Blessed Experiences


Blessed Experiences Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black by Congressman James E. Clyburn (D-SC) Foreword by Alfre Woodard University of South Carolina Press Hardcover, $34.95 386 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-61117-337-6 Book Review by Kam Williams “From his humble beginnings in Sumter, South Carolina to his prominence on the Washington, D.C. political scene as the third highest-ranking Democrat in the […]

The Rise


The Rise Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery by Sarah Lewis Simon and Schuster Hardcover, $26.00 272 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-4516-2923-1 Book Review by Kam Williams “This book is about the advantages that come from the improbable ground of creative endeavor. Brilliant inventions and human feats that have come from labor—an […]

The Man from Essence


The Man from Essence by Edward Lewis with Audrey Edwards Foreword by Camille O. Cosby Atria Books Hardcover, $25.00 374 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-4767-0348-0 Book Review by Kam Williams “I know what they say about me—that I am too quiet and low-key, unassuming, even clueless. Not the one you’d expect to be the last man […]

Yoga, Meditation and Spiritual Growth for the African-American Community


Yoga, Meditation and Spiritual Growth for the African-American Community by Daya Devi-Doolin Amber Books Paperback, $14.95 116 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-937269-46-3 Book Review by Kam Williams “This book is for you, the everyday person, the person who works, has a family (or not) and wants to stay stress-free, happy, fulfilled and healthy. This book will […]

Unbreak My Heart


Unbreak My Heart A Memoir by Toni Braxton It Books Hardcover, $27.99                                                       286 pages ISBN: 978-0-06-229328-2 Book Review by Kam Williams “While Toni Braxton may appear to be living a charmed life, hers is in fact a tumultuous story: a tale of personal triumph after a public unraveling. In her heartfelt memoir, the six-time Grammy […]

One Nation


One Nation What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future by Dr. Ben Carson and Candy Carson Sentinel HC Hardcover, $25.95 254 pages ISBN: 978-1-59523-112-3     Book Review by Kam Williams   “In February 2013, I gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast… I warned my fellow citizens of the dangers facing […]

A Dream Foreclosed


A Dream Foreclosed Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home by Laura Gottesdiener Foreword by Clarence Lusane Zuccotti Park Press Paperback, $14.95 206 pages ISBN: 978-188451-921-5   Book Review by Kam Williams   “Black families and neighborhoods have been disproportionately victimized by bankers’ predatory loans and illegal mortgage servicing practices. Compared to white […]

Inside the Hotel Rwanda


Inside the Hotel Rwanda The Surprising True Story… and Why It Matters Today by Edouard Kayihura and Kerry Zukus BenBella Books Hardcover, $24.95 296 pages ISBN: 978-193785674-8   Book Review by Kam Williams “Hotel Rwanda was ‘promoted as a story about ‘the quiet heroism of one man, Paul Rusesabagina, during the Rwandan Genocide.’ I knew […]