Malik's Bookshelf

Malik's Bookshelf



May 28, 2023 33 mins

Malik’s Bookshelf hits 70 episodes!

Parenting is a priority for Malik…hear him teaching his children about having the KILLER INSTINCT live on the pod!

Plus, Malik interviews up-and-coming author April Russell about her book Blahom: A Warrior Goddess!

And it’s graduation season, and Malik speaks at an assembly at Middle College High School in Los Angeles, and talked to the students about why they LOVE to read!


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It’s Mother’s Day, and Malik celebrated his wife April in style!

Malik spoke to the students at Frank D. Parent Elementary in Inglewood…and gave a book to every student there!  Hear his speech to “100% of our future”!

And Malik talks to two of his kids about the need to “Step Into You”.

Plus, a special book review of A Good Mom's Guide to Making Bad Choices by Jamilah Mapp and Erica Dickerson!

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May 8, 2023 31 mins

Malik hosted a book signing event in Beverly Hills with Debra Lee, former CEO of BET!

From book store owner to published author…“The Heart of a Black Man- Stories of Triumph and Resilience” is out featuring Malik himself!  Get a preview here!

Also, Malik catches us with Kei’Renee, author of Get Familiar With Failure: Helping First Generation Entrepreneurs Build Their Foundation for Success

And it’s Malik and April’s 17th wedding...

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May 1, 2023 36 mins

The LA Time Festival of Books was explosive!  And Malik Books has been named a special seller for the Children’s Stage!

And Malik went on an interview spree talking with…

  • Aaron Becker, Author/ Illustrator of The Tree and the River
  • Aida Salazar, Author of Jovita Wore Pants
  • Amerie, author of You Will Do Great Things
  • Raissa Figueroa, illustrator of You Will Do Great Things
  • Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt, author of Goodnigh...
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April 17, 2023 26 mins

The LA Time Festival of Books is next weekend (April 22-23) at USC!  And Malik Books has been named a special seller for the Children’s Stage!


Booksigning Schedule



Booth 880

Gail Lerner - 11AM   Tatyerra Mikell - 11AM   Craig Smith, former Los Angeles Clipper - 1PM   Ashley M. Coleman - 1PM   Supanova Slom - 3PM   Erika Kendrick - 3PM


Booth 538

Craig Smith, former Los Angeles Clipper - 11AM   Tatye...

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April 11, 2023 28 mins

Malik is motivating us this week!

He discusses the road blocks we all face in life…and how to get THROUGH them, with a real story that happened to him!

And Malik reviews The Wealthy Gardener: Lessons on Prosperity Between Father and Son by John Soforic, a book he never expected to review or even read...but fate drew him to it.

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April 4, 2023 20 mins

Malik's theme this "Small Steps...Big Gains"!

"The Secret Weapon" is celebrating another birthday!  So Malik checks in with his wife, confidant and co-owner, April!

And Malik reviews the book How We Can Win: Race, History and Changing the Money Game That's Rigged by Kimberly Jones

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March 27, 2023 24 mins

Malik has been all over town!

This week, he interviews Laura Cathcart Robbins, author of Stash: My Life in Hiding, about her journey to sobriety and self-love amidst addiction, privilege, racism, and self-sabotage!

Next up, it's Shelly Paxton, former CFO for Harley Davidson, on her new book Soul-bbatical: A Corporate Rebel's Guide to Finding Your Best Life, an invitation to become Chief Soul Officer of your own life—and to open u...

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March 13, 2023 46 mins

Malik nabs his best guest yet: his loving, devoted and inspirational mother.

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March 6, 2023 25 mins

It’s Malik’s Birthday!  And what better gift then to be acknowledged on the floor of Congress by Representative Sydney Kamlager-Dove!  Her actual words are at the end of this podcast!

And all the top authors make sure to stop by Malik Books when they have a new book out! 

This week…

  • Jamie Hargins from LA Crop Shop and author of the new kids’ coloring book Captain Plant It!
  • Mickey Bridges, author of It’s About Time, the co...
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February 20, 2023 46 mins

Malik hosted the “Bet on Black” event at Malik’s Books in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall, where we hear the inspiring words of Eboni K. Williams, author of the new book Bet on Black: The Good News About Being Black in America Today!

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February 13, 2023 25 mins

Malik attended the opening of the Pan American Film Festival and was shaken by what he learned about Joseph Bologne in the film “Chevalier”

Then Malik catches up with Legendary Hollywood entertainment manager and publicist Ramon Hervey II, author of the new book The Fame Game: An Insider's Playbook for Earning Your 15 Minutes!

And Malik Books is hosting some amazing events for Black History Month at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Pla...

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February 6, 2023 29 mins

Malik continues to be inspired by Man Heal Thyself by SupaNova Slom and Queen Afua and witnesses the ascension of the Wellness Warrior.  He even talks to some of the brothers who have ascended or were about to ascend.

And then Malik shares his thoughts on the death of Tyre Nichols.

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January 30, 2023 37 mins

Malik spent a transcending, inspiring and uplifting weekend at the Sacred Women: Rites of Passage ceremony.  He interviews women on the verge of ascending to become sacred women after a 12 week transformative program. 

Then he reviews, Sacred Woman: A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spirit by Queen Afua.

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January 16, 2023 48 mins

Malik interviews Professor Reginald Muhammad, the Co-founder and Director of the National Reparations Institute in Atlanta, Georgia.

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January 9, 2023 23 mins

Malik is kicking off 2023 with a look back at his incredible 2022…and setting goals for 2023!

Plus Author Queen Afua and musician SupaNova Slom swing by Malik Books.

And Malik makes his first book recommendation of the new year…and it will inspire you!

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December 20, 2022 30 mins

Malik and April (Malik’s Secret Weapon) pay tribute to DJ tWitch whom they met during the pandemic and discuss the impact he made on their lives.

HipHopoly creator Chuck Carter stops into Malik Books to promote his new board game and his slogan “you can either be a product of your environment, or a product of your enlightenment”!

Malik interview Tatyerra Mikell, author of the new children’s book “The Birthday Princess”, because c...

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December 13, 2022 40 mins

Commander Dale Brown comes by Malik Books to talk about his new book Detroit Urban Survival Chronicles: Protection Survivor Stories of Domestic Abuse, Theft, Robbery, and Violence

And last week’s episode brought in some loaded questions!  Malik responds in another edition of Malik’s Mailbag! 

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December 7, 2022 25 mins

Malik is throwing is all out the window and breaking it down.  No book reviews, no interviews, no barbershop, no mailbag.

He's got a lot to get off his chest, so this week, it's just MALIK giving you some straight talk about Big Tech Censorship. 

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November 28, 2022 30 mins

Malik heads back to the barbershop for a HEATED debate on what it means to be BLACK!

Then it’s a review of You Owe You: Ignite Your Power, Your Purpose, and Your Why by Eric Thomas, PhD

And another edition of Malik’s Mailbag!  E-mail Malik at

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