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The Art & Science of Respect: A Memoir by James Prince

James Prince · N-The-Water Publishing
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

For decades, serial entrepreneur James Prince presided over Rap-A-Lot Records, one of the first and most successful independent rap labels. In his memoir, he explains how he earned his reputation as one of the most respected men in Hip Hop. By staying true to his three principles of heart,...
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Becoming

PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE. · Crown
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America - the first African-American...
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Brothers in Valor: Battlefield Stories of the 89 African Americans Awarded the Medal of Honor

Robert F. Jefferson · Lyons Press
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

During the Battle of Fort Wagner in 1863, Sgt. William Harvey Carney picked up the fallen flag from his lifeless comrade. He waved the flag for all of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry to see and led the way to the parapet to plant the colors. After Col. Robert Gould Shaw was mortally...
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Carla Hall's Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration

Carla Hall · Harper Wave
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Co-host of ABC's hit Emmy Award-winning lifestyle show The Chew and fan favorite on Bravo's Top Chef, Carla Hall celebrates soul food and gives classic dishes her own fresh twists, with 145 delectable recipes updated for the way we eat now.In Carla Hall's Soul Food, the beloved chef and television...
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Edna Lewis: At the Table with an American Original

Sara B. Franklin · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Edna Lewis (1916-2006) wrote some of America's most resonant, lyrical, and significant cookbooks, including the now classic The Taste of Country Cooking. Lewis cooked and wrote as a means to explore her memories of childhood on a farm in Freetown, Virginia, a community first founded...
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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics

Leah Daughtry · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The four most powerful African American women in politics share the story of their friendship and how it has changed politics in America.The lives of black women in American politics are remarkably absent from the shelves of bookstores and libraries. For Colored Girls Who Have Considered...
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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

DAVID W BLIGHT · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 896
Format: Hardcover

The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)...
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Heavy: An American Memoir

Kiese Laymon · Scribner
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

In this powerful and provocative memoir, genre-bending essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon explores what the weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies, and deception does to a black body, a black family, and a nation teetering on the brink of moral collapse.Kiese Laymon is a fearless writer....
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I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

AUSTIN CHANNING BROWN · Convergent Books
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

From a leading new voice on racial justice, an eye-opening account of what it's like to grow up black, Christian, and female in white America, in this idea-driven memoir about how her determined quest for identity and understanding shows a way forward for us all.Austin Channing Brown's...
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Let It Bang: A Young Black Man's Reluctant Odyssey into Guns

RJ Young · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

A story of race, guns, and self-protection in America today, through the quest - funny and searing - of a young black man learning to shoot a handgun better than a white personThe most RJ Young knew about guns was that they could get him killed. Until, recently married to a white woman...
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Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry

Imani Perry · Beacon Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A revealing portrait of one of the most gifted and charismatic, yet least understood, Black artists and intellectuals of the twentieth century.Lorraine Hansberry, who died at thirty-four, was by all accounts a force of nature. Although best-known for her work A Raisin in the Sun, her short...
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Mayor Harold Washington: Champion of Race and Reform in Chicago

Roger Biles · University of Illinois Press
Pages: 381
Format: Hardcover

Raised in a political family on Chicago's South Side, Harold Washington made history as the city's first African American mayor. His 1983 electoral triumph, fueled by overwhelming black support, represented victory over the Chicago Machine and business as usual. Yet the racially charged...
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My Love Story: A Memoir

TINA TURNER · Atria Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Tina Turner - the long-reigning queen of rock & roll and living legend - sets the record straight about her illustrious career and complicated personal life in this eye-opening and compelling memoir.From her early years in Nutbush, Tennessee to her rise to fame alongside Ike Turner...
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Sweet Home Café Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking

Albert Lukas · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A celebration of African American cooking with 109 recipes from the National Museum of African American History and Culture's Sweet Home CaféSince the 2016 opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, its Sweet Home Café has become a destination in its own right....
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Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart

Alice Walker · Atria / 37 INK
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Alice Walker, author of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning The Color Purple - "an American novel of permanent importance" (San Francisco Chronicle) - crafts a bilingual collection that is both playfully imaginative and intensely moving.Presented in both English...
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This Stops Today: Eric Garner's Mother Seeks Justice after Losing Her Son

GWEN CARR · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 232
Format: Hardcover

After the death of her son, Eric Garner, at the hands of New York City police officers on Staten Island went viral, Gwen Carr's life changed forever. The illegal chokehold that took Garner's life has been seared into the public consciousness forever as the large black man struggled to breathe...
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Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves

GLORY EDIM · Ballantine Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

An inspiring collection of essays by black women writers, curated by the founder of the popular book club Well-Read Black Girl, on the importance of recognizing ourselves in literature.Remember that moment when you first encountered a character in a book who seemed to be written just for you?...
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