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    Michael Jackson: The Magic, The Madness, The Whole Story, 1958-2009? With new and updated material, celebrity biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli has updated his bestselling book examining the life of late singer Michael Jackson, one of...

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    Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work In this personal, descriptive tome, Haitian-born writer Edwidge Danticat shares her thoughts on art, immigration and living in exile. The book, inspired by Albert Camus’ lecture “Create Dangerously,”...

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    I Hope He Fails When shock jock Rush Limbaugh wished for President Barack Obama’s political demise shortly after he won the 2008 presidential election, legions of Americans followed his lead. It seemed race, religion and...

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    Raised by the Mistress Jamilah B. Creekmur was living a seemingly normal life in 1980s Baltimore. Although her parents were divorced, she lived comfortably with her mom and brother and saw her dad frequently. But...

    ‘Big, Beautiful and Lovin’ It’

    Does being beautiful mean being a size 0, 2, 4 or 6? Many people think not. Unnatural ideas of beauty bombard little girls and teens, sometimes leaving them with feelings of inferiority if they are...

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    Platinum Aliya S. King has captured the seemingly endless bounty of hip-hop industry drama in her latest book, Platinum. The book delves into the lives of hip-hop wives and girlfriends, Beth, Kipenzi, Josephine and Alex...

    Prison Realities Explored in New Poetry Collection

    NAACP Image Award winner Reginald Dwayne Betts has returned to bookshelves with a powerful collection of poems in his latest work Shahid Reads His Own Palm. Through his poetry, the national spokesman for the Campaign...

    ‘The Presumption of Guilt: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Race, Class...

    “This book is about more than the arrest of one man. It is abut how we need to examine our criminal justice system to ensure that fairness, not power, is the currency of our...

    New Book Urges Kids to ‘Go Cook Something’

    “My Mom and Dad separated when I was still in Underoos, so I’ve had to help Mom a lot…Ever since I could pick up a spoon, my Mom has had me in the kitchen…...

    Review: ‘H.O.L.Y. B.I.B.L.E.: A Compliment to Your Daily Bible Study’

    “I only hope that the simple but insightful principles captured in this book will allow for you, the reader, to first get within yourself and be guided in a positive way by the instructions...

    ’32 Candles’ Illumines New Author’s Path

    “I ran. I ran as fast as the skirt of that stupid dress would let me. Then I hiked up the skirt, so that I could run even faster. But Cora’s shoes weren’t really...

    Losing My Cool: How a Father’s Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-Hop Culture

    “Since the dawn of the hip-hop era in the 1970s, black people have become increasingly freer and freer as individuals, with a wider range of possibilities spread out before us now than at any...

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