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  • African Americans at Risk: Issues in Education, Health, Community, and Justice [2 volumes]by Glenn Starks

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 189.00

    This two-volume set examines the issues and policies that put African Americans at risk in our culture today, utilizing the most recent research from scholars in the field to provide not only objective, encyclopedic information, but also varying viewpoints to encourage critical thinking. The entries comprehensively document how African Americans are... more...

  • AfroAsian Encountersby Heike Raphael-Hernandez; Shannon Steen; Vijay Prashad; Gary Okihiro

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 22.95

    With a Foreword by Vijay Prashad and an Afterword by Gary Okihiro How might we understand yellowface performances by African Americans in 1930s swing adaptations of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado , Paul Robeson's support of Asian and Asian American struggles, or the absorption of hip hop by Asian American youth culture? AfroAsian Encounters... more...

  • Afrocentric Visionsby Janice D. Hamlet

    SAGE Publications 1998; US$ 70.00

    In this timely volume, editor Janice D Hamlet has chosen essays which illuminate various aspects of African American culture, refracted through the lens of Afrocentric thought. The book examines: Afrocentric ideology and methodology; Afrocentric approaches to the dynamics of communication; the Afrocentric influence on the black aesthetic, with an examination... more...

  • After Slaveryby Bruce E. Baker; Brian Kelly

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 74.95

    Moves beyond broad generalizations concerning black life during Reconstruction in order to address the varied experiences of freed slaves across the South. This collection examines urban unrest in New Orleans and Wilmington, North Carolina, loyalty among former slave owners and slaves in Mississippi, armed insurrection along the Georgia coast, racial... more...

  • Black America, Body Beautiful: How the African American Image is Changing Fashion, Fitness, and Other Industriesby Eric Bailey

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 64.00

    Despite all the medical and media attention focused on the rate of overweight and obesity in the African American population, African American images and body types are greatly influencing changes in the fashion, fitness, advertising, television and movie industries. This is because overweight, like beauty, can be in the eye of the beholder. Most... more...

  • Black Coolby Rebecca Walker; Henry Louis Jr. Gates

    Soft Skull Press 2012; US$ 14.95

    Black Cool explores the ineffable state and aesthetic of Black Cool. From the effortless reserve of Miles Davis in khakis on an early album cover, to the shock of resistance in black women?s fashion from Angela Davis to Rihanna, to the cadence of poets as diverse as Staceyann Chin and Audre Lorde, Black Cool looks at the roots of Black Cool and... more...

  • Black Girls and Adolescents: Facing the Challengesby Catherine Collins

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    African American girls are one of the United States' most endangered populations, yet meaningful explorations of the issues that impact their lives are almost nonexistent. In this riveting book, led by one of the African American community's best-known scholars, experts from across the nation explain the risks, challenges, and influences?both good... more...

  • Black Intimaciesby Shirley A. Hill

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 31.99

    In Black Intimacies: A Gender Perspective on Families and Relationships, Shirley A. Hill applies a gender lens to the multiple systems of oppression that have shaped the lives of African American women and men. This book will be useful to students and instructors of African American Studies, Gender Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Marriage and Family,... more...

  • Black Powerby Charles Hamilton; Kwame Ture

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    In 1967, this revolutionary work exposed the depths of systemic racism in this country and provided a radical political framework for reform: true and lasting social change would only be accomplished through unity among African-Americans and their independence from the preexisting order. An eloquent document of the civil rights movement that remains... more...

  • Black Statsby Monique W. Morris; Khalil Gibran Muhammad

    The New Press 2014; US$ 14.95

    Monique W. Morris is co-founder of the National Black Women?s Justice Institute. She is a Soros Justice Fellow and formerly served as Vice President for Economic Programs, Advocacy, and Research for the NAACP. A faculty member at St. Mary?s College of California, she is the author of the novel Too Beautiful for Words . Morris lives in the Bay Area... more...