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From King to Obama

From King to Obama

From King to Obama: Witness to a Turbulent History conveys the exhilaration the author feels at having walked in the shadow of history of a Dr. King, a Miles Davis, a John Lennon, a Bob Marley, and many others. More info →
Pimps in the Pulpit

Pimps in the Pulpit

People go to church for redemption and salvation. Unfortunately some of the people who are charged with the responsibility to provide it have other agendas, some not so savory. More info →
Played in Full: The Marketing Exploitation of Black America

Played in Full: The Marketing Exploitation of Black America

This book examines how institutions and individuals have coalesced into an unlikely alliance of Players who extract wealth from Blacks. More info →
Educating Black Girls

Educating Black Girls

Have Black girls been overlooked: Why are 40 percent of African American females dropping out? More info →
How the Poor Can Save Capitalism

How the Poor Can Save Capitalism

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Genre: Economics
John Hope Bryant, successful self-made businessman and founder of the nonprofit Operation HOPE, says business and political leaders are ignoring the one force that could truly re-energize the stalled American economy: the poor. If we give poor communities the right tools, policies, and inspiration, he argues, they will be able to lift themselves up into the middle class and become a new generation of customers and entrepreneurs. More info →
Death of a King

Death of a King

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Genres: Civil Rights, History
Smiley's DEATH OF A KING paints a portrait of a leader and visionary in a narrative different from all that have come before. Here is an exceptional glimpse into King's life -- one that adds both nuance and gravitas to his legacy as an American hero. More info →
American Revolution of 1800

American Revolution of 1800

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Genre: History
In this brilliant historical classic, Dan Sisson argues that Thomas Jefferson thought democratic revolutions would be necessary from time to time to break the grip of autocratic factions on the government. That is how Jefferson saw the election of 1800—and the lessons for today couldn’t be more obvious. More info →
Mulattoes in the Postbellum South and Beyond

Mulattoes in the Postbellum South and Beyond

Carlton Dubois McClain’s ancestral pedigree is put into perspective within the context of the historical circumstances relevant to those various unions that occurred between Africans, Europeans, and Native Americans in his lineage. More info →
Leadership In The New Normal

Leadership In The New Normal

This book is a short course designed to help you become a more effective leader in your field. It describes modern leadership principles and techniques and illustrates them with stories from the author s vast life experiences. More info →
She Lives in You: The Kathleen Bolden Story by Kay Bolden

She Lives in You: The Kathleen Bolden Story by Kay Bolden

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Genres: Biography, History
A community organizer and civil rights activist, Kathleen Bolden founded the Warren-Sharpe Community Center to support and empower at-risk youth and their families. Her campaigns for peace and justice continued until her untimely death at age 57. More info →
Mayor for Life

Mayor for Life

Four-time mayor of Washington, DC, Marion Barry, Jr. tells his shocking and courageous life story, beginning in the cotton fields in Mississippi to the executive offices of one of the most powerful cities in the world. More info →
The Black Eagle

The Black Eagle

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Genre: Biography
The story of Hubert Fauntleroy Julian's life-- his "madcap odyssey"-- touches on almost every world trouble front-- from Harlem in the 1920s to the Congo in the 1960s. More info →
The Jones Men

The Jones Men

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Genre: History
This streetwise novel chronicles the rise and fall of Lonnie Jack, a twenty-six-year-old Vietnam veteran and mid-level heroin dealer itching to knock the powerful Willis McDaniel off his perch as the number-one drug kingpin. More info →
Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black

Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black

From his humble beginnings in Sumter, South Carolina, to his prominence on the Washington, D.C., political scene as the third highest-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn has led an extraordinary life. In Blessed Experiences, Clyburn tells in his own inspirational words how an African American boy from the Jim Crow–era South was able to beat the odds to achieve great success and become, as President Barack Obama describes him, "one of a handful of people who, when they speak, the entire Congress listens." More info →
The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act

The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act

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Genre: Civil Rights
This critical turning point in American history has never been thoroughly explored in a full-length narrative. Now, New York Times editor and acclaimed author Clay Risen delivers the full story, in all its complexity and drama. More info →
Fires of Greenwood

Fires of Greenwood

In the early morning hours of June 1, 1921, hordes of angry whites in Tulsa, Oklahoma, crossed the Frisco railroad tracks into the Greenwood section known as Black Wall Street, armed with weapons and a determination to destroy. More info →
Whither the Black Press?: Glorious Past, Uncertain Future

Whither the Black Press?: Glorious Past, Uncertain Future

Clint C. Wilson II, Ed.D. is Graduate Professor Emeritous in the Howard University School of Communications where he teaches courses in communication, culture and media studies. He is a recipient of the Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism from the University of Missouri and the Lionel Barrow Award for Distinguished Achievement in Diversity Research and Education. More info →
What Has This Got to Do with the Liberation of Black People?

What Has This Got to Do with the Liberation of Black People?

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Genre: Civil Rights
The Impact of Ronald W. Walters on African American Thought and Leadership More info →
Black Over White

Black Over White

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Genre: Race Relations
In addition to wanting to share what I have observed and learned about leadership, I was motivated to write this book because of what I have seen the President, Barack Obama, endure as a black man leading our country. The visceral, racist and bigoted reactions to his very presence shook me back into the reality of being black in America. More info →
Striving While Black

Striving While Black

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Genre: Race Relations
Striving While Black is a personal reflection, a playbook and a portable mentor for African- Americans and others who didn't and don't have the advantage of trailblazers who have gone before them in forging a successful corporate career. More info →