Image for post
Image for post

Hulu announced today that the streaming platform has acquired the U.S. rights to Lee Daniels’ The United States vs. Billie Holiday, which will debut as a Hulu Original film on Hulu on February 26, 2021. Sierra/Affinity will continue to handle international sales on the film.

The legendary Billie Holiday, one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, spent much of her career being adored by fans across the globe. Beginning in the 1940’s in New York City, the federal government targeted Holiday in a growing effort to escalate and racialize the war on drugs, ultimately aiming to stop her…


Image for post
Image for post
Eric Jerome Dickey

We are saddened to report the passing of New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey. The news was confirmed by his publicist. He was 59 years old.

“I am heart broken. My cousin, Eric Jerome Dickey passed away on yesterday,” wrote La Verne Madison Fuller on social media. “Guys, when God tells you to do something, just do it. Just a few weeks ago, God woke me up to text him and say that I loved him. He let me know that he loved us too.”

Dickey was the man behind several classic books about the more tender realities…


Image for post
Image for post
Tamika Newhouse, Delphine Legacy Media 2020

Tamika Newhouse’s visual experience of Suga Hill Act II, the sequel to her 2019 publication –Suga Hill is officially dropping on December 23! The hot, sultry, poetic, & emotion-filled trailer features author Tamika Newhouse herself as Danielle (Suga) alongside Nigerian actor Gebenro Ajibade portraying her love interest Christian. It features “I still see you” an original song from Chicago native songstress Ebony Jenae.

Almost like a sweet tease, the visual experience doesn’t give much away in terms of plot. However, it is accompanied by narrative poetry that tips us off that Act II may plunge into the outcome of taking…


Image for post
Image for post
Traces of Mika season 2 art work

Season 1 of Traces of Mika was like a mini roller coaster — ups, downs, and all arounds. You don’t quite know what to expect even though you know what to expect. Much like getting on a rollercoaster — you know what you’re getting on. You have an idea of what they’re like and been on some before. Similarly, you have listened to podcasts, but are you ever REALLY ready to experience the fast wave of emotions and thrill. Traces of Mika offered the joyride we enjoyed and like the Raging Bull at Six Flags, we’re ready for another spin…


Image for post
Image for post
Shutterstock

According to Vulture.com Grammy nominee Blue Ivy Carter is truly going out of her way to try and educate the masses. Who else would’ve given her father, music mogul Jay-Z, the idea to expand his entertainment company Roc Nation to the written word? A decade after publishing his own memoir, Decoded, Roc Nation is starting an imprint with Random House called Roc Lit 101. Per an announcement Tuesday, Random House and Roc Nation plan on releasing “books at the dynamic intersection of entertainment and genre-defying literature.” Initial releases for next

Bun B said “Go read a book” in “Big Pimpin’”…


Image for post
Image for post
Photograph courtesy of Angela Stanton-King campaign

Angela sat down with Atlanta Magazine who sent 13 questions to Stanton-King. Here are her responses are below. As of publication time, Williams has not yet provided responses to our questions.

Responses have been edited for length and clarity.

If you’re elected, what does your first day in office look like?
If I’m elected, I want to meet with community leaders the first day in office and start the process of us working together to bring progressive change to Georgia’s 5th District.

How would you rate the local and national response to the COVID-19 crisis? What should public officials have…


Image for post
Image for post

Halloween just passed and I’ve been looking for scary movies coming out other than ordinary hocus-pocus. I had the opportunity to watch an advanced screening of the new thriller and horror film written and directed by Remi Weekes from a story by Felicity Evans and Toby Venables, His House became available to stream on NetFlix on October 30th, 2020. I was very optimistic about how the content was going to come off and if His House was going to be scary or if I was going to be afraid. We’ve been seeing a lot of black writers and directors step…


Image for post
Image for post

Melissa Kimble proclaimed, “The world does not move without Black creativity,” and Black Writers Weekend persisted in ensuring Black creativity continued to prevail despite transitioning to an entirely virtual experience. With a plethora of sponsors: Dafina Books, Kindle Direct Publishing, Black Librarians, Goodreads, Wattpad AAMBC Awards, Harlequin Books, Will Packer Studios, and much more the weekend delivered an effortless weekend of safe space for Black writers, artists, and filmmakers to exist in their art’s fullness.


Image for post
Image for post

Living in your truth isn’t an easy feat, and in the age of social media, it can be intimidating to bare it all, but even in the trepidation, one discovers authentic freedom. Tamika Newhouse, the creator of AAMBC Inc., will be sharing her truth in the highly anticipated Season 2 premiere of her podcast Traces of Mika. Traces of Mika chronicles Tamika’s experiences through unfiltered and candid conversations.

In Season 2 of Traces of Mika, viewers will gain insight into her journey through motherhood, relationships, and her resiliency in overcoming painful experiences. Tamika’s vulnerability will inspire and empower others to…


Image for post
Image for post

Amazon KDP Sponsors Black Writers’ Weekend

Kindle Direct Publishing Sponsors Event Focused on Uplifting Marginalized Voices.

Black Writers Weekend virtual experience will stream online on Thursday, August 27th to Saturday, August 29th. Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing has signed on to be a major sponsor.

The theme for this year’s Black Writers Weekend is “Uplifting Marginalized Voices.” Amazon Presents a Town Hall Meeting moderated by Tamika Newhouse with guests Kimberly L. Jones, Jamila T. Davis, Aya De Leon, and Monique Melton wil speak on where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going as African-Americans in the literary industry.

As an official Black Writers Weekend sponsor…

Tamika Newhouse

Creator of the AAMBC Awards and the AAMBC Journal

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store