Africa Shines at NAACP Author Pavillion to Showcase Authors of Color

I am so excited to currently be in the city of Las Vegas as a featured author at the NAACP Author Pavillion. This year, Africa Shines at NAACP Author Pavillion to showcase authors of color. To say we’re excited to be a part of this dynamic opening event for the 105th NAACP convention would be an understatement. We’re looking forward to sharing our journey and our mission of Whose Shoes with the NAACP community and beyond.

The Author Pavillion is an annual part of the convention that is free and open to the public. It is produced by Mocha Ochoa-Nana of The Oracle Group.

The following was shared in a recent press release from @NAACPPress:

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Press Advisory: NAACP Author Pavilion “Africa Shines” in Las Vegas to Showcase Authors of Color


Manu Dibango, Musician; Marcus Samuelsson, Chef and Restaurateur; Enitan Bereola, Writer; Sahndra Fon Dufe, Actress, Writer, Producer; Julian B. Kiganda & Christine K. St. Vil, Writers;  Eric LaSalle, Actor, Director, Writer and Producer; Cameroon National Ballet;


The 8th Annual NAACP Author Pavilion will welcome a myriad of local and national authors to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center to showcase their work and interact with fans. The exhibition is part of the 105th NAACP National Convention.

The annual pavilion features both established and up-and-coming authors of color. Past attendees include Isaiah Washington, Antwone Fisher,Victoria Rowell, Walter Mosley, Blair Underwood, Eddie Levert, CeceWinans, Hill Harper, Dihanne Carroll, Melinda Doolittle, Victoria Christopher Murray, Bernice McFadden and many more.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

1:00 p.m.  – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 20  – Tuesday July 22, 2014

10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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Mandalay Bay Hotel Convention Center

3950 S. Las Vegas Boulevard

Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities.  You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our five “Game Changer” issue areas here.


If you’re in the Las Vegas area or know people who are, please invite them out to this dynamic event which is FREE and open to the public.

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