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My Dreadlock Chronicles
Bert Ashe
A witty, fascinating, and unprecedented account of black male identity as seen through our culture's perceptions of hair.
Imagine This
Creating the Work You Love
Maxine Clair
Maxine Clair delivers a book that is one part memoir, and one part guide to the craft of plying creativity in Imagine This.
Justice While Black
Helping African-American Families Navigate and Survive the Criminal Justice System
Robbin Shipp, Nick Chiles
Practical, straightforward advice for African-American families on how to deal with specific legal circumstances such as avoiding arrest, being arrested, being in custody, preparing for and going through a trial, and dealing with the appeals and parole process.
Culture Worrier: Selected Columns 1984–2014
Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change
Clarence Page
The first collection of columns from the Pulitzer Prize-winning and nationally syndicated journalist Clarence Page, touching on politics, social commentary, pop culture, new media, race, and family.
How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America
Kiese Laymon
A collection of essays by a funny, scabrous, and wise new African-American literary voice from the American South.
Making Marriage Work
New Rules for an Old Institution
Lynn Toler
A bold, no-nonsense, and inspiring guide to keeping marriages functional and fun from an expert in the field.
Straight from Your Gay Best Friend
The Straight-Up Truth About Relationships, Work, and Having a Fabulous Life
Terrance Dean
Direct, poignant, tongue in cheek, advice for women from Terrance Dean, their new gay best friend, on some of life's most challenging issues--family, friends, career, love, sex, and intimate relationships with men.
Forward from this Moment
Selected Columns, 1994–2009
Leonard Pitts, Jr.
From Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts, Jr., his first-ever collection.
Family Affair
What It Means to be African American Today
Gil L. Robertson
A wide-ranging collection of essays and personal reflections, many by major public figures and celebrities, delving deep into the topic of black identity in America today—from the editor of Not In My Family.
God Gave Me Some Bad Advice
Byron Harmon
The stories of too many black men's lives today are full of waste, violence, struggle, and self-destruction. But there are many black men who grow up in challenging circumstances and find success. Byron Harmon's story is a powerful and compelling example.
Somebody's Someone
A Memoir
Regina Louise
Never before has the voice of an abandoned child been so captured so unforgettably. A shattering account of loss and survival--now a one-woman show.
Sole Sisters
The Joys and Pains of Single Black Women
Deborah Mathis
A compassionate, insightful, and in-depth look at the lives of single black women and their unique struggles, strengths, pleasures, griefs, and hopes, written by a veteran journalist who draws on interviews with single black women around the country.
My Mother's Rules
A Practical Guide to Becoming an Emotional Genius
Lynn Toler
Judge Lynn Toler's moving, crisp memoir teaches how to rise above difficult circumstances and find peace and success in life.
Not In My Family
AIDS in the African American Community
Gil L. Robertson
This is a landmark collection of personal essays, stories, brief memoirs, and polemics from a broad swath of black Americans, including prominent figures from the worlds of politics, entertainment, or sports, and ordinary folks with extraordinary stories.

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