The ‘unapologetic blackness’ of William Monroe Trotter

Kerri Greenidge traces the life of the early-20th-century activist who scolded a president and exemplified black pride. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-01-03 01:21:59 UTC ]
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Evaristo and Carty-Williams become first black authors to win top British Book awards

Candice Carty-Williams and Bernardine Evaristo take book of the year and author of the year categories, as publishers face criticism for treatment of black authorsCandice Carty-Williams and Bernardine Evaristo have become the first black authors to win the top prizes at the British Book awards,... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-29 17:45:42 UTC ]
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Publishers want more black authors. Why have they silenced us for so long? | Candice Carty-Williams

As Black Lives Matter protests take place across the world, the publishing world is rushing to support those ‘ignored by the mainstream’. Who is the mainstream, then?The publishing industry is stilted and archaic. I worked in it for seven years, and left due to reasons I can’t legally talk... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-11 09:44:22 UTC ]
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HQ signs Williams' business manifesto Millennial Black

HQ has signed a "fresh and original" business manifesto for black women by marketing consultant Sophie Williams. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-18 13:05:24 UTC ]
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Brian Cox explores black holes phenomenon for William Collins

Professor Brian Cox has written a book on the “most extraordinary and mysterious phenomenon” of black holes for William Collins, with Professor Jeff Forshaw. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Brown and Williams scoop James Tait Black prizes

Craig Brown, who wrote a biography of HRH Princess Margaret, and short story writer Eley Williams are the winners of this year’s James Tait Black Prizes, awarded by the University of Edinburgh. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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From Black Panther to Black Lightning: black superheroes are go!

African-American comic book characters are finally stepping up from sidekicksAfter five decades as sidekicks, secondary characters and niche titles, the black superhero’s time has finally come.Next month Marvel releases its eagerly awaited Black Panther movie, centred on a young African king who... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-01-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Garnons-Williams, Killingbeck and Kelly step up at 4th Estate and William Collins

A round of promotions has been revealed across 4th Estate and William Collins with Helen Garnons-Williams promoted to associate publisher across the two HarperCollins imprints and Tom Killingbeck appointed to William Colllins' editorial director, while Anna Kelly will become editorial director... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-02 10:55:24 UTC ]
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Black Sands Entertainment Focuses on Books, Comics for Black Families

Founded by Manuel Godoy and his wife, Geiszel Godoy, this startup publisher focused on releasing comics, chapter books, and picture books aimed at black parents and their children. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-08-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Yomi Adegoke & Elizabeth Uviebinené | 'Just because something is by black women and about black women, that doesn't mean that it can't be mainstream'

A new, refreshing bible for young black women aims to speak to a demographic neglected by mainstream self-help. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Michaela Coel plays the first on-screen writer I can relate to | Candice Carty-Williams

I May Destroy You skewers the weirdness of fandom and captures just how terrifying the publishing industry can beMichaela Coel’s critically acclaimed new TV series I May Destroy You (BBC One), the journey of a young woman uncovering and trying to deal with sexual trauma, is a show that I fall... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-07-11 07:00:06 UTC ]
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Greenlight Bookstore is pledging to improve treatment of Black employees and customers.

The owners of Greenlight Bookstore, which has two Brooklyn locations, came forward this week to take responsibility for “negative experiences of Black customers and employees in our stores” with a commitment to improving. In an open letter published Wednesday, co-owners Rebecca Fitting and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-07-10 16:24:01 UTC ]
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William Collins signs Iduma's Nigerian Civil War study

William Collins has signed a “deeply poignant and personal” investigation into the Nigerian Civil War by Emmanuel Iduma. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-10 01:50:43 UTC ]
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When all is said, what is being done? Introducing the Black Agents & Editors’ Group

The global if tragically-induced surge of the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked vital conversations. Yet, what was revelatory for so many in our industry felt like Groundhog Day for most of us who are Black. We’re stuck – how do we change the narrative? Belonging, as abstract a concept as... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-09 13:41:59 UTC ]
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Black journalists face challenges that stem from systemic racism

The fallout from recent protests over the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor have reignited long-standing concerns on the part of many Black journalists about their roles in the newsrooms they work in, and the value they are given (or not given) by the media companies... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2020-07-09 11:50:34 UTC ]
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Nick Pettigrew | 'My default way of dealing with it all was in a blackly comic way'

In his début book, former comedian Nick Pettigrew reveals the lows and occasional highs of working as an anti-social behaviour officer. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-08 14:15:31 UTC ]
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'Know your audience and be direct,' Black Girls Book Club founders urge M&P delegates

Marketers and publicists have been encouraged to know their audience and be "direct" and "transparent" in their approach, in a keynote at The Bookseller's marketing and publicity virtual conference. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-08 06:40:23 UTC ]
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HarperCollins defends Walliams over Monroe criticism

HarperCollins has defended David Walliams after food writer Jack Monroe claimed his children's books were “sneering classist fatshaming grim nonsense”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-07 10:29:08 UTC ]
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I'm the first black author to win book of the year. I'm proud, but not completely happy

Instead of celebrating myself, I’m going to celebrate the books by black authors that came before meI have a funny thing about winning. I find it overwhelming. I don’t know how to cope or act when things are meant to be “good”. What do I do? Should I be happy? What is that? How many ways can I... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-07-02 07:00:46 UTC ]
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Carty-Williams' Queenie wins Book of the Year at British Book Awards

Candice Carty-Williams has become the first black female writer to win Book of the Year at the British Book Awards. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-29 15:02:06 UTC ]
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