BOOK REVIEW: Washington at the Plow: The Founding Father and the Question of Slavery by Bruce A. Ragsdale (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2021) In Washington at the Plow: The Founding Father and the Question of Slavery, Bruce RagsdaleRead More
Dr. Dorrance Kennedy is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a graduate of Hampton University; received his Master of Social Work from Southern University, a Master of Theological Studies degree from Covenant Seminary, and a Doctorate of EducationRead More
It’s time for everyone who cares about the state of our nation to heed the call and join forces to redeem the soul of America. It’s time to come together and renounce the politics of rejection, division, and greed. It’sRead More
In a display case in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture sits a rough cotton bag, called Ashley’s Sack, embroidered with just a handful of words that evoke a sweeping family story of loss and ofRead More
Editorial Reviews Review “[A] groundbreaking compendium . . . These bracing and urgent works, by multidisciplinary visionaries ranging from Barry Jenkins to Jesmyn Ward, build on the existing scholarship of The 1619 Project, exploring how the nation’s original sin continues toRead More
Cashin shows how government created “ghettos” and affluent white space and entrenched a system of American residential caste that is the linchpin of US inequality—and issues a call for abolition. The iconic Black hood, like slavery and Jim Crow, isRead More
CONCORD, NC — Everyone needs health care at some point in their lives, and wouldn’t it be nice if navigating through the system was as easy as buying a new car? Actually, it should be even easier, right? Because carRead More
The Black Campus Movement: Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965–1972
Between 1965 and 1972, African American students at upwards of a thousand historically black and white American colleges and universities organized, demanded, and protested for Black Studies, progressive Black universities, new faces, new ideas–in short, a truly diverse system of higherRead More
Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer
In Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, investigative journalist Jane Mayer reveals how a elite group of plutocrats have effectively subjected the US political system to a process akin to corporate capture. This isRead More
A Black woman’s memoir published 153 years ago still tops Amazon’s books sales chart. “Behind the Scenes or Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House,” by Elizabeth Keckley, currently stands as the 24th most popular bookRead More
Banking on Freedom: Black Women in U.S. Finance Before the New Deal (Columbia Studies in the History of U.S. Capitalism)
Banking on Freedom is the first full-length history of finance capitalism that centers black women and the banking institutions and networks they built from the eve of the Civil War to the Great Depression. Between 1888 and 1930, African Americans openedRead More
By Scoop Jackson
Liberating and provocative, with sharp wit and generous humor, Jackson’s essays explore the role that sports plays in American society and the hypocritical standards…
By Dr. DeGruy
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome helps to lay the necessary foundation to ensure the well-being and sustained health of future generations and provides a rare glimpse into the evolution of society’s beliefs
Former LAPD detective and leading national expert Timothy T. Williams, Jr. dives deep into police procedure, use of force, and wrongful convictions in debut book! Los Angeles, CA — According to a 2019, USA Today report, at least 85,000 law enforcement officers acrossRead More
By Chris Jones
It’s no secret that the nation has seen a disproportionate loss of life among black Americans. That was the case in May 1968…Read More
By Kerri Greenidge
William Monroe Trotter (1872– 1934), though still virtually unknown to the wider public, was an unlikely American hero. With the stylistic verve of a newspaperman and the unwavering fearlessness of an emancipator…
“Black History Saved My Life: How My Viral Hate Crime Led to an Awakening” is the compelling autobiography of Ernest Crim III, an educator, speaker and activist, who recorded and was the target, along with his wife, of one ofRead More
Author Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II with Jonahtan Wilson-Hartgrove
At a time when divide-and-conquer politics are exacerbating racial strife and economic inequality, Rev. Barber offers an impassioned, historically grounded argument …
By Joseph F. Baiden
A West African native has written a new book that details the early years of the slave trade in Gold Coast, Africa. The historical novel, which begins in the 1600s, is based on true events, lending to its authenticity.
By DaMaris Hill
DaMaris Hill honors their experiences with at times harrowing, at times hopeful responses to her heroes, illustrated with black-and-white photographs throughout.
By Eric K. Washington
A long-overdue biography of the head of Grand Central Terminal’s Red Caps, who flourished in the cultural nexus of Harlem and American railroads.
By Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Filled with rare outtakes of commentary, an expansive timeline of Tubman’s life, photos (both new and those in public domain), commissioned illustrations, and sections including “Harriet By the Numbers”
By Richard Bell
Impeccably researched and breathlessly paced, Stolen tells the incredible story of five boys whose courage forever changed the fight against slavery in America.
By Karine Jean-Pierre
An inspiring political memoir from Karine Jean-Pierre, Chief Public Affairs Officer for MoveOn, chronicling her path from New York’s Haitian community to working in the Obama White House.
By B.J.T Ledet
The Christians, book one, follows the life and love of Mary Jean Woods, a young, Christian woman in 1960 South Louisiana as she maneuvers through self-discovery, unrighteousness…
By Mitch Landrieu
The New Orleans mayor who removed the Confederate statues confronts the racism that shapes us and argues for white America to reckon with its past.
By LEUTRELL “Mike” OSBORNE, Sr.
A young man grows up in Washington D.C. seeking adventure and burning with desire to achieve great things. He finds the keys to making his dreams come true are with the Central Intelligence Agency.
By Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
“Race for Profit” uncovers how exploitative real estate practices continued well after housing discrimination was banned. The same racist structures and individuals remained intact after redlining’s end…
By Susan E. Rice
Recalling pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy, Susan E. Rice—National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and US Ambassador to the United Nations—reveals her surprising story with unflinching candor.
By Dr. Ron Daniels
Dr. Ron Daniels, veteran social and political activist and President of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, announced the launch of his first book…
By Sharon Robinson
“Sharon, I cannot promise you that the passage of any law will eliminate hate. But the laws will give Negroes full citizenship and bring us closer to equality.” Legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson…
By Ibram X. Kendi
Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science with his own personal story of awakening to antiracism. This is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond the awareness of racism to the next step…
An auction took place on March 2 and 3, 1859, at the Ten Broeck Racetrack, where slaves were housed in the stables. The auction resulted in the sale of 436 slaves for more than $300,000…Read More
By Janet Dewart Bell
In Lighting the Fires of Freedom Janet Dewart Bell shines a light on women’s all-too-often overlooked achievements in the Movement. Through wide-ranging conversations with nine women, several now in their nineties with decades of untold stories…
New Educational Model: ‘Why Sammy Still Can’t Read: A Service Delivery Model for Creating a Culture of Reading’
By Leroy McClure to his brother, Sam
Reading is a fundamental element of learning, but not everybody has that skill. Two authors with experience in education want to change that and have released a new book to help make that happen. The book was inspired by personal experience.
An enlightening read, Glory in Their Spirit examines a little-known history of the war. The Fort Devens strike serves as a reminder… " />
By Sandra M. Bolzenius
An enlightening read, Glory in Their Spirit examines a little-known history of the war. The Fort Devens strike serves as a reminder…
The host of AM Joy on MSNBC argues that President Trump’s administration is characterized by grift and venality that demeans the office and diminishes America.Read More
By Rucker C. Johnson
School integration efforts in the 1970s and 1980s were overwhelmingly successful — we must renew our commitment to integration for the sake of all…
By Jacqueline Jackson
Jacqueline Jackson promised her son, Congressman Jesse L. Jackson, Jr., that she would write him every day during his incarceration…
Eunice Atuejide’s ‘The Girl Who Said ‘I Can!’’ is a profound story and fierce beacon of hope, retelling the life story of a woman who rose from the depths of poverty… " />
By Eunice Atuejide
Eunice Atuejide’s ‘The Girl Who Said ‘I Can!’’ is a profound story and fierce beacon of hope, retelling the life story of a woman who rose from the depths of poverty…
From the internationally recognized civil rights activist/organizer and host of the podcast Pod Save the People, a meditation on resistance, justice, and freedom " />
By DeRay McKesson
From the internationally recognized civil rights activist/organizer and host of the podcast Pod Save the People, a meditation on resistance, justice, and freedom
From one of America’s most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country.
By Kamala Harris
By William Barber II, Liz Theoharis, Richard H. Lowery
The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II has been called “the closest person we have to Martin Luther King Jr. in our midst” (Cornel West) and “one of the most gifted organizers and orators in the country today”.
By Michael Harrington
“The poor are not like everyone else. They are a different kind of people. They think and feel differently; they look upon a different American than the middle class looks upon. They, and not the quietly desperate clerk or the harried executive, are the main victims of this society’s tension and conflict.”
By Anne Moody
A rare exception is Anne Moody’s “Coming of Age in Mississippi,” which was published in 1968. It spoke to the day’s pressing issues – poverty, race and civil rights – with an urgent timeliness. Instead, 50 years later, the book still commands a wide readership.
From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of White Rage, the startling–and timely–history of voter suppression in America, with a foreword by Senator Dick Durbin. " />
By Carol Anderson
From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of White Rage, the startling–and timely–history of voter suppression in America, with a foreword by Senator Dick Durbin.
New Book Celebrates the Power of Black Fatherhood & Challenges Contemporary Myths About Black Fathers
By David Miller
Miller, a husband, father of three, writer, and social entrepreneur, has released Lessons We Learned from Our Fathers: Reflections from the Men In Our Lives.