Tananarive Due
Charles Johnson
Beverly Jenkins
Diane Mckinney-Whetstone
Ernest Gaines
E. Lynn Harris
J. California Cooper
August Wilson
Gayl Jones
Virginia DeBerry
Eric Jerome Dickey
Alex Haley
Rosalyn McMillan
Ralph Ellison
Anita Bunkley
Maya Angelou
Maryse Conde
Langston Hughes
A.J. Verdelle
Octavia Butler
Nikki Giovanni
James Baldwin
Richard Wright
Tina McElroy Ansa
Zora Neale Hurston
Walter Mosley
Alice Walker
Bebe Moore Campbell
Iyanla Vanzant
Ann Petry
Albert French
Valerie Wilson Wesley
Cornel West
Omar Tyree
Gloria Naylor
Toni Morrison
April Sinclair
Terry McMillan
Sonia Sanchez
Edwidge Danticat
Jamaica Kincaid
Chester Himes
Sheneska Jackson
Dorothy West
John Edgar Wideman
Marita Golden
bell hooks
Connie Briscoe
Chinua Achebe