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PRESS RELEASE, Filmmaker Marco Williams, Virginia Deberry & Donna Grant, Willie Brown, host Monica Peters (aka Monica Medina), brings exclusive interviews for the month of February talking with filmmaker Marco Williams, authors Donna Grant and Virginia Deberry, and the controversial former mayor of San Francisco, Willie Brown.

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Banished by MarcoWilliams: This month, Monica talks with filmmaker Marco Williams. Marco discusses his groundbreaking film “Banished” airing nationwide on PBS Independent Lens Series. “Banished” tells the story of American ethnic cleansings of African American communities in the United States. Many of these communities are still Caucasian to this day. Banished goes back to visit the White communities where Blacks were forced out. With land and livelihood stolen, how are these communities dealing with their violent racial past? Do they feel responsible for future generations of Blacks who were plunged into poverty? Listen here.

Girlfriends are forever: Monica talks with authors Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant about their new book “Gotta Keep on Tryin” the highly anticipated sequel to their novel “Tryin to Sleep in the Bed You Made.” In real life, Virginia and Donna have a unique friendship and bond that Peters dubs as the “Oprah and Gayle” of the literary world. Listen here.

Slick Willie: Former San Francisco mayor, Willie “Da Mayor” Brown talks with Monica about his legacy of being one of the most controversial but most respected politicians of our time . Not a man to mince his words, he also gives fashion advice to Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama. Although his term as the mayor of San Francisco is behind him, he is still highly sought after for political advice from many leaders including Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Brown talks with Monica Peters about his life and his new book “Basic Brown. My Life and Our Times.” Listen here.

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February 19, 2008 Posted by | American Film, Black Film, books, GritsnCheese, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Virginia Deberry & Donna Grant Hitting and New York!

gottacover.jpegComing to

Exclusive interview with authors Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant

Check out Virginia and Donna on tour:

Saturday 2/23/08, 3PM,
Central Queens Public Library
89-11 Merrick Blvd. Jamaica, Queens, NY 11432
Tel: 718.990.0700

Monday 3/3/08, 7PM
Joseph-Beth Booksellers Legacy Village, 24519 Cedar Road,Lyndhurst, OH 44124, Tel: 216-912-1985

February 12, 2008 Posted by | books | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coming to 1/28: Triple Play! Deborah Gregory, Miasha, Alicia M. Rivers

Exclusive Interviews Coming to the website on 1/28

Best-selling authors Deborah Gregory, Miasha

and Jolie Magazine Editor-n-Chief Alicia M. Rivers


GritsnCheese has an awesome line up of interviews hitting on Monday 1/28. (Or who knows we may put them up earlier, hint hint).

Deborah Gregory author of the mega hit novel series Cheetah Girls talks about growing up in NYC foster care system.  She also gives the scoop on the business side of turning books into movies!

Best-Selling Author Miasha talks about her successful and phenomenal career as an author and her new novel hitting in March “Sistah For Sale.” She gives the scoop on good and bad book deals, why she didn’t take her first offer from Terri Woods and her advice to authors who hate on “urban street literature.”

Alicia M. Rivers, Editor-n-Chief of Jolie Magazine talks all things beauty, her career in the publishing industry and lots more.  She also discusses the natural vs. enhanced beauty controversy.

Read the website and the blog here everyday. You never want to miss a dish of grits!

January 23, 2008 Posted by | books, monica medina, thegritsncheesedish, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Medina Talks About New Book and Media Leaks


monica-on-white-carpet.jpgNew York, NY: Monica Medina is a radio personality, writer (and poet who has opened for John Legend), motivational speaker, producer and lots more. Some of you may know her from her occasional commentaries on XM Satellite radio or from her own popular radio show on the FM dial. “I’m currently working on my debut book coming out next year.”, Medina says. Many people ask me, “What is the book going to be about? For now, I have to keep the details of my book top secret until I’m permitted to speak about it.” Medina states that the book is not what folks are expecting but readers will thoroughly enjoy it. “I have not shared with anyone what the book will be about. Those who did ask, got a “bogus” answer from me. However, those who thought they knew what the book would be about leaked information to the media. So I’m laying low, until I get the green light.”

Picture: Monica Medina poses for photographers at Ebony Magazine white carpet event, NY. (Photo: K. Flurt)



December 5, 2007 Posted by | Black Film, books, music | , , , , , | Leave a comment