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Just a Picture in a Frame

Author:Baba Evans Moorre

Cherly's entire life was devoted to becoming a super model. She had the look, the body and the brains to match. She patterned her life after models in magazines and the media. Throughtout high school, classmates dubbed her Miss Fashiion Platee. Jessica, her mother, struggled to support her cloth-hungry daughter.
When Cheryl enters teh University of the District of Ciolumbia, instead f he New York School of Fashin, a handsome durg dealer appears willing to supply her with the latest outfits - at a price that could shatter Cheryl's dreams.
However, while looking through Jessica's jewelry box for earrings to wear with a new outfit. Cheryl discovers a worn photograph of a man hidden under the lining. Who is this man she wonders. When Cheryl asks Jessica about it, she answers nonchantly, "Oh, it[s just and old picture"
What secret is Jessica hiding from Cheryl about the photograph? Who is he man? Moreover, what Cheryl not telling Jessica aout her sudden infusin of expensive clothing"?

C&B Price:$12.00
Wholesale Price:$9.72 (10 books or more)
ISBN: 0900976224
Paperback: 244 pgs

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Author:Juan Williams

ENOUGH The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America --and What We Can Do About It

C&B Price:$16.50
ISBN: 0307338231
Paperback: 256 pgs
Crown(August 1, 2006)

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Hip Hop Decoded

Author:The Black Dot

WARNING! This book is not for everyone. If you feel that there's nothing wrong with the current state of Hip Hop, then this book is not for you. If you feel that gangsta rap, pimpin ho's, violence, drug and thug activity, and half naked women in videos has elevated Hip Hop as an art form; then this book is definitely not for you.
If on the other hand, you feel that listening to the same songs over and over on the radio that are laced with negative lyrics, watching soft porn or graphically violent videos, while reading the watered down Hip Hop magazines that endorse this way of life has shaped the minds of our youth, and are collectively being used as part of a mind control operation to mentally and spiritually enslave our future generations; then welcome to...HIP HOP DECODED.


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Bury That Sucka

Author:H.Lewis Smith

The premise of Bury That Sucka is to inform some of the African American community to stop embracing the N-word and to bury it along with the negative, destructive power it holds. Strangely, having a four-hundred year old history surrounding it, the N-word appears to be something some African Americans will not let go of, yet it is taboo for any non-black people to use this word.
It is further suggested that the black American community are in fact unknowingly debasing and victimizing themselves, NOT keeping their heritage alive, as some may think.
The book is written in a manner that all can understand. The points are well-taken and the wording is easy to follow. There are quotes from great people in our history including Martin Luther King, Jr., Harriet Tubman, James Baldwin and many, many others. Smith has mixed history with honesty, love with life, education with effects. This is a great book for educators, parents, managers, professionals, newsmen, and anyone else wanting an in-depth look at the N-word, the effects and the solutions. A MUST READ!!!!

C&B Price:$18.00
Wholesale Price: $6.98 (10 books or more)
ISBN: 1413792693
Paperback: 175 pgs

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A Mother's Love

Author:Angela E. Caligone

"'A Mother's Love' is an inspirational love story. This story could be the story of so many children who have gone through similar situations. This is a true story with a real connection, a real life, a real love."

C&B Price:$9.00
Wholesale Price: $5.47 (10 books or more)

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A Classic


Based in New York from the turbulent times of the summer of 2001 to early 2003. A Classic introduces you to the unforgettable voice and characters of author Peavey. Join Jay, Ty, Latrice, and Shanna and a host of other uncensored characters as they deal with the current issues, conditions, and state of mind that plagues our youth and threatens our existence in this present world. Fall in love for the first time with this timeless refreshingly hones tale of Black America that will undoubtly capture your heart and heighten your senses. With explicit interludes of love,sex,perseverance and struggle comparable to those of real life see why critics are hailing this as a true classic.

C&B Price:$10.95
ISBN: 0595361404

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Around the Way Girls 3

Author:Alisha Yvonne, Thomas Long, Pat Tucker

BOOK REVIEW: I have read around the way girls part one, two, and three and I can say that Part III is what's happen. The author can not keep it no real than what it is. Thats one of the goodiest book I have read this year. If you are from the street you can relate and understand it is what it is. But you have to walk their shoes and crawl their crawl or you wouldn't understand the around the way girls. If you like adventures and excitement this is the book to read so if you do not have it yet you need to purchase now. Keeping it real

C&B Price:$10.00
ISBN: 1893196526
Paperback:320 pg
Kensington Publishing Corporation (June 6,2006)

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Wives and Girlfriends

Author:Nishannda Ellis

Betraying vows taken for a night full of lust can lead to a lifetime full of pain.
Wealthy Black prominent entrepreneur Dominic Jones's livelihood rests on money, power and women. He enjoys splitting his time between married life and serial love affairs with his girlfriends. Suffering from depression, being overweight and having to be the disciplinary for their bratty spoiled rotten daughter, Dominic?s wife Donna has enough on her plate and is not ready to deal with the kind of man she married. Although Dominic proclaims to love his family, he's very careless with the women in his life and is use to them to falling in line. That is until he meets Tera Larou, a woman who makes a career from dating married men. She and Dominic share a lustful and erotic affair. Against all her rules, Tera falls in love with Dominic and demands he leave his family for her. Under no circumstances is Dominic willing to leave his family for any woman. Left with no other option, Tera plots to get rid of Donna and become Dominic?s wife. But When Tera's advances threaten the safety of Dominic's family; an already suspicious Donna is finally ready to do something about her cheating husband. Dominic has to act fast before he loses everything. Wives and Girlfriends is a seductive and suspenseful tale of lust, infidelity and murder, with a surprise twist at the end. Get ready to be entertained, as this story takes you through the life of a cheating ruthless husband and the women that love him.

C&B Price:$15.00
ISBN: 0976895900
Paperback:240 pg
Kindle Eyes Books (June 1,2005)

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Saving Grace

Author:JoAnn D. Bellamy

C&B Price:$10.00
ISBN: 1597818062
Paperback:172 pg
Xulon Press (June 30,2006)

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A Gangster's Girl


The story of Ceazia, a very attractive, very good girl who is looking for a bad boy. She found him in Vegas, but he may be more than she bargained for... or is he the one in for a surprise?

C&B Price:$10.00
ISBN: 0974363650
Paperback:258 pg
Urban Books

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Another Sad Love Song

Author:LaJill Hunt

Rather than chasing women and partying hard, JaKoby Jackson stayed in school and studied hard. JaKoby found the right woman and remained faithful to her. He stuck by his boy's side through thick and thin. Now, all of his hard work has paid off. He's got a master's degree, a top position with a Fortune 500 company, and his best friend is in the N.F.L., Life is good. But what's a man to do when he finds out that all that glitters definitely ain't gold.

C&B Price:$5.00
ISBN: 1893196542
Paperback:219 pg
Urban Books (July 6,2006)

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Karma's a Bitch

Author:J. Gail

If you think you can do somebody dirty and get away with it, just because you didn't get caught, you're dead wrong. All of that dirt comes back to you one way or another.
Tony Jackson learns this lesson the hard way. Labeled the "asshole of West Philly," Tony holds no shame in having other women in his girlfriend Quanisha's bed. There is little remorse after he knocks off a convenience store and beats the cashier with a gun. He'll rob from his girl, his friends, people he doesn't know and your mama. Whoever, he doesn't care. And we all know that when you get money wrong, you can't hold onto it for nothing! The question is when will Tony figure that out? Maybe when he starts getting his Karma instantly and mercilessly he'll get the hint.
In fact, when will Tony get the big picture? That there's no future in his game. Will a dose of Instant Karma show him that not contributing to society in any positive way is guaranteed to get him a one way ticket to no where?

C&B Price:$11.00
ISBN: 0972697837
Paperback:288 pg
Jazoli Pub

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In Her Mother's Shadow

Author:Faye Thompson

Nurtured by an overly protective mother all of her life, the beautiful and na' Bronze Sutton lands in the arms of Julian Mitchell, a fine, honey-colored charmer she develops a sweet tooth for, not knowing that he has a pinch of sugar in his tank. Bronze's best friend, Angela Sommers, introduces her to the very eligible Brandon Wilde, unaware of his connection to Julian Mitchell. Bronze and Brandon become quite a twosome, and Bronze is confident that she has found Mr. Right. Convinced that no man can resist her, Bria Moore, Brandon's ex-girlfriend, waltzes into town to win back her man. When news of Bronze and Brandon's engagement reaches her, a scorned Bria, the niece of an Atlanta Congressman, vows to breakup the cozy couple once and for all.
Set in the fictitious town of Middle Heights, Ohio, In Her Mother's Shadow unravels a web of political deceit that threatens to tear Bronze and her mother, Stephanie Sutton apart. Ultimately, it's the story of devotion and deception and a mother and daughter who share far more than either could ever imagine.

C&B Price:$6.00
ISBN: 1893196534
Paperback:255 pg
Urban Books (June 1, 2006)

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Hittin' Numbers

Author:Unique J. Shannon

The Tree Top Crew - Tre'Von, Don-Q, Bezo, Will and Sparks are living every college student's life - wild and free!
From the streets of the hood and the friendly towns of the well to do families, these five young men all meet and become road dawgs on the common ground of college at Howard University. They bond as brothers - one for all and all for one. The Tree Top Crew - What's it hittin' for?
When Will is suddenly blind-sided with a dramatic finanical change threatening his college career, this only further connects and obligates their bond to each other.
While on spring break their lives quickly tailspin into a torrential whirlwind of nonstop adventure, sexual pleasure, violence, and unfortunately murder. Living it up, the thrill of high speed motorbike chases and bikini tops keep these young men occupied. They are out-of-control!!!... That is until the balance of karma squares the books.
The reserve of women, from ride or die chicks to mind-blowing vixens, countless money and power is of no concern or, is it?

C&B Price:$13.00
ISBN: 0972932577
Paperback:256 pg
Precioustymes Entertainment

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Brotherly Love

Author:Darrien Lee

Mason McKenzie, an undercover police detective, is so dedicated to his job and protecting the citizens of Atlanta that he has practically abandoned his family. Unbeknownst to him, his wife Cherise and younger brother Vincent have ignited a passionate love affair. Overcome with guilt, the pair ends the relationship even though they still possess an undeniable attraction to one another. Years later, Mason is asked to participate on a huge drug case. He decides that one last job won't hurt, and it might allow him to resign at the top of his game. Besides, Mason realizes that if things get too tough and he has to be away for too long, he can always count on his brother to step in and take care of his family while he's undercover. What Mason doesn't realize is that putting Vincent and Cherise back together again could be as dangerous as his assignment; and tear his family apart once and for all.

C&B Price:$10.00
ISBN: 1593090617
Paperback: 320 pgs
Strebor Books (July 4,2006)

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Stiletto 101

Author:Lenaise Meyeil

Feisty Modesty Blair has wrecked shop from Chi-town to Mil-town. This broad is not playin' with her knuckle game. Her nickname should be Scrap-a-lot' from all the fights she's been in and 99% of them are over men! Yet, to hear her tell it, The birds bring the drama to me, is what she says.
Figuring she can start off fresh and new' in another state, Modesty enrolls and gets accepted to Lane College in Jackson, TN believing that by furthering her education, she can escape all her drama. However, the hate continues and Modesty's beef with women only escalate.
Modesty surely proves a known fact. You can take a woman out of the hood, but you can't take the hood out of them.
Will pledging in a sorority help this young woman to mature and put behind her chaotic past? , hopefully.

C&B Price:$12.00
ISBN: 0972932534
Paperback: 260 pgs
Percioustymes Entertainment

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Allegheny Doe Boy

Author:G. Rell

Kicked out of the house before the age of 18, by his mother over a dispute with her man, Ty had no choice but to take it to the reckless streets of Philly, the city of Brotherly Love where countless murders go unsolved. Without his main man Neal, a good dude, by his side trying to endlessly reform him, Ty sticks to the code of the streets. As hard as it is Ty tries to adhere to his boy's positive outlook on life, but keeps coming up short. Especially when he learns even good boys go bad. The struggle is real for these two young black men representing Allegheny Avenue.

C&B Price:$12.00
ISBN: 0972932593
Paperback: 240 pgs
Precioustymes Entertainment

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In My Peace I Trust

Author:Brittney Davis

REVENGE IS A DISH BEST SERVED COLD... Shantae is sexy, spoiled, and one of the most ruthless females of her time. Down on her luck since the death of her mother, Shantae has had it with people using her for their personal gain - molestation, prostitution, being an eye witness to senseless bloodshed and the brutal victimization that caused her to lose her first baby - all before she turns 25. After years of silent grief, the pain is still present and Shantae begins to slowly transform. Never again will she allow someone to cause her pain. Not as long as she has her man Rio, a thoroughbred hustler, her best friend Neeko, another down chic and the piece that she carries in the tuck, out of eyes view. Armed with game and a strong desire for revenge she decides it's about time for peace in her life and if that means taking someone else's to protect herself and her family, she will. This is one urban tale you won't soon forget!

C&B Price:$12.00
ISBN: 0977650707
Paperback: 256 pgs
Preciostyms Entertainment
Release Date: September 1,2006

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Latin Heat

Author:BP Love

Where there's smoke, there's fire anytime Raz, Edwin aka "Papi Chulo," sexy 'Nilla and two Dominican queens, Issy and Dana link up. Papi Chulo is fearless when it comes down to his boriqua Issy. He will do any and everything to keep his woman by his side and those that get in his way he'll take them out one by one. With the grit and muscle of Raz, this Dominican team is lethal and unstoppable. The Latin Kings organization is watching and not too pleased. Especially since one of them has their eyes planted closely on one of the Dominican queens. Latin Heat is a spicy medley of Black and Hispanic personalities composing the perfect Spanish flavor for an electrifying tale of hot sex and carefree lifestyles.

C&B Price:$12.00
ISBN: 0972932585
Paperback: 302 pgs
Precioustymes Entertainment
Release Date: September 1, 2006

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The Tommy Good Story

Author:Leondrel Prince

The Tommy Good Story is an urban tale of one young man's rise out of the ghetto behind the watchful eyes of his Uncle Bear. Tommy learns from boyhood to manhood, valuable life lessons as his uncle drops "jewels" on him. But when Uncle Bear is murdered in the streets by the police, Tommy's life instantly changes. He's forced to survive and keep his Uncle Bear's legacy alive.

He goes from ashy, to nasty, to classy!

This urban tale is filled with family bonds, love, and romance to lust and ultimate betrayal. This is Leondrei Prince's best work of fiction thus far!!

C&B Price:$10.00
Paperback: 288 pgs
Precioustymes Entertainment
Release Date: August 18, 2006

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Not Your Average Life


Meet Johnny Taylor, A southern pioneer from the early 1900's who believes women should stay bare-foot and pregnant, obey their husbands and avoid the work place. An appraised World War II, Purple Heart medal, weapons specialist. But a abusive, father of nine, and a two time family loser with a dark dreadful skeleton past, who will kill to keep his secret from coming to the light. Returning back to his hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana proves to be a life threatening challenge for Johnny, as well as for his 15yr old daughter Lorene, who has an unexpected run in with a member of the K.K.K. At the same time, Lorene finds friendship in the Clansman daughter. Also a part of this page turning drama is, Queen. Queen, is a young lesbian, who's laid back and knows how to please a woman better than most men. Queen displays her sexuality at a time back in the 1970's when females of her nature were anything but accepted, most of the time mis-understood. Queen finds confiding love in the beautiful and curvaceous Rhonda, only to find herself defending Rhonda's life as well as her own in a dangerous encounter with Rhonda's ex-boyfriend. Get inside this Southern based novel that reads like you're watching a big screen movie. This book will take you on an emotional rollercoaster ride. It will make you mad, sad glad, and surprise you with un-expected twists and turns and reveal the reasons of why, "It's Not Your Average Life"

C&B Price:$13.00
ISBN: 0977820203
Just Dex Publishing

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