07-18-2018  10:02 am      •     
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Portland author Augusta Grimm makes her debut with "Meadowsbrook: When the Well Runs…

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With her latest novel,"The Untelling" (Warner paperback, $13.95), Tayari Jones paints a…

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A haunting novel set in early 19th-century Louisiana, Susan Straight's "A Million Nightingales" (Pantheon, $24.95) is the tale of a slave girl's journey — emotional and physical — from captivity to freedom.

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Bill Garrett was the Jackie Robinson of college basketball. In 1947, the same year Robinson broke the color line in major league baseball, Garrett integrated big-time college basketball. By joining the basketball program at Indiana University, he broke the gentleman's agreement that had barred Black players from the Big Ten, college basketball's most important conference.

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When Regina Burns married Blue Hamilton, she knew he was no ordinary man. A charismatic R&B…

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A 1992 study by the Centers for Disease Control found that 49 percent of African American women…

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Raised in the segregated South, Ezell Ware was determined to excel beyond the lines drawn by White…


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A 1992 study by the Centers for Disease Control found that 49 percent of African American women…

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In "Uptown and Down" (NAL paperback, $13.95), Jennifer Anglade Dahlberg's fiction debut, a fast-track couple experiences the downside of living the high life in New York.
Nora Deschamps is an editor at a chic women's fashion magazine. Her husband, Jeff Montgomery, owns an independent record label that's becoming a megabucks hip-hop phenomenon.

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