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Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780062641830
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Published: William Morrow & Company - May 9th, 2017

After reading Michiko Kakutani's review in the New York Times Book Review section I almost decided not to read Rising Star by David Garrow. Now that I'm about two hundred pages (twelve hundred to go) into it, I'm finding it quite interesting.

 

 


Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780553447088
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - April 18th, 2017

 

 


The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062346094
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Published: Amistad Press - January 31st, 2017

This cultural biography tells the enthralling story of the high-achieving black elites who thrived in the nation's capital an assisstant librarian at the Library of Congress, was a prominent member of this glorious class.


Our Revolution: A Future to Believe in Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781250132925
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - November 15th, 2016

When Bernie Sanders began his race for the presidency, it was considered by the political establishment and the media to be a fringe campaign, something not to be taken seriously. After all, he was just an independent senator from a small state with little name recognition. His campaign had no money, no political organization, and it was taking on the entire Democratic Party establishment.


Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553447088
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - April 18th, 2017

An excellent  follow-up to Devery Anderson's Emmett Till.


Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781455540181
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Published: Twelve - May 9th, 2017

From the former secretary of state and bestselling author -- a sweeping look at the global struggle for democracy and why America must continue to support the cause of human freedom.


Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women Cover Image
By Susan Burton, Cari Lynn, Michelle Alexander (Introduction by)
$25.95
ISBN: 9781620972120
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Published: New Press - May 9th, 2017

One woman's remarkable odyssey from tragedy to prison to recovery--and recognition as a leading figure in the national justice reform movement


Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374189976
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 18th, 2017

An original and consequential argument about race, crime, and the law

Today, Americans are debating our criminal justice system with new urgency. Mass incarceration and aggressive police tactics and their impact on people of color are feeding outrage and a consensus that something must be done.


Black and Blue: Inside the Divide Between the Police and Black America Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781633882577
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Published: Prometheus Books - May 9th, 2017

The recent killings in Dallas, Baton Rouge, Ferguson, and elsewhere are just the latest examples of the longstanding rift between law enforcement and people of color. In this revealing journey to the heart of a growing crisis, CBS News Justice and Homeland Security Correspondent Jeff Pegues provides unbiased facts, statistics, and perspectives from both sides of the community-police divide.


My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781501125904
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Published: Scribner Book Company - May 9th, 2017

In this captivating new memoir, award-winning writer Jessica B. Harris recalls a lost era--the vibrant New York City of her youth, where her social circle included Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and other members of the Black intelligentsia.


The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525429814
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Published: Viking - May 2nd, 2017

"The Broken Ladder is an important, timely, and beautifully written account of how inequality affects us all." --Adam Alter, New York Times bestselling author of Irresistible and Drunk Tank Pink


Njinga of Angola: Africa's Warrior Queen Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780674971820
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Published: Harvard University Press - February 27th, 2017

NJINGA OF ANGOLA   Linda Heywood  (2017)

Africa’s Warrior Queen

 

Though largely unknown in the Western world, the seventeenth-century African queen Njinga was one of the most multifaceted rulers in history, a woman who rivaled Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great in political cunning and military prowess. Linda Heywood offers the first full-length study in English of Queen Njinga’s long life and political influence, revealing how this Cleopatra of central Africa skillfully navigated—and ultimately transcended—the ruthless, male-dominated power struggles of her time.


Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781524733131
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - March 7th, 2017

TRUE SOUTH   by Jon Else  (2017)

In January 1987, people across America were riveted by a startling new television series about the civil rights era. Moving beyond telegenic black leaders and white politicians, Eyes on the Prize introduced ordinary people—mostly African American, few well know—who risked it all to stand up and fight for their rights and for justice. Henry Hampton and his producers shifted the focus from victimization to strength, from white saviors to black courage. The recovered the lost names and images—Selma and Montgomery, Emmett Till and Little Rock, pickets and fire hoses, ballot boxes and mass meetings.


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The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data Cover Image
By Kevin Mitnick, Robert Vamosi (With), Mikko Hypponen (Foreword by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316380508
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Published: Little Brown and Company - February 14th, 2017

Be online without leaving a trace.
Your every step online is being tracked and stored, and your identity literally stolen. Big companies and big governments want to know and exploit what you do, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand.


They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316312479
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Published: Little Brown and Company - November 15th, 2016

LA Times winner for The Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose
A New York Times bestseller
A New York Times Editors' Choice
"Essential reading."--Junot Diaz


A Colony in a Nation Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393254228
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 21st, 2017

America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a postracial world, yet nearly every empirical measure--wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation--reveals that racial inequality has barely improved since 1968, when Richard Nixon became our first "law and order" president.


The Storied City: The Quest for Timbuktu and the Fantastic Mission to Save Its Past Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594634284
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 2nd, 2017

Two tales of a city: The historical race to "discover" one of the world's most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda, added another layer to the legend.


Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385534246
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Published: Doubleday Books - April 18th, 2017

"Disturbing and riveting...Grann has proved himself a master of spinning delicious, many-layered mysteries that also happen to be true...It will sear your soul." --Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review


The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631492853
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - May 2nd, 2017

In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America's cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation--that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies.


Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780307453945
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Published: Crown Archetype - May 16th, 2017

The long-awaited, definitive biography of The King of Soul, timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Redding's iconic performance at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival.


My Life, My Love, My Legacy Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781627795982
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - January 17th, 2017

The life story of Coretta Scott King wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center), and singular twentieth-century American civil and human rights activist as told fully for the first time, toward the end of her life, to Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds.


You may know W. Kamau Bell from his new, Emmy-nominated hit show on CNN, United Shades of America.


City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965 Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781469631189
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - April 10th, 2017

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Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780375423222
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Published: Pantheon Books - August 23rd, 2016

WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE IN HISTORY
WINNER OF THE 2017 BANCROFT PRIZE

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST * NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK FOR 2016 * NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE BOSTON GLOBE, NEWSWEEK, KIRKUS, AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY


This African-American Life: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780895876911
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Published: John F. Blair, Publisher - May 2nd, 2017

Memoirs of Hugh Price, former president & CEO of National Urban League.


The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781476763828
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 11th, 2017

By the New York Times bestselling author of Manson, the comprehensive, authoritative, and tragic story of preacher Jim Jones, who was responsible for the Jonestown Massacre--the largest murder-suicide in American history.


Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship on and Off the Court Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781455542277
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 16th, 2017

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores his 50-year friendship with Coach John Wooden, one of the most enduring and meaningful relationships in sports history.When future NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was still an 18-year-old high school basketball prospect from New York City named Lew Alcindor, he accepted a scholarship from UCLA largely on the strength of Coach John Wooden's reputation as a winner.


Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781501145308
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Published: Touchstone Books - April 18th, 2017

Instant New York Times Bestseller
Charlamagne Tha God--the self-proclaimed "Prince of Pissing People Off," co-host of Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, and "hip-hop's Howard Stern"--shares his unlikely success story as well as how embracing one's truths is a fundamental key to success and happiness.


The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316468978
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Published: Hachette Books - April 4th, 2017

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
At the one-year anniversary of his death, legendary musician Prince's first wife shares a uniquely intimate, candid, and revelatory look inside the personal and professional life of one of the world's most beloved icons.


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Dig If You Will the Picture: Funk, Sex, God and Genius in the Music of Prince Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250128379
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - April 11th, 2017

Prince: Chapter and Verse--A Life in Photographs Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781454922469
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Published: Sterling - October 24th, 2016

The ultimate pictorial tribute to Prince--with personal, firsthand anecdotes from those who grew up with, knew, and worked alongside him.


Motown: The Sound of Young America Cover Image
$60.00
ISBN: 9780500518298
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Published: Thames & Hudson - September 13th, 2016

In this first official visual history of the label, new research, a dazzling array of images, and unprecedented access to the archives of the makers and stars of Motown lend new insight to the legend.


Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620970942
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Published: New Press - March 29th, 2016

Fifteen-year-old Diamond stopped going to school the day she was expelled for lashing out at peers who constantly harassed and teased her for something everyone on the staff had missed: she was being trafficked for sex. After months on the run, she was arrested and sent to a detention center for violating a court order to attend school.


The Making of Black Lives Matter: A Brief History of an Idea Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780190601348
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - June 2017

Started in the wake of George Zimmerman's 2013 acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin, the #BlackLivesMatter movement has become a powerful and uncompromising campaign demanding redress for the brutal and unjustified treatment of black bodies by law enforcement in the United States. The movement is only a few years old, but as Christopher J.


AFROS: A Celebration Of Natural Hair  Cover Image
ISBN: 9780578090221
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Published: Natural Light Press - August 18th, 2013

The Afro hairdo is a "natural" and progressive by-product of style, fashion and culture. Its history is our history, a history rich in tradition, beauty and defiance that has its roots in the beginning of civilization. Crossing continents from Ethiopia & East Africa to Atlanta & East Oakland.


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Jazz: The Iconic Images of Ted Williams Cover Image
$75.00
ISBN: 9781851498277
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Published: Acc Publishing Group Ltd - September 13th, 2016

- A monumental publication, Jazz is the definitive look at nearly thirty years of jazz music- Unique access as the history of jazz unfoldedFrom the smoky backstage dressing rooms of New York and Chicago's pioneering jazz clubs to the acclaimed Jazz festivals that flourished to enthrall legions of fans, Ted Williams' camera captured the intimacy and the wizardry of Jazz's greats as they perfected t


This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780544786769
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 1st, 2017

The Oscar-nominated Precious star and Empire actress delivers a much-awaited memoir--wise, complex, smart, funny--a version of the American experience different from anything we've read


The Bolt Supremacy: Inside Jamaica's Sprint Factory Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781681774077
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Published: Pegasus Books - May 9th, 2017

Beijing 2008: Usain Bolt slows down as he approaches the finish line of the the 100-meter finals. He beats his chest, well ahead of his nearest rival, his face filled with the euphoria of a young man utterly in thrall to his extraordinary physical talent. It is one of the greatest moments in sports history, and it is just the beginning.


All Day: A Year of Love and Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids at Rikers Island Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781455570911
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Published: Center Street - April 18th, 2017


ALL DAY is a behind-the-bars, personal glimpse into the issue of mass incarceration via an unpredictable, insightful and ultimately hopeful reflection on teaching teens while they await sentencing.


Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers Cover Image
By Stephen Shames (Photographer), Bobby Seale
$40.00
ISBN: 9781419722400
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 18th, 2016

In words and photographs, Power to the People is the story of the controversial Black Panther Party, founded 50 years ago in 1966 by Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton.


The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780226428154
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Published: University of Chicago Press - April 21st, 2017

We hear plenty about the widening income gap between the rich and the poor in America and about the expanding distance separating the haves and the have-nots. But when detailing the many things that the poor have not, we often overlook the most critical--their health. The poor die sooner. Blacks die sooner. And poor urban blacks die sooner than almost all other Americans.


Michelle Obama: A Photographic Journey Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781454926368
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Published: Sterling - April 4th, 2017

A stunning pictorial celebration of one of the most beloved First Ladies of our time: Michelle Obama.


Obama: The Historic Presidency of Barack Obama - 2,920 Days Cover Image
By Mark Greenberg, Ken Burns (Foreword by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781454926399
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Published: Sterling - April 4th, 2017

A vibrant celebration of President Obama, this perfect commemorative book provides a valuable record of his historical presidency.


The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250114969
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 10th, 2017

Whenever I think about Michelle Obama, I think, When I grow up, I want to be just like her. I want to be that intelligent, confident, and comfortable in my own skin . Roxane Gay


A Consequential President: The Legacy of Barack Obama Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250081391
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - January 3rd, 2017

Once a most unlikely candidate, Barack Obama's successful campaign for the White House made him a worldwide sensation and a transformative figure even before he was inaugurated. Elected as the Iraq War and Great Recession discouraged millions of Americans, Obama's promise of hope revived the national spirit.


We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635570915
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Published: Bloomsbury UK - January 31st, 2017

Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062426970
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Published: Custom House - January 17th, 2017

New York Times bestseller

An unassailable case that, in the eyes of history, Barack Obama will be viewed as one of America's best and most accomplished presidents.


Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade Cover Image
ISBN: 9780300124606
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Published: Yale University Press - November 18th, 2010

Between 1501 and 1867, the transatlantic slave trade claimed an estimated 12.5 million Africans and involved almost every country with an Atlantic coastline. In this extraordinary book, two leading historians have created the first comprehensive, up-to-date atlas on this 350-year history of kidnapping and coercion.


The Cut: Lose Up to 10 Pounds in 10 Days and Sculpt Your Best Body Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781455565238
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Published: Grand Central Life & Style - April 18th, 2017

Transform Your Body in Just 12 Weeks


In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781627793117
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - September 20th, 2016

Did you know that many of America's Founding Fathers who fought for liberty and justice for all were slave owners?


Cross the Line Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316407090
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Published: Little Brown and Company - November 21st, 2016


Alex Cross chases a cold-blooded killer...with a conscience.


The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807047620
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Published: Beacon Press - January 24th, 2017

Groundbreaking look at slaves as commodities through every phase of life, from birth to death and beyond, in early America


Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250135995
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 17th, 2017

In the wake of yet another set of police killings of black men, Michael Eric Dyson wrote a tell-it-straight, no holds barred piece for the NYT on Sunday July 7: "Death in Black and White" (It was updated within a day to acknowledge the killing of police officers in Dallas). The response has been overwhelming.


Pathfinders: The Journeys of 16 Extraordinary Black Souls Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419714559
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - January 3rd, 2017

Over the centuries, untold numbers of black men and women in America have achieved great things against the odds. Pathfinders is a collective biography of sixteen diverse American men and women of African descent who made their mark on American history in the 18th to 20th centuries.


Recaptured Africans: Surviving Slave Ships, Detention, and Dislocation in the Final Years of the Slave Trade Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781469630021
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - January 16th, 2017