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Killing In the Name of Love
KILLING IN THE NAME OF NAME OF LOVE

Author:Alvin Morrow

Alvin Morrow takes readers on a 6-year journey in which he dissects the lingering effects of slavery on the heart of the Black nation-the Black family! he explains every way that America is Killing In the Name of Love; from the way the Black man and woman relate to one another and to our children to the foods we take into our bodies, to the education we take into our minds, to the religion we take into our souls. The result is that the Black Family has been forced to struggle for survival in the midst of the most underrated form of genocide in human history. During this time, when corruption, immorality and mental darkness have become the order of the day, comes a book that promises to provide readers with the light needed to safely guide nation through this hour of grave darkness. In this book, Alvin Morrow gives birth to clear solutions brought about through the pain of laboring for a people rise. The staff at RSP offers with deep humility, not just a scholastic writing, but a service.

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A Royal Trip
A ROYAL TRIP

Poetry For Those With Soul
Author:Glynnis Christian

What has been called the Black experience holds different meanings for every person of African descent. As an adult I found myself dissatisfied with the lack of factual African and African American history. I began to acquire the publications of historians the world over. Unknowingly, I had embarked on a search for my true self. I now, with eyes wide open, see what I had not seen before and feel what I have never felt before. Through this book of poetry I wish to pass these thoughts on to others who may be unknowingly searching as well.

Retails:$10.95
ISBN: 0741411482



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Harriet Tubman
HARRIET TUBMAN

The Moses of Her People
Author:Sarah Bradford

Harriet Tubman was the greatest conductor on the Underground Railroad, the organized network of way stations which helped black slaves escape from the South to the free states and as far north as Canada. For more than 10 years before the Civil War, she made 20 trips from the North to the South, rescuing more than 300 salves.

Harriet Tubman, The Moses of Her People, is the fascinating story of a remarkable woman who fled slavery, then courageously guided runaway slaves to freedom-while a $40,000 bounty was put on her life. It is also the story of her days serving as a nurse, soldier, spy, and scout for the Union Army; her vigorous fight for women's suffrage; and her later years when she continued to work for the rights of blacks and women.

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Mary Ann Shadd Cry
MARY ANN SHADD CARY

The Black Press and Protest in the 19th Century
Author:Jane Rhodes
Mary Ann Shadd Cary was a courageous and outspoken 19th-century African American who used the press and public speaking to fight slavery and oppression in the United States and Canada. Her life provides a window on the free black experience, emergent black nationalisms, African Americans' gender ideologies, and the formation of a black public sphere.

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Rosa Parks:My Story
ROSA PARKS:MY STORY

Author:Rosa Parks, James Haskins, with Jim Haskins

This well-known story is considerably refreshed by Parks's personal narrative, punctuated by numerous black-and-white photographs. In simple, gracious, compelling language she describes her childhood, family life, and elusive educational opportunities. She explains how her husband encouraged and supported her participation in civil rights activities, and provides with clarity the generally paltry regard for the contributions of black women by the movement's organizers. In this recounting of her life, she corrects some media-created distortions of events. Her references to so many people may overwhelm some readers at times, but this does not diminish the overall impact of a wonderful, warm autobiography.

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Runaway Slave
BIOGRAPHY OF A RUNAWAY SLAVE

Author:Miquel Barnet, Esteban Montejo, W. Nick (Translator)

In this remarkable testimony, Cuban novelist and anthropologist Miguel Barnet presents the narrative of 105-year-old Esteban Montejo, who lived as a slave, as fugitive in the wilderness, and as a soldier in the Cuban War of Independence. Honest, blunt, compassionate, shrewd, and engaging, his voice provides an extraordinary insight into the African culture that took root in the Caribbean.

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Trouble Man
TROUBLE MAN

The Life and Death of Marvin Gaye
Author:Steve Turner
Marvin Gaye was one of the greatest singers the world has ever heard. A Motown and soul legend, he was the voice behind such hits as "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "What's Goin' On," and the unforgettable "Sexual Healing." Tragically shot dead by his father in April 1984, Gaye's musical legacy and popularity have continued into the next century. Trouble Man is Steve Turner's acclaimed biography of the man behind the music. Revealing Gaye as an extremely troubled individual-affected by drug dependency, tormented relationships, and legal and financial difficulties that ultimately led towards that final, fatal meeting with his father-this definitive portrait is a fascinating tale of a musical legend.

Retails:$24.00
ISBN: 0060198214



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Underground to Freedom
UNDERGROUND
TO FREEDOM

Author:Horane Smith

A very beautiful story Many tales have been told about the men and women who fought our battles to give us some of the freedoms we cherish. Many more will be written in the future. Here is one such story. A young American slave, Benjamin Curtis, vows to take his family to freedom in Canada, through what became known as the underground railroad. Little did he know the price he had to pay.
Death should have stopped Benji, but it didn't...
Ahead of him was a vast stretch of land and people who would either assist or resist his journey through the UNDERGROUND TO FREEDOM.
It will leave you spellbound...full of adventure, suspense, and a longing to see the fate of Benji and his family.

Retails:$12.95
ISBN: 1928781373



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Growing Up X
GROWING UP X

Author:Ilyasah Shabazz

The third of the six daughters of assassinated Black Muslim leader Malcolm X (or Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) and Dr. Betty Dean Sanders, Shabazz reminisces about her childhood and life in the 32 years between her father's being gunned down while speaking at Harlem's Audubon Ballroom in 1965 and her mother's dying of injuries suffered in a house fire in 1997. Two years old when her father died, Ilyasah has only a few remembered moments with him, but she offers much more to correct what she views as the usually fragmented and false understanding of him and his contribution to America and the world. While promoting her father's legacy as a messenger of black self-assurance, self-respect, and self-defense, Ilyasah also argues that great men marry great women, for her true hero is her mother. "Mommy" dominates the narrative, and her often hard-learned lessons carry the character and course of the journey toward the self-identity shared here. This interesting memoir, the first by any of the children of Malcolm X, is valuable for rounding out our understanding of the man and his milieu. Recommended for collections on African American biography.

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Negorphobia
NEGROPHOBIA

Race Riot in Atlanta 1906
Author:Mark Bauerlein

Mark Bauerlein: At the beginning of the twentieth century, Atlanta was regarded as the gateway to the new, enlightened and racially progressive south. Whites and blacks were still separate and regarded as unequal by all but an elite of African-American intellectuals, yet an atmosphere of respect and cooperation mitigated the pain of segregation and made it seem like a transitory social arrangement. White business owners employed black workers at wages that gave them access to the new black middle class.

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The New World Order
THE NEW WORLD ORDER

Author:Ralph Epperson

Ralph Epperson: Epperson provides some solid, intriguing, and sometimes frightening evidence to support his conspiratorial claims that are, at best, comically paranoid. His claims are biased by his fanatical fundamentalism, but his evidence is sound enough to make you think. If you dig the esoteric and conspiracy theories, you may stop laughing long enough to finish it.

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Stolen Legacy
STOLEN LEGACY

Greek Philosophy is Stolen Egyptian Philosophy
Author:George G. James

George James was a professor of logic and Greek at the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff. He died, reportedly under mysterious circumstances, soon after the first publication of this book in 1954. Challenging the notion that civilization started in Greece, this uncompromising classic attempts to prove that the true authors of Greek philosophy were not Greeks but Egyptians. The text asserts that the praise and honor blindly given to the Greeks for centuries rightfully belong to the people of Africa, and argues that the theft of this great African legacy led to the erroneous world opinion that the African continent has made no contribution to civilization.

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To Die For The People
TO DIE FOR THE PEOPLE

Selected Writings and Speeches
Author:Huey P. Newton - Toni Morrison (Editor)

This re-issue of To Die for the People opens a window on the past that has been shut for 20 years. In these selections from Newton's writings and speeches, readers can trace the development of the activist's personal and political thinking as well as the radical changes that took place in the politics, ideology, and actions of the Black Panther Party.

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The Memphis Diary of Ida B. Wells
THE MEMPHIS DIARY OF IDA B. WELLS

Greek Philosophy is Stolen Egyptian Philosophy
Author:Miriam B. Wells, Ida B. Wells-Barnett Miriam Decosta-Willis (Editor)

Published for the first time in its entirety, The Memphis Diary of Ida B. Wells tracks the young Ida through her transition from schoolteacher to a fearless crusader against lynching in the late 19th century. This unique document provides rare insight into the lives of 19th-century African-American women. Features a foreword by Mary Helen Washington.

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Adam by Adam
ADAM BY ADAM

The Autobiography of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
Author:Adam Clayton Powell

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., was loved; he was hated. He was admired; he was vilified. Few who heard this Congressman's fiery oratory or read his impassioned writings will forget him. Now a whole new generation will discover the fascinating life of this flamboyant, controversial, and wildly popular figure.

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Bullwhip Days
BULLWHIP DAYS

The Slaves Remember: An Oral History
Author:James Mellon

Here are twenty-nine full narration's, as well as nine sections of excerpt related to particular aspects of slave life, from religion to plantation life to the Reconstruction era. Skillfully edited, these chronicles bear eloquent witness to the trials of slaves in America, reveal the wide range of conditions of human bondage, and provide sobering insight into the roots of racism in today's society. "Remarkably articulate.

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Shadow of the Panther
SHADOW OF THE PANTHER

Huey Newton and the Price of Black Power in America
Author:Hugh Pearson

In the early morning of August 22, 1989, on the corner of Ninth and Center Streets Huey Newton faced Tyrone Robinson and two other drug dealers, asking them for crack. Robinson refused, took a 9-mm automatic from one of his companions and pointed it at Newton's head. Huey stood still and said, "You can kill my body, but you can't kill my soul. My soul will live forever!" Robinson shot him three times in the head. Huey Newton, once considered the nation's premier symbol of black resistance to the entire American power structure, was pronounced dead at 6:12 a.m. The Shadow of the Panther is the most ambitious, engaging, and balanced history of the Black Panthers to date. It is also an unflinchingly honest account of what amounts to human tragedy.

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Autobiography of Malcolm X
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X

Author:Malcolm X (As told to Alex Haley)

If there was any one man who articulated the anger, the struggle, and the beliefs of African Americans in the 1960s, that man was Malcolm X. His AUTOBIOGRAPHY is now an established classic of modern America, a book that expresses like none other the crucial truth about our times. "Extraordinary. A brilliant, painful, important book."

Retails:$7.99
ISBN: 0345350685



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Great Negroes
GREAT NEGROES
Past and Present Vol 2

Author:Jaqanza Kunjufu-Nichelle Wilson-Erica Myles

Over 200 famous African American figures in fields such as acting, art, athletics, business, comedy, dancing, education, music, politics, publishing, religion, science, and writing are profiled here. Included are people such as Tiger Woods, Sammy Sosa, Halle Berry, Whoopi Goldberg, and Jessie Jackson, Jr. A section on often-overlooked figures includes Medgar Evers, Dorothy Height, and Dempsey Travis.

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Great Negroes Past and Present
GREAT NEGROES PAST AND PRESENT
REVISED

Author:Russell L. Adams-Eugene Winslow

175 historically organized biographies of famous African Americans in education, science, music, and more.

Retails:$19.95



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World's Great Men of Color Vol 1
WORLD'S GREAT MEN OF COLOR VOL 1

Author:J.A. Rogers-John Henrik Clarke (Editor)

In this first volume: outstanding blacks of Asia and Africa,and historical figures before Christ -- including Akhenaton, Aesop, Hannibal, Cleopatra, Zenobia, Askia the Great, the Mahdi, Samuel Adjai Crowther, and many more.

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World's Great Men of Color Vol 2
WORLD'S GREAT MEN OF COLOR
VOL 2

Author:J.A. Rogers-John Henrik Clarke (Editor)

World's Great Men of Color is a comprehensive account of the great Black personalities in world history. J. A. Rogers was one of the first Black scholars to devote most of his life to researching the lives of hundreds of men and women of color.

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Rac-ing Justice En-Gendering Power
RACE-ING JUSTICE. EN-GENDERING POWER

Essays on Anita Hill. Clarence Thomas
Author:Toni Morrison (Michael Thelwell)-(Nellie Y. McKay)

It was perhaps the most wretchedly aspersive race and gender scandal of recent times: the dramatic testimony of Anita Hill at the Senate hearings on the confirmation of Clarence Thomas as Supreme Court Justice. Yet even as the televised proceedings shocked and galvanized viewers not only in this country but the world over, they cast a long shadow on essential issues that define America.

Retails:$15.00



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I Dream a World
I DREAM A WORLD

Author:Brian Lanker (Maya Angelou):

Completely revised and updated throughout, this new edition reflects a remarkable group of women, charting their continued impact on the country and the world. 75 photos. Special commemorative binding. A celebration of great African-American women, I Dream a World presents compelling portraits of 75 women who have changed our nation and our times. This handsome volume will be cherished as a tribute to some of the most inspiring individuals in the ranks of black history and the women's movement.

Retails:$40.00



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Bad Blood Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment
BAD BLOOD TUSKEGEE SYPHILIS EXPERIMENT

Author:James Howard Jones:

From 1932 to 1972, the U.S. Public Health Service conducted an experiment involving more than 400 black male sharecroppers infected with syphilis. The men weren't told they had syphilis; they weren't warned of its effects; and they were given no medication stronger than aspirin. The first edition of this book explained how this tragedy happened. Now, a new introduction and concluding chapter reveal its bitter legacy in the age of AIDS. 16 pages of photos.

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