In this classic collection of poetry, the reader will find a bold poem for each crucial issue of Black life.
Sterling Plumpp contrasts the rituals of Africa with African American rituals that have emerged in the twentieth century.
The poems in this collection address the cultural and spiritual needs of Black people. In Dawnsong! Toure successfully develops a heroic poetry that creates its own artistic matrix. In these poems Toure takes the reader back to ancient Egypt and, at the same time, demonstrates the relevance of Egyptian history and, at the same time, demonstrates the relevance of Egyptian history and mythology to the lives of contemporary Africans on the continent and in the diaspora.
Circle of Stone
Shrouded in mystery, and set in Depression-era Arkansas, Circle of Stone
takes readers on a journey from powerlessness to power as a group of Blacks unite to overcome the brutality
forced upon them by Southern whites. Determined to fight back against racial oppression, the Blacks of
“Colored Town” form a secret society known as “The Circle”, where they devise clever tactics and quietly
begin to turn the tables on their abusers.
Interweaved with entertaining tales of “town people”, Circle of Stone is a testament to the strength of unity and
educated activism. It is also the first book of this magnitude to be published, one in which Black’s strategically
and collectively win.
Linda M Thurston
Call to Action
From the blue ribbon group of the American Friends Service Committee's 1990 National Commission on Crime and Justice, this report addresses the problems associated with incarceration.
Useni E Perkins
Explosion of Chicago's Black Street Gangs-1900 to Present
This book is the bible on the social pathology of street gangs in Chicago. It should be read by all professionals working with young adults, especially those involved in law enforcement.
Haki R Madhubuti
Black Men, Obsolete, Single, Dangerous?
Here is the seminal and critical work that helped solidify Haki Madhubuti as an informed, passionate, and caring commentator on Black life, culture, relationships, and the development and stability of the Black community. In ""Black Men,"" an integral text for anyone with vested interest in building healthy, thriving Black families and communities, Madhubuti takes aim at some of the critical issues facing the African American family. He offers useful, pointed, practical solutions for overcoming these obstacles and challenges.
Elvis Presley Is Alive and Well and Living in Harlem
Intertwining wit, satire, sensitivity, and rich verbal imagery, this collection of free verse celebrates the triumph of Black culture.
Eric Lee Bowers
Best of friends since college, Chance and Roberta Williams and Michael and Lauren Hubbs have perfect relationships, perfect careers, and perfect lives. Or do they? A freak accident takes Roberta's life, leaving the three remaining friends with a shattered reality: their perfect existence is nothing more than an illusion masked by secrets, deception, and jealousy. The loss of his wife and unborn child being too much to bear, Chance gives in to grief. Quickly evolving into a psychotic killer, he creates for his remaining friends a world that is something short of a nightmare. ""Asunder"" is a thriller that will leave readers on the edge of the seat.
44 on 44
To give voice to the historic election of President Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States, this anthology of essays, poetry, and creative non-fiction documents the conversation on President Obama's campaign within the African American community, and the dialogue after his election and since he has taken the Oath of Office. Included are perspectives on the historical moments during President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, the finale of the 2008 general election, and Obama's new plans and policies since he took office in January 20, 2009. Editors Lita Hooper, Michael Simanga, and Sonia Sanchez have assembled an impressive list of forty-four contributors to capture the energy and excitement, the expectation and hope. Featured are works from Lita Hooper, Michael Sigmanga, Sonia Sanchez, Amiri Baraka, Haki Madhubuti, Askia Toure, Quincy Troupe, Chuck D, Pearl Cleage, Natasha Trethewey, Tony Medina, Jessica Care Moore, Nathan McCall, Jasmine Guy, Farai Chideya, Keith Gilyard, Opal Moore, Sharan Strange, and Tina McElroy Ansa.
W D Wright
Crisis of the Black Intellectual
A reexamination of Harold Cruse's classic ""Crisis of the Negro Intellectual, "" published in 1967 at the height of the civil-rights movement and now required reading in African American studies courses.
Dolores E Cross
Breaking Through the Wall
The autobiography of Dolores Cross's journey from the housing projects of Newark, New Jersey, to her appointment as president of Morris Brown College. She tells of her journey out of poverty, through the tumult of the 60s and the civil rights movement, to a series of prestigious academic appointments, the joy of motherhood, and running her first marathon at the age of 50.