C&B BOOKS, was started in 1995, by Carol Rogers & Brenda Piper.The motivation behind this book business, was the lack of affordable books written by black authors.  We decided to become an asset to our Youth and the African American community in a whole.  We offer our books for less then the major stores, we knew this would provide our readers with a wider variety of reading material. We have, titles for all ages in all catagories, fiction, non-fiction, spiritual, inspirational, educational etc.

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AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE INTERESTS

Don't Need No Soaps
DON'T NEED NO SOAPS

Author:Bea Joyner
This is the story of a Black female who was not on drugs, didn't prostitute for a living, or participate in any number of typical negative images that America seems to feel we must have in order for our story to be important enough to be told! So begins: A humorous look at life from a woman who has made errors in her life but survived with her sanity intact. Beatrice Joyner looks at her life objectively and without bitterness as she shares her wisdom. She reminds us to celebrate our victories as we climb the mountain of life giving us survival techniques while exploring the joys of living. Her wisdom comes across with humor and graciousness as she makes you realize you aren't alone in this crazy world.

Retails:$10.00



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Nice Guys and Players
NICE GUYS AND PLAYERS

Author:Rom Wills

What's the cux of Nice Guys and Players? Women have dual needs that must be met in a relationship. All women must be satisfied mentally and physically. Why can't a Nice Guy fully satisfy a woman? he doesn't generate any sexual heat. Why can't a Player fully satisfy a woman? He lacks discipline and is emotionally distant. To fully satisfy a woman, a man must have characteristics of both the Nice Guy and the Player. In his book, Rom Wills outline what these men need to do to become more balanced. In reality, most men, nice or not, fail to attract women. Rom Wills shares the secret to attracting women. What is that secret? Women choose the men. He also explains how women categorize men, traits women find appealing in men, and share the rules for meeting beautiful women

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Leaving the Wilderness
LEAVING THE WILDERNESS

Author:Tonya Blount

Ms. Blount's protagonist Jordan Baez is a beautiful African American woman, married thirteen years to Franklin Baez, with whom she has three children. Jordan endures many tragedies, yet her astonishing determination to survive and succeed allows her to bend, but not break. After being the benefactor of Franklin's abuse for many years she finally finds the courage to leave him. She then falls deeply in love with Gerald Baxter. After a heartbreaking discovery challenges Jordan's mortality, possibly yielding her own destruction, she is propelled to examine herself. Thus, directing her on a path of self-discovery and self-acceptance. Walk alongside Jordan on her journey. A journey which is reflected in the lives of many women, past and present. Take part in revelations which have forged an iron will, one so necessary to survive, no woman should be without!

Retails:$12.95



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Diary of A Crack Addicts Wife
DIARY OF A CRACK ADDICTS WIFE

Author:Dr.Cynthia Hunter

Have you or someone you know been impacted by the effects of drugs? Are you aware of the impact that it brings to the immediate family and those around? Cynthia D. Hunter addresses these questions and more in her book DIARY OF A CRACK ADDICT'S WIFE.

Retails:$15.00
ISBN: 0758208340



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Give God the Glory
GIVE GOD THE GLORY

Author:Kevin Wayne Johnson

Give God the Glory! challenges its readers to desire a closer relationship with God. In doing so, our connection to, and relationship with, Him unleashes the power that is needed to fulfill ones divine purpose. It is written for the Christian and non-Christian alike. The author enthusiastically embraces Gods Word for his life and, through the words of his subtitle, encourages his readers to know God and do the will of God as it relates to their lives. This book is systematically divided into two parts, with three chapters each. Supported by the Scriptures throughout, the central theme of each chapter focuses on specific strategies that challenge and encourage each of us to Give God the Glory! Overview PART I - KNOW GOD: The first step is to develop an intimate relationship with Him and to acknowledge Him in every area of our lives.

Retails:$10.99



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The Pact
THE PACT

Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream
Author:George Jenkins-Lisa Frazier-Sampson Davis

In the Newark, New Jersey, ghetto where the authors grew up, no one was expected to become an achiever in any way. Poor kids from broken homes were much more likely to become heroin addicts or, if they were lucky, drug dealers. But George Jenkins, Sampson Davis, and Rameck Hunt didn't succumb to peer pressure; they thrived on it. Prodding each other toward their goals, this trio succeeded, each becoming a doctor. Their inspiring story doesn't neglect or trivialize the obstacles that confront even the most valorous inner-city teenager
Author Biography: George Jenkins, Sampson Davis, and Rameck Hunt grew up together in Newark and graduated from Seton Hall University. Davis and Hunt received their medical degrees from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Jenkins received his dentistry degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry. The three doctors are the recipients of the Essence Lifetime Achievement Award. All three continue to live in Newark.

Retails:$24.95



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Al Roker's Big Bad Book of Barbecue
AL ROKER'S BIG BAD BOOK OF BARBECUE

100 Easy Recipes for Barbecue and Grilling
Author:Al Roker-Mark Thomas(Photographer)

Just in time for Father's Day, America's most famous dad invites us into his own backyard to share grilling recipes, family anecdotes, tips, techniques, and rules (such as Rule #1: Never touch another man's grill). If a man's home is his castle, then his backyard is his kingdom. In this book, Today weatherman Al Roker opens the gate to his own kingdom and reveals his expertise and passion for grilling and barbecue.
About the Author: Al Roker, known to millions as the weatherman on the Today show, has also done a number of food segments over the years, including a Food Network special on Memphis barbecue, which piqued his interest in the topic. The result is his cookbook of simple grilling recipes, from Spicy Wings to Steaks as Big as Your Head; there are also easy sides, desserts, and drinks. The recipes are clearly written, and the text is punctuated by Roker's trademark humor. There will be another Food Network special in June celebrating the publication of this book, which is sure to be in demand. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Retails:$27.95



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Married But Still Looking
MARRIED BUT STILL LOOKING

Author:Travis E. Hunter

New from the author of the national bestseller The Hearts of Men: a novel about one man?s quest to end his cheating ways. Women have flocked to Genesis Styles ever since he was a teenager. He's a good-looking, smooth-talking former pro-basketball player, but he has a problem: He has never been satisfied with just one woman. Then he meets Terri and everything changes. Sort of. Genesis knows that Terri is perfect for him, and he asks her to marry him. But Genesis just can't seem to stop cheating on Terri nearly every chance he gets. Genesis's best friend, Prodigy, constantly warns him that he?s going to mess up the best thing ever to happen to him, but Genesis is not ready to listen. After dealing with a family crisis, Genesis realizes the importance of his relationship with Terri, and he begins to change his cheating ways. He knows that once he says I do, everything will fall into place. But it may be too late, because one of his past indiscretions comes back to haunt him, and now Terri may have a few surprises of her own. . . .

Retails:$21.95



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The Prodigal Husband
THE PRODIGAL HUSBAND

Author:Jacquelin Thomas

Tori and Jake's young child is killed in an automobile accident in which Jake is the driver. Unable to face Tori and his own guilt, he flees the hospital. Does not even attend the child's funeral. After a year of not knowing where her husband is, Tori starts to take control of her life, only to have Jake reappear. Tori has never stopped loving Jake and is willing to take Jake back if he goes to counseling. But his year long absence has not changed him very much. Tori standing firm in her beliefs needs and wants change to move ahead.

Retails:$15.00



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After Hours
AFTER HOURS:

A COLLECTION OF EROTIC WRITING BY BLACK MEN
Author:Robert FlemingBR> After Hours brings together an extraordinary collection of eighteen stories by today's best and brightest black writers-Colin Channer, (Waiting in Vain), John A. Williams (The Man Who Cried I Am) and National Book Award Winner Charles Johnson (Middle Passage), among others. From Mexico to the Hawaiian Islands, Jamaica to New Orleans, these erotically charged tales of love and lust explore the diversity and richness of African-American sexuality. Together, these powerfully seductive stories of desire make up a sensual collection that will appeal to anyone who loves provocative prose and black literature at its best.
About the Author:Robert Fleming has written numerous articles for Essence, Black Enterprise, The Source and The New York Times, among others. He is the author of The African American Writers Handbook and The Wisdom of the Elders. His poetry, essays, and fiction have appeared in numerous periodicals and books, and his work was featured in Brown Sugar.

Retails:$14.00



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Playing For Keeps
PLAYING FOR KEEPS

Michael Jordan and the World He Has Made
Author:David Halberstam

Written with the quality prose that is all but expected from Halberstam, Playing for Keeps chronicles how a skinny kid from Wilmington, North Carolina, went on to win an NCAA title with North Carolina, two Olympic gold medals, and an astonishing six world championships with the Chicago Bulls. But Halberstam also covers the formative years of the eventual world champion, the time long before Jordan, the son of a supervisor at a General Electric factory, was winning big on a national level.

Retails:$4.98



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Promises to Keep
PROMISES TO KEEP

Author:Gloria Mallette

After a bitter divorce, Troy Kirkwood and his five-year-old daughter, Meika, move in with his parents, Nola and Ron. Troy is a devoted father and son. During an outing with his daughter he is called away and never returns. Nola and Ron know that something must be terribly wrong, and Meika can?t stop asking where her daddy is. Four days later the police discover Troy?s body, with two bullet holes in it. As soon as Vann, Troy's older brother, hears the news, he promises to find Troy?s killer and bring him to justice. There's just one problem the police have no leads and Troy had almost no enemies. To make matters worse, Troy's crack-addicted ex-wife has recently resurfaced and is demanding custody of their daughter.

Retails:$13.95



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Don't Believe Your Lying Eyes
DON'T BELIEVE YOUR LYING EYES

Author:Blair S. Walker

Every two months for the last seventeen years, the payments for unit number nine at a storage facility in West Baltimore have arrived without fail. After the money orders mysteriously stop, a grisly surprise is found inside the abandoned space: the mummified remains of black socialite Adrienne Hudson. The victim's husband was none other than Charles Hudson, one of Baltimore?s greatest business leaders, who has since remarried a much younger woman. Adrienne?s disappearance during an apparent robbery in 1984 shocked and saddened the people of Baltimore. Now her murder has reopened old wounds, and cast a shadow of suspicion on a pillar of the community.

Retails:$22.95



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The Life You Imagine
THE LIFE YOU IMAGINE

Author:Derek Jeter

In this inspiring, information-packed book, Derek provides you with the ten lessons that have guided him throughout his life on and off the field, from his dream of being a gifted, hardworking athlete to his goal of becoming an active community leader. Using personal stories from his own life as a student athlete in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and as a Yankee team player, Derek writes about the simple steps that put him on course for success, including:
* Setting your goals high and finding the right role models
* Being serious but still having fun
* Challenging yourself daily and not being afraid to fail
* Surrounding yourself with a strong supporting cast
Filled with rare family photos and pictures of Derek playing for the Yankees, The Life You Imagine is an intimate look into the life of a superstar athlete ? including the remarkable relationship he has with his family, what it's like to play with the Yankees, and how he's used his baseball celebrity to found the Turn 2 Foundation, a drug and alcohol prevention program for kids.

Retails:$12.00



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Makes Me Wanna Holler
MAKES ME WANNA HOLLER

A Young Black Man in America
Author:Nathan McCall

Nathan McCall tells the story of his passage from the street and the prison yard to the newsroom of one of America's most prestigious papers. "A stirring tale of transformation."Nathan who served time recounts his life and brilliantly shows why prison has become a rite of passage for many young black men. McCall's journey from teenage rapist and stickup artist to prison inmate, and, finally, after much struggle, to a coveted job at The Washington Post is told with wit, intelligence, and frank emotion "So powerful that it will leave you shaken and educated. The book belongs in every prison library and affluent country club

Retails:$14.00



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So You Call Yourself a Man
SO YOU CALL YOURSELF A MAN?

Author:T.D.Jakes

WANT TO KNOW HOW TO BE A TRUE CHRISTIAN MAN????? MEN: READ and HEED! Gives details how to be the prefect match for that virtuous woman! WOMEN: Learn how to identify that Christ-like man from all the other want-to-bes. If you don't know what a Christian man looks like - - read this book with your Bible on the side and get educated. This devotional provides the inspiration for Jakes' best-selling Loose That Man and Let Him Go! Looking at the lives of five biblical men, the book helps unlock the potential of any man, no matter what his doubts.

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Loose That Man and Let Him Go
LOOSE THAT MAN AND LET HIM GO

Author:T.D. Jakes

This book offers clarity, healing, and restoration to a generation of men believers and non confused about their God-given purpose and vision. This dynamic book is filled with God's power and incite. As you journey into the leaves of this divine branch, BEWARE!!! BEWARE, I SAY, BEWARE!! You will be forced to deal with issues that you thought were hidden, buried, and forgotten. I bet you don't like talking about physical or sexual abuse huh? Well, why are you still rethinking what happened to you? I thought you were over that.. Flashbacks huh! You're not the only one. Many of us need inner healing. Loose That Man And Let Him Go gives some terrific tips on how to avoid the effects of terrible unfulfilled childhood's, dreams, marriages,and destiny.

Retails:$13.99



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Ali
ALI

The Movie and the Man
Author:Frank Conner-Howard Binghan

Ali focuses on 1964-1974, from the night in Miami when 23-year-old Cassius Clay beat Sonny Liston for the heavyweight title, to the stunning upset in Africa ten years later when the fighter regained his crown from a hugely favored George Foreman. With the real Muhammad Ali involved in the filmmaking, as well as his close friend photographer Howard Bingham (who is also a character in the film), Ali takes us into the ring, the strategy sessions, the bedrooms, and straight into the mind and heart of the man who, as biographer Thomas Hauser wrote, "has become a legend in his own lifetime." Superstar Will Smith trained for nearly a full year before the cameras rolled, transforming himself from a 185-pound actor to a 220-pound athlete.

Retails:$34.95



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Rich Dad Poor Dad
RICH DAD POOR DAD

Author:Robert T. Kiyosaki-Sharon L. Lechter

What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money -- That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
A millionaire himself, Kiyosaki's own experience plays a part in his controversial financial guidebooks. His real father, an educated, diligent man who became superintendent of education in Hawaii, gave his son the traditional fatherly counsel about hard work and financial gain. He died broke and bitter. Kiyosaki's "second father," his friend Mike's dad, was a high school dropout who taught Kiyosaki all that he now knows to be true about money. His "rich dad" lived up to Kiyosaki's affectionate name for him, becoming one of Hawaii's wealthiest men.

Retails:$15.95



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The Last Year of Malcolm X
THE LAST YEAR OF MALCOLM X

Author:George Bretiman



Retails:$14.95



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Behold A Pale Horse
BEHOLD A PALE HORSE

Author:Williams Cooper - Milton William Cooper

The author, former U.S. Naval Intelligence Briefing Team Member, reveals information kept secret by our government since the 1940s. UFOs, the J.F.K.. assassination, the Secret Government, the war on drugs and more by the world's leading expert on UFOs Cooper, a former U.S. Naval Intelligence Briefing Team member, accurately predicted the fall of the Soviet Union, the end of the Berlin Wall, and the invasion of Panama. His information came from top secret documents that he read while with the Intelligence Briefing Team and from over 20 years of research. Here, Cooper reveals his theories on the assassination of JFK, the war on drugs, and UFOs.

Retails:$25.00



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