Yaba Blay Is Opening A New Window Into Black Life

Traditional book publishing has met its match in the founder of Blackprint press.Yaba Blay has no problem confessing that she is a "recovering overachiever." Which is not surprising since she is also currently a professor of Africana Studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia, co-director of the department, on the advisory board of Philadelphia's BlackStar Film Festival and, most recently, publisher and editor-in-chief of Blackprint, an independent publishing press that is finding success with its unconventional business model.Read Full Story     Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

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