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Bern Nadette Stanis – Pens Book on Relationships

For you children out there: Bern Nadette played Thelma Evans in Good Times a popular sitcom from the early 70’s, which featured a all Black cast.

I ran into Ms. Stanis at the Capitial BookFest a couple of weekends ago. She was signing her new book “Situations 101”; a book that offers advice on relationships.

I have to tell you the photo below does not do her justice. She looks good and, refreshingly, has a personality to match.


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