Blacks in the U.s.
Reclaiming Our Space
How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets
Paperback ISBN: 0807055379
The activist, cultural commentator and award-winning author of Push the Button traces the rise of an intersectional, sociopolitical resistance movement to explore how today's black feminists are having a transformative influence in media, entertainment and politics. (social science). Original. (This book was also included in the December 2018 issue of Forecast.)
We Were Eight Years in Power
An American Tragedy
Hardcover ISBN: 0399590560
An annotated collection of new and previously published essays on the Obama era by the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me, including an interview with the President himself
What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker
A Memoir in Essays
Hardcover ISBN: 0062684302
The co-founder of VerySmartBrothas.com presents a provocative and humorous memoir-in-essays that explores the direct impact of racism on his life, the shifting definition of black male identity, and the ongoing realities of white supremacy.
My Search for a Life That Matters
Hardcover ISBN: 0812993578
"Wes Moore's remarkable bestseller The Other Wes Moore ends when Wes completes his journey from a fatherless delinquent to college graduate and heads off to Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship. But what happens next? Next, he had to figure out the answer to the question: What is your work? More than finding a job, he had to find the work he was meant to do. For the next decade, Wes traced a path through some of the most fascinating and high-pressure workspaces in the world: an American student at Oxford after9/11; a combat officer in Afghanistan during the most intense years of fighting; a White House fellow during the tumult of the late Bush years; an Obama organizer during that historic campaign; a Wall Street banker at the cusp of the financial crisis; and finally, back home to Baltimore, working to revitalize that troubled city. This is the story of how one young man traced a path through the world to discover the meaning of his life -- and how after a series of misdirections and lesson-teaching mistakes, he found that meaning in service. Wes weaves the episodes and moments of decision in his own life with those of a dozen other changemakers from every walk of life who confronted the question "what is my work?" and found their own answers, to help readers see how we can each find our own path to purpose and to creating a better world"--
Workers on Arrival
Black Labor in the Making of America
Hardcover ISBN: 0520299450
A professor, author and Director of the Center for African American Urban Studies and the Economy at Carnegie Mellon refutes the perceptions of the black working class as "takers" and "liabilities" by highlighting their vast and remarkable contributions to America. (United States history).
You Can't Touch My Hair
And Other Things I Still Have to Explain
Paperback ISBN: 0143129201
Offers humorous, poignant essays describing her experience as a black woman in modern America, covering such topics as how she's been questioned over her love of U2 and why you can't touch her hair.
1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African American History
Paperback ISBN: 038548576x
A comprehensive and entertaining account of the most significant events, individuals, and social movements in African American history is presented in a concise, easy-to-read format