New Arrivals · African-American Nonfiction

May 24, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

African Americans and Africa : a new history

May 23, 2019
Blyden, Nemata Amelia, 1964- author.
xi, 266 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
What is an "African American" and how does this identity relate to the African continent? Rising immigration levels, globalization, and the United States' first African American president have all sparked new dialogue around the question. This work provides an introduction to the relationship between African Americans and Africa from the era of slavery to the present, mapping several overlapping diasporas. It examines the diversity of African American identities through relationships with region, ethnicity, slavery, and immigration to investigate questions fundamental to the study of African American history and culture but often overlooked.

Outlaw mamis

May 21, 2019
321 pages ; 21 cm
Blood of my blood / Jasmine Williams -- Honor among boss chicks / Niyah Moore -- Dishonorable / INDIA -- Mental / Brandie Davis -- One in the chamber / N'TYSE.
"Secure the bag" is their motto, and death before dishonor is their G-code, so when greed, disloyalty, and hidden agendas threaten their enterprises, these outlaw mamis exact revenge on a whole new level!"--Publisher's description.

Hollywood black : the stars, the films, the filmmakers

May 15, 2019
Bogle, Donald, author.
New York : Running Press, 2019.
xvi, 269 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

Workers on arrival : Black labor in the making of America

May 13, 2019
Trotter, Joe William, 1945- author.
xxiv, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies."
Prologue : foregrounding the black worker -- Genesis of the black working class -- Building the early community -- Prelude to the modern age -- Rise of the industrial working class -- African American workers organize -- Demolition of the old Jim Crow order -- Demise of the industrial working class -- Epilogue : facing the new global capitalist economy -- Sources : interpreting the African American working class experience.
"From the ongoing issues of poverty, health, housing and employment to the recent upsurge of lethal police-community relations, the black working class stands at the center of perceptions of social and racial conflict today. Journalists and public policy analysts often discuss the black poor as "consumers" rather than "producers," as "takers" rather than "givers," and as "liabilities" instead of "assets." In his engrossing new history, Workers on Arrival, Joe William Trotter, Jr. refutes these perceptions by charting the black working class's vast contributions to the making of America. Covering the last four hundred years since Africans were first brought to Virginia in 1619, Trotter traces black workers' complicated journey from the transatlantic slave trade through the American Century to the demise of the industrial order in the 21st century. At the center of this compelling, fast-paced narrative are the actual experiences of these African American men and women. A dynamic and vital history of remarkable contributions despite repeated setbacks, Workers on Arrival expands our understanding of America's economic and industrial growth, its cities, ideas, and institutions, and the real challenges confronting black urban communities today"--Provided by publisher.

Reclaiming 42 : public memory and the reframing of Jackie Robinson's radical legacy

May 10, 2019
Naze, David, author.
Lincoln, Nebraska : University of Nebraska Press, [2019]
xviii, 212 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction -- The post-career political Jackie Robinson -- The Robinson-Robeson clash -- The museum narratives -- "Jackie Robinson Day": the contemporary legacy -- Conclusion: taking inventory of a legacy.
"Reclaiming 42 centers on one of America's most respected cultural icons, Jackie Robinson, and the forgotten aspects of his cultural legacy. Since his retirement in 1956, and more strongly in the last twenty years, America has primarily remembered Robinson's legacy in an oversimplified way, as the pioneering first black baseball player to integrate the Major Leagues. The mainstream commemorative discourse regarding Robinson's career has been created and directed largely by Major League Baseball (MLB), which sanitized and oversimplified his legacy into narratives of racial reconciliation that celebrate his integrity, character, and courage while excluding other aspects of his life, such as his controversial political activity, his public clashes with other prominent members of the black community, and his criticism of MLB. MLB's commemoration of Robinson reflects a professional sport that is inclusive, racially and culturally tolerant, and largely post-racial. Yet Robinson's identity--and therefore his memory--has been relegated to the boundaries of a baseball diamond and to the context of a sport, and it is within this oversimplified legacy that history has failed him.The dominantversion of Robinson's legacy ignores his political voice during and after his baseball career and pays little attention to the repercussions that his integration had on many factions within the black community. Reclaiming 42 illuminates how public memory of Robinson has undergone changes over the last sixty-plus years and moves his story beyond Robinson the baseball player, opening a new, broader interpretation of an otherwise seemingly convenient narrative to show how Robinson's legacy ultimately should both challenge and inspire public memory"-- Provided by publisher.

We have overcome : an immigrant's letter to the American people

May 8, 2019
Hill, Jason D., 1965- author.
xviii, 171 pages ; 22 cm
"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 that time, America has enjoyed an era of unprecedented prosperity, domestic and international peace, and technological advancement. It's almost as if removing the shackles of enforced racial discrimination has liberated Americans of all races and ethnicities to become their better selves, and to work toward common goals in ways that our ancestors would have envied. But the dominant narrative, repeated in the media and from the angry mouths of politicians and activists, is the exact opposite of the reality. They paint a portrait of an America rife with racial and ethnic division, where minorities are mired in a poverty worse than slavery, and white people stand at the top of an unfairly stacked pyramid of privilege. Jason D. Hill corrects the narrative in this powerfully eloquent book. Dr. Hill came to this country at the age of twenty from Jamaica and, rather than being faced with intractable racial bigotry, Hill found a land of bountiful opportunity--a place where he could get a college education, earn a doctorate in philosophy, and eventually become a tenured professor at a top university, an internationally recognized scholar, and the author of several respected books in his field. Throughout his experiences, it wasn't a racist establishment that sought to keep him down. Instead, Hill recounts, he faced constant naysaying from so-called liberals of all races. His academic colleagues did not celebrate the success of a black immigrant but chose to denigrate them because this particular black immigrant did not embrace their ideology of victimization. Part memoir, part exhortation to his fellow Americans, and, above all, a paean to the American Dream and the magnificent country that makes it possible, We Have Overcome is the most important and provocative book about race relations to be published in this century."--Back cover.

The world's fastest man : the extraordinary life of cyclist Major Taylor, America's first Black sports hero

May 2, 2019
Kranish, Michael, author.
x, 365 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits : 24 cm
"In the tradition of The Boys in the Boat and Seabiscuit, a fascinating portrait of a groundbreaking but forgotten figure--the remarkable Major Taylor, the black man who broke racial barriers by becoming the world's fastest and most famous bicyclist at the height of the Jim Crow era"-- Provided by publisher.

Think and grow rich : a Black choice

May 1, 2019
Kimbro, Dennis Paul, 1950-
New York : Fawcett Crest, 1992.
xiv, 363 pages ; 18 cm
Sequel to: Think and grow rich / Napoleon Hill.
Includes index.
1 Inner Space: The Final Frontier 17 -- 2 Imagination: Ideas In Action 51 -- 3 Desire: The Starting Point of All Achievement 80 -- 4 Faith: The Prerequisite to Power 117 -- 5 "By All Means--Persist" 145 -- 6 What Are You Worth? 170 -- 7 Self-Reliance 185 -- 8 A Pleasing Personality 211 -- 9 Enthusiasm! 235 -- 10 A Message on Money, or Money Talks and You Would Do Well to Listen 255 -- 11 Three Magic Words 287 -- 12 Outer Space: Your Great Discovery 318.
Author and entrepreneur Dennis Kimbro combines bestselling author Napolean Hilll's law of success with his own knowledge of business, contemporary affairs, and the vibrant culture of Black America to teach you the secrets to success used by scores of black Americans, including: Spike Lee, Jesse Jackson, Dr. Selma Burke, Oprah Winfrey, and many others. The result is inspiring, practical, clearly written, and totally workable. Use it to unlock the treasure you have always dreamed of--the treasure that at last is within your reach.

We live for the we : the political power of Black motherhood

April 30, 2019
McClain, Dani, author.
xv, 251 pages ; 22 cm
Birth -- Home -- Family -- Play -- Belonging -- School -- Body -- Spirit -- Power -- Conclusion.
Black mothering is an inherently political act. Black women are more likely to die during pregnancy or childbirth than women of any other race; black mothers must stand before television cameras reminding the world that their slain children were human beings. The author explores how to ensure her daughter lives with dignity and joy, learning how to parent boldly in uncertain times and cope with the anxieties that sometimes threaten to consume her. McClain spoke with mothers on the frontlines of movements for social, political and cultural change who are grappling with the same questions.

The treasured box : a loving collection of Estelle Beasley Turner ; Climb into your Father's lap : poems to encourage your heart

April 25, 2019
Joiner, Kathleen Estelle, compiler, author.
West Union, Ohio : "I AM" Publications, [2019]
94 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Book presented in two parts with two title pages.
"Generational Literary Gems"--Cover.
"The Treasured Box" is a compilation of poetry written by Estelle Beasley Turner, and compiled by Kathleen Estelle Joiner. "Climb Into Your Father's Lap" was written by Kathleen Estelle Joiner and reveals the power of the pen to unlock the stories within; to release, and receive the power of God in our lives.

Dawoud Bey : seeing deeply.

April 24, 2019
394 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Introduction : the art of negotiation by Sarah Lewis -- Harlem, U.S.A. : framing Harlem by Deborah Willis -- Small camera work : the daily miracle by David Travis -- Black and white type 55 polaroid street portraits : story based on Dawoud Bey's "young man at a tent revival" by Hilton Als -- 20x24 polaroid works : from the streets into the studio by Dawoud Bey -- Class pictures : what is the "work"? by Jacqueline Terrassa -- Character project -- Strangers/community : for now by Rebecca Walker -- Birmingham project : a remembrance of lives lost by Maurice Berger -- Harlem Redux by Leigh Raiford.
Recipient of a 2017 MacArthur Foundation "genius grant," Dawoud Bey has created a body of photography that masterfully portrays the contemporary American experience on its own terms and in all of its diversity. Dawoud Bey: Seeing Deeply' offers a forty-year retrospective of the celebrated photographer's work, from his early street photography in Harlem to his current images of Harlem gentrification. Photographs from all of Bey's major projects are presented in chronological sequence, allowing viewers to see how the collective body of portraits and recent landscapes create an unparalleled historical representation of various communities in the United States. Leading curators and critics-Sarah Lewis, Deborah Willis, David Travis, Hilton Als, Jacqueline Terrassa, Rebecca Walker, Maurice Berger, and Leigh Raiford-introduce each series of images. Revealing Bey as the natural heir of such renowned photographers as Roy DeCarava, Walker Evans, Gordon Parks, and James Van Der Zee, Dawoud Bey: Seeing Deeply demonstrates how one man's search for community can produce a stunning portrait of our common humanity.

The Black Panther Party : a guide to an American subculture

April 19, 2019
Wilson, Jamie Jaywann, author.
Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC., [2018]
xxvi, 134 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
All power to the people: Black power politics after the Civil Rights Movement -- The Black panthers in the American South -- Black panthers on the Atlantic shore: from hope to death and back again -- The Black panthers in the Midwest -- The Black panthers in art and culture -- Conclusion.

We speak for ourselves : a word from forgotten black America

April 17, 2019
Watkins, D. (Dwight), author.
New York : Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2019.
188 pages ; 22 cm
The critically lauded author of The Beast Side and The Cook Up returns with an existential look at life in low-income black communities, while also offering a new framework for how to improve the conversations occuring about them.

Before Jackie Robinson : the transcendent role of Black sporting pioneers

April 17, 2019
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2017]
313 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction / Gerald R. Gems -- Like a comet across the heavens : Isaac Burns Murphy, horseracing, and the age of American exceptionalism / Pellom McDaniels III -- John M. Shippen Jr. : testing the front nine of American golf / Sarah Jane Eikleberry -- When great wasn't good enough : Sam Ransom's journey from athlete to activist / Gerald R. Gems -- A league of their own : Rube Foster's "pitfalls of baseball" revisited / Michael E. Lomax -- Bessie Coleman : "the only race aviatrix in the world" / Bieke Gils -- Sol Butler : the fleeting fame of a world-class black athlete / James E. Odenkirk -- Robert L. "Bob" Douglas : "aristocracy on the court, an architect of men" / Susan J. Rayl -- Isadore Channels : the recovered life of a great African American sports star / Robert Pruter -- Tommy Brookins : pioneer in two worlds / Murry Nelson -- Tidye Pickett : the unfulfilled aspirations of America's pioneering African American female track star / Robert Pruter -- Harold "Killer" Johnson : making a career in the popular culture / James Coates -- Continuing the struggle : Teddy Rhodes and professional golf / Raymond Schmidt.
"While the accomplishments and influence of Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, Jackie Robinson, and Muhammad Ali are doubtless impressive solely on their merits, these luminaries of the black sporting experience did not emerge spontaneously. Their rise was part of a gradual evolution in social and power relations in American culture between the 1890s and 1940s that included athletes such as jockey Isaac Murphy, barnstorming pilot Bessie Coleman, and golfer Teddy Rhodes. The contributions of these early athletes to our broader collective history, and their heroic confrontations with the entrenched racism of their times, helped bring about the incremental changes that after 1945 allowed for sports to be more fully integrated. Before Jackie Robinson details and analyzes the lives of these lesser-known but important athletes within the broader history of black liberation. These figures not only excelled in their given sports but also transcended class and racial divides in making inroads into popular culture despite the societal restrictions placed on them. They were also among the first athletes to blur the line between athletics, entertainment, and celebrity culture. This volume presents a more nuanced account of early African American athletes' lives and their ongoing struggle for acceptance, relevance, and personal and group identity."--Back cover.

Force and freedom : black abolitionists and the politics of violence

April 16, 2019
Jackson, Kellie Carter, author.
216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction : the philosophy of force -- Forcing freedom : the limits of moral suasion -- Fight, flight, and fugitives : the Fugitive Slave Law and violence -- From prayers to pistols : the struggle for progress -- Black leadership : the silenced partners of Harpers Ferry -- A Carbonari wanted : violence, emigration, and the eve of the Civil War.

How we fight white supremacy : a field guide to Black resistance

April 15, 2019
New York, NY : Bold Type Books, [2019]
xvi, 285 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Get in formation -- The struggle is real -- Laugh to keep from crying -- I'm not one of your little friends -- God is good, all the time -- You can't tell me nothing -- Show them who we are -- Love me or leave me alone -- I make money moves -- Someday, we'll all be free.
"We are facing unprecedented attacks on our democracy, our dignity, and our hard-won civil rights. If you're Black in the US, this is not new. As Colorlines editors Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin show, Black Americans subvert and resist life-threatening forces as a matter of course. In these pages, Solomon and Rankin bring together leading Black voices who offer wisdom on how they fight White supremacy. It's a must-read for people well-steeped in resistance work and for the next generation of freedom dreamers." -- Back cover.

The Last O.G. cookbook : how to get mad culinary skills

April 15, 2019
223 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"With The Last O.G. Cookbook, you can keep the party going at home with recipes inspired by the hit TBS comedy starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish. Morgan plays Tray Barker, a recently released ex-convict who, upon returning to his hometown of Brooklyn to find his girlfriend married to another man and his neighborhood gentrified, relies on his cooking skills to find his place in a city he often doesn't recognize. The soulful recipes in this book offer outrageously addictive taste sensations, combinations that may seem wacky but work wonders, and bold in-your-face flavors. Learn how to make mad-genius dishes such as Dessert Loaf, Wild-Style Lasagna, and Prison Pad Thai, as well as recipes that evoke the melting pot that is Brooklyn, both old and new, relying on African-American classics reinterpreted for the modern cook. In this vein are Tray's Cornflake-Battered Fried Chicken with Sweet Pickles, Shay's "Somebody Died" Spaghetti, and Bobby's Blinged-Out Hoppin' John."

Woman of color

April 15, 2019
Yvette, LaTonya, author.
New York : Abrams Image, 2019.
191 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Motherhood, sisterhood, style, beauty, loss, resilience"--Cover.
"LaTonya Yvette, the blogger and stylist behind the eponymous site, is unapologetically candid about life's trials, including motherhood, love, death, and racism. Her first book, Woman of Color, is part memoir, part lifestyle guide--packed with moving essays, gorgeous original and archival photographs, and practical style and beauty advice. At the very heart, though, it's about LaTonya's experience growing up as a woman of color in Brooklyn. Each beautifully designed chapter covers a different topic--the meaning behind her name, how vitiligo has shaped her definition of beauty, her childhood hairstyles, raising her children as a 20-something mom--and ends with thoughtful advice and lifestyle takeaways like how to tie a headwrap or incorporate new, bold colors into your wardrobe. Woman of Color is real life, real style for women from all walks of life. In it, LaTonya has written a love letter to women, filling this book with vulnerable, imperfect truths from a black woman blogger, a voice not often seen on bookstore shelves."

A haven and a hell : the ghetto in black America

April 15, 2019
Freeman, Lance, author.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2019]
vi, 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The embryonic ghetto -- The age of the black enclave -- The federally sanctioned ghetto -- World War II and the aftermath : the ghetto diverges -- The ghetto erupts : the 1960s -- The last decades of the twentieth century -- The ghetto in the twenty-first century -- Conclusion: how to have a haven but no hell in the twenty-first century -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
The black ghetto is thought of as a place of urban decay and social disarray. Like the historical ghetto of Venice, it is perceived as a space of confinement, one imposed on black America by whites. It is the home of a marginalized underclass and a sign of the depth of American segregation. Yet while black urban neighborhoods have suffered from institutional racism and economic neglect, they have also been places of refuge and community. In A Haven and a Hell, Lance Freeman examines how the ghetto shaped black America and black America shaped the ghetto. Freeman traces the evolving role of predominantly black neighborhoods in northern cities from the late nineteenth century through the present day. At times, the ghetto promised the freedom to build black social institutions and political power. At others, it suppressed and further stigmatized African Americans. Freeman reveals the forces that caused the ghetto's role as haven or hell to wax and wane, spanning the Great Migration, mid-century opportunities, the eruptions of the sixties, the challenges of the seventies and eighties, and present-day issues of mass incarceration, the subprime crisis, and gentrification. Offering timely planning and policy recommendations based in this history, A Haven and a Hell provides a powerful new understanding of urban black communities at a time when the future of many inner-city neighborhoods appears uncertain.

Pleasure activism : the politics of feeling good

April 10, 2019
Brown, Adrienne M., author, compiler.
441 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
section 1. Who taught you to feel good?: Uses of the erotic / by Audre Lorde ; The legacy of "Uses of the erotic" : a conversation with Cara Page ; A spoilerific gush on how Octavia Butler turns me on ; Love as political resistance ; The sweetness of salt / by Alexis Pauline Gumbs ; Why we get off / by Joan Morgan ; A pleasure philosophy : a conversation with Ingri LaFleur -- section 2. The politics of radical sex: Pussy power / by Favianna Rodriguez ; Sex ed : a poem ; Wherein I write about sex -- section 3. A circle of sex: Conversation with a sex toy ; Sex majik (no one told me to do it) ; Nipples are magic ; It's bloody fantastic ; Fucking/having sex/making love ; The highs, lows, and blows of having casual sex ; Confessions of a queer sex goddess ; Are you there, goD? It's me, Day / by Holiday Simmons ; Feelmore : a conversation with Nenna Joiner ; Bodyminds reimagined : a conversation with Sami Schalk ; Fuck you, pay me / by Chanelle Gallant ; A timeline/tutorial on squirting -- sub-section: Skills for sex in the #MeToo era: From #MeToo to #WeConsent ; It's about your game ; It's time to reclaim our skin ; I want you, but I'm triggered ; Strategic celibacy ; Liberating your fantasies ; Pornography and accountability ; Use your voice -- section 4: The politics of radical drug use: Weed on, weed off ; Conditions of possibility : a conversation with Monique Tula ; Experiments in cannabis for the collective / by Malachi Garza ; Ecstasy saved my life -- section 5. Pleasure as political practice: sub-section: The politics of healing toward pleasure: Feeling from within ; Black woman wildness / by Junauda Petrus ; Beyond trans desire / by micha cárdenas ; Pleasure after childhood sexual abuse / by Amita Swadhin ; Fuck cancer : a conversation with Alana Devich Cyril ; Care as pleasure / by Leah Lakshmi Peipzna-Samarasinha ; sub-section: The politics of wholeness in movements: The pleasure of living at the same time as Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter ; On fear, shame, death, and humor : a conversation between the Rocca family and Zizi ; The power to make light : a conversation with Dallas Goldtooth -- Fly as hell : a conversation with Sonya Renee Taylor ; On the pleasures of wardrobe : a conversation of Maori Holmes ; Adornment and burlesque : a conversation with Taja Lindley ; Burlesque and liberation / by Michi Osato and Una Osato ; Working the pole : a conversation with Suguey Hernandez ; Pleasure over sixty : a conversation with Idelisse Malave and Alta Starr ; The work of parenting / by Autumn Brown ; Raising sexually liberated kids / by Janine de Novais ; Tips for raising sexually liberated kids / by Zahra Ali ; subsection: The politics of liberated relationships: Radical gratitude spell ; Liberated relationships, expanded ; On nonmonogamy ; Being second ; The pleasure of deep, intentional friendship : a conversation with Dani McClain and Jodie Tonita ; Principles in practice -- section 6. Outro, thank yous: Outro ; Gratitude.
"How do we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life? Author and editor Adrienne Maree Brown finds the answer in something she calls "pleasure activism," a politics of healing and happiness that explodes the dour myth that changing the world is just another form of work. Drawing on the black feminist tradition, she challenges us to rethink the ground rules of activism. Her mindset-altering essays are interwoven with conversations and insights from other feminist thinkers, including Audre Lorde, Joan Morgan, Cara Page, Sonya Renee Taylor, and Alexis Pauline Gumbs. Together they cover a wide array of subjects -- from sex work to climate change, from race and gender to sex and drugs -- building new narratives about how politics can feel good and how what feels good always has a complex politics of its own"-- Provided by publisher.

The Cincinnati Black History Museum program.

April 10, 2019
Cincinnati, Ohio : Arts Consortium, [199-?]
1 sheet (6 unnumbered panels) : illustrations ; 20 x 26 cm folded to 20 x 9 cm
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room is a brown folded brochure printed on tan paper.
A brochure promoting a possible Cincinnati Black History Museum and asking for donations and assistance in gathering exhibits, memorabilia, and donations. The Arts Consortium ultimately founded the Cincinnati African-American Museum at Union Terminal which was active from 1993 until around 2010.

LeBron, Inc. : the making of a billion-dollar athlete

April 9, 2019
Windhorst, Brian, author.
viii, 246 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
With eight straight trips to the NBA Finals, LeBron James has proven himself one of the greatest basketball players of all time. And like Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan before him, LeBron has also become a global brand and businessman who has altered the way professional athletes think about their value, maximize their leverage, and use their voice. LeBron, Inc. tells the story of James's journey down the path to becoming a billionaire sports icon -- his successes, his failures, and the lessons both have taught him along the way. With plenty of newsmaking tidbits about his rollercoaster last season in Cleveland and high-profile move to the Lakers, LeBron, Inc. shows how James has changed the way most elite athletes manage their careers, and how he launched a movement among his peers that may last decades beyond his playing days.

American founders : how people of African descent established freedom in the new world

April 8, 2019
Proenza-Coles, Christina, author.
xxxiii, 362 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
The rise of Atlantic slavery in a world historical context -- Sixteenth-century Afro-American conquistadores -- Seventeenth-century Afro-American colonials -- Eighteenth-century Afro-American revolutionaries -- Nineteenth-century Afro-American patriots and liberators -- Nineteenth-century Afro-American nationals -- Twentieth-century Afro-American freedom fighters-- Conclusion : new world history.

Notes from a young Black chef : a memoir

April 8, 2019
Onwuachi, Kwame, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
271 pages ; 22 cm
Standing on stories -- Egusi stew -- Dominoes -- Ancestors -- The block -- Gulf state -- Finding my craft -- CIA man -- Blood on the eggshells -- From old guard to start up -- Angles -- The jewel -- The lesson.


April 5, 2019
Jackson, Nathan Louis.
New York : Dramatists Play Service, ©2010.
53 pages ; 20 cm
Broke-ology is about the King family who have weathered the hardships of life and survived with their love for each other intact. The fther lives in the house the boys grew up in. He's alone, but he maintains his allegiance with their mother in his own way. When the brothers are called home to take care of him, they find themselves strangely at odds.


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