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13 Days in Ferguson

RON JOHNSON · Tyndale Momentum
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

On August 14, 2014, five days after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown ignited race riots throughout the city of Ferguson, Missouri, the nation found an unlikely hero in Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol. Charged with the Herculean task of restoring peace between a hostile...
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100 Amazing Facts About the Negro

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. · Pantheon
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

The first edition of Joel Augustus Rogers's now legendary 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro with Complete Proof, published in 1957, was billed as "A Negro 'Believe It or Not.'" Rogers's little book was priceless because he was delivering enlightenment and pride, steeped in historical...
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Air Traffic

Gregory Pardlo · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 288
Format: Book

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, his first work of prose: a deeply felt memoir of a family's bonds and a meditation on race, addiction, fatherhood, ambition, and American culture The Pardlos were an average, middle-class African American family living in a New Jersey Levittown:...

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Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

Safiya Umoja Noble · NYU Press
Pages: 229
Format: Paperback

A revealing look at how negative biases against women of color are embedded in search engine results and algorithms Run a Google search for "black girls" - what will you find? "Big Booty" and other sexually explicit terms are likely to come up as top search terms. But,...
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The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

GUCCI MANE · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"As wild, unpredictable, and fascinating as the man himself. " - Complex
"A cautionary tale that ends in triumph." - GQ
"A revelation and a welcome addition to hip-hop's literary legacy." - All...
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Barracoon: The Story of the Last Slave

ZORA NEALE HURSTON · Amistad
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Bestseller

"A profound impact on Hurston's literary legacy." - New York Times

"One of the greatest writers of our time." - Toni Morrison

"Zora Neale Hurston's genius has once again produced a Maestrapiece." - Alice Walker

A...

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The Blood of Emmett Till

Timothy B Tyson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

* Longlisted for the National Book Award * A New York Times Notable Book * A Washington Post Notable Book * An NPR Best Book of 2017 * A Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2017 * An Atlanta Journal-Constitution Best Southern Book of 2017 *

This...

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The Bone and Sinew of the Land: America's Forgotten Black Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality

ANNA-LISA COX · PublicAffairs
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The long-hidden truth about America's black pioneers, the frontier they settled, and their fight for a better nation
The American frontier is one of our most cherished and enduring national images. We think of the early pioneers who settled the wilderness as courageous, independent--and...
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Creative Quest

QUESTLOVE. · Ecco
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A unique new guide to creativity from Questlove - inspirations, stories, and lessons on how to live your best creative life

Questlove - musician, bandleader, designer, producer, culinary entrepreneur, professor, and all-around cultural omnivore - shares his wisdom on the topics...

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Deadly Force: A Police Shooting and My Family's Search for the Truth

Lawrence O'Donnell · William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages: 472
Format: Paperback

Featuring a new preface and afterword by the author

From the host of MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, the riveting story of a 1975 police shooting of an unarmed black man in Boston - one of the first to draw national headlines - and the dramatic investigation and court...

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Excessive Use of Force: One Mother's Struggle Against Police Brutality and Misconduct

Loretta P Prater · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 308
Format: Hardcover

The vast majority of the law enforcement officers in this country perform their very difficult jobs with respect for their communities and in compliance with the law. Even so, there have been incidents in which this was not the case. Police brutality and misconduct has been under the microscope...
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How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People

D L HUGHLEY · William Morrow
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A cutting satire of race relations in the age of Trump and Black Lives Matter from the hugely popular comedian - one of "The Original Kings of Comedy" - and author of the New York Times bestseller Black Man, White House.

"White people are always giving out 'helpful'...

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I Can't Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyoncé

MICHAEL ARCENEAUX · Atria / 37 INK
Pages: 256
Format: eBook

In the style of New York Times bestsellers You Can't Touch My Hair, Bad Feminist, and I'm Judging You, a timely collection of alternately hysterical and soul‑searching essays about what it is like to grow up as a creative, sensitive black man in a world...
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No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America

DARNELL L MOORE · Nation Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From a leading journalist and activist comes a brave, beautifully wrought memoir.
When Darnell Moore was fourteen years old, three boys from his neighborhood tried to set him on fire. They cornered him while he was walking home from school, harassed him because they assumed he was gay,...
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Uncensored: My Life and Uncomfortable Conversations at the Intersection of Black and White America

Zachary Wood · Dutton
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Rooted in his own powerful personal story, twenty-one-year-old Zachary Wood shares his dynamic perspective on free speech, race, and dissenting opinions--in a world that sorely needs to learn to listen.

As the president of the student group Uncomfortable Learning at Williams College,...
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We Have Overcome: An Immigrant's Letter to the American People

Jason D Hill · Bombardier Books
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

A black immigrant's eloquent appreciation of the American Dream, and why his adopted nation remains the most noble experiment in enabling the pursuit of happiness.

It has been more than fifty years since the Civil Rights Act enshrined equality under the law for all Americans. Since...
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