12-07-2016  11:59 pm      •     
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'The First Lady's lineage as a most-intriguing, multiracial mosaic'

The nation owes a debt of gratitude to Rachel L. Swarns, a reporter for the New York Times since 1995, for donning her investigative journalist cap to dig into Michelle Robinson Obama's past.


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An impressive history lesson and compendium of fascinating information

Since the Harlem Renaissance, New York has been considered the unofficial capital of black America. However, that designation might be undeserving when one reflects upon Chicago's considerable contributions not only culturally, but socially and politically. 


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Many in the community mourn the loss of African-American hub

Reflections/Talking Drum has served as a Black hub and meeting place for a variety of community members in Northeast Portland. Neighbors, community organizers and politicians alike have come to embrace the store as the place of choice to gather and exchange the news of the day.

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As riveting and raw an autobiography as you could ever hope to read.

The floodgates opened and, at 39, instead of continuing to minister to lots of lost souls, Jessica devoted the next month to belatedly addressing her depression, her anger and a host of other unresolved issues.


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A meaningful memoir by an introspective soul who has arrived at a peaceful place where he's perfectly comfortable in his own skin

Actor/artist/author Clay Rivers has certainly held a variety of jobs over the course of his career: graphic designer, teddy bear in the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, Donald Duck at Disney World, and bit roles on such TV series as "Charmed" and in movies like "She's All That."


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How do you think you'd fare in similar circumstances? Fortunately, Tenisha's doing fine now (cross your fingers), and the sky's the limit

"I wrote this book as a guide for young women so that they won't make the same mistakes I've made… I really needed someone to step in and show me that I could be so much more…"


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Transforming Your Worst Qualities Into Your Biggest Assets

The kind of advice everyone wishes to have during a personal crisis


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By Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Edited by Abby Wolf

A sparkling retrospective with over three decades of writing on race, literature, culture, history and music


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Hawaiian author goes behind North Koreas iron curtain

"A spellbinding debut reminiscent of Memoirs of a Geisha"

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What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment

Book Review: Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment


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