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  • The Burningby Tim Madigan

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 20.99

    On the morning of June 1, 1921, a white mob numbering in the thousands marched across the railroad tracks dividing black from white in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and obliterated a black community then celebrated as one of America's most prosperous. 34 square blocks of Tulsa's Greenwood community, known then as the Negro Wall Street of America, were reduced... more...

  • 12 Years a Slaveby Solomon Northup; Henry Louis Gates; Ira Berlin; Steve McQueen

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    The official movie tie-in edition to the winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Picture, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Lupita Nyong?o, and directed by Steve McQueen New York Times bestseller ?I could not believe that I had never heard of this book. It felt as important as Anne Frank?s Diary, only published nearly... more...

  • Gather Together in My Nameby Maya Angelou

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    In this incredible second book in a series of autobiographies, the poet, still in her teens, gives birth to a son, tries to keep a job, falls in love, dances, falls out of love, chases after her kidnapped baby, and goes to work in a house of prostitution thinking she is helping the man she loves. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • The House That Race Builtby Wahneema Lubiano

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.95

    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 a renewed white nationalism... more...

  • Should America Pay?by PhD Raymond Winbush

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    Growing interest in reparations for African Americans has prompted a range of responses, from lawsuits against major corporations and a march in Washington to an anti-reparations ad campaign. As a result, the link between slavery and contemporary race relations is more potent and obvious than ever. Grassroots organizers, lawmakers, and distinguished... more...

  • Decodedby Jay-Z

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.00

    Expanded edition of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller features 16 pages of new material, including 3 new songs decoded.   Decoded is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history, and one of the most provocative and successful artists of our time. more...

  • Black Puerto Rican Identity and Religious Experienceby Samiri Hiraldo

    UPF 2002; US$ 44.95

    Based on twelve months of fieldwork, this study shows how believers experience their religion in its various dimensions. more...

  • The new blackby Evie Shockley

    Wesleyan University Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    A profound and uplifting meditation on the meanings of race and belonging in America more...

  • Our Andromedaby Brenda Shaughnessy

    Copper Canyon Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    Confronting hard realities, Shaughnessy's heart opens wide as she explores parallel universes and writes a utopian Andromeda of her imagination. more...

  • First Classby Alison Stewart; Melissa Harris-Perry

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 21.99

    Combining a fascinating history of the first U.S. high school for African Americans with an unflinching analysis of urban public-school education today, First Class explores an underrepresented and largely unknown aspect of black history while opening a discussion on what it takes to make a public school successful. In 1870, in the wake of the Civil... more...