Books

‘When Crack Was King’: Author Donovan X. Ramsey Explores The Tragic Epidemic That Left Scars On the Black Community

In his new book, the journalist uses data and real-life stories to compose a portrait that explores a devastating legacy and provides stunning resolutions to an ongoing issue.
10/05/2023

Kerry Washington to Release Memoir 'Thicker Than Water'

The actress celebrated an excerpt from her memoir, which will be released on September 26, being featured in Oprah's magazine.
08/10/2023

Obama Releases Summer Reading List

The former POTUS shares his recommendations for the best beach reads every year.
07/21/2023

These Caribbean Writers Deserve Their Flowers

While the islands these authors originate from may seem small, their talents are massive!
06/28/2023

Pride Month: Be Inspired By These LGBTQ+ Black Authors!

Skip scrolling through social media and get lost in a good book.
06/22/2023
An illustration of a black girl sitting on a stack of books and a boy, standing next to her. Juneteenth concept. Learning about African American history. Freedom day. Isolated on white.

BET Bookmark: Your Juneteenth (Kids) Holiday Reading List

Does the child in your life need a better explanation of why we celebrate Juneteenth as a holiday? Here are 10 titles just for them.
06/13/2023

Woman Behind Ban Of Amanda Gorman’s Poem Only Read Excerpts

“I’m not an expert, I’m not a reader. I’m not a book person. I’m a mom involved in my children’s education,” Daily Salinas said.
05/29/2023
Zaila Avant-Garde on stage at the 30th Anniversary Bounce Trumpet Awards at Dolby Theatre on April 23, 2022 in Hollywood, California.

Zaila Avant-garde: The Scripps National Spelling Bee Champ Is Now an Author With Her Eyes on Even More Prizes

The 15-year-old phenom and Guinness World Record Holder has written two children's books to inspire kids to be 'awesome at life.'
05/22/2023

Author Tembe Denton-Hurst Dismantles the Myth of the Dream Job With Debut Novel

The novel is captivating critics with its stark look at how Black women in corporate America often go from 'office pet to office threat.'
05/18/2023

Florida Approves School Textbooks After Racial References Are Removed

Passages mentioning Black Lives Matter and George Floyd were taken out of the textbooks.
05/11/2023