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Stepping Stones to Success
STEPPING STONES TO SUCCESS

Author:Lydia M. Douglas

Stepping Stones to Success, the first book from author Lydia M. Douglas, outlines effective strategies and goals to help students accomplish their dreams. Relevant to students of all ages, Douglas sets out to motivate, stimulate and inspire students, parents and teachers to strive for the highest levels of achievement the tools that made her a successful and powerful motivational speaker, Douglas lays out a phenomenal blueprint on ways to overcome common obstacles that students encounter at every level of education. Stepping Stones is an effective resource for any student ? whether struggling or at the top of the class.
Retails:$14.95
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ISBN: 0975363425



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Education Reform
EDUCATION REFORM

Author:Carletta D. Washington

Education Reform -
Improving the quality of public school education cannot be accomplished without the collaboration of school, home and community. That is the basis of Education Reform: The Role and Responsibility of Schools, Parents, Students and Communities by Carletta D. Washington. She works off the premise that one team, one goal is critical in fostering improved student achievement and preparing our children for their journey into the real world. The message holds as much value for parents as it does the education community and policy makers.
Retails:$11.95
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ISBN: 0975363441
Prioritybooks Publications(March 1, 2006)



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The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands
THE PROPER CARE AND FEEDING OF HUSBANDS

Author:Laura Schlessinger

In her most provocative book yet, Dr. Laura urgently reminds women that to take proper care of their husbands is to ensure themselves the happiness and satisfaction they yearn for in marriage.
Women want to be in love, get married, and live happily ever after. Yet disrespect for men and disregard for the value, feelings, and needs of husbands has fast become the standard for male-female relations in America. Those two attitudes clash in unfortunate ways to create struggle and strife in what could be a beautiful relationship.
Countless women call Dr. Laura, unhappy in their marriages and seemingly at a loss to understand the incredible power they have over their men to create the kind of home life they yearn for. Now, in The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, Dr. Laura shows you -- with real-life examples and real-life solutions -- how to wield that power to attain all the sexual pleasure, intimacy, love, joy, and peace you want in your life.
Dr. Laura's simple principles have changed the lives of millions. Now they can change yours.
Retails:$24.95
ISBN: 0060520612



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Another Day at the Front
ANOTHER DAY AT THE FRONT

Author:Ishmael Reed
Dispatches from the Race War
An irreverent, brilliant, politically charged barrage of essays aimed at the perpetrators of America's war on blacks. African Americans have been at war with certain elements of the white population from the very beginning. Being black in this hemisphere is a battle, and each day is one spent at the front. In this new collection of essays, his first since Airing Dirty Laundry (1993), Ishmael Reed explores the many forms that this homefront war has taken. His brilliant social criticism feints deftly among past and present, government and media, personal and political. From the author whose essay style has been compared to the punching power of boxers Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali, this book is a series of fast, powerful jabs at America's long tradition of racism.

Retails:$24.00



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Growing Up King
GROWING UP KING

Author:Dexter Scott King, Ralph Wiley (Contributor)
A memoir of great style, exploration, and impact. "I was born worried. I was born anxious," writes the third child of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. Itís not surprising. Even in the beginning, when "we were kids just running around" in the bitterly segregationist Atlanta of the early 1960s, "a lot did rub off on us, just through osmosis, being in the environment, the SCLC conventions where Aretha Franklin sang." When Dexter was six, his father was killed. "Hope went out of many lives. We were not alone in that, and never would be alone in it from then on." Imagine the pressures: The requirement of being pious moral exemplar; the "if only Iíd been more like my father" guilt; the failure to finish college; the love of music that earned him the black-sheep tag; the "extra oomph in my feelings of failure when I didnít follow in his exact footprints." There would be highs and lows: the cruel politics of the King Center; the authorís inability to sustain a commitment because of his experience of what happens when you love somebody and they are taken away. But there were also his fights to secure the intellectual-property rights of his father and to try to learn the full circumstances of the assassination, both efforts that earned him the calumny of vested interests. Throughout, the memoir is wonderfully written: stories are nested within stories, pulled forward through history with a disarming openness--King is still very much a work in progress. Thereís a lightness to his touch and a subversiveness to his humor. For all his black-sheep status, the author has found grace and purpose, and has stayed aware of his own identity, even when it was truly out of focus

Retails:$24.95
ISBN: 0446529427



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A Plentiful Harvest
A PLENTIFUL HARVEST

Author:Terri Williams

Creating Balance and Harmony Through the Seven Living Virtues Terrie Williams is the goddess who brings comfort to busy African American women everywhere. Written by a woman who understands what it means to have a hectic schedule, Terrie Williams, a high-powered public relations executive who owns her own firm, has found an empowering life philosophy in one of black culture's enduring spiritual rituals: Kwanzaa. In A PLENTIFUL HARVEST, Williams uses The Seven Living Virtues of Community, Independence, Responsibility, Thrift, Love, Creativity, and Spirituality to help women achieve balance in their daily lives, reconnecting them to the truths of their heritage and the true needs of their souls

Retails:$14.95
ISBN: 0446691208



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Foolish/Unfoolish
FOOLISH/UNFOOLISH

Reflections on Love
Author:Ashanti

Foolish/Unfoolish is a collection of vibrant and honest "reflections on love" by R&B singer Ashanti. Ever since she was thirteen years old, Ashanti has kept journals of her poetry, thoughts, and ideas about life and love. Now, in this very personal collection, Ashanti presents her poems about love, along with stories about what (or who) moved her to write them. In Foolish/Unfoolish, Ashanti explores such universal themes as falling head-over heals in love, becoming insanely jealous, feeling broken-hearted, and being single but having hope for the future. In "No Words," she describes being completely addicted to a new boyfriend; in "Ride Out," she captures what it feels like to be joyriding with your man on a hot summer night; in "Insecure," she writes about telling a suspicious boyfriend to stop driving by her house at night to see if her car is there; and in "Us," she delves into the pain of discovering that your man is cheating on you. Spirited, moving and often filled with humor, Ashantiís poetry and reflections will entertain and surprise as they offer an intimate look into the life of one of todayís most popular performers. These are works that are both lyrical and raw and which tell the truth about love.

Retails:$16.95
ISBN: 1401300308



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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.

Retails:$13.95



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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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A Lawyer's Life
A LAWYER'S LIFE

Author:Johnnie Cochran, David Fisher (Contributor)
Johnnie Cochran gained international recognition for leading the "Dream Team" defense of O. J. Simpson. But long before and since then Johnnie Cochran has been a leader in the fight for justice for all Americans.
While often vilified for his defense of Simpson, Cochran emerged from the trial as a leading African American spokes person. But he has done most of his talking through the courtroom in such high profile cases as:
Abner Louima
Amadou Diallo
The Racially profiled New Jersey Turnpike Four
Sean "Puffy" Combs
Patrick Dorismond
Cynthia Wiggins

Cochran explains how he has used the law to force fundamental changes in America, it was Cochran, critics still claim, who dealt the first "race card." Here is his answer to that and other accusations.

Retails:$14.95
Publisher:St Martin's



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Black Like Me
BLACK LIKE ME

Author:John Howard Griffin, Robert Bonazzi (Afterword)

Outstanding I'm only 15 but I think I understood the book well enough to say anyone interested in African-American books,read this one. I was always interested in racism topics because they teach you alot about life(at least thats how i look at it). I bought the book and read it every chance i could. I couldn't put it down until the end. What John Howard Griffin did was extrodinary and extremely brave of his part. To risk your life and the life of your close ones just to really feel the suffering of others like he did to me is heroic. Other Writings by John Howard Griffin: Follow the ecstacy: The Hermitage years of Thomas Merton,

Retails:$6.99



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Treasured Writings of Kahlil Gibron
TREASURED WRITINGS OF KAHLIL GIBRON

Author:Kahlil Gibron
This edition brings together the passion of a writer whose visions helped shape the philosophy of the New Age. This collection of poetry and stories reflects the development of the wounded Romantic and angry young man to Gibran's final metamorphosis as the Prophet of New York, following him from the decadence of fin de siecle Boston to the vigor of Greenwich Village in its heyday before the First World War.

Retails:$24.85



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The Man Who Cried I Am
THE MAN WHO CRIED I AM

Author:John A. Williams
Collectiable Edition (out of print)
2002 Winner of the Phyllis Wheatley Award

Retails:$125.00



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The Angry Ones
THE ANGRY ONES

Author:John A. Williams

Collectiable Item (out of print)

Retails:$25.00



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Confession of Nat Turner
CONFESSION OF NAT TURNER

Author:William Styron

Just Brave and Beautiful I viewed this book and believed that this novel would just turn out like any other. I was wrong, and I find out that there is an extreme amount of knowledge that I had been baffled about. Once I had read this novel, almost all of my answers have been met. I would recommend this to anyone. I usually don't have a particular caring of a book, but this just made me wonder and wonder about the next step!! Two thumbs up!!!!!! Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness, Lie Down In Darkness, Sophie's Choice, Lie Down In Darkness, In The Clap Shack, Inheritance of Night, The Long March, Set This House On Fire,

Retails:$14.00



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The Tibetan Book of the Dead
THE TIBETAN BOOK OF THE DEAD

Author:W.Y. Evans Wentz

The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the texts that, according to legend, Padma-Sambhava was compelled to hide during his visit to Tibet in the late 8th century. The guru hid his books in stones, lakes, and pillars because the Tibetans of that day and age were somehow unprepared for their teachings. Now, in the form of the ever-popular Tibetan Book of the Dead, these teachings are constantly being discovered and rediscovered by Western readers of many different backgrounds - a phenomenon which began in 1927 with Oxford's first edition of Dr. Evans-Wentz's landmark volume. While it is traditionally used as a mortuary text, to be read or recited in the presence of a dead or dying person, this book - which relates the whole experience of death and rebirth in three intermediate states of being - was originally understood as a guide not only for the dead but also for the living. As a contribution to the science of death and dying - not to mention the belief in life after death, or the belief in texts of the world, for its socio-cultural influence in this regard is without comparison.
Other Writings by W.Y. Evans Wentz:
Autobiograph of a Yogi, The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countriesm,

Retails:$11.95



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My Life As A Seer
MY LIFE AS A SEER

(The Lost Memoirs)
Author:Edgar Cayce - A. Robert Smith - Edward Cayce

Excerpts from diaries, dictated memoirs and public talks were pieced together to form this posthumous autobiography of Cayce (1877-1945), a celebrated psychic and spiritualist whose ideas are considered to have anticipated the New Age movement. He called himself a "reader," and tells how, from an early age growing up on a Kentucky farm, "celestial visitors" came to speak "through" him. Early on, questioning whether his ability to see the future and past came from God or the devil, he turned to the Bible for solace. Moving to Louisville as an enterprising young man, he began to perform "healings" of the sick. As he grew older and gained a following, he started his own institute, which he used as a platform to espouse his metaphysical philosophies. These "prophesies" included a strong belief in reincarnation, that humans are returning souls living in eternity; Cayce called this "spiritual reassurance." Narrator Ready is impassioned without coming across as too grandiose, allowing Cayce's indelibly American life as a kook/genius to explain itself in straight, old-fashioned terms
Others Writings by Edgar Cayce:
Edgar Cayce on Healing Foods for Body, Mind and Spirit,(Release Date: September 2002), Auras: An Essay on the Meaning of Colors,Scientific Properties and Occultm, Channeling Your Higher Self: , Edgar Cayce on Atlantis, Self-Hypnosis, The Edgar Cayce Companion, Edgar Cayce's Story of Karma, A Search for God Books ! and 11 Anniversary Edition,Edgar Cayce Returns,Commentary on the Revelation,

Retails:$7.99



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