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Rinku Sen and Jeff Chang Discuss His Latest, 'Who We Be'

Chang’s new history of multiculturalism, “Who We Be: The Colorization of America,” drops today.

8 Books That Shaped 'A Cup of Water Under My Bed' Author Daisy Hernández

The author shares the books, including unexpected picks, that have inspired her.

Sam Greenlee's Family Asks for Help With Memorial

A public memorial will be held in Chicago this week.

Nobel Laureate Gabriel García Márquez, 1927-2014

The literary icon had been hospitalized after falling ill.

Six Books That Shaped 'Afro-Vegan' Author Bryant Terry

Food activist and author Bryant Terry shares the books that shaped him and his understanding of his place in the world.

Madonna to Adapt Rebecca Walker's Novella

The novella is about a young American college student whose plans to marry a Swahili man in Kenya fall apart when the region is engulfed in civil war.

Nelson George's New Book Celebrates 'Soul Train'

All aboard.

Summer Reads: Congo Square, Jim Crow and Ida B. Wells!

The fifth in our series of must-read recommendations from independent booksellers. This week: Community Book Center in New Orleans

Summer Reads: Migration, Faith and Rita Moreno!

The fourth in our series of must-read recommendations from independent booksellers. This week: La Casa Azul in New York City

A New Definition of Fatherhood

Oakland artist Janine Macbeth’s new children’s book explores gender equity–as opposed to mere equality–in the home.

Fight Begins to Save Country's Oldest Black Bookstore

Marcus Books is facing eviction. You can help save it. Here’s how.

Novelist A.X. Ahmad's New Thriller

His new novel features an undocumented Sikh immigrant caught in a political thriller.

Going Behind the Kitchen Door to Inspire A Different Kind of Foodie

If you love food, and if you love people, Saru Jayaraman’s new book new book wants you to help ensure the sustainability of both by taking a look into restaurant workers’ lives.

Harlem's Hue-Man Hopes the Past Is Prologue for Black Booksellers

One of the nation’s most well-known black bookstores is closing its doors. But it’s also trying to write a story that features more than the usual Amazon-killed-us narrative.

La Casa Azul Becomes East Harlem's Little Bookstore That Could

At a time when many mainstream booksellers and publishers are struggling to survive, a new independent Latino-owned bookstore in East Harlem showed that community support can be strong business capital.

Junot Díaz to Publish New Book One Month Ahead of Keynote at Facing Race

Junot Díaz, the Dominican-American, Pulitzer Prize winning Fiction author is releasing a new collection of short stories in September.

Fans of Oldest Black Bookstore Fight Amazon With Google Tool

Worried about last minute holiday shopping? Supporters of Marcus Books have developed a new tool to help folks get off their computers and shop in person.

Nation's Oldest Black-Owned Bookstore Takes on Amazon's Price Check App

The grandaughter of the partners that opened the nation’s oldest independent African-American owned bookstore says a recent Amazon.com promotion took competition a little too far.

'The Artist Is Not There as a Massage Therapist,' Says Sapphire of Her Work

Cololrines.com speaks with the author and poet about her second novel, which portrays the son of her famous–and controversial–character Precious.

The Ultimate 21st Century People of Color Sci-Fi List

Octavia Butler’s a little too obvious. Here are 10 other artists of this millennium who are crafting our world’s post racial apocalypse.