Publisher’s Note: I met Derrick and Ramunda Young through my Public Relations ace Lee McDonald some time in the early 2000’s. These are good people. I was a new author at the time, but I had been using this platform to help black authors get wider recognition. Derrick and Ramunda are socially conscious and they care deeply about the people in our community. I will always find a prominent spot on this website and all of my social media platforms for MahoganyBooks.
Gary A. Johnson, Founder/Publisher (Black Men In America.com)
Check out the Tweet from former President Barack Obama. Watch this video when former President Barack Obama “visits” the store.
Photo credit: MahoganyBooks Owners/Founders (L-R: Ramunda Young, Mahogany Young, & Derrick Young) photo: Kea Taylor, Imagine Photography
MahoganyBooks is a local independent bookstore that believes in social entrepreneurship. Through the vision of their owners, Derrick and Ramunda Young, they promote reading, writing, and cultural awareness as tools to improve self-esteem, self-love and ultimately our communities to enrich the lives of motivated individuals. After being an online enterprise for 10-years, in 2017, MahoganyBooks opened a physical location in the Anacostia section of Washington, DC.