Raqiyah Mays

With 2015 marking her 20th year in the entertainment business, Raqiyah Mays is an author, journalist, radio personality, and activist chosen by retail outlet, The Limited, as a dynamic female leader featured in its 2015 “New Look of Leadership” nationwide campaign. Her byline has appeared everywhere from the Associated Press and Billboard to Essence, Vibe, Black Enterprise, and Ebony. She contributed a chapter to Gil Robertson’s anthology Where Did Our Love Go: Love & Relationships in the African American Community. She was also featured in Thembisa Mshaka’s book of female entertainment industry professionals Put Your Dreams First: Handle Your [entertainment] Business. Raqiyah was a reporter at large for Cheo Hodari Coker's book Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of The Notorious B.I.G. The project was later turned into the critically acclaimed feature film Notorious. A New York radio personality on 107.5 WBLS, in 2009 Mays was named one of VH1’s “Future Leaders of Black History.”

Books by this Author

Meena Butler’s life is nearly in order, with one exception: the family curse. Is an age-old hex holding her back from landing the man of her dreams—or will she be the first woman in her family to break free of the past and find the love of a lifetime?

Meena has heard whispers of the family curse since childhood. Seated around tables at the yearly reunion, relatives always shared stories of the Man Curse’s origins. It began with Great Grandma Anna Mae’s affair with the church pastor. After...