New Arrivals · African-American Nonfiction

February 24, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

High-risers : Cabrini-Green and the fate of American public housing

February 23, 2018
Austen, Ben, author.
x, 384 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Maps on lining papers.
A home over Jordan. Portrait of a Chicago slum ; The reds and the whites ; Catch-as-catch-can ; Warriors ; The mayor's pied-à-terre -- Cabrini Green Harlem Watts Jackson. Cabrini-Green rap ; Concentration effects ; This is my life ; Faith brought us this far ; How horror works ; Dantrell Davis Way -- Rotations on the land. Cabrini mustard and turnip greens ; If not here. . . where? ; Transformations ; Old town, new town ; They came from the projects ; The people's public housing authority ; The Chicago neighborhood of the future.
Braids personal narratives, city politics, and national history to tell the timely and epic story of Chicago's Cabrini-Green, America's most iconic public housing project. Built in the 1940s atop an infamous Italian slum, Cabrini-Green grew to twenty-three towers and a population of 20,000--all of it packed onto just seventy acres a few blocks from Chicago's ritzy Gold Coast. Cabrini-Green became synonymous with crime, squalor, and the failure of government. For the many who lived there, it was also a much-needed resource--it was home. By 2011, every high-rise had been razed, the island of black poverty engulfed by the white affluence around it, the families dispersed. In this novelistic and eye-opening narrative, Ben Austen tells the story of America's public housing experiment and the changing fortunes of American cities. It is an account told movingly through the lives of residents who struggled to make a home for their families as powerful forces converged to accelerate the housing complex's demise. Beautifully written, rich in detail, and full of moving portraits, High-Risers is a sweeping exploration of race, class, popular culture, and politics in modern America that brilliantly considers what went wrong in our nation's effort to provide affordable housing to the poor--and what we can learn from those mistakes.

Slave culture : a documentary collection of the slave narratives from the Federal Writers' Project

February 21, 2018
Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, [2014]
3 volumes (xlv, 1124 pages) : illustrations ; 26 cm
v.1. The enslaved community culture : Religion and the enslaved community ; Holidays and special occasions: times of celebration and rest ; Music and other forms of cultural expression -- Childhood for the enslaved : Familial bonds ; The slaveholder as surrogate parent ; Day-to-day care of enslaved children ; Parent and child interaction ; Transition from childhood to productive worker ; Childhood games (the chance just to be a child) -- v.2. The enslaved family : Challenges of marriages and unions for the enslaved ; Loss of family members: separation of couples and families ; Mixed family: white fathers ; Providing support for family members ; Preserving family history and heritage -- Enslaved women : The workday for enslaved women ; Enslaved women and their families ; Enslaved women and marriage ; Sexual imposition and enslaved women -- v.3. Work and slavery : Field workers ; Domestic workers ; Skilled workers ; Hiring out enslaved workers -- Physical abuse and intimidation : Punishing field workers ; Punishing domestic workers ; Crushing signs of rebelliousness -- Runaways and the quest for freedom : Reasons for deciding to run ; Crafting a plan of escape ; Fleeing not too far distant ; Discouraging freedom ; The impact of the Civil War ; Emancipation ; Appendix: The long road to the cabin door: historians on American slavery.
"For the first time, the WPA Slave Narratives are organized by theme, making it easier to examine--and understand--specific aspects of slave life and culture"--Provided by publisher.

Black history : more than just a month

February 20, 2018
Henry, Mike, 1952- author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Education, A division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2013]
vi, 184 pages ; 24 cm
Preface -- Leaving but not by choice -- Old ways in a new nation -- The fight for freedom -- The time of change -- Becoming part of the solution -- Success of the struggle -- The monthly report -- At the top of the lists.
Some of the most interesting people and events of the past often get bypassed in a classroom. This includes a large number of African-Americans who helped build this country. Black History: More Than Just A Month pays tribute to these forgotten individuals and their accomplishments.


February 20, 2018
Osajyefo, Kwanza, creator, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Collecting issues 1-6.
"After miraculously surviving being gunned down by police, a young man learns that he is part of the biggest lie in history. Now he must decide whether it's safer to keep it a secret or if the truth will set him free" -- Back cover.


February 15, 2018
West, Tim'm.
Washington, D.C. : Red Dirt Publishing, 2007.
148 pages ; 23 cm

Predispositions : affirmations on loving

February 15, 2018
West, Tim'm.
[United States] : Red Dirt Publishing, 2015.
188 pages ; 23 cm

Between Harlem and Heaven : Afro Asian American cooking for big nights, weeknights, & every day

February 14, 2018
Johnson, J. J., 1984- author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2018.
269 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.

Red dirt revival : a poetic memoir in 6 breaths

February 14, 2018
West, Tim'm, author.
[Washington, D.C.] : Red Dirt Publishing, [2013]
214 pages ; 23 cm
Breath 1: Front porches -- Breath 2: Soul searchin' -- Breath 3: Queer rhytes -- Breath 4: Dis/Ease -- Breath 5: Erotiks -- Breathe 6: Dis/Closeur -- Breath 7: Still breathing.

Black ink : literary legends on the peril, power, and pleasure of reading and writing

February 12, 2018
New York : 37 Ink/Atria, 2018.
xxiv, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Foreword: -- Our first stories / Nikki Giovanni ; Introduction: -- Reading matters / Stephanie Stokes Oliver -- The peril, 1800-1900. Suspected of having a book / Frederick Douglass -- Nine years deprived of a sheet of paper / Solomon Northrup -- A whole race begins to read / Booker T. Washington -- The Negro in literature and art / W.E.B. Du Bois -- The power, 1900-1968 -- Books and things / Zora Neale Hurston -- Poetry is practical / Langston Hughes -- The business of the writer / James Baldwin -- Turning point / Malcolm X -- Lessons in living / Maya Angelou -- Morehouse College / Martin Luther King Jr. -- The site of memory / Toni Morrison -- Where are the people of color in children's books? / Walter Dean Myers -- Reading for revolution / Stokely Carmichael [Kwame Ture] -- Twenty-one / Alice Walker -- A temporary library in a small place / Jamaica Kincaid -- What is an African American classic? / Henry Louis Gates Jr. -- New Black scribe / Terry McMillan -- The pleasure, 1968-2017 -- MFA vs. POC / Junot D⩡z -- Create dangerously / Edwidge Danticat -- How to write / Colson Whitehead -- From Jamaica to Minnesota to myself / Marlon James -- I once was Miss America / Roxane Gay -- The mecca / Ta-Nehisi Coates -- The danger of the single story / Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie -- Bonus feature -- What books mean to me / President Barack Obama -- an interview with Michiko Kakutani.
Spanning over 250 years of history, Black Ink traces black literature in America from Frederick Douglass to Ta-Nehisi Coates in this masterful collection of twenty-five illustrious and moving essays on the power of the written word. Throughout American history black people are the only group of people to have been forbidden by law to learn to read. This unique collection seeks to shed light on that injustice and subjugation, as well as the hard-won literary progress made, putting some of America's most cherished voices in a conversation in one magnificent volume that presents reading as an act of resistance. Organized into three sections, the Peril, the Power, and Pleasure, and with an array of contributors both classic and contemporary, Black Ink presents the brilliant diversity of black thought in America while solidifying the importance of these writers within the greater context of the American literary tradition. At times haunting and other times profoundly humorous, this unprecedented anthology guides you through the remarkable experiences of some of America's greatest writers and their lifelong pursuits of literacy and literature. The foreword was written by Nikki Giovanni. Contributors include: Frederick Douglass, Solomon Northup, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Malcolm X, Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King, Jr., Toni Morrison, Walter Dean Myers, Stokely Carmichael [Kwame Ture], Alice Walker, Jamaica Kincaid, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Terry McMillan, Junot Diaz, Edwidge Danticat, Colson Whitehead, Marlon James, Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Colson Whitehead. The anthology features a bonus in-depth interview with President Barack Obama.

The Black Bruins : the remarkable lives of UCLA's Jackie Robinson, Woody Strode, Tom Bradley, Kenny Washington, and Ray Bartlett

February 12, 2018
Johnson, James W., 1938- author.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2017]
xiv, 292 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
No bed of roses in Pasadena -- The Kingfish and Woody -- The high school years -- The little brother -- Obstacles to overcome -- A sorry season -- An easy choice -- Fitting in at UCLA -- Under-the-table help -- Filling the coffers -- High expectations -- A disappointing end to the season -- Decision time -- Passed over by the NFL -- The indispensable Robinson -- World War II beckons -- Moving up in the ranks -- Making NFL history -- The Negro League years -- End of the line at LAPD -- Leaving athletics -- Movie star in the making -- A promotion earned -- Blending in -- Changing Los Angeles -- The civil rights years -- Their legacy.
"The Black Bruins chronicles the inspirational lives of five African American athletes who faced racial discrimination as teammates at UCLA in the late 1930s. Best known among them was Jackie Robinson, a four-star athlete for the Bruins who went on to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball and become a leader in the civil rights movement after his retirement. Joining him were Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, and Ray Bartlett. The four played starring roles in an era when fewer than a dozen major colleges had black players on their rosters. This rejection of the "gentlemans agreement", which kept teams from fielding black players against all white teams, inspired black Angelinos and the African American press to adopt the teammates as their own. Washington became the first African American player to sign with an NFL team in the post-World War II era and later became a Los Angeles police officer and actor. Woody Strode, a Bruin football and track star, broke into the NFL with Washington in 1946 as a Los Angeles Ram and went on to act in at least fifty-seven full-length feature films. Ray Bartlett, a football, basketball, baseball, and track athlete, became the second African American to join the Pasadena Police Department, later donating his time to civic affairs and charity. Tom Bradley, a runner for the Bruins track team, spent twenty years fighting racial discrimination in the Los Angeles Police Department before being elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles" -- Provided by publisher.

Souls : a genealogical collection

February 12, 2018
Hatcher, Gwendolyn J.
[Bloomington, IN] : Trafford Publishing, [2013]
xxii, 205 pages ; 24 cm
Documents the histories of several families of African descent from colonial America through to modern day, when they come together through marriage to form a single family.

A more beautiful and terrible history : the uses and misuses of civil rights history

February 9, 2018
Theoharis, Jeanne, author.
xxv, 253 pages ; 24 cm
Preface: A dream diluted and distorted -- THE HISTORIES WE GET. Introduction: The political uses and misuses of civil rights history and memorialization in the present -- THE HISTORIES WE NEED. The long movement outside the South : fighting for school desegregation in the "liberal" North -- Revisiting the uprisings of the 1960s and the history of injustice and struggle that preceded them -- Beyond the redneck : polite racism and "the white moderate" -- The media was often an obstacle to the struggle for racial justice -- Beyond a bus seat : the movement pressed for desegregation, criminal justice, economic justice, and global justice -- The great man view of history, part I: Where are the young people? -- The great man view of history, part II: Where are the women? -- Extremists, troublemakers, and national security threats : the public demonization of rebels, the toll it took, and government repression of the movement -- Learning to play on locked pianos : the movement was persevering, organized, disruptive, and often disparaged, and other lessons from the Montgomery Bus Boycott -- Afterword: A history for a better world.
The civil rights movement has become national legend, lauded by presidents from Reagan to Obama to Trump, as proof of the power of American democracy. This fable, featuring dreamy heroes and accidental heroines, has shuttered the movement firmly in the past, whitewashed the forces that stood in its way, and diminished its scope. And it is used perniciously in our own times to chastise present-day movements and obscure contemporary injustice. In A More Beautiful and Terrible History, award-winning historian Jeanne Theoharis dissects this national myth-making, teasing apart the accepted stories to show them in a strikingly different light. We see Rosa Parks not simply as a bus lady but a lifelong criminal justice activist and radical; Martin Luther King, Jr. as not only challenging Southern sheriffs but Northern liberals, too; and Coretta Scott King not only as a "helpmate" but a lifelong economic justice and peace activist who pushed her husband's activism in these directions. Moving from "the histories we get" to "the histories we need," Theoharis challenges nine key aspects of the fable to reveal the diversity of people, especially women and young people, who led the movement; the work and disruption it took; the role of the media and "polite racism" in maintaining injustice; and the immense barriers and repression activists faced. Theoharis makes us reckon with the fact that far from being acceptable, passive or unified, the civil rights movement was unpopular, disruptive, and courageously persevering. Activists embraced an expansive vision of justice -- which a majority of Americans opposed and which the federal government feared. By showing us the complex reality of the movement, the power of its organizing, and the beauty and scope of the vision, Theoharis proves that there was nothing natural or inevitable about the progress that occurred.--Dust jacket.

This will be my undoing : living at the intersection of black, female, and feminist in (white) America

February 9, 2018
Jerkins, Morgan, author.
258 pages ; 21 cm
Monkeys like you -- How to be docile -- The stranger at the carnival -- A hunger for men's eyes -- A lotus for Michelle -- Black girl magic -- Human, not black -- Who will write us? -- How to survive: a manifesto on paranoia and peace -- A black girl like me.
In her collection of linked essays, Jerkins takes on perhaps one of the most provocative contemporary topics: What does it mean to "be"-- to live as, to exist as-- a black woman today? Doubly disenfranchised by race and gender, often deprived of a place within the mostly white mainstream feminist movement, black women are objectified, silenced, and marginalized with devastating consequences, in ways both obvious and subtle, that are rarely acknowledged in our country's larger discussion about inequality. Jerkins exposes the social, cultural, and historical story of black female oppression that influences the black community as well as the white, male-dominated world at large.

Black fortunes : the story of the first six African Americans who escaped slavery and became millionaires

February 9, 2018
Wills, Shomari, author.
xv, 300 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index (pages [273]-300).
The first black millionaire -- Abolitionism and capitalism -- King Cotton's bastard -- Funding the insurrection -- Robert Reed Church and the Civil War -- The near lynching of a millionaire -- Forty acres deferred -- Bob Church vs Jim Crow -- Mother of civil rights in California -- Saint or sinner? -- Building the promised land in Oklahoma -- Founding the black hair industry -- Black Cleopatra -- Last days of Mary Ellen Pleasant -- The most powerful black man alive -- "Black Wall Street" rises -- Battle for hair supremacy -- The trials of Hannah Elias -- Black millionaire legacy -- End of the promise -- Paris by way of Harlem.
"The astonishing untold history of America's first black millionaires - former slaves who endured incredible challenges to amass and maintain their wealth for a century, from the Jacksonian period to the Roaring Twenties - self-made entrepreneurs whose unknown success mirrored that of American business heroes such as Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and Thomas Edison. Between the years of 1830 and 1927, as the last generation of blacks born into slavery was reaching maturity, a small group of smart, tenacious, and daring men and women broke new ground to attain the highest levels of financial success."

Prince : purple reign

February 9, 2018
Wall, Mick, author.
200 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm

Race in American film : voices and visions that shaped a nation

February 9, 2018
3 volumes (l, 1026 pages) : illustrations ; 27 cm
Volume 1. A-F -- Volume 2. G-O -- Volume 3. P-Z.

An African American and Latinx history of the United States

February 8, 2018
Ortiz, Paul, 1964- author.
Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, [2018]
xi, 276 pages ; 24 cm.
"Killed helping workers to organize": reenvisioning American history -- The Haitian revolution and the birth of emancipatory internationalism, 1770s to 1820s -- The Mexican War of Independence and US history: anti-imperialism as a way of life, 1820s to 1850s -- "To break the fetters of slaves all over the world": the internationalization of the Civil War, 18502 to 1865 -- Global issues of reconstruction: the Cuban solidarity movement, 1860s to 1890s -- Waging war on the government of American banks in the global South, 1890s to 1920s -- Forgotten workers of America: racial capitalism and the war on the working class, 1890s to 1940s -- Emancipatory internationalism vs. the American Century, 1945 to 1960s -- El gran paro Estadounidense: the rebirth of the American working class, 1970s to the present -- Epilogue. A new origin narrative of American history.
"Spanning more than two hundred years, An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history, arguing that the "Global South" was crucial to the development of America as we know it. Scholar and activist Paul Ortiz challenges the notion of westward progress as exalted by widely taught formulations such as "manifest destiny" and "Jacksonian democracy," and shows how placing African American, Latinx, and Indigenous voices unapologetically front and center transforms US history into one of the working class organizing against imperialism. Drawing on rich narratives and primary source documents, Ortiz links racial segregation in the Southwest and the rise and violent fall of a powerful tradition of Mexican labor organizing in the twentieth century, to May 1, 2006, known as International Workers' Day, when migrant laborers--Chicana/os, Afrocubanos, and immigrants from every continent on earth--united in resistance on the first "Day Without Immigrants." As African American civil rights activists fought against Jim Crow laws and Mexican labor organizers warred against the suffocating grip of capitalism, Black and Spanish-language newspapers, abolitionists, and Latin American revolutionaries coalesced around movements built between people from the United States and people from Central America and the Caribbean. And in stark contrast to the resurgence of "America first" rhetoric, Black and Latinx intellectuals and organizers today have urged the United States to build bridges of solidarity with the nations of the America. Incisive and timely, this bottom-up history, told from the interconnected vantage points of Latinx and African Americas, reveals the radically different ways that people of the diaspora have addressed issues still plaguing the United States today, and it offers a way forward in the continued struggle for universal civil rights."--Jacket flaps.

The new Negro : the life of Alain Locke

February 6, 2018
Stewart, Jeffrey C., 1950- author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
xii, 932 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Section I. The Education of Alain Locke -- 1. A Death and a Birth -- 2. A Black Victorian Childhood -- 3. Child God and Black Aesthete -- 4. An Errand of Culture at Howard College, 1904-1905 -- 5. A Reluctant Prometheus : Locke's Intellectual Awakening at Harvard, 1905-1907 -- 6. Going for the Rhodes -- 7. Oxford Contrasts -- 8. Black Cosmopolitan -- 9. Paying Second Year Dues at Oxford, 1908-1909 -- 10. Italy and America, 1909-1910 -- 11. Berlin Stories -- 12. Exile's Return -- 13. Back in the U.S.S.R., 1911-1912 -- 14. Search for a Voice at Howard University, 1912-1916 -- 15. Rapprochement and Silence : Harvard, 1916-1917 -- 16. Fitting in Washington, DC, 1917-1922 -- Section II. Enter the New Negro -- 17. Rebirth -- 18. Queen Mother of the Movement, 1922-1923 -- 19. Opportunity Knocks -- 20. Egypt Bound -- 21. Renaissance and Self-Fashioning in 1924 -- 22. The Dinner and the Dean -- 23. Battling the Barnes -- 24. Looking for Love -- 25. Survey Says -- 26. Renaissance and Rejection -- 27. The New Negro and The Blacks -- 28. Beauty or Propaganda? -- 29. The Curator and the Patron -- 30. Langston's Indian Summer -- 31. The American Scholar -- 32. Loves' Labour Lost -- Section III. Metamorphosis -- 33. The Naked and the Nude -- 34. The Saving Grace of Realism -- 35. Bronze Booklets, Gold Art -- 36. Warn A Brother -- 37. The Riot and the Ride -- 38. Conversion -- 39. Two Trains Running -- 40. Queer Toussaint -- 41. The Invisible Locke -- 42. FBI, Haiti, and Diasporic Democracy -- 43. Inclusion and Death : Wisdom de Profundis -- 44. Buried but not Dead -- Epilogue.
"A tiny, fastidiously dressed man emerged from Black Philadelphia around the turn of the century to mentor a generation of young artists including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jacob Lawrence and call them the New Negro--the creative African Americans whose art, literature, music, and drama would inspire Black people to greatness. In The New Negro : The Life of Alain Locke, Jeffrey C. Stewart offers the definitive biography of the father of the Harlem Renaissance, based on the extant primary sources of his life and on interviews with those who knew him personally. He narrates the education of Locke, including his becoming the first African American Rhodes Scholar and earning a PhD in philosophy at Harvard University, and his long career as a professor at Howard University. Locke also received a cosmopolitan, aesthetic education through his travels in continental Europe, where he came to appreciate the beauty of art and experienced a freedom unknown to him in the United States. And yet he became most closely associated with the flowering of Black culture in Jazz Age America and his promotion of the literary and artistic work of African Americans as the quintessential creations of American modernism. In the process he looked to Africa to find the proud and beautiful roots of the race. Shifting the discussion of race from politics and economics to the arts, he helped establish the idea that Black urban communities could be crucibles of creativity. Stewart explores both Locke's professional and private life, including his relationships with his mother, his friends, and his white patrons, as well as his lifelong search for love as a gay man. Stewart's thought-provoking biography recreates the worlds of this illustrious, enigmatic man who, in promoting the cultural heritage of Black people, became--in the process--a New Negro himself"-- Provided by publisher.

Smoketown : the untold story of the other great Black Renaissance

February 6, 2018
Whitaker, Mark, author.
xxi, 404 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Cast of characters -- The neighborhoods of Pittsburgh -- The Brown Bomber's cornermen -- The Negro Carnegies -- The calculating crusader -- The rise and fall of "Big Red" -- Billy and Lena -- The Double V warriors -- The complex Mr. B -- "Jackie's Boswell" -- The women of "up south" -- The bard of a broken world.
"The other great Renaissance of black culture, influence, and glamour burst forth joyfully in what may seem an unlikely place--Pittsburgh, PA--from the 1920s through the 1950s. Today black Pittsburgh is known as the setting for August Wilson's famed plays about noble but doomed working-class strivers. But this community once had an impact on American history that rivaled the far larger black worlds of Harlem and Chicago. It published the most widely read black newspaper in the country, urging black voters to switch from the Republican to the Democratic Party and then rallying black support for World War II. It fielded two of the greatest baseball teams of the Negro Leagues and introduced Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers. Pittsburgh was the childhood home of jazz pioneers Billy Strayhorn, Billy Eckstine, Earl Hines, Mary Lou Williams, and Erroll Garner; Hall of Fame slugger Josh Gibson--and August Wilson himself. Some of the most glittering figures of the era were changed forever by the time they spent in the city, from Joe Louis and Satchel Paige to Duke Ellington and Lena Horne. Mark Whitaker's Smoketown is a captivating portrait of this unsung community and a vital addition to the story of black America. It depicts how ambitious Southern migrants were drawn to a steel-making city on a strategic river junction; how they were shaped by its schools and a spirit of commerce with roots in the Gilded Age; and how their world was eventually destroyed by industrial decline and urban renewal. Whitaker takes readers on a rousing, revelatory journey--and offers a timely reminder that Black History is not all bleak." --

Sweet potato soul : 100 easy vegan recipes for the southern flavors of smoke, sugar, spice, and soul

February 1, 2018
Claiborne, Jenné author.
New York : Harmony Books, [2018]
223 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Breakfast -- Salad & soup -- Greens & sides -- Mains -- Sweets & drinks -- Pantry staples & sauces.

I will not fear : my story of a lifetime of building faith under fire

January 30, 2018
Beals, Melba, author.
200 pages ; 23 cm
In I Will Not Fear, Beals takes you on an unforgettable journey through terror, oppression, and persecution, highlighting the kind of faith we all need to survive in a world full of hearbreak and anger. She shows how the deep faith we develop during our most difficult moments is the kind of faith that can change our famiilies, our communitites, and even the world.

When they call you a terrorist : a Black Lives Matter memoir

January 30, 2018
Khan-Cullors, Patrisse, 1984- author.
xiv, 257 pages ; 20 cm
Foreword / Angela Davis -- Part one: All the bones we could find. Introduction: We are stardust ; Community, interrupted ; Twelve ; Bloodlines ; Magnitude and bond ; Witness ; Out in the world ; All the bones we could find -- Part two: Black Lives Matter. Zero dark thirty: the remix ; No ordinary love ; Dignity and power. Now. ; Black Lives Matter ; Raid ; A call, a response ; #SayHerName ; Black futures ; When they call you a terrorist.
"A poetic and powerful memoir about what it means to be a Black woman in America--and the founding of a movement that demands restorative justice for all in the land at the tree Raised by a single mother in an impoverished neighborhood In Los Angeles, Patrisse KhanCullors experienced firsthand the prejudice and persecution Black Americans endure at the hands of law enforcement. For Patrisse, the most vulnerable people in the country are Black people. Deliberately and ruthlessly targeted by a criminal justice system serving a white privilege agenda, Black people are subjected to unjustifiable racial profiling and police brutality. In 2013, when Trayvon Martin's killer went free, Patrisse's outrage led her to co-found Black Lives Matter with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi. Condemned as terrorists and as a threat to America, these loving women founded a hashtag that birthed the movement to demand accountability from the authorities who continually turn a blind eye to the injustices inflicted upon people of Black and Brown skin. Championing human rights in the face of violent racism, Patrisse is a survivor. She transformed her personal pain into political power, giving voice to a people suffering inequality and a movement fueled by her strength and love, to tell the country--and the world--that Black Lives Matter. [This book] is Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele's reflection on humanity. It is an empowering account of survival, strength and resilience and a call to action to change the culture that declares innocent Black life expendable."--Dust jacket.

Policing Black bodies : how Black lives are surveilled and how to work for change

January 29, 2018
Hattery, Angela, author.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
xii, 271 pages ; 24 cm
Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Setting the stage -- Urban riots and protests -- Mass incarceration -- School to prison pipeline -- The prison industrial complex: the new plantation economy -- Policing black women's bodies -- Policing trans bodies -- Police killings of unarmed black men -- Ultimate failure: exoneration -- Intersectionality, color-blind racism, and a call to action -- Appendix A: High profile police shootings of black men and the outcomes -- Appendix B: Resources -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
"Policing Black Bodies goes beyond chronicling isolated incidents of injustice to look at the broader systems of inequality in our society—how they're structured, how they harm Black people, and how we can work for positive change. The book discusses the school-to-prison pipeline, mass incarceration and the prison boom, the unique ways Black women and trans people are treated, wrongful convictions and the challenges of exoneration, and more. Each chapter of the book opens with a true story, explains the history and current state of the issue, and looks toward how we can work for change. The book calls attention to the ways class, race, and gender contribute to injustice, as well as the perils of colorblind racism—that by pretending not to see race we actually strengthen, rather than dismantle, racist social structures. Policing Black Bodies is a powerful call to acknowledge injustice and work for change."--Inside dust jacket.

Black, pregnant, and loving it : the comprehensive pregnancy guide for today's woman of color

January 24, 2018
Allen-Campbell, Yvette, author.
224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Getting ready for baby. Planning ahead ; That all-important diet ; Health issues common to pregnant black women ; You are still a beautiful sexual being with needs & so is he! -- Your pregnancy month by month -- The world has one more chance for improvement: a beautiful black baby is born! Labor & delivery ; Your newborn -- Appendix A: a positive approach to government assistance -- Appendix B: prenatal appointment schedule worksheet -- Appendix C: a quick look at how each state supports pregnant and new parents.
"The Only Month-By-Month Pregnancy Guide for Black Women. Let's face it: Not all pregnancies are created equal. African American women are at a higher risk for complications such as hypertension, asthma and preterm birth. That's why Dr. Suzanne Greenidge-Hewitt and Yvette Allen-Campbell wrote this must-have pregnancy guide for women of color. Suzanne has over 26 years of experience as a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, and Yvette is a leader in education. Together they walk you through the multiple stages of pregnancy, advise on how to best avoid common health issues and dispel rumors, all with authority and personality. With month-by-month overviews, soul food recipes beneficial to pregnant women, checklists for doctor visits, a play-by-play of delivery options and even tips for keeping the romance alive, this book has everything you'll need for the next 9 months and beyond. With all your questions answered and all your fears laid to rest, Black, Pregnant and Loving It will allow you to enjoy your pregnancy and go on to deliver the beautiful baby you’ve been waiting for."--Back cover.

"Tyler" : no longer undiscovered : 1629 to present : a documented family ancestry

January 23, 2018
Randolph, Norman, author.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania : Dorrance Publishing Co, [2017]
xvi, 225 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Our ancestral beginning -- Revelation and the 1870 U.S. Federal Population Census -- Ancestral background -- Grandpa William Tyler -- Anthony Tyler and Phyllis Harrison Tyler -- Ned Tyler -- Family ancestral charts -- Colonial, United States, African American, and Tyler descendants family history -- The Virginia trip : the final step.
"'Tyler' no longer undiscovered is a remarkable work of genealogical research tracing the Negro Tyler family ancestry back to England as indentured servants in the 1600s. Norman Randolph Ph.D. analyzes historical documents, ship manifests, and census records to discover the history of the Tyler family. In this illuminating work, Dr. Randolph connects his ancestors to the Colonial history predating the founding of our nation, incorporating important family events into the timeline of the United States. Not only does this book discover the Tyler family, it inserts them into critical events, such as the first time Black Americans were listed on the census as citizens instead of property"--Back cover.


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