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Black Out: The Black Person's Guide to Redefining a Career Path Outside of Corporate by Michelle Johnson. $4.13. Publisher: Amber Books (September 24, 2011). 190 pages. BLACK OUT brings you life experiences and shows you how to make your own transition outside of the traditional corporate box. It takes you beyond survival and guides you toward your destined career path. Hundreds of thousands of African Americans have successfully left Corporate America and many became worl...

from Chip's journey

The New Jim Crow

One of the most powerful books I have read to date, it makes the reader really question the objectives of the criminal justice system, the war on drugs, and whether or not American society has actually made progress when it comes to White-Black relations.

River, Cross My Heart by Breena Clarke. The impact of a child's drowning on a black family in 1925 Washington, especially on the 12-year-old sister who was baby-sitting the girl. Told against the background of the lot of African Americans at the time.


Is The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas one of the All-TIME 100 Best Nonfiction Books? TIME thinks so. Check it out.

The book offers a rare view of King's courage, integrity, reasoning and conviction, as he details why the summer of 1963 was the time when African Americans in the U.S. could take the oppression no more, why the growing frustration over the slow pace of change — for instance, in integrating schools, despite the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision nearly 10 years before — finally bubbled up to where black Americans stood up as one and fought for equal rights.

"Summer left Wellington abruptly and slammed the door on the way out." "God, you look great Keeks. You should be a fountain in Rome." "The peachy flush of alcohol had pushed through Claire's deep tan." "Try walking down the street with fifteen Haitians if you want to see people get uncomfortable. He felt like Jesus taking a stroll with the lepers."

Tuesday 23 April the Library will host "When African Americans Come to Paris" documentary series. Join us! And check out this and other books in our collection.

from The Huffington Post

50 Books That Every African American Should Read

Our Kind of People: Inside America's Black Upper Class: Lawrence Otis Graham: 9780060984380: Books

from The Huffington Post

50 Books That Every African American Should Read

I've been on a Naylor kick so far and I love all her books. Def a list worth reading :)