Sister Souljah talks with Ed Lover & Monie Love about how she transitioned from an MC to an author, plus she talks about the Playboy interview that changed everything. Click on the audio player to hear more in this exclusive interview!

Sister Souljah discusses her fifth novel, “A Moment Of Silence: Midnight III” and she describes how growing up in the hood has always inspired her to write. She explains how the experiences she has and the things she has witnessed have always contributed to her storytelling. Click on the audio player to hear more in this […]

It’s a sad time in the literary world. Controversial poet and author Amiri Baraka died yesterday in a Newark, New Jersey hospital. Baraka, whose real name is LeRoi Jones, had been in the intensive care unit since December 23. The last Poet Lauret of New Jersey suffered from diabetes for years, but the actual cause […]

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The literary world just got a little dimmer.  Author Tom Clancy, author of espionage best-sellers “Hunt For Red October” and “Clear And Present Danger” passed away today at the age of 66. Penguin Publishing executive David Shanks said, “I am deeply saddened by Tom’s passing.  He was a consummate author, creating the modern-day thriller, and […]

Rapper turned actor Ice-T is making more moves in the world of film production. After tasting some success with his documentary “The Art of Rap,” he’s gearing up to release a documentary on the father of street literature Iceberg Slim. The film, titled “Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp,” takes a hard look at the […]

The story usually goes this way; Being in the streets, the way out is usually death or jail, but there are some good stories that come out occasionally. BlackPlanet member, Randy Kearse, is one of those that went to jail but decided to turn for the better once he paid his debt to society. The […]

BlackPlanet member, Eric Leach, is an author who has just released a book named, 19: The Nomadic Journeys of a Complex Young Man. This Atlanta native has a website that you can purchase his book from, which is listed on his page. You can check out his profile here to find out all about him […]