In an electrifying novel, a black street girl, sixteen years old and
pregnant, again, with her father's child, speaks. In a voice that shakes us
by its language, its story, and its unflinching honesty, Precious Jones
records her journey up from Harlem's lowest depths... For Precious,
miraculously, hope appears and the world begins to open up when a courageous
black woman - a teacher hellbent to teach - bullies, cajoles, and inspires
her to learn to read, to define her own feelings and set them down in a
diary: to discover the truth of her life.
Day after day they go over the pages,
translating the illiterate but developing language of Precious' journals.
The learning process itself, as vividly revealed as the most brutal aspects
of Precious' daily existence, is the heartbeat of a novel that will disturb,
galvanize, and stay in the mind.
of a Video Vixen
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Glass vases filled with marbles crashed all around us
as he began tossing linens from the bed. As the marbles scattered, we
laughed in unison ... I remember the exact moment that I first laid on my
back for him ... My legs were wrapped around his waist and just before his
body was to merge with mine, I noticed his upper right chest. On it was a
tattoo with the words "Pain is Love."
Confessions of a Video Vixen is the widely anticipated
memoir of Karrine Steffans, the once sought-after sexy siren who appeared in
the music videos of multiplatinum hip-hop artists such as Jay-Z, R. Kelly,
and LL Cool J. A top-paid video dancer, Karrine transitioned to film when
acclaimed director F. Gary Gray picked her to costar in his film A Man
Apart, starring Vin Diesel. But the movie and music video sets, swanky Miami
and New York restaurants, and trysts with the celebrities featured in the
pages of People and In Touch magazines only skims the surface of Karrine's
This memoir -- part tell-all, part cautionary tale --
shows how Karrinne came to be the confidante of so many, why she kept their
secrets, and how she found herself in Hollywood after a life marked by
physical abuse, rape, and drugs -- all before she was twenty-six. By sharing
her emotionally charged story, she hopes to shed light on an otherwise
Purple Panties: An
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Number Of Pages: 320
Publication Date: May 06, 2008
Publisher: Strebor Books
Zane, the New York Times best-selling author and Queen of Erotic Fiction,
brings a new collection of lesbian erotica that will blow the sheets off
What happens when "The Finest Man" you have ever laid eyes on is a woman?
What happens when a woman comes home to her man after a hard day's work with
"Lipstick on Her Collar?" What happens when a married woman runs across the
love of her life -- another woman -- who insists that "It's All or Nothing?"
Is there such a thing as playing too "Hard to Get?" What happens when "Mom's
Night Out" turns into group sex? What happens when you discover your true
sexuality "At Last?" All of these questions and more are answered within the
pages of Purple Panties.
Written by women from all over the world, here is a new level of lesbian
erotica, compiled by Zane, that promises the most exciting and steamy
reading experience possible. These stories move beyond race, age, and all
walks of life, including long-hidden passions, secret rendezvous with
strangers, and May-December romances.
With Zane's ever-growing popularity, and the need for increasingly quality
erotica, Purple Panties will satisfy a long-standing demand for
African-American lesbian literature.
In the tradition of such successful erotica anthologies as Chocolate Flava
and Caramel Flava, Purple Panties uncovers a new world of evocative
risk-taking that has never been explored before from a lesbian perspective.
The adventures in these stories are beyond everyone's wildest imaginations.
This titillating expos� chronicles the personal and
professional adventures of this tabloid-laden socialite, dispelling some
rumors, while confirming others. Diaries unveils the heavily shrouded
Hollywood backrooms and its coveted secrets. Offering her ardent fans
answers to burning questions and presenting lessons learned, this book will
surely not disappoint.
Karrine Steffans continues to dish out juicy gossip and
the much sought after details of her star studded lifestyle and the
celebrity men that helped her get where she needed to be.
Karrine draws you in to get an up-close and personal look
at the Hollywood life of fast money and sex; all the things that make for a
great movie. She discusses her interactions with people after the release of
Confessions of a Video Vixen and how she copes with it all.
Bangers: An APF Sexcapade
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ISBN: 1593092393 Label: Strebor Books Manufacturer: Strebor Books Number Of Pages: 128 Publication Date: June 09, 2009
Hope and Faith: two things that everyone needs to survive.
But the words take on a different meaning in the form of a set of twins who
attend Crockett University in Washington, D.C. As seniors, they are looking
forward to a bright future in corporate America. Meanwhile, they have
decided to relieve some of the stress involved in getting a higher education
by being members of APF.
Soror Ride 'em High and Soror Lick 'em Low, originally
hail from Atlanta and, like most twins, they share a connection. In fact,
their physical bond is so strong, that one can often feel a pounding in her
vagina while the other is engaged in sexual activity. But everything is not
perfect when it comes to being a twin. Sometimes animosity and jealousy can
creep in; especially when Hope and Faith find themselves both attracted to
the same man on campus. Is blood really thicker than water? Or, in this
case, thicker than basic carnal desires?
In this long-anticipated second volume in the APF series, a follow-up toThe
Sisters of APF: The Indoctrination of Soror Ride Dick,New
York Times Best-Selling Author
Zane, once again proves why she is "The Queen of Erotic Fiction." Over the
years many have tried to emulate her but Zane's imagination is not to be
replicated any time in the near future. The freak nights of APF are some of
the most artistic, exhilarating, erotic experiences that have ever graced
the pages of a book; evidenced by the thousands of emails Zane has received
over the years from women yearning to join the sorority.
The sexual revolution continues...within the pages ofHead
Bangers: An APF Sexcapade.
The Ebony Cookbook: A Date
with a Dish
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by Freda De Knight
Format: Hardcover, 390pp.
Publisher: Johnson Publishing Company, Incorporated
Pub. Date: November 1975
It seems to me that the cookbook genre is in
a �reaching back� period. Meaning that the more popular cookbooks from
yesteryear are being reprinted in facsimile editions. The Ebony Cookbook is
one of them. In my mind, The Ebony Cookbook is essential. The Ebony Cookbook
has recipes upon recipes, over 500. Dishes that I thought my grandmother
took with her: tomato cobbler; chess pie (how it really should be made, my
mother still talks about it); even a sour milk yellow cake (excellent, by
the way). It's all here! I easily place The Ebony Cookbook, along with The
Joy Of Cooking, as two cookbooks that should be in every AA kitchen
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (August 10, 2009)
Tasha and Trae, the hood's favorite couple, are still together following
the events of Thug Matrimony. Even with their relocation to sunny Los
Angeles, the drama of New York cannot be escaped. From running a nightclub
to dealing with models, shady lawyers, big money, new kinds of temptations,
seductions, and drugs-not to mention new love interests-can this infamous
couple weather all the storms and keep it together?
Papers: The Keys to the Colors
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Format: Paperback, 1st ed., 302pp.
Publisher: Third World Press
Pub. Date: November 1990
Edition Desc: 1st ed
now are nearing the final decade of the 20th century. Recently, there has
been an unraveling and an analysis of the core issue of the first global
power sysem of mass oppression-- the power system of racism (white
supremacy). One the collective victim (non-white population) understands
this fundamental issue, the ultimate organizing of all of the appropriate
behaviors necessary to neutralize the great injustice of the white supremacy
power system will only be a matter of time. The length of time required to
neutralize global white supremacy will be inversely proportional to 1) the
level of understanding of the phenomenon; plus 2) the evolution of self- and
group-respect, the will, determination and discipline to practice the
appropriate counter-racist behaviors--on the part of the non-white victims
of white supremacy."
Missionary No More: Purple
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Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Strebor Books (January 6, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches
Steamy, sensual and poetically
hypnotic, Missionary No More: Purple Panties 2 is the follow-up to the
bestseller Purple Panties.
No one can debate the fact that Zane knows sex. The Queen of Erotic Fiction
has hit home run after home run in the literary arena with her literary
offerings. Now comes the latest, a collection of lesbian erotica that will
have readers squirming on the edge of their seats, curling up beneath the
sheets, and fantasizing about the possibilities.
Including such stories as "The Namma's Nectar," "Coast to Coast" and "She
Loved a Girl," Missionary No More gives an insight into a world where love
and lust have no boundaries. Come take a journey through the eyes of several
women who have one thing in common: an appreciation for female sensuality.
The MIS-Education of the
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Woodson's 205-page monograph, The Mis-education
of tbe Negro, reflects his profound concern for setting the record straight.
His thesis, as outlined in his Preface, could well apply today: "The
so-called modern education, with all its defects, however, does others so
much more good than it does the Negro, because it has been worked out in
conformity to the needs of those who have enslaved and oppressed weaker
people." He was concerned with the way African American identity had been
warped by racist approaches to history and education; he foresaw the ways
that such a warped history would be internalized by black students who would
never know of the achievements of their forebears, only of their
humiliations and sufferings.
In the book's eighteen chapters, Woodson presents a
systematic critique of the education system and offers a plan for change
that would create a system that informs black students about their own
history and addresses their unique challenges. The current proliferation of
African American studies programs, Afrocentric schools, and multicultural
curricula all bear Woodson's stamp. Still, Mis-education remains a biting
indictment of a public school system whose promise of education of the
masses has still been left sadly unfulfilled. �description from
Paperback: 231 pages
Publisher: A King Production (November 28, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
In Queen Bitch, Precious has lost it
all, her daughter, Aaliyah, the love of her life, Supreme, and the luxurious
lifestyle she s grown accustomed to. The perpetrator of her demise is the
very person she called family Maya. Precious learns the hard way, it s true
what they say, blood is thicker than water, as Maya aligns herself with her
brother, Pretty Boy Mike.
As Precious fights to escape the death sentence that awaits her, Maya is
plotting to steal the life she believes is rightfully hers. But Precious has
no plans of relinquishing her crown. She is willing to do anything, to make
sure Maya pays for the deceit and devastation she has caused her family.
With the cards stacked against her, Precious has to gamble it all and use
the only weapon she has left her street savvy brains to outwit the most
dangerous enemies she s encountered yet. In this game where the winner takes
all, who will come out on top the mentor or the prot�g�? Because there can
only be one Queen Bitch.
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Publisher: Random House, Incorporated
Format: Hardcover, 1st ed., 288pp.
Publication Date: August 1976
With the skill of a novelist, Ivan Van Sertima reveals to
readers compelling, dramatic, and superbly detailed documentation of the
presence and legacy of Black Africans in ancient America. It is the marriage
of twin crafts--the artist's and the scholar's--in a book that makes it
possible to see clearly the unmistakable face and handprint of Black
Africans in Pre-Columbian America, and their overwhelming impact on the
civilization they found here.
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (July 2, 2008)
The third and most explosive installment of the
groundbreaking True to the Game trilogy will take you on a marathon race
through the mean streets of Philly. Starting off where the second
installment's dramatic cliffhanger left us, True III will finally reveal
Gena's mysterious stalker and savior, as well as introduce a new killer so
vicious, so cunning, so ruthless, he'll have you looking over your shoulder
with each turn of the page.
The crooked cops are searching for the money, Gena's family members are
now the target for Gena who's hiding from everything and everyone, as the
race is on for Gena's survival. Will she manage to keep the money, can she
get out of town and make a new life for herself, and will her family survive
the maniacal killer that is hell bent on tracking her down? Will Gena stay,
True to the Game?
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In the follow-up to his award winning national
bestseller, Letters to a Young Brother, actor and star of CSI: NY shares his
powerful wisdom for young women everywhere, drawing on the courageous advice
of the female role models who transformed his life.
Letters to a Young Sister unfolds as a series of letters written by older
brother Hill to a universal Young Sistah. She's up against the same
challenges as every young woman: from relating to her parents and dealing
with peer pressure, to juggling schoolwork and crushes and keeping faith in
the face of heartache. In his straight-talking style, Hill helps his young
sister build self-confidence, self-reliance, self-respect, and encourages
her on her journeys towards becoming a strong and successful woman. The book
also includes contributions from admirable women like Angela Basset, Ciara,
Michelle Obama, Tatyana Ali, Nikki Giovanni, Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks
Kilpatrikck, Eve, Malinda Williams, Kim Porter, and more.
Addicted is the story of Zoe, an
African-American female arts dealer. It traces her life from the time she
first meets her husband, Jason, in the fifth grade, falls in love with him
over a game of Twister in the eighth grade, loses her virginity to him in
high school and eventually marries him. Everything seems perfect in Zoe's
life to her friends and family as she secretly deals with serious problems
in her marriage.
After failing to get Jason to open up to her
sexually, Zoe becomes involved in not one, not two but three extramarital
affairs. By the time she seeks the aid of a prominent female
African-American therapist, the walls of her picture perfect life have
already started to crumble.
The book shifts into high gear as Zoe finds
out that everyone from her lovers to her husband to her own mother are
hiding secrets of their own. Her best friend, Brina, is physically abused by
her alcoholic boyfriend, Dempsey. Zoe discovers under hypnosis that her
fascination with sex stems from two incidents in her early childhood she had
buried deeply into the crevices of her mind. She is stalked and attacked.
The book comes to a head on a cold, dark mountain following a trail of
murders and the true murderer is anyone's guess. Addicted does for
women what Fatal Attraction did for men. It will make a woman think
twice before risking it all.
Willie Lynch Letter and the Making of a Slave
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"A realistic, hard-hitting, urban contemporary novel
that covers everything: family, friends, male/female relationships,
spirituality, old demons, sensuality, secret sins, and more, and does so in
a style that is engaging, thought-provoking, and entertaining. Offering you
page after page of characters filled with passions that become their snare;
characters that go through so much you can't help but wonder what's going to
happen next." �Book-Remarks.com
Previously self-published as Memories of Yesterday (see below), and now
re-released by The Penguin Group/New American Library, If It Ain't One Thing
has two additional chapters from the self-published version, changes to
earlier chapters, and a new ending. For those of you who may have read the
self-published version, it's worth a second read before the sequel.
Violence: The Psychodynamics of Black Self-Annihilation in Service of White
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Format: Paperback, 204pp
Pub. Date: June 1993
Publisher: Afrikan World InfoSystems
BLACK on BLACK
VIOLENCE represents a distinct milestone in criminology and Afrikan Studies.
Its explanatory perspectives on the Sociopsycho-logical and politicoeconomic
causes of Black-on-Black violence are exceptionally insightful, incisive,
and iconoclastic. The psychodynamics of the Black-on-Black criminal are
presented here with a depth and clarity rarely seen before.
Sisters of APF: The Indoctrination of Soror Ride Dick
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Format: Hardcover, 304pp
Pub. Date: April 2003
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
The Sisters of APF
is Zane's first book based on one of her most popular short story subjects,
the sexy escapades of a sorority like no other.
APF stands for Alpha Phi Fuckem,
a sorority dedicated to sexual freedom and the fulfillment of its members.
Zane's APF stories have appeared in her earlier collections, including The
Sex Chronicles: Shattering the Myth, and are favorites among her readers.
Many readers have written to Zane
and asked to join the sorority or to launch a new chapter in their region.
APF is fantasy, but the enthusiasm of Zane's fans is real. So now, with The
Sisters of APF, she's offering readers what they want, a book-length story
chronicling the adventures -- and recruitment process -- of the fearlessly
sexy women of APF.
Mary Ann is
the daughter of a chicken farmer from South Dakota. She has never been more
than fifty miles from home and has led a sheltered life. By the time she
goes off to college in Washington, D.C., she has been intimate with only one
man -- her high school sweetheart. The resident manager of Mary Ann's
dormitory, Patricia, befriends the country bumpkin. She finds Mary Ann
amusing, but also senses something intriguing about her, hidden under the
surface. After Mary Ann becomes smitten with Trevor, the campus playboy,
Patricia is determined to show Mary Ann how not to be a victim, but rather
how to outdo the players and heartbreakers. She indoctrinates Mary Ann into
the ranks of the sexiest secret society ever: the sisters of APF.
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The book is a collection of interviews of men who have cheated. It
examines how men are raised from childhood to be unfaithful and how parents
play a large part in creating cheaters. It also takes a hard look at the
role of the other woman as well as the tolerant wives and girlfriends. Never
before has a book dealt with infidelity on such a realistic level. This is a
book every woman and man should read