Malik's Bookshelf

Malik's Bookshelf



June 10, 2024 30 mins

June is HOT at Malik Books!  Ciera Rogers!  Taraji P. Henson!  Tiffany Haddish!  Bakari Sellers! Nikole Hannah-Jones!  Victor Luckerson!  They all preview their appearances here!

And Malik was interviewed at Sole Folks in Leimert Park about 3 things he is grateful for…

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Malik talks to students at Pepperdine University on the hot topic of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Plus a preview of what will be an explosive month of June at Malik Books!

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May 20, 2024 42 mins

The streets are talking…and Malik has thoughts on the Sean Diddy Combs news.

And look who stopped by Malik Books this week!  Shaunie Henderson!  She was married to Shaquille O’Neal and started the TV show, Basketball Wives!  She’s also the author of the new book Undefeated: Changing the Rules and Winning on My Own Terms.  She sat down at Malik Books to be interviewed by KTLA’s Jasmine Simpkins!



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May 13, 2024 37 mins

It was a BIG WEEK Malik Books!

Malik got to interview Grace Byers, author of the book I Am Enough!

And then he moderated a discussion with LaDarrion Williams, and heard the powerful story of getting his book Blood at the Root published!


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May 6, 2024 20 mins

A big month ahead at Malik Books!

MAY 7- LaDarrion Williams discussing his book Blood at the Root

MAY 11- Grace Byers, author of the book I Am Enough, with FREE BOOKS for kids at Cleveland High School!

MAY 15- Shaunie Henderson, creator of “Basketball Wives” and ex-wife of Shaquille O’Neal will be at Malik Books to talk about her book Undefeated: Changing the Rules and Winning On My Own Terms.

And Malik shares a heartfelt messa...

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April 28, 2024 32 mins

On the occasion of his 100th Podcast, Malik looks back on what has brought him to this moment, as well as this week’s visit from Ryan Seacrest and 102.7 KIIS-FM.

Plus, in honor of Independent Bookstore Day, Malik welcomes Dr. Thomishia Booker, author of the children’s books Brown Boy Joy and My Brown Skin!


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April 23, 2024 26 mins

Malik spent the weekend at the LA Times Festival of Books at USC and interviewed the one and only TIFFANY HADDISH!

Malik also caught up with Dr. Muriel Buque, author of Break the Cycle: A Guide to Healing Intergenerational Trauma.

And he has all the details on Ryan Seacrest’s visit to Malik Books this Thursday (4/25) at the Westfield Culver City Mall!


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April 14, 2024 23 mins

Malik has a big week ahead as he approaches his 100th episode! 

A full rundown on all the authors being featured at Malik’s booth at the LA Times Festival of Books.  Malik is an official exhibitor and also is hosting the Children’s Stage!  Check out the schedule on Instagram: @MalikBooks

And this week, he hosts an interview with Omekongo Dibinga PhD, author of Lies About Black People: How to Combat Racist Stereotypes and Why It M...

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April 4, 2024 59 mins

Malik “the Hype Man of Books” was honored to speak at the Black to the Future panel during Black History Month. 

Malik discusses the future of the Black Community in Los Angeles, along with panelists Jasson Crockett from Snap Inc., and Tammy Tumbling from the Orange County Community Foundation.

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Malik welcomes podcaster, social media influencer, author, preacher, businessman and Inglewood's own Tim Ross for a lively conversation before a live audience at Malik Books!

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March 18, 2024 27 mins

Malik has a sit down with NAACP Image Award nominee  Lid’ya C. Rivera, author of I Absolutely, Positively Love My Spots…for a deep discussion about life with vitiligo.


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March 10, 2024 37 mins

Malik unveils his new podcast studio!

This week at the book store, April caught up with author, actor, host and documentarian Marcellus Reynolds, author of Supreme Sirens: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Music.

Meanwhile, Malik discusses diversity, equity and inclusion with Dr. Thelá Thatch, author of The Diversity Dilemma: A Survivor’s Guide for Diversity and Inclusion Good Doers.

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March 3, 2024 38 mins

Malik is back at 100% and out in the community all week long!

This week, he spoke at the Black History Celebration at Adams Elementary!  

And took part in a conversation at Pilgrim Elementary!

He also hosted Black Children Book Week at Malik Books!

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February 19, 2024 23 mins

It’s another epic Black History Month Celebration at Malik Books!

Author Tammy Wallace gets very candid with Malik about the experience that inspired Sasha Lynn Big Dreams: Inspiring Youth to Reach for the Stars

Former NYPD officer Edwin Raymond talks about his book An Inconvenient Cop: My Fight to Change Policing in America 

Minda Harts opens about her books The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Tab...

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February 10, 2024 32 mins

Grammy-winner, Emmy-winner, and Oscar Winner Common comes Malik Books at the Westfield Culver City Mall to kick off the inaugural Black History Month Celebration! 

He signed copies of his book And Then We Rise: A Guide to Loving and Taking Care of Self!

Plus, Malik reviews the books Grandma's Hands by legendary musician Bill Withers, and "You So Black" by Theresa Tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D.



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January 29, 2024 41 mins

What makes a friend?  Malik has some thoughts from his own life.  Do you have someone in your life, who is there for you?  Consistently?  That's a friend.  But it may be time to move on from people from your life who are not there when you need them.

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January 21, 2024 27 mins

2024 is about healing!  And we need to heal from intergenerational trauma.

This week, Malik is joined by Dr. Mariel Buqué, author of BREAK THE CYCLE: A Guide to Healing Intergenerational Trauma.

And Common is coming to Malik Book at the Westfield Culver City Mall on February 3rd! Sign up at!

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January 14, 2024 32 mins

Malik looks back on the year that was...which featured some incredible highs (Cedric the Entertainer!  Omar Epps!) and some devastating losses (his beloved mother).

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January 1, 2024 38 mins

The Leimert Park Village Book Fair continues…hosted by Malik Books!

This week, another heavy hitter…actor, writer, director and author Omar Epps!   He chats with fellow author Erika J. Kendrick (author of “Cookie Monsters), as well as  Malik himself about his books Nubia: The Awakening and Nubia: The Reckoning!

Plus, students from Baldwin Hills Elementary School interview Malik for their school news!

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After taking a few years off because of the pandemic, the Leimert Park Village Book Fair is back…and hosted by Malik Books!

The community came out in droves to see ambassador Eriq La Salle talk about his new book Laws of Annihilation. 

On this episode, writer Gary Phillips sits down with Eriq La Salle.

Also,  Tabitha Brown talks about her new book I Did a New Thing: 30 Days to Living Free!


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