeling and emotions that are as real as they are raw. It also introduces them to a quirky cast of characters who go through this 17 year odyssey with her until she finally finds out that she has an autoimmune disorder.

Misdiagnosed gives a voice to the 30 million American…

An Evening With George Clinton Book Party!

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An Evening With George Clinton Book Party!

Join us for an unforgettable evening with none other than Mr. P-Funk himself, George Clinton.  This also doubles as a Birthday Party for Oracle Group, Inc CEO Mocha Ochoa Nana.  It will not be your regular Run of the Mill Book Event, get prepared to board the Mother Ship as we take off with the Maestro George Clinton.

We will also have a special presentation from African Ancestry Inc, as George Clinton's Ancestral DNA is revealed.  You don't want to miss this!


Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Saturday, November 1,  2014
Time of Event:  6:00 PM — 9:00 PM
901 G. Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001



Get Tickets Today!

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YOU WILL NOT GET IN WITHOUT A TICKET, RESERVE NOW!
The Library will close its doors at 5:30 and reopen for TICKET HOLDERS ONLY.




ABOUT THE BOOK

Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You?: A Memoir Hardcover  by George Clinton


The …

Intimate Conversation with Kimberla Lawson Roby

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New York Times Bestselling Author Kimberla Lawson Roby has published 20 novels and she has sold more than 2,000,000 copies of her novels, and they have frequented numerous bestseller lists, including The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, Essence Magazine, Upscale Magazine, Emerge Magazine, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, Wal-Mart, The Dallas Morning News, and The Austin Chronicle to name a few.

Kimberla is a 2013 NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction, the recipient of the 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013 Author of the Year – Female award presented by the African-American Literary Award Show in New York, the recipient of the 2014 Literary Excellence Award from Black Pearls Magazine, the recipient of the 2014 AAMBC Award for Female Author of the Year, the recipient of the Blackboard Fiction Book of the Year Award in 2001 for CASTING THE FIRST STONE, the recipient of the 1998 First-Time Author Award from Chicago’…

Intimate Conversation with Lindsay Evans

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Born in Jamaica, Lindsay Evans currently lives in Atlanta, GA. She loves good food and romance and would happily travel to the ends of the earth for both. She currently writes sensual love stories for Harlequin Kimani. Find out more at:  www.LindsayEvansWrites.com


BPM:  What inspired you to sit down and actually start writing this book? Why now?

LE: I’ve always loved romance. When I wrote my first Harlequin Kimani novel, Pleasure under the Sun, I fell in love with one of the secondary characters and couldn’t resist writing about him in Sultry Pleasure.

BPM:  Does your upbringing, prior relationships or life experiences inspire your writing?
LE: Yes, my mother was an avid reader while I was growing up. She read to me when I was a child and shared with me her love of stories. Without her and her influence, I doubt I’d be a writer now.

BPM:  Where do your book ideas come from? Are your books plot driven or character driven? 
LE: My ideas come from many places. From my travels, c…