Top Urban Authors

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 enviroment or each other.

The list consist of some of my favorite authors that speak to all aspects of life. Specific empahsis 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 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.

QB Wells, Author of Blackface

Urban Authors

Chinua Achebe
Maya Angelo
James Baldwin
Amari Baraki
Gwendelyn Brooks
Sandra Cisneros
John Henrik Clarke
Johnnie Cochran
Bill Cosby
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Eric Jerome Dickey
W.E.B Dubois
Michael Eric Dyson
Minister Louis Farakhan
Marcus Garvey
Nikki Giovanni
Donald Goines
Lorraine Hansberry
Chester Himes
bell hooks
Langston Hughes
Zora Neale Hurston
Iceberg Slim
T.D Jakes
Maxine Kingston
Jawanza Kunjufu
Alaine Locke
Malcolm X
Michael Moore
Claude Mckay
Terri Mcmillan
Toni Morrison
Walter Mosley
Elija Muhammed
Ursula Rucker
Sista Souljah
Tavis Smiley
Soujourner Truth
Alice Walker
Phillis Wheatley
Dr. Frances Welsling
Carter G. Wilson
Saul Williams