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Top 50 Urban Authors

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Help Art Official Media compile the most compelling urban authors on the literary scene. Of course, some people might not classify all the authors as urban but everyone is entitled to an opinion.

The criteria of the writers was compiled according to the ideas and stories expressed. Anything to do with African American relationships to the environment or each other.

The list consists of some of my favorite authors that speak to all aspects of life. Specific emphasis was given to authors who self-published or were published by an independent press in order to make a living through their art.

If you have other authors who you think should be included in our top authors list, please email me. I'll review the book(s) and the site and if the author fits, I'll add him/her to the list.

Success to you,

- Q.B. Wells, Author of Blackface, Editor of The Urbania Magazine

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Top 50 Urban Authors

yellow dot Relentless Aaron -  Push
yellow dot Marc Anthony - Streets of New York
yellow dot James Baldwin- Fire Next Time
yellow dot Treasure Blue - Harlem Girl Lost
yellow dot Gwendelyn Brooks
yellow dot Sandra Cisneros - A House on Mango Street
yellow dot Andrea Blackstone - Nympho
yellow dot Wahida Clark
yellow dot Michael Chan
yellow dot John Henry Clark
yellow dot Eric Jerome Dickey
yellow dot W.E.B. Dubois - Souls of Black Folk
yellow dot Michael Eric Dyson - Dyson Reader
yellow dot Kwon - Still Hood
yellow dot Richard Jeanty -
yellow dot Roy Glenn -
yellow dot Donald Goines - Dopefiend
yellow dot Shannon Holmes - B-More Careful
yellow dot Chester Himes
yellow dot bell hooks - Art of My Mind
yellow dot Langston Hughes
yellow dot Keith Lee Johnson - Sugar and Spice
yellow dot Iceberg Slim - Pimp
yellow dot Jihad -
yellow dot Maxine Kingston - Woman Warrior
yellow dot Jawanza Kunjufu - Conspiracy to Destroy Males
yellow dot Jessica Tilles
yellow dot Malcolm X
yellow dot Kwame Teague - Dutch III
yellow dot Vickey Stringer - Dirty Red
yellow dot Nikki Turner - Riding Dirty on 95
yellow dot Toni Morrison - The Bluest Eye
yellow dot Walter Mosley
yellow dot Omar Tyree
yellow dot T. Styles - Black and Ugly
yellow dot Sista Souljah - Coldest Winter Ever
yellow dot Tavis Smiley - Covenant with Black America
yellow dot Soujourner Truth - Autobiography
yellow dot Kashamba Williams
yellow dot QB Wells - Blackface, Doughboy
yellow dot Dr. Frances Welsling - Isis Papers
yellow dot  Teri Woods - Dutch I, Dutch II
yellow dot Saul Williams
yellow dot Kevin Weeks - Streetlife Series
yellow dot  Carl Weber
yellow dot  Richard Wright - Blackboy
yellow dot  Cornel West - Race Matters
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yellow dot  Trista Russell - Fly on the Wall
yellow dot  Zane - Addicted
      yellow dot  Kiki Swinston - Candy Shop
      yellow dot  Jason Poole - Larceny
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“Captivating, raw and uncensored...”
- The Weekly Press

To protect his mother, teenager Clinton Ray a.k.a. Black must run away from his home. Forced to mingle with the worst elements and conditions of urban life, he meets Face, Penny and Zero. Together they fend for the American Dream.

Inevitably, experience provokes Black to observe his friends, his lifestyle and his own aspirations. In his journey of self-discovery, Black must learn how to survive on the streets of Chicago, alter his life decisions or perish in the confusion of life.

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