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Controversial Writer and Prophet, King Nazir Muhammad, the most hated man in the world among heterosexual men releases his highly anticipated book, the Lesbian Bible.
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These 9 top titles, all of which were released in 2014, experienced strong sales both prior to and after their nominations were announced in December.
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Professor Edward D. Hess tells how to stop lazy thinking from hindering an organization so that staff can begin generating and implementing new ideas.
04:43 Feb 4, 2015
Movie and book reviewer, Kam Williams states the book. 'Dark Girls' is an uplifting collection capturing both the intelligence and elegance of darker-skinned sisters.
07:14 Jan 29, 2015
Lynda's story of overcoming terror and winning one of our nation's most important battles is eye-opening and inspiring memoir that brings us into the heart of the civil rights movement to offer compelling proof that young people can be heroes.'
14:30 Jan 23, 2015
Most people think of Dr. Martin Luther King and other Reverends when it comes to iconic, African-American civil rights leaders, but black attorneys played critical roles.
14:51 Jan 9, 2015
Dinesh Sharma reviews Sudhir Kakar, the leading Indian psychoanalyst, who positioned himself at the borderland between East and West.
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Nutritionist and fitness trainer Deborrah Cooper became a vegan when her body began breaking down, battling headaches, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, high blood sugar and severe stomach pains.
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The must-read black stories for 2014, including top choice, Justice While Black, a must-read for every young black male in America.
14:15 Dec 24, 2014
Karin Slaughter discusses her latest opus, Cop Town, a riveting murder mystery set in Atlanta in 1974, and tells us what inspired her to write it.
15:02 Dec 6, 2014
45 year-old pop icon Jennifer Lopez has been in the limelight for a couple decades, and her life has at times been splashed across the tabloids...
21:07 Dec 1, 2014
In 1883, she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a train, an experience that she chronicled in her first published piece. Though Wells achieved success as a writer, editor and even co-owner of a newspaper, her greatest accomplishments c
04:32 Nov 28, 2014
Jeff Chang tackles deep and consequential subject-matter and shares profound insights on such themes as the rise of Obama, multiculturalism and gentrification.
14:10 Nov 22, 2014
Born and raised on a rough side of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. William Henry Cosby, Jr. overcame a challenging childhood to enjoy a 50+ year career in show business.
04:25 Nov 16, 2014
Brian Moran, a lawyer, contends that the American Dream has been hijacked by what he calls hyper-incarceration, that puts one in three black juveniles into prison.
03:49 Nov 14, 2014
Kam Williams reviews 'Rhythm for Sale,' featuring the late Leonard Harper, a seminal contributor to the Harlem Renaissance, a chronicle of his fascinating life.
10:45 Nov 2, 2014
Bat-Zion Susskind-Sacks draws the reader to accompany Jessica through a fascinating insight into the life of a Jewish character heroine, as she seeks a place for her body and soul.
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