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Why We Can't Wait

Written by Martin Luther King, Jr.


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $14.00

Dr. King’s best-selling account of the civil rights movement in Birmingham during the spring and summer of 1963
 
In 1963, Birmingham, Alabama, was perhaps the most racially segregated city in the United States, but the campaign launched by Fred Shuttlesworth, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and others demonstrated to the world... Read more >
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Black Odyssey
Black Odyssey
Written by Nathan Irvin Huggins
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ISBN: 9780307760241
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Black Odyssey

Written by Nathan Irvin Huggins


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: January 5, 2011
Price: $13.99

This classic work of scholarship and empathy tells the story of the self-creation of the African-American people. It assesses the full impact of the Middle Passage -- "the most traumatizing mass human migration in modern history" -- and of North American slavery both on the enslaved and on those who enslaved... Read more >
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The Black Body

Edited by Meri Nana-Ama Danquah


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $18.95

What does it mean to have, or to love, a black body? Taking on the challenge of interpreting the black body's dramatic role in American culture are thirty black, white, and biracial contributors—award-winning actors, artists, writers, and comedians—including voices as varied as President Obama’s inaugural poet Elizabeth Alexander, actor and bestselling... Read more >
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A Black Way of Seeing
From "Liberty" to Freedom
Written by Paul Robeson, Jr.


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $14.95

In the tradition of James Baldwin’s Notes of a Native Son, Robeson’s A Black Way of Seeing melds history and analysis in a sweeping panorama of the present moment as we know it to be—scathing in its understanding of why Black empowerment has failed and prescient in its articulation of what... Read more >
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Sleepaway School
Stories from a Boy's Life; A Memoir
Written by Lee Stringer
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $13.95

Like his brother before him, Stringer was surrendered to foster care, shortly after birth, by his unwed and underemployed mother—a common practice for unmarried women in mid-century America. Less common was that she returned six years later to reclaim her children. Rather than leading to a happy ending, though, this is... Read more >
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When Harlem Nearly Killed King
The 1958 Stabbing of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Written by Hugh Pearson


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $11.95

When Harlem Nearly Killed King spins the tale of a little-known episode in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. how, in 1958, King was stabbed by a deranged black woman in Harlem, and then saved by Harlem Hospital's most acclaimed African-American surgeon, using a little known and difficult procedure.

Pearson... Read more >
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10 Bad Choices That Ruin Black Women's Lives
10 Bad Choices That Ruin Black Women's Lives
Written by Grace Cornish, Ph.D.
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ISBN: 9780307774514
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10 Bad Choices That Ruin Black Women's Lives

Written by Grace Cornish, Ph.D.


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: November 24, 2010
Price: $10.99

In 10 Bad Choices That Ruin Black Women's Lives, relationship expert Dr. Grace Cornish writes a lively, practical, provocative guide for black women everywhere who want to shed the duds and find the studs who will treat them with respect.

According to Dr. Cornish, six out of every ten black women are... Read more >
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Laughing in the Dark
Laughing in the Dark
Written by Patrice Gaines
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ISBN: 9780307773791
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Laughing in the Dark
From Colored Girl to Woman of Color--A Journey From Prison to Power
Written by Patrice Gaines


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: November 24, 2010
Price: $13.99

An award-winning Washington Post reporter explores the twisted path she traveled to find her place as a confident black female in a world that values whiteness and maleness. Here is a rich and insightful story of a life lived on the edge by a woman formerly preoccupied with pleasing everyone but... Read more >
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The Challenge for Africa
The Challenge for Africa
Written by Wangari Maathai
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ISBN: 9780307390288
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The Challenge for Africa

Written by Wangari Maathai


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $15.95

The troubles of Africa today are severe and wide-ranging. Yet, too often, they are portrayed by the media in extreme terms connoting poverty, dependence, and desperation. Here Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement, offers a refreshingly unique perspective on these challenges, even as she... Read more >
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Disintegration
Disintegration
Written by Eugene Robinson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385526548
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Disintegration
The Splintering of Black America
Written by Eugene Robinson


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $24.95

Instead of one black America, today there are four.

“There was a time when there were agreed-upon 'black leaders,' when there was a clear 'black agenda,' when we could talk confidently about 'the state of black America'—but not anymore.” —from Disintegration

The African American population in the United States has always been seen... Read more >
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Disintegration
Disintegration
Written by Eugene Robinson
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ISBN: 9780385533706
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Disintegration

Written by Eugene Robinson


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $13.99

Instead of one black America, today there are four.

“There was a time when there were agreed-upon 'black leaders,' when there was a clear 'black agenda,' when we could talk confidently about 'the state of black America'—but not anymore.” —from Disintegration

The African American population in the United States has always been seen... Read more >
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Nobody Turn Me Around
A People's History of the 1963 March on Washington
Written by Charles Euchner


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 25, 2010
Price: $23.95

On August 28, 1963, over a quarter-million people—about two-thirds black and one-third white—held the greatest civil rights demonstration ever. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” oration. And just blocks away, President Kennedy and Congress skirmished over landmark civil rights legislation. As Charles Euchner reveals, the importance... Read more >
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The Warmth of Other Suns
The Warmth of Other Suns
Written by Isabel Wilkerson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780679444329
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The Warmth of Other Suns
The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
Written by Isabel Wilkerson


Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $30.00

One of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search... Read more >
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Making Whiteness
Making Whiteness
Written by Grace Elizabeth Hale
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307487933
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Making Whiteness
The Culture of Segregation in the South, 1890-1940
Written by Grace Elizabeth Hale


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: August 25, 2010
Price: $11.99

Making Whiteness is a profoundly important work that explains how and why whiteness came to be such a crucial, embattled--and distorting--component of twentieth-century American identity.  In intricately textured detail and with passionately mastered analysis, Grace Elizabeth Hale shows how, when faced with the active citizenship of their ex-slaves after the Civil War... Read more >
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The All-American Skin Game, or Decoy of Race
The All-American Skin Game, or Decoy of Race
Written by Stanley Crouch
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307554215
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The All-American Skin Game, or Decoy of Race
The Long and the Short of It, 1990-1994
Written by Stanley Crouch


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: August 4, 2010
Price: $11.99

In this brilliantly acerbic collection of essays--a New York Times Notable Book in 1995--Stanley Crouch confirms that he is one of the most eloquent and unpredictable commentators on race and culture in American society--something already known to anyone who's seen him on 60 Minutes or read his columns in The Village... Read more >
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The House That Race Built
The House That Race Built
Edited by Wahneema Lubiano
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ISBN: 9780307556790
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The House That Race Built
Original Essays by Toni Morrison, Angela Y. Davis, Cornel West, and Others on Black Americans and Politics in America Today
Edited by Wahneema Lubiano


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: June 9, 2010
Price: $14.99

In these essays, brought together by the scholar Wahneema Lubiano, some of today's most respected intellectuals share their ideas on race, power, gender, and society. 

The authors, including Cornel West, Angela Y. Davis, and Toni Morrison, argue that we have reached a crisis of democracy represented by an ominous shift toward... Read more >
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Flash of the Spirit
Flash of the Spirit
Written by Robert Farris Thompson
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ISBN: 9780307874337
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Flash of the Spirit
African & Afro-American Art & Philosophy
Written by Robert Farris Thompson


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: May 26, 2010
Price: $13.99

This book reveals how five distinct African civilizations have shaped the specific cultures of their New World descendants.


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Sapphires and Other Precious Jewels
Sapphires and Other Precious Jewels
Written by Terri McFaddin
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ISBN: 9780307552464
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Sapphires and Other Precious Jewels
Discover and Celebrate the Beauty of Women of African Descent
Written by Terri McFaddin


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: May 5, 2010
Price: $13.99

Women of African Ancestry Shine With the Beauty, Value, and Uniqueness of Precious Jewels.

If any race of women should recognize that their value is far above rubies, pearls, and sapphires, says author Terri McFaddin, it is those of African ancestry. Like precious gemstones formed within the earth, we have endured hard... Read more >
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Satchel
Satchel
Written by Larry Tye
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ISBN: 9780812977974
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Satchel
The Life and Times of an American Legend
Written by Larry Tye


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $16.00

He is that rare American icon who has never been captured in a biography worthy of him. Now, at last, here is the superbly researched, spellbindingly told story of athlete, showman, philosopher, and boundary breaker Leroy “Satchel” Paige.

Through dogged research and extensive interviews, award-winning author and journalist Larry Tye has tracked... Read more >
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The Other Wes Moore
The Other Wes Moore
Written by Wes Moore
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ISBN: 9780385528191
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The Other Wes Moore
One Name, Two Fates
Written by Wes Moore


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $25.00

Two kids with the same name lived in the same decaying city. One went on to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison. Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation.
 
In... Read more >
The Other Wes Moore
The Other Wes Moore
Written by Wes Moore
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The Other Wes Moore
One Name, Two Fates
Written by Wes Moore


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $11.99

BONUS: This edition contains a new afterword and a The Other Wes Moore discussion guide.

The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his.

Two kids named Wes Moore were born blocks apart within a year of each other. Both grew... Read more >
The Other Wes Moore
The Other Wes Moore
Written by Wes Moore, Read by Wes Moore, Afterword by Tavis Smiley
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ISBN: 9780307877130
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The Other Wes Moore
One Name, Two Fates
Written by Wes Moore
Read by Wes Moore
Afterword by Tavis Smiley


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $35.00

Two kids with the same name lived in the same decaying city. One went on to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison. Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation.
 
In... Read more >
The Other Wes Moore
The Other Wes Moore
Written by Wes Moore, Read by Wes Moore, Afterword by Tavis Smiley
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307736024
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The Other Wes Moore
One Name, Two Fates
Written by Wes Moore
Read by Wes Moore
Afterword by Tavis Smiley


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $15.00

Two kids with the same name lived in the same decaying city. One went on to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison. Here is the story of two boys and the journey of a generation.
 
In... Read more >
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10 Good Choices That Empower Black Women's Lives
10 Good Choices That Empower Black Women's Lives
Written by Grace Cornish, Ph.D.
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ISBN: 9780307431943
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10 Good Choices That Empower Black Women's Lives

Written by Grace Cornish, Ph.D.


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: March 31, 2010
Price: $11.99

"It's time to take back your power and your life--take it back from the bad relationships, bad careers, bad investments, bad company, and bad memories. It's time for you to live a fuller, happier, more productive, and wholesome life. This is your time to claim your blessings. God has given you... Read more >
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Black on White
Black on White
Written by David R. Roediger
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307482297
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Black on White
Black Writers on What It Means to Be White
Written by David R. Roediger


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: March 31, 2010
Price: $10.99

In this thought-provoking volume, David R. Roediger has brought together some of the most important black writers throughout history to explore the question: What does it really mean to be white in America?

From folktales and slave narratives to contemporary essays, poetry, and fiction, black writers have long been among America's keenest... Read more >
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