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The Capture of the Sabine Women By Nathan Kilgore
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After spending a year in the African village of Kiboyo, Adam Moxley ventures to another small village in the Ugandan bush. There, he assists a local pastor at a small orphanage,coming face to face... More > with children dying of AIDS. Before heading back to the United States, Adam stops in Venice, where he meets up with his good friend Tom. While Tom and Adam enjoy the richness of Venice, Adam soon forgets about the tragedy in Uganda when he meets and falls in love with Jade, an American studying abroad. Adam’s attention is quickly pulled back to the Ugandan orphans, however, when he learns that the children are being sold into slavery and child prostitution. Adam is shattered when he discovers the one behind the exploitation, and he becomes determined to bring an end to the tragedy. Referencing the history behind Giambologna’s 1574 sculpture The Capture of the Sabine Women, Kilgore’s novel floats the reader down the waterways of Venice, leaving passion and justice in its wake. Edited by Corene Israel< Less
Where Rebels Roost: Mississippi Civil Rights Revisited By M Susan Orr-Klopfer et al.
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After 23 months of research and writing, Where Rebels Roost features --A Nine-page Selected Bibliography/Citations: 73 Books; 3 Dissertations; 47 Articles; 32 Collections, Interviews, Oral Histories... More > --Twenty-pages/Lists of Dead/References 900+ names and information of African Americans lynched and murdered in Mississippi from 1870 to 1970 (references Southern Law & Poverty Center, NAACP, Tuskegee Institute, individual family and friends, personal research) --Sixteen-page/160+ Names of Emmett Till Principles/Names and biographies of people close to this case, from lawyers, witnesses, judges and jurors to police, politicians, friends and families. Also, civil war stories of black heroism (spies and soldiers for the North)--And over one hundred specific Sovereignty Commission Documents, cited with references given (plus over 1,000 footnotes!), But more important are the stories of some very unique, persevering and brave people -- all stories that deserve to be told.< Less
Where Rebels Roost... Mississippi Civil Rights Revisited By Susan/ Klopfer, MBA et al.
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After 23 months of research and writing, Where Rebels Roost features --A Nine-page Selected Bibliography/Citations: 73 Books; 3 Dissertations; 47 Articles; 32 Collections, Interviews, Oral Histories... More > --Twenty-pages/Lists of Dead/References 900+ names and information of African Americans lynched and murdered in Mississippi from 1870 to 1970 (references Southern Law & Poverty Center, NAACP, Tuskegee Institute, individual family and friends, personal research) --Sixteen-page/160+ Names of Emmett Till Principles/Names and biographies of people close to this case, from lawyers, witnesses, judges and jurors to police, politicians, friends and families. Also, civil war stories of black heroism (spies and soldiers for the North)--And over one hundred specific Sovereignty Commission Documents, cited with references given (plus over 1,000 footnotes!), But more important are the stories of some very unique, persevering and brave people -- all stories that deserve to be told.< Less
John Wesley Carhart: Preacher, Author, Inventor, Physician and Father of the Automobile By George D. Fennell
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The first automobile in the history of the United States appeared on Racine, WI, streets back in 1873. It was a steam propelled horseless carriage conceived, designed and built by Rev. John Wesley... More > Carhart, pastor of the Methodist-Episcopal Church there. A few years later, while serving as Presiding Elder of the Appleton, WI, District of the Methodist Church, an "Open Letter" written by fellow Methodist Minister George C. Haddock, and published in the Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, would change the course of John Wesley Carhart's life forever. John Wesley Carhart also was a prolific writer. One of his books, "Norma Trist," was one of the first novels to deal with homosexuality. He self-published the book and was arrested for sending pornography through the mail when he began filling mail orders for the book. Another of his books, "Under Palmetto and Pine," was a sensitive treatment of the problems facing African Americans living in the South, especially in Texas, during the late 1880's.< Less
Where Rebels Roost... Mississippi Civil Rights Revisited By Susan/ Klopfer, MBA et al.
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After 23 months of research and writing, Where Rebels Roost features --A Nine-page Selected Bibliography/Citations: 73 Books; 3 Dissertations; 47 Articles; 32 Collections, Interviews, Oral Histories... More > --Twenty-pages/Lists of Dead/References 900+ names and information of African Americans lynched and murdered in Mississippi from 1870 to 1970 (references Southern Law & Poverty Center, NAACP, Tuskegee Institute, individual family and friends, personal research) --Sixteen-page/160+ Names of Emmett Till Principles/Names and biographies of people close to this case, from lawyers, witnesses, judges and jurors to police, politicians, friends and families. Also, civil war stories of black heroism (spies and soldiers for the North)--And over one hundred specific Sovereignty Commission Documents, cited with references given (plus over 1,000 footnotes!), But more important are the stories of some very unique, persevering and brave people -- all stories that deserve to be told.< Less
The Holy Book Of Wonder By Ital Iman
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Like the 26 miles deadly dreadful road leading up to Chaco canyon in New Mexico signs and symbol are surrounding the remote Minaret of Jam, like the Master Blaster Jamming it has taken over an almost... More > impossible 36 years up until this point and there is still faith we will reach, for we have been given the signs… Like the National Museum of African American History grand opening, this book of wonder is the greatest work of literature since Holy Quran, it’s a response to the call of bible/Quran, dedicated to the spirit of Benjamin Banneker and all the ancestors who fought and died for our liberation. in The Name Of Allah: it is the call to prayer, the final call, we are grateful for this blessing, our contribution to a great black legacy set forth by the builders of the great pyramids, this work was 36 years in the writing. May the Gods be pleased...it is an answer to the message in the music of the Major Prophets, it is wisdom of the Rastafari movement, the essence there of: it is The Holy Book of Wonder.< Less
Way Down That Lonesome Road: Lonnie Johnson in Toronto, 1965-1970 (pdf e-book) By Mark Miller
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"Mark Miller is probably the finest author of jazz books that this country has ever produced." - Jim Galloway, Wholenote Toronto was Lonnie Johnson’s last stop in a career of stops,... More > at least the eighth city in which he lived for any length of time. The influential African-American singer and guitarist, a formative figure in the history of blues and jazz dating back to the 1920s, travelled north for a brief appearance at the New Gate of Cleve in May 1965 and returned for a longer engagement at the Penny Farthing in June. Over the next five years — the last five years of his life — he rarely left the city again. Way Down that Lonesome Road: Lonnie Johnson in Toronto, 1965-1970, the tenth book from noted Canadian jazz historian Mark Miller, reclaims Johnson from the realm of legend and brings him back to life. "My friend Mark Miller is a dauntless researcher and writer, and his 10 jazz books are accurate and valuable additions to anyone's library." - Ted O'Reilly, organissimo< Less
The Educational Contract By Dr. Sharon Washington
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The difficulty in explaining why so many African American students do so poorly in school is in peeling back the layers of why their parents let them. What's even more difficult to explain is how the... More > 1954 US Supreme Court case "Brown," which was intended to bring educational equality, actually has contributed to the phenomenon. "THE EDUCATIONAL CONTRACT" is a peek into the moral dilemma of a history that has shaped a cultural pattern of failure for more than sixty years in inner-city schools. Drawing on her own childhood experiences in high-poverty schools, and her work to transform some of the worst performing schools in the US, Dr. Sharon Washington presents a look at this pattern of failure through what she calls an /educational contract/; and she puts forward solutions that can set inner-city schools on a dramatically different course. "THE EDUCATIONAL CONTRACT" is a penetrating and powerful call to action that takes the conversation of failing urban public schools to the masses.< Less
Sister Beatrice "Bea" Jeffries By The Jeffries Family
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Sister Beatrice “Bea” Jeffries’ was an African American nun who served and did great things for all people and especially people of color. Her story is filled with family and... More > friends comments about their lives growing up with her and watching her ministry blossom into great works. She comes from a loving family from the far Northeast corner of Washington, D.C., in an area called Deanwood. Her family was one of the largest families in Deanwood. She was born number 10 out of 11 children and everyone knew Bea because of her involvement in church and community activities. Bea is survived by seven siblings who authored this booklet and they also authored their family book entitled “904”. Bea was a very out going and educated nun with a purpose to make a living and make lives better. Her stories are inspiring and her legacy will live forever in Catholic history. Sister Bea was also Vice-President of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament order.< Less
Becoming - Summarized for Busy People: Based on the Book by Michelle Obama By Goldmine Reads
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Michelle Obama had achieved so many things and had become one of the most iconic women in our era. She had become the first African American to serve in the role of First Lady of the United States of... More > America and helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history while establishing herself as the advocate for women empowerment and health and wellness around the world. She stood beside her husband as they survived some of the most harrowing experiences of their lives. All while raising two down-to-earth daughters despite the unforgiving media glare. Her memoir is a work of introspection and reflection with inspiring storytelling. Michelle Obama chronicles her experiences—from her childhood in the South Side of Chicago to her first years as a mother, to her eight years spent in the White House. Warm and reflective, Becoming is a personal revelation of a woman with soul and substance who continues to defy expectation and to inspire us to do the same.< Less