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Only the Strong
Jabari Asim
The lives of a reformed hit man, a crusading doctor, a genteel mobster, and a headstrong college student arrive at a fateful intersection in a sweltering Midwestern city amidst the turbulent social change of 1970.
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.
Long Division
Kiese Laymon
A dazzling literary debut by a prodigious young black southern writer with a brilliant comic voice, that bends time in a narrative extending from the mid-Sixties to the early-Eighties to the present day.
Where Did Our Love Go
Love and Relationships in the African-American Community
Gil L. Robertson
A wide-ranging collection of essays and personal reflections delving deep into the topic of marriage, love, and relationships in the African-American community.
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.
Creatures Here Below
O.H. Bennett
A story of a mother, a son, and the extended family that passes in and out of the boarding house where they live, which renders with tremendous richness and care the life of a black teenaged male whose life is taking a turn toward the worse.
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.
Wading Home
A Novel of New Orleans
Rosalyn Story
In this follow up to her critically acclaimed More Than You Know, Rosalyn Story has written a vivid and compelling story of how the complex culture of New Orleans and Louisiana has been marked forever by Katrina, even as it persists.
Leonard Pitts, Jr.
A powerful historical novel set at the end of the Civil War, in which an escaped slave first returns to his old plantation and then walks across the ravaged South in search of his lost wife.