Miami, Fla. – Wali Salahuddin and his wife Rovina of Miami took time out for brunch at Red Rooster Overtown on Saturday, April 3. On their menu were biscuits with hot honey butter/C.K.’s Chicken and Waffle and deviled eggs. International celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, who according to WLRN news opened his Red Rooster Harlem restaurant in 2010, whose Marcus Samuelsson Group has a dozen owned or licensed restaurants in five countries, and who opened his newest on Dec. 3, 2020 in the historically Black Overtown neighborhood, after two false starts due to the pandemic, recently told WLRN, "It was very important for us to open, to not give in to the pandemic." Red Rooster Overtown “is a welcome edition to the Historic Overtown’s renaissance,” said Salahuddin. He recommends making a reservation.PHOTOS COURTESY OF WALI AND ROVINA SALAHUDDIN

FORT LAUDERDALE – This weekend the Broward County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host the Southern Region and the National Arts & Letters Commission “2020-2021 Virtual Delta Authors on Tour.”

The two-hour Delta Authors on Tour (DAOT) will be held virtually on Saturday, April 10, from 12 noon until 2 p.m. The DAOT is a free event; register at

The gathering of Delta Authors will promote literacy, writing and publishing, organizers said, and gives added exposure while promoting book sales in the community.

Authors will provide insight on their work, there will be book giveaways and a Question & Answer session. Hosts for the event will be radio talent Tamara G. along with special entertainment.

The DAOT event has garnered authors such as:

• Julia Davis – “I like my Brown Skin Because … (Teaching Our Children that Black Lives Matter)”

• Cynthia Gibbs – “Insatiable Revenge—A Dr. Olivia C. Maxwell Novel”

• Brandee Harrington – “My COINZ Journal”

• Lanessa Jackson – “God is Not on a Point System”

• Dr. Monique May – “Meal Masters: Your Simple Guide to Modern Day Meal Planning”

• Jovita Miller – “In Between the Sheets Pulling Back the Covers to Enhance your Sexual Experience”

• Stephanie Perry Moore – “Speak Up”

• Dawn Smith – “Enough: To Uplift and Inspire Those Who Have Forgotten Their Value”

• Terri Spicer – “The Small Pearl In Every Girl”

• Jenny Thelwell – “Pressure Point”

• Tamera Wells-Lee – “Power to the Poems: Turning Point into Poetic Action”

“Our community is what drives our relentless pursuit of excellence,” the organizers said. “Arts and Letters strive to boldly advance the Black experience by highlighting the artistic contributions of African American people through the medium of dance, poetry, and literacy. This book tour is sure to provide stimulating, positive and uplifting black images. We genuinely hope that you honor us with your presence … This is a free event so register today at”