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  1. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Derrick A. Young MahoganyBooks Office: 703-730-3873 Email: derrick@mahoganybooks.com Website: www.mahoganybooks.com MahoganyBooks partners with AfricanAncestry.com to host an Author Talk and Book Signing featuring Michael Twitty, author of The Cooking Gene, on September 19, 2017, at 7 PM. Woodbridge, VA, August 30, 2017 - MahoganyBooks, an online bookstore that specializes in books written for, by, or about people of the African Diaspora, is excited to partner with AfricanAncestry.com, the world leader in tracing maternal and paternal lineages of African descent, to bring MahoganyBooks presents an Author Talk & Book Signing with Michael Twitty to the Gateway Arts District in Mt. Rainier, MD. This book talk will feature author, independent scholar, culinary historian, and native Washingtonian, Michael Twitty, discussing his new book The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South. The event will be held at The Adinkra Cultural Arts Studio (ACAS) on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Twitty will read from his book, discuss the genealogy research conducted, answer audience questions, and autograph each book. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the program will begin at 7 pm. The Adinkra Cultural Arts Studio is located at 3804 34th Street Mt. Rainier, MD 20712 in the heart of the Gateway Arts District and provides classes, workshops, and events specific to the arts of the African Diaspora. Said Twitty, “I am excited about working with MahoganyBooks and AfricanAncestry.com for my next book signing and having the opportunity to share my experience and know-how in genealogy research. I’m passionate about helping people uncover their heritage. Ultimately, when people leave this event I want them to realize that food has made us a family and has given us a vehicle to tell profound truths about our journeys.” MahoganyBooks presents an Author Talk & Book Signing with Michael Twitty is a free event but seating is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis for general admission tickets. Premium ticket holders will have reserved seats in addition to a guaranteed autographed book. Tickets for admission can be accessed at bit.ly/koshersoul. About the book: In his book The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South, Michael brings a fresh perspective to our most divisive cultural issue, race, in this illuminating memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces his ancestry--both black and white--through food, from Africa to America and from slavery to freedom. As he takes us through his ancestral culinary history, Twitty suggests that healing may come from embracing the discomfort of the South's past. Along the way, he reveals a truth that is more than skin deep--the power of food to bring the kin of the enslaved and their former slaveholders to the table, where they can discover the real America together. “Drawing on a wealth of documentary digging, personal interviews, and plenty of time in the kitchen, Twitty ably joins past and present, puzzling out culinary mysteries along the way.” – Kirkus Reviews About MahoganyBooks: Founded in 2007 by husband and wife duo, Derrick and Ramunda Young, in response to their love for literature and their desire to see it empower others as it has empowered them. MahoganyBooks is the fastest growing online bookstore for people of the African Diaspora that has also developed a reputation for connecting readers to writers for exciting, engaging, and thought-provoking literary events with the likes of Misty Copeland, Rep. John Lewis, Walter Mosley, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and former Mayor Marion Barry among others. About African Ancestry: Founded in 2003, African Ancestry Inc. (AfricanAncestry.com) pioneered genetic ancestry tracing for Black people worldwide. Utilizing its proprietary database of African DNA lineages, the company most accurately assesses present-day countries and ethnic groups of origin for people of African descent. African Ancestry’s products include the MatriClan™ and PatriClan™ ancestry tests and customized memorabilia and informative resources. African Ancestry is African-American-owned and headquartered in Washington, DC. For inquiries, contact taylor@taylorcommunicationsgroup.com. ***
  2. Join us on Saturday, February 11, 2012, at 2pm for the Meet the Author event with bestselling author, Bernice McFadden, atSpaulding Library in Spauldings, MD. In her latest release, Gathering of Waters, Bernice L. McFadden in her own magical way, tells the story of Emmett Till and traces the generations leading up to his murder on that terrible night in Money, Mississippi, 1955. Gathering of Waters is a deeply engrossing tale narrated by the town of Money, Mississippi–a site both significant and infamous in our collective story as a nation. Money is personified in this haunting story, which chronicles its troubled history following the arrival of the Hilson and Bryant families. This event will be held in the newly renovated Spauldings Library, located at 5811 Old Silver Hill Road in Spauldings, MD. Books will be available for purchase on site at the event and will only be autographed if accompanied with a MahoganyBooks receipt. This program is co-sponsored by the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System and MahoganyBooks. Visit www.MahoganyBooks.com for your must have books! About Bernice McFadden Bernice L. McFadden is the author of the national bestsellers Sugar (Black Caucus of the American Library Association Fiction Honor Book) and The Warmest December (Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in fiction and shortlisted for the Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Award). Her other works include: This Bitter Earth, Loving Donovan, Camilla’s Roses, Nowhere is a Place and Glorious. “I write to breathe life back into memory” ~Bernice L. McFadden
  3. Event: February 18, 2012 @ 11:00 am 1417 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231 Baltimore’s Frederick Douglass – Isaac Myers Maritime Park & MahoganyBooks present a special afternoon event with television show personality and multi-platinum music artist, Ray J and CEO, “Lifestyle Guru” and boisterous expert on the subject of infidelity, Maxwell Billieon. Together they discuss and sign their highly anticipated collaboration, Death of the Cheating Man: What Every Woman Must Know About Men Who Stray. About the Book from the Publisher: Ten years ago when renowned lifestyle guru, celebrity branding expert and business mogul Maxwell Billieon was bound by cheating in his relationships—because no mentors or role models had ever taught him how to function differently with women—he had an epiphany. Driven by an overwhelming desire to stop cheating, he set out on a life-changing journey to undo decades of destructive behaviors. With no experts or instructors to advise him, Billieon quickly realized he would have to draft his own operating manual for learning how not to cheat. Through insightful observations and copious note-taking, he accomplished this and in the end, created an accessible and foolproof blueprint for avoiding the pitfalls of cheating. Because of his personal success, Billieon decided to share his findings with others in an attempt to teach both men and women the truth about male cheating and to give women the information and skills needed to get and keep faithful men. Now, in DEATH OF THE CHEATING MAN: What Every Woman Must Know About Men Who Stray (Simon & Schuster/Atria/Strebor Books; Billieon—with celebrity personality and multi-platinum artist Ray J serving as a fascinating case study—reveals the hidden truth about unfaithful men and exposes why he believes deceitfulness is the primary cause of the demise of the American family. As Billieon outlines, step-by-step, what women need to know about how and why men manipulate their emotions, coauthor Ray J applies Billieon’s tenets to transform his own life from that of a reckless and indifferent playboy to a man capable of a committed and loving relationship. In a forthright, no-holds-bar style that is reminiscent of Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Billieon examines male cheating from a global perspective and reveals why powerful men such as John F. Kennedy, Tiger Woods and Arnold Schwarzenegger achieve incredible milestones in extraordinary ways but can’t manage to avoid the temptations of cheating. He also teaches women: how to stop enabling men to cheat; how to create the “New Monogamy”; how to recognize the signs that a man is cheating; the difference between being faithful and being committed; the danger of choosing pockets over pedigree; * how to know when it’s time to “pull a Yoko Ono.” SPECIAL NOTE: Books purchased from MahoganyBooks.com or onsite at the event will be autographed. The event will be held at the Frederick Douglass – Isaac Myers Maritime Park, Baltimore, MD. For more information call 410.685.0295 or 703.370.3873, or email customerservice@MahoganyBooks.com.
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