Tracey Ricks Foster

The African American Literary Review


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African American Literary Review & News is an online radio broadcast dedicated to the rich African American literary experience and legacy. The African American Literary Review supports authors who contribute to the diverse literary landscape that is the African Diaspora.

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Manning Marable, noted scholar and historian, spent most of his life intrigued with the unique passion, power and fascination that was Malcolm X. Marable devoured every biography ever written on Malcolm X. However, the book that... more

The ex wife of the infamous D.C. Sniper, John Muhammed, MILDRED MUHAMMED, will discuss her memorable memoir, SCARED SILENT. Mildred's story is one that will not be soon forgotten. JOIN ME for a GREAT dicussion... more

Award-wiining and national bestselling author JACQUELIN THOMAS discusses her latest release, THE IDEAL WIFE.

The NEW season of AALR gets off to a GREAT START by spending the evening with one of our FAVORITE authors! NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING author Mary Monroe, GOD AIN'T BLIND, joins AALR for an hour of fascinating BOOK... more

John F. Baker accidentally discovered a family photo in his 7th grade Social Studies book that led him a 30 year quest to discover his roots. The culmination of his extensive research is "The Wessyngtons of Washington Plantation."

Princeton University professor of western history Martha A. Sandweiss will discuss how Clarence King, a world-renowned scientist, author, and governemnt official, with a Ivy League eduacation and a prominent high profile white man,... more

Why The African American Literary Review is important!

ENJOY 90 minutes of stimulating intellectual and informative conversation with novelist, poet, playwright, and essayist Ishmael Reed. ALSO, as we continue our celebration of Black History Month, AALR salutes African American acheivement... more

ENJOY 90 minutes of the BEST in African American literary discussion!! This week, AALR salutes the founder of Negro History Week aka Black History Month, Dr. Carter G. Woodson! Authors France Fox Piven, Lorraine C. Minnite, and... more