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Bet on Black
Journalist, attorney, and star of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New York reshapes the cultural landscape of achievement by showing why Black unity is crucial to individual and collective success.
When The Real Housewives of New York City hired its first black cast member after more than 13 years on the air, attorney, speaker, and journalist Eboni K. Williams knew that the public would consider her a diversity hire. But instead of accepting the label, Williams re-envisioned her role as a “Diversity Higher,” an opportunity to prove the significance of Black excellence in the workspace and in society at-large. In Bet on Black, she shares all the benefits and advantages that have helped her and many others historically reach great heights in their careers and beyond.
Williams declares that Blackness is her superpower toward success, and shows how it’s been instrumental for achieving her dreams. She takes us on a journey through an extraordinary life growing up in the South with a single mother, being a pageant girl, attending law school in Louisiana, working as a litigator, reporting for Fox News, and becoming an influential voice in today’s media landscape. Her writing is at turns entertaining, relatable, and incredibly inspiring; after finishing this book, readers will be reawakened to own their worth and understand the value of celebrating Blackness (whether theirs or others). Empowering others to maximize their potential with zero apologies is her life’s work as well as her lifestyle, she says, “No longer can we settle on just asking that Black people be comfortable. We can do better than settle for surviving, we can achieve never-ending thriving!”
As Williams says in her RHONY tagline, “I’ve had to work twice as hard for half as much, but now I’m coming for everything.” And in Bet on Black, Williams invites her readers to join her on the quest to show the world what Black excellence really means.
Eboni K. Williams is a cast member on Bravo TV’s The Real Housewives of New York City; star of CBS's Beyond the Edge; and the host & executive producer of the iHeart Media podcast Holding Court with Eboni K.Williams. She is the former host & executive producer of REVOLT Black News, which airs on REVOLT TV, a digital cable television network founded by Sean "Diddy" Combs and a former FOX News host. Williams is an attorney and a frequent public speaker on Black culture and history. Williams lives in New York.