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

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 45.00

    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 research... more...

  • When We Were Coloredby Eva Rutland

    IWP Book Publishers 2007; US$ 7.95

    Recounting the civil rights era from the perspective of an African American wife and mother, this memoir travels from growing up in the segregated South before World War II to postwar family life in California. Told with humor and homespun wisdom, this is the story of an ordinary woman living through extraordinary times. Through the bad and the good,... more...

  • Survival of the African American Familyby Karen S. Jewell

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 36.95

    Challenging widely held beliefs, this provocative book offers nothing less than a blueprint for enhancing the social and economic status of African American families. Despite the implementation of liberal social policies in the 1960s and '70s, successive U.S. administrations continue to dash the hopes and expectations of African Americans, who... more...

  • The Great Black Migrationsby Liz Sonneborn

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 35.00

    During the early decades of the 20th century, the movement of blacks from the South to urban areas in the North, the Midwest, and the West increased dramatically. They sought better lives away from the South, where the economic conditions were worsening. The only job opportunities were sharecropping land where their ancestors had been enslaved or doing... more...

  • The Hidden Woundby Wendell Berry

    Counterpoint 2010; US$ 14.95

    With the expected grace of Wendell Berry comes The Hidden Wound , an essay about racism and the damage it has done to the identity of our country. Through Berry?s personal experience, he explains how remaining passive in the face of the struggle of racism further corrodes America?s potential. In a quiet and observant manner, Berry opens up about... more...

  • Marxism, Reparations & the Black Freedom Struggleby Monica Moorehead

    World View Forum 2007; US$ 15.95

    From the daily instances of police brutality and racial profiling to the government?s callous disregard of poor and mainly African American people in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina, this remarkable book identifies the continuing struggles for justice among a society still permeated with the racism, oppression, and economic, political, and social... more...

  • Erotic Revolutionariesby Shayne Lee

    Hamilton Books 2010; US$ 29.99

    This book steers black sexual politics toward a more sex-positive trajectory, navigating the uncharted spaces where social constructionism, third-wave feminism, and black popular culture collide to locate a new site for sexuality studies that is theoretically innovative, politically subversive, and stylistically chic. more...

  • What's Race Got to Do with It?by Larry Elder

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 8.99

    Larry Elder ands his straight talk are ?controversial?*, ?provocative?**, ?iconoclastic?***, ?refreshing?. **** IS LIFE UNFAIR FOR BLACK AMERICANS? In What?s Race Got to Do with It?, bestselling author Larry Elder takes on the touchiest topic in American life: Race.  Some Americans think race is the biggest issue this country faces today. ... 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...

  • What's Going On?by Katherine Tate

    Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    In political opinion surveys from the 1950s through the 1970s, African Americans were consistently among the most liberal groups in the United States and were much further to the left than White Americans on most issues. Starting in the 1980s, Black public opinion began to move to the center, and this trend has deepened since. Why is this the case?.... more...