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  • Mom & Me & Momby Maya Angelou

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 22.00

    Praise for Mom & Me & Mom   ? Mom & Me & Mom is delivered with Angelou?s trademark good humor and fierce optimism. If any resentments linger between these lines, if lives are partially revealed without all the bitter details exposed, well, that is part of Angelou?s forgiving design. As an account of reconciliation, this little book is just... more...

  • The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.by Clayborne Carson

    Grand Central Publishing 2001; US$ 9.99

    First-person account of the extraordinary life of America's greatest civil rights leader. It begins with his boyhood as the son of a preacher, his education as a minister, his ascendancy as a leader of civil rights, & his complex relationships with leading political & social figures of the day. more...

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 16.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Entertainment Weekly #1 Nonfiction Book of the Year New Yorker Reviewers? Favorite American Library Association Notable Book People Top Ten Book of the Year Washington Post Book World Top Ten Book of the Year Salon.com Best Book of the Year USA Today Ten Books We Loved Reading O, The Oprah Magazine ... more...

  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    The New Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    Michelle Alexander is an associate professor of law at Ohio State University and holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Formerly the director of the ACLU?s Racial Justice Project in Northern California, Alexander served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun. Cornel West ... more...

  • We Real Coolby bell hooks

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 33.95

    "When women get together and talk about men, the news is almost always bad news," writes bell hooks. "If the topic gets specific and the focus is on black men, the news is even worse." In this powerful new book, bell hooks arrests our attention from the first page. Her title-- We Real Cool ; her subject--the way in which both white society and weak... more...

  • Contemporary Black American Cinemaby Mia Mask

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    Contemporary Black American Cinema offers a fresh collection of essays on African American film, media, and visual culture in the era of global multiculturalism. Integrating theory, history, and criticism, the contributing authors deftly connect interdisciplinary perspectives from American studies, cinema studies, cultural studies, political science,... more...

  • Black Panthers For Beginnersby Herb Boyd; Lance Tooks

    For Beginners 2015; US$ 15.95

    A crowd of onlookers gawked from the sidewalk as four young black men dressed in black leather jackets and berets leaped from a Volkswagen, each of them wielding shotguns with bandoliers strapped across their bodies. The young men surrounded two white police officers who had accosted a black man and had him spread-eagled against a building. The... more...

  • The Athletic Experience at Historically Black Colleges and Universitiesby Billy Hawkins; Joseph Cooper; Akilah Carter-Francique; J. Kenyatta Cavil

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 74.99

    This book provides a historical overview of athletics at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and the current social educational significance of these athletic programs. It also provides a conceptual framework that contributes to the debate on college athletics and higher education, in general, and athletics at HBCUs, specifically.... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Asian American Literatureby Crystal Parikh; Daniel Y. Kim

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 22.00

    This Companion surveys Asian American literature from the nineteenth century to the present day. more...

  • Gold Coast Diasporasby Walter C. Rucker

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 54.99

    Although they came from distinct polities and peoples who spoke different languages, slaves from the African Gold Coast were collectively identified by Europeans as "Coromantee" or "Mina." Why these ethnic labels were embraced and how they were utilized by enslaved Africans to develop new group identities is the subject of Walter C. Rucker?s absorbing... more...