Activist and organizer Tamika Mallory has announced that she will release her first book, State of Emergency, next year. The book will also be the first release for Charlamagne Tha God's literary imprint, Black Privilege Publishing.
"[State of Emergency] is a searing indictment of America’s historical, deadly, and continuing assault on Black lives," publisher said about the upcoming release.
Mallory has worked for years to fight against social injustice, improve the criminal justice system and reform the education system in New York and cities around the world. Most notably, she was a leading organizer for the Women's March in 2017. Her work has landed her spots in Time Magazine and boatloads of support from public figures like Charlamagne Tha God.
"Queen Tamika Mallory is my leader. If you’re a black person in America, she’s your leader, too. Tamika is one of those people who’s always on the frontlines fighting for us and not for self serving reasons because she cares about Black People. History is going to be very kind to her," The Breakfast Club co-host wrote on Instagram.
"When it’s all said and done, she will go down as one of the most influential black voices in American history. It is truly a Black privilege and an honor to work for her."
As for the popular radio host, this is his latest major venture. Earlier this year, he launched the Black Effect Podcast Network. Thus far, he has brought in popular shows like DrinkChamps and All The Smoke. He hopes that his publishing imprint will further highlight Black voices like his podcast network does.
"Thanks to Black Privilege Publishing, we don’t just read and write — we read, we write, and we publish our own narratives,” he said.
"Black Privilege Publishing is a home for the descendants of slaves impacted by Anti-Literacy Laws to forge stories that our ancestors could only dream of reading.”
Tamika Mallory's State of Emergency will set Black Privilege Publishing in motion when it is released on May 11, 2021. It is currently available for pre-order.
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