There was a reason I only smoked weed occasionally after college—and it wasn’t just due to that one Hash Bash where I smoked too much and momentarily passed out . . .
February 2015 News & Features
To celebrate the release of The Lost Treasures of R&B — the latest in Nelson George’s acclaimed D Hunter mystery series — we’re pleased to bring you a spotlight on AFROPUNK, a cultural movement celebrating alternative black culture.
Watch Kaylie Jones talk to Bill Landauer about his new book We Are All Crew, the latest e-first release from our Kaylie Jones Books imprint.
In my mind I could hear the phone ringing, but my eyes were fixated on the first page of a chapter in my thesis that needed work. All I could think about was how sick I was of that thesis. It all seemed pointless. None of the contents of this two hundred–page document was going to change the world in the slightest way . . .
They say she was buried alive. Rufina Cambaceres was a great beauty on the eve of her nineteenth birthday when a friend whispered in her ear a terrible secret: Rufina’s beloved fiancé was having an affair with Rufina’s own mother. Rufina collapsed to the floor. Three doctors declared her dead; they did not know her heart still beat, however slowly.
She was interred until a few days later, when workers heard her scream. When they unburied her there were scratches on her face and on the coffin lid from her attempts to escape. They were too late to save her. Her mother then had her laid above ground in a white marble mausoleum, her coffin behind a glass wall so that if the lid should ever rise again, everyone could see . . .
I’ve maxed out my credit cards. I got fired. I only leave the house for organic food—and yoga . . .
In New York? Join us Wed., 3/4 at 7:00 PM to celebrate the release of The Half That’s Never Been Told!
To celebrate the release of Loving Donovan, the long-awaited reissue of Bernice L. McFadden’s classic novel, we’re pleased to share a new introduction written by Terry McMillan.
Featured: Black Interest
- New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Tatu)
- A Simple Distance
- What Is Hip-Hop?
- Abstraktion und Einfühlung
- Prospero’s Daughter
- Black History Digit
- A History of the African-American People (Proposed) by Strom Thurmond, as told to Percival Everett & James Kincaid (A Novel)
- Home: Social Essays
- An Unkindness of Ghosts
- The System of Dante’s Hell
- Gomer’s Song
- On the Way Back