Books

  • The 10 Best Black Books of 2010 (Non-Fiction)

    1. The Grace of Silence: A Memoir by Michele Norris 2. Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority by Tom Burrell 3. Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family by Condoleezza Rice 4. The Next Big Story by Soledad O’Brien with Rose Marie Arce 5. Black Faces in White ...

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  • Reader’s Corner

    Black Business Secrets During these dire economic times when the overall unemployment rate in the U.S. is at 9.8 percent, you can be sure that that figure is at least double in the African-American community. And after the Democrats took what President Obama referred to as a ...

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  • Reader’s Corner

    Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep and Understand a Man Following the exceptional success of his No.1 New York Times bestseller, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, comedian-turned-author Steve Harvey is back with a new relationship book, Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep and ...

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  • Reader’s Corner, Nov. 13-19, 2010

    ‘Til Death From bestselling author Miasha comes Til Death: A Novel, the third and final installment of the Celess drama. The book blends the twists of 2006’s Secret Society with the 2008 release Never Enough. In Secret Society, readers follow Celess and her closest friend Tina as ...

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  • Condoleezza Rice Releases Autobiography

    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice released the first two installments of an expected three-book set of memoirs on Oct. 12. In the memoir, “Extraordinary, Ordinary People,” Rice recounts her experiences growing up as an only child in a Black middle class family in ...

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    Yummy Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty is a dramatization based on events that occurred in Chicago in 1994. It tells the story of Robert “Yummy” Sandifer, a young boy whose death made national headlines. In the comic book-style novel written by G. Neri and illustrated by ...

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  • Reader’s Corner

    The Truth Inside Africa Thoughts of Africa draw images as diverse as the people residing on the massive continent. But according to Noah G. Kumi, author of The Truth Inside Africa, much of those thoughts are inaccurate and marred by the aftermath of colonial invasion. The book is an educational ...

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    Mystery Dish BOWIE, Md. – Mystery Dish, written by substitute teacher and theatre major at Bowie State University Laurie L. Michael, is a children's book that focuses on family values mixed with open-minded perspectives of human beings. The book, released in May, is based on the idea ...

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  • Reader’s Corner

    BMF: The Rise and Fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family While rapper Rick Ross’ summer anthem “Blowin’ Money Fast” had many hip-hop fans “thinking they were Big Meech,” few were actually familiar with his story. Author Mara Shalhoup’s BMF is the ...

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  • Reader’s Corner

    Pass the Salt: Spiritual Poetry, Prophetic Messages and Empowering Quotes  to Awaken the Conscience and Revive the Spirit Prince George’s County, Md.-based pastor and author Anita G. Naves looked to the Bible when writing her second book, Pass the Salt. The founder and CEO of the ...

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