Great event: The Black Book Coalition

27 Aug
Ella Curry and friends enjoying The Black Book Coalition event.

Founders of The Black Book Coalition

I recently attended a spectacular event hosted by the Black Book Coalition. Several authors, publicist, and literary vendors met to network and share resources. This was one of the best networking events that I have attended this year! Great Food. Stimulating Conversation. Power Connections! The Black Book Coalition was founded by MahoganyBooks in conjunction with The Renaissance Group, LLC and The Hurston/Wright Foundation to achieve success and value for our literary community through the use of their combined talents and expertise.

We opened the event by paying tribute to author E. Lynn Harris. Yao Glover, founder of literary giant Karibu Book Stores, was given a photo album documenting the 14 years of operation by the Black Book Coalition founders. Publisher Jessica Tilles was instrumental in making new authors feel welcomed and appreciated. Lee and Charlotte were the perfect hostesses.

Literary icon Marita Golden was supporting the authors with her years of wisdom. I had the pleasure to mingle with avid reader Jackie, Judine Slaughter founder of the United Black Writers Association, Gary A. Johnson owner of the Black Men in America organization, literary agent Audra Barrett, Russell Price Jr. owner of Be There Magazine, life balance expert Takeyah A. Young and many owner fabulous business owners and authors were there to round out the exceptional evening.

The owners of MahoganyBooks, Ramunda and Derrick A. Young, brought about such elegant flair, that I didn’t want the night to end! The launch party for the Black Book Coalition with attendees ranging from New York Times Best Selling authors, area publicists, independent publishers and more, will greatly increase the unity between the avid readers, new leaders and the literary elite in the DMV.

Become part of the movement to unify the DC Black Book Community by visiting MahoganyBooks for more information here.

About the Founders:

** MahoganyBooks – created by an enterprising husband and wife duo in the Washington DC area, MahoganyBooks is positioned to become the premier online destination for all books relevant to the African Diaspora. Coupling a dynamic social networking community, robust inventory selection, easy to use website and provocative literary content, MahoganyBooks is the ideal online bookstore dedicated to “Books, Community, Words & You.”

** The Renaissance Group, LLC – comprised of Lee McDonald (former Karibu Marketing Director) and Charlotte Reid (CEO/Founder of Intimate Interiors) is a strategic marketing and event management firm. With over 30 years of outstanding professional event development and implementation experience, TRG specializes in communications, brand development, public relations and community outreach.

** Hurston/Wright Foundation – is the nation’s resource center for writers, readers, and supporters of Black literature. The only organization of its kind that provides culturally sensitive services and guidance for Black writers at every stage of their development.

For more information: contact MahoganyBooks at
Derrick A. Young, CEO MahoganyBooks
Tel: 703.730.3873
Fax: 888.573.3987

Books, Community, Words & You

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