Earlier this summer, I returned to Spain for the first time in nearly a decade. Naturally, my favorite way to prepare for travel is to dive into a stack of relevant books. Besides the excellent Lonely Planet Andalucía (Lonely Planet, $24.99), which I found indispensable, I discovered several books that made my trip both más fácil (easier) and más divertido (more fun).

Fort Lauderdale -  The African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) will host “Book Life” at the 2018 South Florida Book Festival, which kicks off with the Eat, Drink, Read: A Literary Culinary Experience on Friday, July 20, 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. with special guest author, comedian and radio show host Ricky Smiley and other featured guests include Kevin Belton, the New Orleans-based PBS television celebrity chef; Melba Wilson, Harlem restaurateur and soul food superstar; Taymer Mason, a Caribbean sensation specializing in vegan cuisine.


Why write about the World Cup until it gets serious? This weekend's quarterfinal matches mark the beginning of the final ascent. England, my "home side" by heritage, is through to the final eight. Life is good.

Do native born African Americans and Caribbean American immigrants, have a shared ethnic identity?

Authors and panel discussions will showcase the vibrant and diverse literary culture of the Caribbean during the two-day South Florida Book Festival this month.

For those of us lucky enough to live in areas with seasons, the summer has arrived! This time of year brings many wonderful things--outdoor grilling, reading on the beach, camping--but for many, the best part of summer is more outdoor time with your pet. Here are some dog-related board books to read with the toddler in your life.

‘The geometry of being Black’ is a book that probes into the effects of anti-Blackness on the Black community. Divided into five segments: receiving, internalizing, unlearning, loving and resisting; the book delves into how the Black community receives and internalizes anti-Blackness, how the community can unlearn and resist anti- Blackness, and how the community can begin to love it’s Blackness in a world that does not let it.

When considering summer reading, whether or not I'm near a beach (I much prefer a hammock in the shade), I think of fast-paced mysteries with a dark edge.

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