A proponent of independent Black institutions, Madhubuti is the founder, publisher, and chairman of the board of Third World Press
(established in 1967), which today is the largest independent black-owned press in the United States. Over the years, he has published 24 books (some under his former name, “Don L. Lee”) and is one of the world’s best-selling authors of poetry and non-fiction, with books in print in excess of 3 million. His Black Men: Obsolete, Single, Dangerous?: The African American Family in Transition (1990) has sold over 1,000,000 copies.
His latest books are Claiming Earth: Race, Rage, Rape, Redemption (1994), GroundWork: New and Selected Poems 1966-1996 (1996), and HeartLove: Wedding and Love Poems
(1998). Madhubuti has also co-edited two volumes of literary works from “Gallery 37″, releasing The Spirit (1998), and Describe the Moment (2000). His poetry and essays were published in over 30 anthologies from 1997 to 2001. He also wrote Tough Notes: A Healing Call For Creating Exceptional Black Men (2002).’