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    Book Review – ‘D.C. Unmasked & Undressed: A Memoir’

    “D.C. Unmasked & Undressed is a memoir. The story of my life includes events, characters and insights related to my miserable childhood, my legal career, and my varied sexual adventures. It can be summarized...

    ‘True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself’

    “Writing my first book was an adventure comes from my heart with love… This is not an autobiography. It’s a journey that I am still taking to love and accept myself just as...

    The Greedy Mouth and Upset Stomach

    With his new series of children’s books, author and musician Larry Yates encourages children to adopt healthy eating habits early on. The first book in the series, The Greedy Mouth and Upset Stomach, uses...

    ‘Raw Law: An Urban Guide to Criminal Justice’

    “I understand that it is really hard out there, when you target a community. I think of this generation as a generation of great swimmers left in an ocean. As you navigate your way...

    Reader’s Corner, Jan. 27, 2011

    The Memory of Love The Memory of Love chronicles a devastating civil war that has left an entire population with emotional scars in Sierra Leone, West Africa. This compassionate novel deals with the never ending...

    Readers’ Corner, Jan. 22, 2011

    Walk On Before Bo Jackson and Cam Newton, Thom Gossom made history in 1970 by walking onto the Auburn football team as a wide receiver—and ended up being one of the first African Americans to...

    Black Scholars Divided Over Censored “Huck Finn” Edition

    Black educators and scholars remain divided over the decision to purge the n-word from Mark Twain’s classic “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” The years of critical acclaim—and disdain—of the use of that and other...

    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...

    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....

    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...

    President Obama’s ‘Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters’

    “In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O’Keefe...

    Jay-Z’s ‘Decoded’ Tells Rapper’s Story of Pain, Triumph

    “My life after childhood has two main stories: the story of the hustler and the story of the rapper, and the two overlap as much as they diverge. I was on the streets for...

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