Malik's Bookshelf

Malik's Bookshelf

BRINGING A WORLD TOGETHER WITH BOOKS, CULTURE AND COMMUNITY. AMPLIFYING VOICES WITH INSPIRATION. CREATING A LIT VIBE WITH EVERY EPISODE.

Episodes

September 19, 2022 24 min

Malik takes his microphone to the neighborhood barbershop to get their thoughts on the community.  This week, the topic is reality television!

Then he catches up with Timothy L. Fields and Shereem Herndon-Brown for an enlightening conversation about their book The Black Family's Guide to College Admissions: A Conversation about Education, Parenting, and Race!

And it’s busy at Malik Books this week…with a visit from Will Jawando...

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Malik has quite a lineup for his 40th episode!

R&B singer dancer, and actor Omarion stops by the Bookshelf to sign his new book Unbothered: the Power of Choosing Joy and chat with Malik!

But he's not the only one...authors Kevin and Melissa Fredericks are signing their book Marriage Be Hard: 12 Conversations to Keep You Laughing, Loving, and Learning with Your Partner!  Check them out @KevOnStage and @MrsKevOnStage ...

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September 5, 2022 28 min

Malik joins Mischa Duffy on KBLA in Los Angeles to debate booster shots and discuss the history of why black people don’t trust the medical profession.

Then Malik’s secret weapon, his wife April, offer her tips for staying healthy and beautiful.

And Malik review the new book The Black Family's Guide to College Admissions: A Conversation about Education, Parenting, and Race by Timothy L. Fields and Shereem Herndon-Brown

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August 29, 2022 21 min

Malik has some exciting news to share about the podcast!

He also interviews 6-year-old author Parker Curry and her mom, Jessica!

And everyone has an opinion on student loan forgiveness and Malik shares his...as well as why we should never judge a book by its cover.

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August 23, 2022 23 min

Malik is on a journey, and opens up another side of him, revealing some passionate and emotional thoughts.   

Also, he shares some upcoming events at Malik Books and reviews the new book Unbothered: The Power of Choosing Joy by the singer and entertainer Omarion.

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August 9, 2022 29 min

Your finances are the topic of conversation this week as Malik interviews fellow podcast host Al Blocker from “Rip and Flip” to talk about how to build  your wealth through investing in real estate!  He also recommends books to help you get started from his days as a mortgage consultant!

And on that note, Malik reviews Dave Ramsey’s book “The Complete Guide to Money”.

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August 1, 2022 27 min

Malik interviews Akil S. Batani-Khalfani, co-author of Before Crips: Fussin', Cussin', and Discussin' among South Los Angeles Juvenile Gangs, and sheds light on the history of LA's gangs.

And whether we like it or not, the recession is coming, and maybe is already here!  So Malik recommends Get Good with Money: Ten Simple Steps to Becoming Financially Whole by Tiffany the Budgetnista Aliche.

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July 25, 2022 25 min

Malik goes in depth with Kiara Imani, author of the new memoir, Therapy Isn't Just for White People, chronicling Imani's compelling journey to understand the racial trauma experienced by many Black people in America and the underlying effect it has on Black mental health.

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July 18, 2022 23 min

Malik shines a lot on unity and how powerful it can be!

Then he interviews two local musicians, Skye Shanklin who is just 10 years old, and @Neelam_ who is not a rapper…she is a movement!

And a major recommendation for the work of legendary author J.A. Rogers.

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July 11, 2022 29 min

What does Hope mean to you?  Even though he lost his voice, Malik hits the streets to talk to his community about Hope.

And Malik reviews Sister Mother Warrior: A Novel by Vanessa Riley

 

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July 3, 2022 32 min

Malik tackled the hottest topic in America right now: the Supreme Court overturning Roe vs. Wade.  

First he speaks with local community activist Tina Sampay a.k.a. “Slauson Girl” to get her thoughts.

Malik gives his opinion and then hits the streets to see what the people are saying.

Plus, Malik plays a never-before-heard interview he did in 2021 with Attorney Kathryn Kobalt, author of Controlling Women: What We Must Do Now to Sav...

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June 26, 2022 25 min

Malik is at the House of BET celebrating Black Excellence!

Then it’s off to the Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival where Malik chats with Muralist Mohammad Mubarak, immortalizing black heroes in his hometown of Compton.

20 years later, Malik catches up with author R. Lee Walker, who still remembers Malik’s influence decades later.

And this week’s book review: Balance: Positioning Yourself to Do All Things Well by Touré Roberts

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June 19, 2022 30 min

Malik has a lot to say about our newest federal holiday, Juneteenth.

He interviews people in his community about Juneteenth, reminds us of the history of the holiday, shares books to read about it, and gives his thoughts on how we should celebrate and honor this special day.

Also, author David Rose hosted the first ever cooking demonstration at Malik Books…and talks about cooking on the Big Green Egg!

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June 6, 2022 19 min

Malik offers his unique take on the issue most of America is talking about: guns...and the plague of mass shootings haunting our nation.

Then, he turns the page and reviews Kevin Hart's books "Marcus Makes a Movie" and "Marcus Makes it Big".

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May 30, 2022 24 min

Malik welcomes his store’s official Manga curator (and his teenage daughter) Mecca Muhammad to talk about why reading is so important to her!

All the top authors come by Malik Books!  This week it’s Ayesha Goodall talking about empowering single moms!

And Malik reviews “Build the Damn Thing: How to Start a Successful Business If You're Not a Rich White Guy” by Kathryn Finney!

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May 23, 2022 17 min

Malik is feeling the spirit this Sunday…listening to gospel music and reflecting on just how blessed we all are.

ALSO:

Reviews of “Inheritance: A Visual Poem” by Elizabeth Acevedo and “Letters to the Sons of Society: A Father’s Invitation to Love, Honesty and Freedom” by Shaka Senghor

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May 16, 2022 22 min

Malik’s 25th episode!  He gives his thought on one of the hot topics of the day: Critical Race Theory!  How do you talk about a historical figure’s accomplishments without talking about their character?

Author Leah Johnson stops by Malik Books to discuss her books "Rise to the Sun",  "You Should See Me in a Crown" and her upcoming book "Ellie Engle Saves Herself"!

And Malik reviews the new book “Feeding the ...

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May 9, 2022 19 min

It's Mother's Day...but not only that...Malik and his wife April (his "secret weapon") are celebrating 16 years of marriage!

And author Adiba Nelson stops by to discuss her new book "Ain't That a Mother"!

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May 2, 2022 23 min

One of the biggest days of the year for Malik!  Malik Books celebrated in both locations, and you’ll hear form authors Charles Juzan, Christine Aldrich, Mark Winkler, Theo Griffith and last but not least, actor Terry Crews!

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April 25, 2022 29 min

Malik is on the stomp at the LA Times Festival of Books 2022, the largest book festival in the Northern Hemisphere!

Readings from actor Max Greenfield and author Nikolas Smith!

Interviews with authors Citlali Reyes, Mona Fakki, Quan Jamison, Sharifa Anozie and musical group the Alphabet Rockers!

If you missed it, Malik will will make you feel like you were in attendance at USC for the 2022 LA Times Festival of Books!

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