Sipping On Ink is back!!!


Sipping On Ink…The Colored Chronicles is BACK!!! and better than ever! Hosed by Kat Williams, the show will air new episodes starting Oct. 3  at 8 p.m. with Kai Green, a spoken word poet and filmmaker of “It Gets Messy In Here.”

Other guests in the coming weeks are Teryn Williams (Oct. 10), whose newest release “Rose from the Bayou” is a novel centered in New Orleans during the 1990s: and James Earl Hardy (Oct. 17), author of the best-selling B-Boy Blues series and his latest works of art “How Stanley Got His Groove Back” and “Can You Feel What I’m Saying.”

Sipping On Ink is an exploration into all things LGBT oriented. If you are a writer, artist, producer, musician, filmmaker, poet or actor or just interested in all of the above, then this is the show for you!

Join them as they discuss and share in a love of words written, spoken and sung live every Wednesday at 8pm EST.

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New Books Coming Soon!

Check out this list of new novels hitting shelves soon. All release dates are tentative.


A Million Thoughts Publishing

Release Date: September 30, 2012

Lipstick Dom combines the 2005 previously released novel Rainbow Heart and its never before release sequel, Trying to Hide a Rainbow. Read the Sistahs on the Shelf review of Rainbow Heart.


Urban Books

Release Date: October 30, 2012

The continuing saga of the My Woman His Wife series from Anna J. Read the Sistahs on the Shelf reviews of My Woman His Wife and The Aftermath.


Bold Strokes Books

Release Date: May 2013

Some mornings, Sara Chambers wakes in bed next to her girlfriend and her girlfriend’s lover wondering how she ended up there. Beautiful, successful, and a force to be reckoned with at her Atlanta law firm, Sara is still powerless in her attraction to the rebellious and reckless, Rille Thompson.

As college girlfriends, Sara and Rille’s relationship had been incendiary, burning away Sara’s innocence and self-respect even as it widened her world beyond her wildest imagination. Now, almost twenty years later, Rille still pushes Sara beyond her limits, bringing a third lover into their bed and domestic lives when their monogamy gets stale. The hold Rille has over Sara—and their new lover—becomes as powerful as it is dangerous. Can Sara pull herself free in time, or will her life turn to cinders in the wake of Rille’s powerful flame?

Groundbreaking Anthology Gives Voice to the Lives, Rights and Issues of Bullying Victims in America

Editors Ifalade Ta’Shia Asanti and Azaan Kamau are proud to announce the publication of the most highly anticipated anthologies of the decade. Letters to My Bully published by Glover Lane Press arrives to bookstores and on-line markets on August 15, 2012.

Why a Letter to My Bully?

Every day in America, 160,000 students miss school due to bullying. According to reports by the Secret Service, two-thirds of school shootings are motivated by bullying. A whopping 43% of middle school children avoid the bathroom and locker rooms at all costs due to certainty of being bullied. And finally, the number one reason for suicides among youth ages 11-16 is bullying.

Glover Lane Press’ historical anthology, Letters to My Bully, not only gives victims of bullying an outlet to express the impact of bullying in their lives, contributors speak on solutions to the problem and offer healing advice to survivors. Letters to My Bully is a thought-provoking collection of letters, poetry and essays written by youth, women, men, seniors and celebrities that will change the way this country views survivors forever.

“As a survivor of bullying, I wanted to do a project that would not only help victims heal but would help to educate the masses on how serious this issue is,” says Glover Lane Press publisher, Azaan Kamau. “I define bullying as abuse, mistreatment, torment and harassment by peers, classmates, neighbors, the congregation, siblings, parents, boyfriend, your spouse, etc. This is an issue that America must make a priority as it relates to social justice and peace movements.”

Co-editor Ifalade Ta’Shia Asanti says, “Letters to My Bully is an excellent tool for ministers, teachers, community leaders, parents, teens and youth to educate those around them about the dangers of bullying. Until everybody, everywhere is addressing this issue in some form, it will continue to plague our great nation.”

Letters to My Bully includes contributions by CSI Miami Actor Robert LaSardo and Huffington Post writer Kergan Edwards-Stout, as well as more than a dozen other best-selling, nationally celebrated writers. There are also pieces written by child survivors and senior citizens.

Letters to My Bully is proud to be supported by national Peace Partners who have committed to ensuring the message of this anthology will reach the masses.

Letters to My Bully edited by Ifalade Ta’Shia Asanti, Azaan Kamau and published by Glover Lane releases August 15, 2012.

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Become a Peace Partner by inviting the editors and select authors from Letters to My Bully to your venue for a community dialogue, book signing or Peace Party. Join our Peace Movement on Facebook under to My Bully Anthology.

Sistahs on the Shelf featured in reSOUND magazine!

Sistahs on the Shelf is featured in the latest issue of reSOUND magazine. reSOUND is a quarterly online and print publication for Black lesbians and allies of the community and cause featuring women in differing stages of their careers, relationships, and development.

The article discusses the history of SOTS and plans for its future, as well as fun facts about the SOTS founder, Rena.

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New Book: Living With 3 Strikes Against Me


Get to know author Ericka K. F. Simpson through her recently published memoir, Living With 3 Strikes Against Me: Life Through My Eyes As Black, Female and Gay.

Living With 3 Strikes Against Me is an eye-opening look into the life of Simpson. She freely speaks her mind about what it was like growing up as a black gay female and how those experiences shaped her into the person she is today. She tells her story by boldly addressing controversial issues under specific topics including women, love, religion and the LGBT community.

In this, her first nonfiction work, Simpson reveals the pain and struggles she has endured over the past 10 years and how she was able to grow from those experiences instead of allowing them to destroy her.

This thought provoking work will cause you to take an inventory of your own prejudices and judgments of others. It also offers guidance and advice to anyone struggling with loving themselves regardless of their race, gender or sexual orientation.

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