AALBC.com's Bestselling Books for April 2001
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Undiscovered Paul Robeson: The Early Years, 1898-1939
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by Paul Robeson Jr.
Format: Hardcover, 400pp. ISBN: 0471242659 Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated Pub. Date: April 2001
The long-awaited, untold, inside story of
the rise of the legendary actor, singer, scholar, and activist. The
first volume of this major biography breaks new ground.
The greatest scholar-athlete-performing artist in U.S. history, Paul
Robeson was one of the most compelling figures of the twentieth century.
Now his son, Paul Robeson Jr., traces the
dramatic arc of his rise to fame, painting a definitive picture of Paul
Robeson’s formative years. His father was an escaped slave; his mother,
a descendent of freedmen; and his wife, the brilliant and ambitious
Eslanda Cardozo Goode. With a law degree from Columbia University; a
professional football career; title roles in Eugene O�Neill’s plays and
in Shakespeare’s Othello; and a concert career in America and Europe,
Robeson dominated his era.
Format: Hardcover, 304pp. ISBN: 0471378259 Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated Pub. Date: January 2001
This inspiring collection of lessons culled from candid, intimate
interviews with famous and prominent black achievers features advice on
how to get ahead in business�and in life. Contributors include
groundbreakers in a broad variety of industries�from investment banking
to entertainment to politics�who share valuable advice with people of
all ages. From entrepreneurs to corporate stars, the contributor list is
outstanding, featuring some of the most well-known and well-respected
leaders in the black community, ranging from Ken Chenault, President of
American Express, to filmmaker Spike Lee. Contributors also include
Bryant Gumbel, Johnny Cochran, Maxine Waters, Terrie Williams, and more.
Unashamed reflection and self-discovery, i see through eyes is in
its 2nd printing as an expanded collection of narrative poetry and short
prose. It explores the growing pains and celebrations of a young black
man. From start to finish Eric Payne weaves a lyrical tapestry exploring
and poking fun at themes usually ignored or kept secret by black men. He
leaves no rocks unturned in his examinations of male vulnerabilities
born out of racism & rejection, relationships & romance � both failed &
realized, and the eventual joy that comes with self discovery and loving
A Day Late and a Dollar
Short is also #1 on the New York Times Best Seller's List (February 4 -
February 10, 2001)
Much-heralded and long awaited, Terry
McMillan's tour-de-force novel introduces the Price family-matriarch
Viola, her sometimes-husband Cecil, and their four adult kids, each of
whom sees life-and one another-through thick and thin, and entirely on
their own terms. With her hallmark exuberance and cast of characters so
sassy, resilient, and full of life that they breathe, dream, and shout
right off the page, the author of the phenomenal best-sellers Waiting
to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back has given us a
novel that takes us ever-further into the hearts, minds, and souls of
America-and gives us six more friends we never want to leave.
Format: Hardcover, 223pp. ISBN: 1562291483 Publisher: Pneuma Life Publishing Pub. Date: March 1998
There has hever been a more needed message
to reach people who have suffered with their ability to maintain
virtuous relationships. Many sincere, well-meaning Christians secretly
wrestle with their sexuality and lust. This personal issue has trapped
many of us, but God longs to heal what we've been afraid to reveal.
Juanita Bynum pulls the covers off this powerful struggle. This message
is your breakthrough to wholeness and holiness. ~The Publisher
Format: Textbook Paperback, 1st
ed., 336pp. ISBN: 1556520727 Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated Pub. Date: February 1991
Edited and translated by Mercer Cook.Laymen
and scholars alike will welcome the publication of this one-volume
translation of the major sections of C. A. Diop's two books, Nations
negres et culture and Anteriorite des civilizations negres,
which have profoundly influenced thinking about Africa around the world.
It was largely because of these works that, at the World Festival of the
Arts held in Dakar in 1966, Dr. Diop shared with the late W. E. B.
DuBois an award as the writer who had exerted the greatest influence on
Negro thought in the 20th century.
She (Click title or book to purchase on-line)
ALL TIME AALBC BEST
SELLING BOOK since we started selling books in December 1997 (and we've
sold over 1,200 different titles during this period)!
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Inc.
Date Published: June 1999
Format: Paperback And CD - $9.60 (plus shipping and
"Who says poetry does not
sell?" -- Troy Johnson AALBC.com
AALBC top 10 bestseller every
11 out of 12 months in 2000!
She is a fascinating and unique collection of interconnected poems by
this multi-talented star -- and marks the beginning of an incredible and
totally original artistic career.
She is a fascinating and unique collection
of interconnected poems by this multi-talented star -- and marks the
beginning of an incredible and totally original artistic career.
"Meet Ibn, Colin, Michael, and Dexter. Best
friends since their college days, they've stuck close to home near
Philadelphia and hang together when it comes to work, sports, family,
and of course matters of the mysterious female heart. But they also have
something unusual in common: Her name is Erika, the kid sister of a
buddy who died, and they promised to look out for her. Five years ago,
it seemed a gesture of simple generosity. Now, she's all grown up, and a
knockout of a medical student who's arousing some not-so-sisterly
feelings in the brothers."
one of them acts on those feelings, they will all - including Erika -
discover how far they're willing to go in the name of friendship, loyalty,
and love. For seeing Erika in this new light has some disturbing
consequences: it gives the guys an eye-opening dose of the double standard
they so casually apply to the women in their lives, and the
not-so-gentle-manly way they treat their supposedly special ladies. Could
their adorable little sister cause such a crisis and be the catalyst for
such change? Masculine pride won't admit it, but Erika unexpectedly gives
more than she ever got - by making them better men."
This follow-up to Mosley's Devil in a Blue
Dress (BRD 1991) continues the adventures of Easy Rawlins, an astute and
tough war veteran living in early 1950s Los Angeles. In deep trouble with
the IRS for nonpayment of taxes, Easy half-heartedly agrees to spy on a
suspected Jewish Communist for an avid FBI agent in return for leverage with
the tax man.
It's 1786 and Dr. Viveca Lancaster is frustrated
by the limits placed upon female physicians of color. When she is offered the
chance to set up a practice in the small all Black community of Grayson Grove,
Michigan she leaves her California home and heads east. The very determined
Viveca is one of the few nineteenth century Black women to graduate from the
prestigious Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania but she needs more than
determination to facedown handsome Nate Grayson, the Grove's bull-headed mayor.
Nate Grayson goes to the train station expecting Dr. V. Lancaster to be a man.
When the lovely dark-skinned Viveca introduces herself he is speechless, then
wants her back on the train and out of his town. It's 1876 and women aren't
supposed to be doctors, men are. However he isn't prepared for her stubbornness
and fire, nor for the vivid way she heals, then steals his heart.