Marvel’s Black Panther


Join Manumission Tour Company and Griffin Vision Photography and travel to Wakanda before the general public with an Advanced PRIVATE Screening of Marvel’s Black Panther.

Thursday, February 15th

7:30pm private show.

Regal Cinemas- Potomac Yards

3575 Jefferson Davis Highway

Alexandria, VA 22305

Doors and VIP red carpet open at 6:30p.

Do it for the culture and represent in the most Afrocentric attire. There will be prizes for the best looks as well as other giveaways and swag bags for each guest.

About the film:

Black Panther is an upcoming 2018 superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics superhero of the same name. It is a sequel to Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War, and will also be the eighteenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as the sixth installment of Phase Three.






Every ticket includes:

-Inclusion in Best Dressed contest

-Red Carpet Photo experience

-Swag Bag

-Giveaway Raffle

$30 Donation for Ticket to Early Private Screening Event

$45 Donation for Ticket to Early Private Screening Event with concessions (individual popcorn and soda)

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2018 Ujamaa Book Festival

2018 Ujamaa Book Festival

The 2018 Ujamaa Book Festival, on Saturday, March 31, 2018, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm,  brings authors and readers together to celebrate the written word of the literary profession. The festival features new, emerging, and nationally recognized authors. Panel discussions and workshops are aimed at expanding the knowledge of the discerning reader and fledgling author. We invite you to be a part of this exciting event. For more information, call (703) 299-2591 or visit

2018 NAACP Image Awards: List of Winners


2018 NAACP Image Awards: List of Winners

The 49th NAACP Image Awards, presented by the NAACP, honored outstanding representations and achievements of people of color in motion pictures, television, music and literature during the 2017 calendar year on January 15, 2018; Listed below are award winners in the area of literature:

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

The Annotated African American Folktales – Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Author), Maria Tatar (Author) (Liveright Publishing Corporation) (WINNER)
Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng (Penguin Random House)
No One Is Coming to Save Us – Stephanie Powell Watts (HarperCollins Publishers)
Sing, Unburied, Sing – Jesmyn Ward (Simon and Schuster)
The Wide Circumference of Love – Marita Golden (Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.)

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author

No One Is Coming to Save Us – Stephanie Powell Watts (HarperCollins Publishers) (WINNER)
A Beautiful Ghetto – Devin Allen (Haymarket Books)
Chasing Spaces: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace & Second Chances – Leland Melvin (HarperCollins Publishers)
Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat – Patricia Williams (Author) Jeannine Amber (With) (HarperCollins Publishers)
We’re Going to Need More Wine – Gabrielle Union (HarperCollins Publishers)

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional

The Awakened Woman: Remembering & Reigniting Our Sacred Dreams Dr. Tererai Trent (Author), Oprah Winfrey (Foreword By) (Simon and Schuster) (WINNER)
Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You – Misty Copeland (Grand Central Publishing)
Exponential Living – Stop Spending 100% of Your Time on 10% of Who You Are – Sheri Riley (Author), Usher (Foreword By) (Penguin Random House)
Kristen Kish Cooking – Kristen Kish (Author), Meredith Erickson (With) (Clarkson Potter)
Notoriously Dapper – How to Be A Modern Gentleman with Manners, Style and Body Confidence – Kelvin Davis (Mango Media Inc.)

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography

Becoming Ms. Burton – From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women – Susan Burton (Author), Cari Lynn (Author), Michelle Alexander (Foreword By) (The New Press) (WINNER)
Ali: A Life – Jonathan Eig (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Chester B. Himes – Lawrence P. Jackson (W. W. Norton & Company)
Obama: The Call of History – Peter Baker (New York Times/Callaway)
We’re Going to Need More Wine – Gabrielle Union (HarperCollins Publishers)

Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction

Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies – Dick Gregory

 (HarperCollins Publishers) (WINNER)
Black Detroit – A People’s History of Self-Determination – Herb Boyd (HarperCollins Publishers)
Chokehold: Policing Black Men – Paul Butler (The New Press)
The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas – Adrian Miller (University of North Carolina Press)
We Were Eight Years In Power: An American Tragedy – Ta-Nehisi Coates (Random House)

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry

Incendiary Art: Poems – Patricia Smith (TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press) (WINNER)
My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter – Aja Monet (Haymarket Books)
Silencer – Marcus Wicker (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
The Drowning Boy’s Guide to Water – Cameron Barnett (Autumn House Press)
Wild Beauty: New and Selected Poems – Ntozake Shange (Simon and Schuster)

Outstanding Literary Work – Children

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History – Vashti Harrison (Hachette Book Group)
Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Author), Raymond Obstfeld (With) (Hachette Book Group)
Before She Was Harriet – Lesa Cline-Ransome (Author), James E. Ransome (Illustrator) (Holiday House)
Take a Picture of Me, James VanDerZee! – Andrea J. Loney (Author), Keith Mallett (Illustrator) (Lee & Low Books)
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, A Young Civil Rights Activist – Cynthia Levinson (Author), Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Illustrator) (S&S Children’s Publishing)

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens

Clayton Byrd Goes Underground Rita Williams-Garcia (Author), Frank Morrison (Illustrator (Amistad/HarperCollins Publishers) (WINNER)
Allegedly – Tiffany D. Jackson (HarperCollins Publishers)
Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds (S&S Children’s Publishing)
Solo – Kwame Alexander (Author), Mary Rand Hess (With) (Blink)
The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas (HarperCollins Publishers)



MLK Day Celebration & Book Signing

MLK Day Celebration & Book Signing

featuring keynote speaker

Sheryll Cashin, Georgetown University Law Professor.

9:00 a.m./Everyone Invited!
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Fort Washington Baptist Church
11516 Fort Washington Road
Ft Washington MD 20744

Join the author and get a signed copy of her newest books entitled, “Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy.” Hosted by Harambee Books & Artworks.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Harambee Books & Artworks is African American bookstore in Old Town of Alexandria VA, serving the Washington DC metro region with a wide selection of best-selling books, exclusive artworks, and fashionable products! Not sure which gift to select? Let them decide. A Harambee Books & Artworks Card is always the perfect choice. Gift cards amount start at $25.



Happy Kwanzaa!!!!

Happy Kwanzaa!!!!

Kwanzaa is observed from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a feast and gift-giving. Kwanzaa has seven core principles (Nguzo Saba). When a new candle is lit each day it represents one of these principles. Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa is dedicated to one of the following principles:

On the first day of Kwanzaa the black candle represents the first principle – Umoja (oo-MOH-jah): Unity.

On the second day the black candle is again lit, as well as the farthest red candle on the left and it represents the 2nd principle of Kwanzaa –Kujichagulia (koo-jee-chah-goo-LEE-ah): Self-Determination.

On the third day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, and then the farthest right green candle and it represents the 3rd principle of Kwanzaa – Ujima (oo-JEE-mah): Collective work and responsibility.

On the fourth day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green. And then the next red candle on the left and it represents the 4th principle of Kwanzaa – Ujamaa(oo-jah-MAH):Collective economics.

On the fifth day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green, the next red and then the next green candle and it represents the 5th principle of Kwanzaa – Nia(NEE-ah): Purpose.

On the sixth day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green, the next red, the next green and then the final red candle and it represents the 6th principle of Kwanzaa – Kuumba (koo-OOM-bah): Creativity.

On the seventh day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green, the next red candle, the next green, the final red and then the final green candle and it represents the 7th principle of Kwanzaa – Imani (ee-MAH-nee): Faith.