African American Authors

IF = INSPIRATIONAL
UF = URBAN (STREET)

Ace (UF)
Adams, Jenoyne
Adams, Stacey Hawkins (IF)
Alers, Rochelle
Allen Jeffrey R.
Allegra, Donna
Allison-Ottey, Sharon D.
Anderson, Alston (SWWF)
Andrews, Raymond
Ansa, Tina McElroy
Anthony, Sterling
Apollo (UF)
Austin, Doris Jean
Bailey, Erroll J.
Bailey-Williams, Nicole
Baisden, Michael
Bakeer, Donald
Baker, Calvin
Baker, T.N. (UF)
Baldwin, James
Ballard, Allen B.
Baptiste, Michael (UF)
Bambara, Toni Cade
Baraka, Imamu Amiri (Leroi Jones)
Bates, Arthenia J. (SWWF)
Bates, Karen Grigsby
Beatty, Paul
Bell,. Cassandra
Bellamy, Adrienne
Belton, Don
Bennett, Hal
Benson, Angela (IF)
Berry, Bertice
Berry, Venise T.
Beverly, Sonnie (IF)
Billings, Maxine (IF)
Billingsley, ReShonda T.(IF)
Birch, Dywane (UF)
Black, Daniel
Blue, Treasure E. (UF)
Boles, Philana Marie
Bontemps, Arna Wendell
Borsten, Rick (SWWF)
Bowen, Michele Andrea (IF)
Bracy, Ihsan
Bradley, David
Branch, Kip
Brand, Dionne
Briscoe, Connie
Brooks, Kimberley(IF)
Brookshire, LaJoyce
Brown, Cecil
Brown, Charlotte Hawkins
Brown, Elaine Meryl
Brown, Linda Beatrice
Brown, Parry Ann
Brown, Tracey (UF)
Brown, Wesley
Buckhanon. Kalisha
Buckley, Michelle
Bullard, Linda McKeever
Bunkley, Anita R.
Burks, Cris
Burley, Charlotte
Burney, Claudia Mair
Burton, Rainelle
Busia, Akosua
Butler, Tajuana “T.J.”
C-Murder (Rapper) (UF)
Campbell, Bebe Moore
Candis, Judy (IF)
Carrington, Roslyn
Carter, Quentin (UF)
Carter, Stephen L.
Carter, Vincent O.
Cary, Lorene
Castoro, Laura
Cezair-Thompson, Margaret
Chambers, Christopher
Channer, Colin
Chase-Riboud, Barbara
Cheekes, Shonda
Chesnutt, Charles Waddell
Childress, Alice
Chiles, Nick
Chunichi (UF)
Clair, Maxine
Clark, Wahida (UF)
Clarke, Austin Chesterfield
Clarke, Breena
Cleage, Pearl
Cliff, Michelle
Coakley-Thompson, Wendy
Cobb, William
Coburn Whack, Rita (IF)
Coleman, Darren
Collier, Eugenia
Collier-Thomas, Bettye
Colter, Cyrus
Conde, Maryse
Connor, Bernadette Y.
Cook, Janet Stevens (UF)
Cooper, Clarence L. (SWWF)
Cooper, J. California
Copage, Eric
Copeland, Sheila
Corbin, Steven
Cose, Ellis
Covington, Michael (UF)
Crafts, Hannah
Cruz, Angie
D’Aguiar, Fred
Daniels, Angie
Danticat, Edwidge
Darden, Christopher A.
Dash, Julie
Davis, Bridgett M.
Davis, Mark
Davis, Thulani
DeBerry, Virginia
Debrew, Darrell (UF)
Delany, Samuel R.
Demby, William
Dickey, Eric Jerome
Diggs, Anita Doreen
Dix, Minnie
Dixon, Doug
Dixon, Melvin
Douglas, Marcia
Dove, Rita
Du Bois, W.E. B.
Due, Tananarive
Dumas, Henry
Dunbar, Paul Laurence
Duplechan, Larry
Durham, David Anthony
Edwards, Cheri Paris (IF)
Edwards, Louis
Elam, Patricia
Ellis, Erika
Ellis, Jamellah (IF)
Ellis, Trey
Ellison, Ralph
Elmore, Ronn (IF)
Endy (UF)
Ervin, Keisha (UF)
Esdaile, Leslie
Eubanks, Nelson
Evans, Diana
Even, Aaron Roy
Everett, Percival L.
Ewing, Rita
Farley, Christopher John
Fauset, Jessie Redmon
Ferrell, Carolyn
50 Cent (Musician) (UF)
Files, Lolita
Fisher, Rudolph
Flowers, Arthur R.
Folkes, Nurit (UF)
Ford, Aisha (IF)
Ford, Darnella
Ford, Wallace
Forrest, Leon
Forster, Gwynne
Foster, Sharon Ewell (IF)
Fortune, Gwen Y.
Foxx, Nina
French, Albert
Frisby, Mister Mann
Fryer, Dwight
Fullilove, Eric James
Gaines, Ernest
Garnett, Ruth
George, Nelson
Glave, Thomas
Glenn, Maurice
Glover, Bonnie J.
Glover,Vivian
Goines, Donald (UF)
Golden, Marita
Gomez, Jewelle
Gordon, Howard
G’Orge-Walker, Pat (IF)
Gould, Sandra Lee
Grant, Donna
Grant, Tracy
Gray, Erick S. (UF)
Greenlee, Sam
Greer, Bonnie
Gregory, Tamara
Griffith, Lois
Griffith, Marilynn
Griggs, Vanessa D. (IF)
Grooms, Anthony
Grosvenor, Linda Dominique (IF)
Gurley-Highgate, Hilda
Guy, Rosa
Haley, Alex
Haley-Brown, Patricia (IF)
Hall, Rachel Howzell
Hardy, James Earl
Harmon, Byron
Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins
Harris, Denise, Michelle (IF)
Harris, E. Lynn
Haulsey, Kuwana
Hayes, Hunter
Haynes, David
Hemans, Donna
Hendricks, Obery M. (IF)
Heyward, DuBose
Hill, Donna
Hill, Ernest
Hill. Lawrence
Hill, Mars
Hill, Shandra
Himes, Chester B.
Hobbs, Allison (UF)
Holliday, Geneva ((UF)
Holly, Dan
Holman, John
Holmes, Shannon (UF)
Holton, Hugh
Hopkins, Bonnie
Howard, Ravi
Howard, Tracie
Hoyte, Kirsten
Hughes, Langston
Hudson-Smith, Linda
Hunt, LaJill (UF)
Hunt, Marsha
Hunter, Angel
Hunter, Kristin
Hunter, Travis
Hurston, Zora Neale
Iceberg Slim (UF)
Iweala, Uzodinma
J., Anna (UF)
Jackson, Brenda
Jackson, Brian Keith
Jackson, Derek (IF)
Jackson, Edwardo
Jackson, Sheneska
Jackson-Opoku, Sandra
Jakes, T.D. (IF)
James, Darius
James, Edward Nubian
Jaquavis, Ashley (UF)
Jarrett, Norma L. (IF)
Jasper, Kenji (UF)
Jeffers, Lance
Jefferson, Roland S.
Jenkins, Beverly
Jenkins, Nikki
Jihad (UF)
Joe, Yolanda
John, Mable (IF)
Johnson, Charles Richard
Johnson, Dana
Johnson, Darlene
Johnson, Dedra
Johnson, Freddie Lee
Johnson, Guy
Johnson, Keith Lee (UF)
Johnson, Mat
Johnson, R.M.
Johnson, Shawne
Johnson, Terrance (IF)
Johnson-Coleman, Lorraine
Johnson-Hodge, Margaret
Jones, Edward P.
Jones, Gayl
Jones, Nettie
Jones, Patricia
Jones, Solomon (UF)
Jones, Tayari
Jossel, Joylynn
Jourdain, Rose
Joy (UF)
Kalam, Murad
Kay, Jackie
Kee, John P.(IF)
Keene, John
Kelley, Norman
Kelley, William Melvin
Kemp, Arnold
Kenan, Randall
Kendrick, Erika J.
Kennedy, Erica
Kenney, Carl (IF)
Kilgore, Davida
Killens, John Oliver
Killingsworth, Renee Prewitt
Kincaid, Jamaica
King, Darrell (UF)
King, Deja (UF)
King-Gamble, Marcia
Kitt, Sandra
Kunjufa, Jawanza
K’wan (UF)
Ladd, Florence
Laferriere, Dany
Lamar, Jake
Lambright, Slim LaMoure
Lankford, J.R.
Larsen, Nella
Lattany, Kristin Hunter
LaValle, Victor D.
Leanne, Shelly (IF)
Lee, Andrea
Lee, Darrien
Lee, Helen Elaine
Lee,Tonya Lewis
Lennox, Lisa (UF)
Lester, Julius
Lewis, Sherri L. (IF)
Lewis. William Henry
Lincoln, C. Eric
Lincoln, Christine
Lippi, Rosina
Little, Benilde
Lockhart, Zelda
Lorde, Audre
Louard, Janette McCarthy
Lovell, Glenville
Luckett, Jonathan
Lynch, Tanika (UF)
Mahoney, William
Major, Clarence
Major, Devorah
Major, Marcus
Mallette, Gloria
Marshall, Paule
Martin, Victor L. (UF)
Mason, Felicia (IF)
Mason, J.D.
Mason, LaTonya (IF)
Massey, Brandon
Mathis, Sharon Bell
McBride, James
McCall, Nathan
McCann, Timmothy B.
McClain-Watson, Teresa
McCluskey, John
McCollars, Tia (IF)
McDonald, Trevy Ann
McEachin, James
McFadden, Bernice
McGlothin, Victor
McKay, Claude
McKinney, Tina Brooks
McKinney-Whetstone, Diane
McKnight, Reginald
McLarin, Kim
McMillan, Rosalyn
McMillan Terry
McNeal, Mallori (UF)
McPherson, James Alan
Mengestu, Dinaw
Meriwether, Louise
Miasha (UF)
Michaels, Cherlyn
Micheaux, Oscar
Miller, Brenda R.
Miller, Karen E. Quinones
Miller, Monique (IF)
Miller, Vanessa (IF)
Millner, Denene
Mitchell, Lionel
Mitchell, Sharon
Monroe, Mary
Monteilh, Marissa
Montgomery, Tiphani (UF)
Moore, Christopher
Moore, Stephanie Perry (IF)
Moore, Yanier Blak( UF)
Morris, Janine A.
Morrison, Mary B.
Morrison, Toni
Morrow, Bruce
Mosley, Walter
Motley, Willard (SWWF)
Mowry, Jess
Muhanji, Cherry
Mungin, Horace
Murray, Albert
Murray, Victoria C. (IF)
Nailah, Anika
Napoleon, Landon
Nathane, Yvonne G.
Naylor, Gloria
Neff, Heather
Nelson, Jill
Nero, Clarence
Newton, Lionel
Noire (UF)
Norman-Bellamy, Kendra (IF)
Nunez, Elizabeth
Odum, Howard Washington
Ojikutu, Bayo (UF)
Oyeyemi, Helen
Packer, ZZ
Palfrey, Evelyn
Parker, Gwendolyn M.
Parks, Electa R.
Parks, Suzan-Lori
Pate, Alexs D.
Perkins, Dawson
Perkins, Suzetta
Perrin, Kayla
Perry, Charles
Perry, Phyllis Alesia
Perry, Richard
Pete, Eric
Peterson, Brian
Petry, Ann Lane
Pharr, Robert Deane (UF)
Phillips, Caryl
Phillips, Debra
Phillips, Patricia
Pina, Gabrielle
Pinckney, Darryl
Poole, Daaimah
Porter, Benita
Porter, Connie Rose
Powell, Jacqueline
Price-Thompson, Tracy (UF)
Randall, Alice
Rawles, Nancy
Rax, Cydney
Raymond, Linda
Reed, Douglas
Reed, Ishmael
Reid, Maryann
Reilly, Shauna
Relentless Aaron (UF)
Reynolds, April
Rhodes, Evie
Rhodes, Jewell Parker
Rice, Patty
Richardson, Brenda Lane
Ridley, John
Riley, Len
Rivers, A.J. (UF)
Rivers, Reggie
Robinson, C. Kelly
Robinson, Cheryl
Robotham, Rosemarie
Roby, Kimberla Lawson
Rogers, Gloree
Rose, Odessa
Ross, Fran
Rowell, Charles H.
Roy, Lucinda
Rux, Carl Hancock
Sanders, Dori
Sandford, Juliet
Santiago, Danielle (UF)
Sapphire
Sarsfield, Mairuth
Scott, Darieck
Scott-Heron, Gil
Scott., Sophfronia
Senna, Danzy
Sewell, Earl
Shakur, Sanyika (UF)
Shange, Ntozake
Shellman, Therone
Sher, Sherri (UF)
Sherman, Charlotte Watson
Sherrod, Leslie J. (IF)
Silva, Kimberly
Simmons, Danny
Simmons, Herbert
Sinclair, April
Singer, Gammy L.
Singleton, Elyse
Skerrett, Joanne
Smith, Andrea
Smith, Danyel
Smith, Faye McDonald
Smith, Frederick
Smith, Mary Burnett
Smith, Meta (UF)
Snoop Dogg (UF)
Solomon, Asali
Souljah, Sister (UF)
Southerland, Ellease
Southgate, Martha
Spencer, Camika
Stetson, Jeff
Stimpson, Michelle (IF)
Story, Rosalyn
Stovall, TaRessa
Stringer, Vickie M.(UF)
Styles, Toy (UF)
Sullivan, Leo L. (UF)
Summers, Barbara
Swindle, Renee
Swinson, Kiki (UF)
Tademy, Lalita
Talbert, David E.
Tarpley, Natasha
Taylor, Mel
Tervalon, Jervey
Thomas, Jacquelin (IF)
Thomas, Joyce Carol
Thomas, Michael
Thomas, Trisha R.
Thompson, M. Dion
Thompson, Maxine E.
Thurman, Wallace
Tillis, Tracey
Toomer, Jean
Toure
Trice, Dawn Turner
Troutt, David Dante
Tucker, Pat
Turner, Nikki (UF)
Turnipseed, Erica S.
Tyree, Omar
Valentine, Michelle
Van Dyke, Henry
Van Peebles, Melvin
Velvet (UF)
Vernon, Olympia
Verdelle, A. J.
Wade, Brent
Walker, Alice
Walker, Margaret
Walker, Mari (IF)
Walker, Persia
Walker, Sherrie (UF)
Warren, Tiffany L. (IF)
Washington, Jesse John (UF)
Waters, Annie
Weber, Carl
Webster, Ivan
Welch-Tyson, Delorys
Wesley, Valerie W.
West, Dorothy
Whitaker, Ginger
Whitaker, Tu-Shonda (UF)
White, Cynthia (UF)
White, Franklin
Whitehead, Colson
Whitfield, Van
Wideman, John Edgar
Wilkinson, Crystal
Williams, Billy Dee
Williams, Dennis A.
Williams, Edward C.
Williams, John Alfred
Williams, K. Roland (UF)
Williams, KaShamba (UF)
Williams, Robyn
Williams, Sheila
Williams, Sherley Anne
Williams, T.J.
Williams, Tia
Wilson, Harriet E.
Winters, Angela
Woods, Teri (UF)
Woodson, Jacqueline
Woolridge, Lori B.
Wright, Bil
Wright, Charles
Wright, Richard
Wright, Zara
Yerby, Frank
Young, Al
Youngblood, Shay
Zane (UF)