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

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • African American Civil Rights: Early Activism and the Niagara Movementby Angela Jones

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 44.95

    This fresh and invigorating analysis illuminates the often-neglected story of early African American civil rights activism. 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...

  • The Civil Rights Movement for Kidsby Mary C. Turck

    Chicago Review Press 2000; US$ 13.99

    Surprisingly, kids were some of the key instigators in the Civil Rights Movement, like Barbara Johns, who held a rally in her elementary school gym that eventually led to the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court school desegregation decision, and six-year-old Ruby Bridges, who was the first black student to desegregate elementary schools in... 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...

  • Conversate Is Not a Wordby Jam Donaldson

    Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 11.99

    Funny, sad, and refreshingly honest, this provocative commentary based on the author's award-winning blog explores what is wrong with black culture and what needs to be done to fix neighborhoods and improve lives. The fresh, female voice presents a new perspective—differing from so many other treatises on the subject  written primarily by older... more...

  • Race & Economicsby Walter E. Williams

    Hoover Institution Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    Walter E. Williams applies an economic analysis to the problems black Americans have faced in the past and still face in the present to show that that free-market resource allocation, as opposed to political allocation, is in the best interests of minorities. He debunks many common labor market myths and reveals how excessive government regulation... more...

  • Fierce Angelsby Sheri Parks; Marcia Ann Gillespie

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    The ?Strong Black Woman? has been a part of mainstream culture for centuries, as a myth, a goddess, a positive role model, a stereotype, and as a burden. In Fierce Angels , Sheri Parks explores the concept of the Strong Black Woman, its influence on people of all races, and the ways in which black women respond to and are affected by this image.... more...

  • Post Blackby Ytasha L. Womack; Derek T. Dingle

    Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 13.99

    Highlighting certain socioeconomic and cultural trends, this exploration discloses the new dynamics shaping contemporary lives of African Americans. Using information from conversations with mavericks within black communities—such as entrepreneurs, artists, scholars, and activists as well as members of both the working and upper classes—this powerful... 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...