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The Confounding Island: Jamaica and the Postcolonial Predicament Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780674988057
Published: Belknap Press - November 12th, 2019

The preeminent sociologist and National Book Award-winning author of Freedom in the Making of Western Culture grapples with the paradox of his homeland: its remarkable achievements amid continuing struggles since independence.

We Are Worth Fighting for: A History of the Howard University Student Protest of 1989 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781479811755
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Published: New York University Press - December 24th, 2019

The Howard University protests from the perspective and worldview of its participants

Sweat the Technique: Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius Cover Image
By Rakim
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ISBN: 9780062850232
Published: Amistad - September 24th, 2019

On the heels of Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer Prize, as the world begins to recognize the creative side of Hip-Hop, comes a writing guide from a musician and "The greatest MC of all time," Rakim.

Better Days Will Come Again: The Life of Arthur Briggs, Jazz Genius of Harlem, Paris, and a Nazi Prison Camp Cover Image
ISBN: 9780914090106
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Published: Chicago Review Press - January 7th, 2020

Arthur Briggs’s life was Homeric in scope. Born on the tiny island of Grenada, he set sail for Harlem during the Renaissance, then to Europe in the aftermath of World War I, where he was among the first pioneers to introduce jazz music to the world.

No Way but to Fight: George Foreman and the Business of Boxing (Terry and Jan Todd Series on Physical Culture and Sports) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781477319765
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Published: University of Texas Press - January 10th, 2020

Olympic gold medalist. Two-time world heavyweight champion. Hall of Famer. Infomercial and reality TV star. George Foreman’s fighting ability is matched only by his acumen for selling.

Oscar Charleston: The Life and Legend of Baseball's Greatest Forgotten Player Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496217110
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - November 1st, 2019

2020 SABR Seymour Medal 
2019 CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year

Buck O’Neil once described him as “Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, and Tris Speaker rolled into one.” Among experts he is regarded as the best player in Negro Leagues history. During his prime he became a legend in Cuba and one of Black America’s most popular figures.

Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership (Justice) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781469653662
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - October 21st, 2019


American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250209764
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 21st, 2020

Jeanine Cummins's American Dirt, the #1 New York Times bestseller and Oprah Book Club pick that has sold over two million copies

American Oligarchs: The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324001874
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 14th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller

A multigenerational saga of two families, who rose from immigrant roots to the pinnacle of wealth and power, that tracks the unraveling of American democracy.

The Black Book Cover Image
By Middleton A. Harris (Editor), Ernest Smith (Editor), Morris Levitt (Editor), Roger Furman (Editor), Toni Morrison (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781400068487
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Published: Random House - December 3rd, 2019

A new edition of the classic New York Times bestseller edited by Toni Morrison, offering an encyclopedic look at the black experience in America from 1619 through the 1940s with the original cover restored.