top of page

Placement: May 4th Marks First-Ever National Black Authors Day, Created by Roc Native CaTyra Polland

The Black Wall Street Times spotlights National Black Authors Day, a holiday created by Rochester native CaTyra Polland, founder & CEO of Love for Words, ahead of its inaugural celebration this May 4th!

Photo Credit: Kotobee Blog

"We want to acknowledge the obstacles Black authors have faced and continue to face, including systemic racism and discrimination within the publishing industry," said CaTyra Polland, creator of the holiday and founder and CEO of Love for Words. "Black authors are more likely to be rejected for publishing and/or undersold and undermarketed in bookstores; however, despite these challenges, Black authors have persisted, sharing their unique perspectives and experiences with the world."

Click the link to access the full article, and for more information about CaTyra Polland and her editing boutique, Love for Words, visit her website!

17 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page