Author Archives: Troy

About Troy

Troy D. Johnson is the President, founder and webmaster of AALBC.com, LLC (The African American Literature Book Club). Launched in March of 1998, AALBC.com has grown to become the largest and most frequently visited website dedicated to books and films by and about people of African descent.

Only 54 Black Owned Bookstores Remain in America

This is a follow up to an article, Death of the Black Owned, Independent, Bookstore, originally published here on March 25, 2012.   The article highlighted the fact the we had lost 66% of our Black owned bookstores, in the … Continue reading

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Get On Up – A New James Brown Movie Coming!

I just learned about this up coming film from my online buddy, CD Burns, an hour ago.  After watching the trailer, I figured I’d share the good news as too.   Of course, it is virtually impossible to judge the quality … Continue reading

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There is a Lack of Unity Among Black Websites

Over the last year, I’ve invested a lot of effort informing the public about the adverse impact of the corporate take over of the web and how this is hurting independent websites, particularly Black owned ones. I have, however, not … Continue reading

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