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The Power List is compiled by collecting data from online book sellers, social media and a quarterly survey of 1,200 African-American book clubs

The Power List, the quarterly compilation of best-selling books written or read by African Americans, released its Summer 2013 list last week. The Power List is a joint project of AALBC.com, Cushcity.com and Mosaicbooks.com, three Web sites which have promoted African-American literature for more than a decade.



A mix of memoir and motivational resource designed as a prescription to put juvenile delinquents on a proper path

Romal Tune could just as easily been another statistic. After all, his mother was a crack head who never took him to church. And the absence of his dad meant he grew up on the streets where he got mixed-up with the wrong crowd and started dealing drugs by the time he was a teenager.



The marginalized iconoclast makes a decent attempt at resurrecting her terribly-tarnished image

Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney is a fearless firebrand who always seems  to be sitting in the middle of controversy, both during her tenure in the House of Representatives, and since.



Project's editors want to spark imaginations and create a sustainable model for supporting artists

Imarisha and her co-editor Adrienne Maree Brown are partnering to publish Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements. The project seeks to demonstrate how community organizing and social justice work are a form of science and speculative fiction.



Across from Ross

Ross has won the hearts of millions of Americans since his television debut as Ross the Intern on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." He can be seen as a regular panelist and occasional guest host on E!'s late-night talk show "Chelsea Lately," and is a ï¬READ MORE


VIDEO: Time Interview (The event is free and open to the public)

Novelist and poet Jamaica Kincaid will speak at the University of Portland this Thursday, April 4. The event is free and open to the public



Despite the trials and tribulations of a rocky marriage and of having Paul, Jr. to raise, Essie remained a fiercely-independent trailblazer in her own right

Born in Washington, D.C. in 1896, Eslanda Cardozo Goode Robeson was a descendant of slaves and Sephardic Jews. Although there were enormous barriers encountered by African-Americans during the early 20th Century, she somehow managed to gain admission to an Ivy League school, Columbia University, at a time when most black women worked as domestics and most black males had to settle for menial labor.



Author says book's timing is important because of a push to bring the controversial military back

The two main reasons potential donors have pulled funds are a lack of trust in the Haitian government and an unpredictable, dangerous situation on the ground. Sociologist Jeb Sprague looks into the context behind these reports, and specifically the re-emergence of the infamous Tonton Macoutes, in his new book: "Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti."



Book review

Review: This Is the Day: The March on Washington by Kam Williams



The Black Panther Party gave voice to disadvantaged and isolated African Americans

All the best books about the Black Panthers. In the 1960s, the Nation of Islam and the Black Panther Party gave voice to many economically disadvantaged and politically isolated African Americans, especially outside the South


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