Just in time for the fall election, this race-against-time political thriller follows an ex Special Forces commando who goes undercover with a militia group that's plotting to assassinate the second African-American President of the U.S.In the week leading up to a major speech.
Encore -- Right state / Mat Johnson, Andrea Mutti.
In 1991, Kony claimed that spirits had come to him with instructions: he was to lead the Lord’s Resistance Army, in a series of raids against Ugandan civilians. Decades later, Kony has sown chaos throughout Central Africa, kidnapping and terrorizing countless innocents. Yet despite a global outcry and an international military intervention, the carnage has continued. Drawn from reporting by war reporter David Axe this is the first-ever graphic account of the phenomenon surrounding Kony.
Encore -- Army of God : Joseph Kony's War in Central Africa / David Axe and Tim Hamilton.
Collecting the entire first arc of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson re-envisioning as African Americans living in New York's famous Harlem district. Watson, an Afghanistan war vet, works in an inner-city clinic; Holmes, a local P.I. who takes unusual cases. When one of them ends up in Watson's emergency room, the duo strike up a partnership to find a missing girl. Watson & Holmes bump heads along the way as they enter a maze of drugs, guns, gangs and a conspiracy.
In 1919, the 369th infantry regiment marched triumphantly home from WWI. They had spent more time in combat than any American unit, never losing a foot of ground to the enemy, or a man to capture, and winning countless decorations. Though they returned as heroes, this African American unit faced discrimination, even from their own government. The Harlem Hellfighters, as the Germans called them, fought courageously on and off the battlefield to make Europe, and America, safe for democracy.
In the 1970s, jockeys playing LP records for parties began mix-mastering the instrumental “breaks” to please beat-happy crowds. Soon emcees started superimposing verbal showmanship and rhyming over the instrumentals. These innovations were slow to find backing in the recording industry—even some of the artists thought that appeal came only from live performances. But they were wrong. Piskor tells this history in art recalling 70s comics and includes portraits of hip-hop artists and…
A hip-hop retelling of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet that focuses on Tybalt (derisively referred to as "the Prince of Cats") and his Capulet crew as they do battle nightly with the hated Montagues. Set in a Blade Runner-esque version of Brooklyn, PRINCE OF CATS is a mix of urban melodrama, samurai action and classic Shakespearean theater...all written in Iambic Pentameter!
This is the graphic novel of Sharon McKay's novel set in Uganda, where Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army has, since 1987, abducted 30,000 children from their homes for use as soldiers and slaves. It is in these nightmarish times that the fates of 5 boys and a girl are entwined. Captured from their school by the LRA, the boys wait for rescue only to discover that if they are to survive they must rely on themselves. But friendship, courage, and resilience might not be enough to save them.
Congressman John Lewis is one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper’s farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president. March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights.
Armed with the nonviolent teachings of Ghandi and a staunch belief that all men and women were created equal, Martin Luther King Jr. stepped to the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement. Through a series of peaceful protests and marches, King captured the attention of the world...and changed the lives of millions of Americans forever.
In 1961, when Lila was five, she and her family emigrated from Argentina, to the heart of Alabama’s Black Belt. As educated Latino immigrants in a region that was defined by segregation, the Quinteros occupied a privileged vantage from which to view the racially charged culture they inhabited. Lila and her family were firsthand witnesses to key moments in the civil rights movement. But this is her personal story as well: chronicling what it was like being a Latina girl in the Jim Crow…