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Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America

by Michael Eric Dyson

In the wake of yet another set of police killings of black men, Michael Eric Dyson wrote a tell-it-straight, no holds barred piece for the New York Times on Sunday July 7: "Death in Black and White" (It was...


Daddy King: An Autobiography

by Martin Luther King Sr

From coming of age under poverty and the looming threat of racial violence to preaching from the Ebenezer pulpit for forty years, King, Sr., candidly reveals his life inside the civil rights movement, illustrating...


Equality: What Do You Think About When You Think of Equality?

by Paul Alan Fahey, Susan Reynolds & Victoria Zackheim

In the tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Stride Toward Freedom and Malala Yousafzai’s, I Am MalalaEquality: What Do You Think About When You Think of Equality? presents thought-provoking and compelling...


The Political Poetess: Victorian Femininity, Race, and the Legacy of Separate Spheres

by Tricia Lootens

The Political Poetess challenges familiar accounts of the figure of the nineteenth-century Poetess, offering new readings of Poetess performance and criticism. In performing the Poetry of Woman, the mythic Poetess...


Today, 60% of American Women Are Graduating with College Degrees versus 40% of American Men.: SHORT STORY # 27.  Nonfiction series #1- #60.

by Alla P. Gakuba

Even the Civil Right Act of 1964 gave an equal opportunity to women and minorities, discrimination and prejudice continue even today. Brilliant and pioneering women in these generations sacrificed, endured,...


The Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC.: SHORT STORY #26. Nonfiction series #1 - # 60.

by Alla P. Gakuba

The 1964 was a historic year for American women and minority. The Civil Right Act of 1964 was created in the USA.  It was the 1st time in American history when women and minority were given an equal opportunity...


It Is Easy to Despair, but the Best Traits of the Human Character Are Not to Give Up, but Instead to Stand Up, Fight Back, and Save Oneself.: SHORT ST

by Alla P. Gakuba

One day I had a dream—to get my doctoral, or PhD degree. By that time I had a record of achievements and had no difficulties to be accepted to any university of my choice. The problem was, I was a woman, a...


American Women Are Products of Time, Place, and Circumstances. : SHORT STORY #21.  Nonfiction series # 1 - # 60.

by Alla P. Gakuba

How American women, after the passage of the Civil Act of 1964, took a risk and an opportunity —to fail or succeed on their own terms? Millions entered the labor force to compete with men in hostile working...


The Politics of Immigration

The African-Americanization of the Black Diaspora in Globalization or the Contemporary Capitalist World-System

by Paul C. Mocombe, Carol Tomlin & Christine Callender

This work argues that in the age of (neoliberal) globalization, black people around the world are slowly becoming “African-Americanized”. This is due to the influence of two social class language games of...


The Sonic Color Line

by Jennifer Lynn Stoever

Race is a visual phenomenon, the ability to see “difference.” At least that is what conventional wisdom has lead us to believe.  Yet, The Sonic Color Line argues that American ideologies of white supremacy...


Beyond Black and White: From Civil Rights to Barack Obama

by Manning Marable

Highly acclaimed dissection of the “new racism,” from one of the greatest radical black intellectuals of our time

Many in the United States, including Barack Obama, have called for a “post-racial” politics;...


Invisibility Blues: From Pop to Theory

by Michele Wallace

First published in 1990, Michele Wallace’s Invisibility Blues is widely regarded as a landmark in the history of black feminism.

Wallace’s considerations of the black experience in America include recollections...


MLK on "The Other America" and "Black Power"

by Martin Luther Jr. King

Two of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s most radical works examining economic inequality, police brutality, and black power, which speak to our most pressing social issues of today.

Though we’re familiar with the...


Baldwin for Our Times: Writings from James Baldwin for an Age of Sorrow and Struggle

by James Baldwin & Rich Blint

A collection of James Baldwin's writings that speaks urgently to our current era of racial injustice, with an introduction by prominent Baldwin scholar Rich Blint

In his unforgettable, incandescent essays and...


Though They Slay Us, Still Will We Trust Them

by Mark Linen

For over fifty years the black community has almost single-mindedly supported the Democrats. We have given them the honor, trust, and obedience most people reserve for their gods. To reward our devotion, they...


Water Tossing Boulders: How a Family of Chinese Immigrants Led the First Fight to Desegregate Schools in the Jim Crow South

by Adrienne Berard

A generation before Brown v. Board of Education struck down America’s “separate but equal” doctrine, one Chinese family and an eccentric Mississippi lawyer fought for desegregation in one of the greatest...


Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age

by Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

A New York Times Editor’s Pick

“It is a blunt observation, reflective of the potent message she delivers to her readers, a skillful unraveling of the myth of the submissive Muslim woman and a timely introduction...


Overcoming Bias: Building Authentic Relationships across Differences

by Tiffany Jana & Matthew Freeman

Control, Conquer, and Prevail!

Everybody's biased. The truth is, we all harbor unconscious assumptions that can get in the way of our good intentions and keep us from building authentic relationships with people...


Invisible Men: A Contemporary Slave Narrative in the Era of Mass Incarceration

by Flores A. Forbes & Robin D. G. Kelley

Flores Forbes, a former leader in the Black Panther Party, has been free from prison for twenty-five years. Unfortunately that makes him part of a group of black men without constituency who are all but invisible...