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These Contemporary Black Authors Are Loved by Kerry Washington, Barack Obama and More
From Billy Porter's captivating memoir and poems that capture a  "Black woman's heart" to the tale of an interracial rock duo in the '70s, here are books by contemporary Black authors that celebrities and bestselling authors can't stop talking about
'The Greatest Frontier Hero in American History' Was Formerly Enslaved: What to Know About Bass Reeves
Bass Reeves, a U.S. deputy marshal, arrested over 3,000 fugitives during his career in the nation's "most deadly" region, a historian tells PEOPLE
CNN and TheGrio's April Ryan on Historic 25 Years Covering the White House — and 5 Presidents Up Close
From boogying with Al Gore to sitting down with George and Laura Bush in the bedroom of Air Force One to the "hell" of keeping up with Donald Trump
Jacqueline Avant's Daughter Says Late Activist Gave Her a 'Superpower' by Teaching Her Black History
Speaking with PEOPLE nearly three months after her mom’s tragic death, Nicole Avant celebrates the beloved philanthropist’s legacy
Linsey Davis Writes Kids' Book to Help Her Son Find 'Solace' After He Asks to Visit His Grandma in Heaven
Linsey Davis talks to PEOPLE about the inspiration behind her latest picture book, How High is Heaven?
Charlamagne tha God Is Ending Stigmas Around Black Mental Health — Starting with Himself: 'My Life's Work'
"We want to provide free therapy services to more than 10 million Black Americans over the next five years," Charlamagne tha God says in Verywell Mind's The Equity Issue digital cover story

More Black History Month

Lionel Richie on Coming 'Close' to a 'Nervous Breakdown' After Nearly Losing His Voice
The hit singer recalls how undergoing multiple throat surgeries nearly pushed him to the brink
Tina Knowles-Lawson on Telling Teen Grandson What to Do During a Police Stop as a Black Man
Beyoncé’s mom is sharing her concerns for her eldest grandchild, Solange’s son Daniel Smith Jr.
Texas' Jasmine Crockett on the Leaders Inspiring Her Run for Congress: 'Bold' and 'Unapologetic'

The state representative has the support of beloved Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson and looks to history in a campaign to follow in her footsteps