06-29-2017  5:17 am      •     
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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."

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


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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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The 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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Two of his past books have been nominated for NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Nonfiction

Award-Winning Author Assesses the State of Black Relationships


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Galloway personally delivered 4,000 recently-freed ex-slaves across enemy lines to form an all-black regiment

Anybody who's seen Quentin Tarantino's movie, "Django Unchained," knows that the incendiary adventure represents a refreshing first step in terms of questioning the enduring stereotype of African-Americans as having been docile during slavery. Though carefully cultivated by both Hollywood and the history books, nothing could be further from the truth than that very demeaning image of black folks generally accepting their lowly lot.


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What's the key to becoming a millionaire for an African-American? That's the basic question posed by Dr. Dennis Kimbro to a thousand of the most affluent blacks in the United States in a study conducted over the last seven years.


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Board of Cosmetology member devised a unique system

Barber Franklin Whatley wondered why he had never seen a textbook for clipper haircutting. After searching the Internet, and coming up empty, he decided to write his own.

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The book is basically a collection of unpretentious black-and-white portraits of about a hundred accomplished women

Their revealing responses range from "When I became a mother" (author Terry McMillan) to "When my appendix ruptured" (Donzaleigh Abernathy) to "When I was diagnosed with breast cancer and went on the air bald" (ABC-TV's Robin Roberts).


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S. Renee Mitchell hopes her new children's book will empower kids to find their voices

S. Renee Mitchell hopes to boost children's self-esteem with her new children's book "The Awakening of Sharyn: A Shy and Brown Supergyrl".

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