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....a 2003 interview with internationally-recognized novelist Ernest J. Gaines regarding A Lesson Before Dying.
.... a 2008 chat with then-newcomer Felicia Pride about her collection of essays The Message: 100 Life Lessons from Hip-Hop’s Greatest Songs. She went-on to be a writer on Queen Sugar and producer on Grey's Anatomy.
....an October 2022 conversation with New York Times bestselling author Kalynn Bayron about her book,The Vanquishers, a light-hearted vampire novel directed to middle-grade readers. Perfect for Halloween.
....an April, 2023 talk with poet and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller. His album, "Black Men Are Precious," was a 2023 Grammy Nominee Finalist for Best Spoken Word Poetry Album. This was the first year that this category existed.
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