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One of the great pleasures of my reading is a preview into books that I think my book club members would enjoy. I instantly knew my Deep Cover members could enjoy this genre. December this will be our discussion. Children of Blood and Bone

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Giving voice to a population too rarely acknowledged,Sweet Tea collects more than sixty life stories from black gay men who were born, raised, and continue to live in the South. E. Patrick Johnson challenges stereotypes of the South as "backward" or "repressive" and offers a window into the ways black gay men negotiate their identities, build community, maintain friendship networks, and find sexual and life partners--often in spaces and activities that appear to be antigay. Ultimately, Sweet Tea validates the lives of these black gay men and reinforces the role of storytelling in both African American and southern cultures.

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After a decade of elegant pleasures and luxe living with the Atlanta brothers and sisters with the best clothes and biggest dreams, Ava Johnson has temporarily returned home to Idlewild—her fabulous career and power plans smashed to bits by cold reality. But what she imagines to be the end is, instead, a beginning. Because, in the ten-plus years since Ava left, all the problems of the big city have come to roost in the sleepy North Michigan community whose ordinariness once drove her away; and she cannot turn her back on friends and family who sorely need her in the face of impending trouble and tragedy. Besides which, that one unthinkable, unmistakable thing is now happening to her: Ava Johnson is falling in love.⠀

Acclaimed playwright, essayist, New York Times bestselling author, and columnist Pearl Cleage has created a world rich in character, human drama, and deep, compassionate understanding, in a remarkable novel that sizzles with sensuality, hums with gritty truth, and sings and crackles with life-affirming energy.⠀
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No matter what people’s intention with your light is, remember to smile and keep that tunnel vision! ✨🚇✨
Happy Tuesday! #getoutmyway

From @tawnychatmon: Sharing “The Braiding Hour / Barrettes” before she’s framed ✨❤️ (backstory... her hair being painted was a mistake. I accidentally got paint in her hair and decided to just continue to paint) #tawnychatmon

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Casanegra follows the adventures of Tennyson Hardwick, a gorgeous, sexy actor and former gigolo, living on the fringes of the good life in Hollywood. This story, which chronicles the redemption of a prodigal son, combines the glamour of Hollywood with the seedy hopelessness of the inner city. ⠀

In this hot and steamy mystery, Tennyson struggles to hang on to his acting career and redeem his sex-for-pay history, which estranged him from his family -- especially his father, a decorated LAPD captain who raised Tennyson to call him "sir." Now, in the wake of his father's sudden stroke, Tennyson has to save himself from taking the fall for the first murder of a female rapper. In the process he discovers his hidden talents -- the hard way.⠀

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The #tobeblacklibrary book review podcast starting next week! #goodreads #goodblackreads #podcast #tobeblack

thanks to @doubledaybooks #partner for sending me a review copy of #mysistertheserialkiller — happy #pubday to @oyinbraithwaite !! so excited to finally share my review ❤️.
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“No there is no point in involving my mother. It would be the death of her, or she would flat out deny that it could have happened ... Then she would blame me for it because I am the older sister—I am responsible for Ayoola. That’s how it has always been”.
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the premise and gorgeous cover (😍) are eye catching for sure; the title conveys a sort of resignation: “this is who she is, and she is mine.” but in fact it is the complex and deeply real sibling relationship that grounds this debut novel. korede‘s love and loyalty to ayoola are tangled in her resentment and fear as her sister manipulates those around her. and yet that selfishness is never quite out of malice, which makes ayoola’s characterization all the more rich. these are not your “typical” #strongblackwomen but their magnetism is undeniable.
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it’s important to note that the novel is set in lagos, nigeria and that environment has shaped them too — for example, scenes of local corruption are part of the everyday landscape. if you enjoy african literature that challenges you and takes up unexpected, complicated stories, then this is the book for you! be prepared to feel very conflicted as things escalate though. the more character POVs braithwaite speaks to, the harder it is to realize who you’re rooting for....
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"Wrong Vengeance" 2nd entry from the Heartbreak Diaries Book Series
written by The Blakk Dahlia.
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It had been six months since Brandy ended things with Jay. She needed to remove herself from the memories of the apartment from hell. To add to the dismay, stares from neighbors as she finally emerged were embarrassing as the thin walls told a story of what happened. Breaking her lease, a new condo in downtown Houston served as a fresh start.

Although time aided in lifting her spirits, it didn’t stop the nightmares and overthinking. She was over her ex but not over the assault, his harsh words before leaving, nor how she felt used. Blaming herself for putting up with him for so long. Constantly thinking about what he did, how he did it, and who he was doing it with.
RELEASE DATE: NOV. 25TH | Pre-Order today on Amazon Kindle!

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The Melanin Secrets Photography Books issue 1 & 2, are Available Now! Read & admire the beauty of these melanin women. TAKING SUBMISSIONS FOR MELANIN SECRETS 3 on 01/01/2019. USE HASHTAG #MelaninSecrets IF INTERESTED!
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Get Your Copy Today!: 📚 LiveLifeFreeForever.org
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Melanin Secrets 2 is a photo book dedicated to women of color across the globe. Melanin Secrets is not solely based off the looks of these women but also their mindset. Displayed in this book is a colored woman's power, confidence, opinion, vulnerability, & most importantly herself. Every woman in this book is a melanated work of art. This is real melanin art. This is empowerment. This is self love. Their melanin never retreats. Their melanin never surrenders. That is the Melanin Secrets law. By this law, they will empower and celebrate.... and grow.
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