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  • Defending the Spiritby Randall Robinson

    Penguin Group US 1999; US$ 16.00

    Randall Robinson's Defending The Spirit is a personal account of his rise from poverty in the segregated south to a position as one of the most distinguished and outspoken political activists of our time. In 1977, Robinson founded TransAfrica, the first organization to lobby for the interests of African and Caribbean peoples. TransAfrica was instrumental... more...

  • Made in Detroitby Paul Clemens

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 15.95

    A New York Times Notable BookA powerfully candid memoir about growing up white in Detroit and the conflicted point of view it produced. Raised in Detroit during the ?70s, ?80s, and ?90s, Paul Clemens saw his family growing steadily isolated from its surroundings: white in a predominately black city, Catholic in an area where churches were closing... more...

  • Enoughby Juan Williams

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95

    Half a century after brave Americans took to the streets to raise the bar of opportunity for all races, Juan Williams writes that too many black Americans are in crisis?caught in a twisted hip-hop culture, dropping out of school, ending up in jail, having babies when they are not ready to be parents, and falling to the bottom in twenty-first-century... more...

  • White Guiltby Shelby Steele

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    In 1955 the murderers of Emmett Till, a black Mississippi youth, were acquitted of their crime, undoubtedly because they were white. Forty years later, O. J. Simpson, whom many thought would be charged with murder by virtue of the DNA evidence against him, went free after his attorney portrayed him as a victim of racism. Clearly, a sea change had... more...

  • The Presumed Allianceby PhD Nicolas C. Vaca

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    As Latino and African Americans increasingly live side by side in large urban centers, as well as in suburban clusters, the idealized concept of a "Rainbow Coalition" would suggest that these two disenfranchised groups are natural political allies. Indeed, as the number of Latinos has increased dramatically over the last ten years, competition over... more...

  • Souled Out?by Shaun Powell

    Human Kinetics 2007; US$ 22.95

    Now, some 40 years after the American Civil Rights Movement set the stage for greater participation and integration of blacks in sport, the complexion of this country?s ball fields, gyms, and stadiums?though not owners? suites and administrative boardrooms?has been forever changed. In Souled Out? award-winning author Shaun Powell pulls no punches in... more...

  • Who's Gonna Take the Weight?by Kevin Powell

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 12.95

    ?A mighty wind of fresh air. His pitiless self-examination?and his equally honest exploration of the racial, sexual, cultural, and class fault lines that thread our psychic and social landscape?is not only brave but necessary if our nation is to survive.? ?Michael Eric Dyson ?Kevin Powell is pushing to bring, as he has so brilliantly done before,... more...

  • Homelands and Waterwaysby Adele Logan Alexander

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    This monumental history traces the rise of a resolute African American family (the author's own) from privation to the middle class. In doing so, it explodes the stereotypes that have shaped and distorted our thinking about African Americans--both in slavery and in freedom. Beginning with John Robert Bond, who emigrated from England to fight in the... more...

  • Uncle Tom or New Negro?by Rebecca Carroll

    Crown Publishing Group 2013; US$ 27.00

    On the ninetieth anniversary of Booker T. Washington?s death comes a passionate, provocative dialogue on his complicated legacy, including the complete text of his classic autobiography, Up from Slavery. Booker T. Washington was born a slave in 1858, yet roughly forty years later he had established the Tuskegee Institute. Befriended by a U.S. president... more...

  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girlby Linda Brent

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95

    Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is the immensely powerful autobiography of Harriet Jacobs, who wrote under a pen name. A feminist work, she uses her experiences to state and restate her belief that though all unhappiness sprung from being a slave, she had to endure worse, being also a woman. Her experiences show that the only refuge and relief... more...