11 Books Published by Lushena Books on AALBC — Book Cover Collage

Click for more detail about Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America by Lerone Bennett Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America

by Lerone Bennett
Lushena Books (Oct 19, 2016)
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Originally published by Johnson Publishing Company, Inc.

The black experience in America—starting from its origins in western Africa up to the present day—is examined in this seminal study from a prominent African American figure. The entire historical timeline of African Americans is addressed, from the Colonial period through the civil rights upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s. The most recent scholarship on the geographic, social, economic, and cultural journeys of African Americans, together with vivid portraits of key black leaders, complete this comprehensive reference.

Click for more detail about Enoch the Ethiopian: Greater Than Abraham Holier Than Moses by Indus Khamit-Kush Enoch the Ethiopian: Greater Than Abraham Holier Than Moses

by Indus Khamit-Kush
Lushena Books (Feb 01, 2015)
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Enoch, the Ethiopian, Patriarch and Prophet, Greater than Abraham, Holier than Moses, is the first perfect human being in the bible and the first immortal man according to Moses the lawgiver (Gen.5:18,22,24), and yet he has been kept a secret until the printing of this revealing book.

Click for more detail about Preconceived Notions by Robyn Williams Preconceived Notions

by Robyn Williams
Lushena Books (Aug 01, 2012)
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"With her first incredibly provocative literary masterwork, Robyn Williams has produced an insightful novel that candidly probes the potent dynamics of black romance. Williams melds explosive passion, eroticism, greed, violence, and pain into an electrifying and climactic entanglement. In the vein of Terry McMillans Waiting to Exhale and Connie Briscoes Sister and Lovers, Preconceived Notions powerfully explores the passions, desires and fears that erupt when a beautiful, fiery black woman and a "strong black man" fall in love. Imagany is a bright and ambitious Fisk University journalism major with a talent for dance. Elliott is the handsome, charismatic star quarterback for Tennessee State University. When they meet, the attraction is immediate; the intensity of their passion leaves their lives irrevocably changed forever. As their relationship unfolds, however, their unrivaled love is challenged by the deep, dark secrets lurking in the shadows of Imagany’s past. These secrets threaten not only to tear apart the paradise they have created for themselves, but also the very soul of Imagany herself." - Regina Lynch Hudson

Click for more detail about A Twist Of Fate by Robyn Williams A Twist Of Fate

by Robyn Williams
Lushena Books (Oct 20, 2011)
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Here we have the classic recipe. Blend love, sex, romance, deception, raw ambition and intrigue. Add to it a dash of lust, trust, betrayal, friendship and revenge, a light sprinkle to today’s entertainment industry. Stir, and you have commingled all of the key ingredients.

Click for more detail about A Fool’s Paradise by Robyn Williams A Fool’s Paradise

by Robyn Williams
Lushena Books (Oct 04, 2008)
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Robyn Williams, masterful storyteller and literary genius, displays her extraordinary talent for characterization in A Fool’s Paradise. Like her previous novels, she lures readers into an intriguing world of lifelike imagery and memorable, colorful characters. The story is robust with suspense, romance, tragedy, humor and elements of the supernatural intricately woven into a series of well-conceived plot twists guaranteed to leave readers spellbound long after the last page is turned. From the majestic heights of Utah s mountainous Alps to the splendor of Italy and France, to the opulence of Los Angeles, to the gritty streets of Washington, D.C. and New York City, A Fool’s Paradise reveals the story of Dr. Aaryn Jamison, one of the nation s most prominent African American physicians. She is brilliant and immensely successful and has a penchant for mountain climbing. Gifted with healing hands, she ambitiously places her career first and has ruled out the magic of love. She is more comfortable in the healing spiritual realm of the supernatural than she is in a glittering world of lustful, intimacy-starved, celebrity-driven fortune seekers. Enter Jayson Denali, internationally acclaimed Academy award-winning actor. The handsome, charismatic, potently virile male superstar rose from meager beginnings to become king among Hollywood s elite. He is the talented A-list movie star that every director covets and every woman fawns over. The complete antithesis of Aaryn Jamison, their personalities, temperaments and egos clash from the moment they meet at Shriners Medical Center where Jayson s mother is admitted for long-term rehabilitation. Repulsed by what she sees as Jayson s vanity, bravado and conceit from widely publicized accounts of his womanizing behavior, Aaryn wants no contact with the brazen superstar and abruptly refers the Denalis to another physician. Appalled by Aaryn s objectionable and perceived arrogant behavior, Jayson is only too eager to leave the hospital in pursuit of another medical facility. Fate, however, intervenes and plunges the two down a startling road of self-discovery fraught with meddling parents, scheming ex-lovers, jealous co-stars and an ever-watchful, over-protective entourage. Passions simmer as forces conspire for and against the destinies of these two diametrically opposed individuals. Equally compelling is the unexpected and vivid depiction of the powerful and mysterious nature of the supernatural at work in the character s lives. A Fool’s Paradise is storytelling at its best. Robyn Williams illustrates with compassion and intensity a beautiful story laced with seduction and sensuality so skillfully crafted that no reader will be able to resist this unbelievably cinematic tale. Savor the richness, enchantment, and emotionally infused chemistry of genuine relationships of the heart, for A Fool’s Paradise is as complex and inspiring as the real world it parallels. This poignant novel explores the imperfections of people, relationships, friendships and families. Perhaps Williams best work, A Fool’s Paradise is a powerful transition into mainstream fiction. It is a literary treasure and a must read for any mature, sophisticated reader’s collection.

Click for more detail about From Niggas to Gods Vol.II: Escaping “niggativity” & Becoming God by Akil From Niggas to Gods Vol.II: Escaping “niggativity” & Becoming God

by Akil
Lushena Books (Aug 26, 2002)
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Long Awaited Much Anticipated But, let me ask the question, Have you been vaccinated? Because here comes an Inoculation of Truth, Guaranteed to immunize you niggtivity proof. Niggativityis that deadly mental disease killing-off the Black Community;making us live like slaves, even though we born free.But exempt and liberated God will soon be God will soon, Be. Here comes that healing cupful of truth.Bitter to some, but sweet to the true, So, pass the cup, after you have drank the down. And never again let evil hold The Originals Dow.

Click for more detail about The Willie Lynch Letter And The Making of A Slave by Kofi Ghanaba and Oyafunmike Ogunlano The Willie Lynch Letter And The Making of A Slave

by Kofi Ghanaba and Oyafunmike Ogunlano
Lushena Books (Mar 01, 1999)
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AALBC.com Note: Despite the popularity of this title on our website, the Willie Lynch Letter is a hoax.

The Willie Lynch Letter and the Making of a Slave is a study of slave making. It discribes the rationale and the results of Anglo Saxon’s ideas and methods of insuring the master/slave relationship. The infamous Willie Lynch letter gives both African and Caucasian students and teachers some insight, concerning the brutal and inhumane psychology behind the African slave trade. The materialistic viewpoint of Southern plantation owners that slaver was a business and the victims of chattel slavery were merely pawns in an economic game of debauchery, cross-breeding, inter-racial rape and mental conditioning of a negroid race, they considered sub-human. Equally important is the international nature of the European economic, political and cultural climate that influenced the slave trade. Within the time scale of African History, it was a relatively short period, a mere one and a half centuries from the most intensive phase of the Atlantic slave trade to the advent of European administration and dominance. Long before that the Slave Coast had been chartered by the Portuguese and the people off the area west of Benin, between the volta River and Lagos, European traders traced a cultural history which linked them with the earliest Yoruba settlements to the north and eastern borders of Africa.

Click for more detail about From Niggas to Gods, Part One by Akil From Niggas to Gods, Part One

by Akil
Lushena Books (Dec 01, 1993)
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…a message to the Black Youth.This is a compilation of individual essays written during the summer-fall of 1992. The essays are designed to inspire thought within the Black Mind. These writings are primarily targeted toward the Black Youth of this day, of which I am a part of. I am not a "Master" of these teachings, but these teachings I wish to "Master.""They" say that my generation is not intelligent enough to read a book. I say that "They" are wrong. It is just that "They" are not writing about anything of interest that is relevant to our lives!And when "They" do write something, they have to write in the perfect "King’s English" to impress their Harvard Professors! Here we are with a book in one hand, and a dictionary in the other, trying to understand what in the hell the author is talking about!If you have got something to say, just say it! We are not impressed by your 27-letter words, or your Shakespearian style of writing. The Black Youth of today don’t give a damn about Shakespeare!!! This ain’t no damn poetry contest! Wear are dealing with the life, blood, and salvation of our entire Black Nation!If you want to reach the People, you have to embrace us where we are, and then take us where we need to go. So, these writings are from my generation and for my generation with respect and love.If no one will teach, love and guide us, then we will teach love and guide ourselves.Peace.

Click for more detail about The Black Messiah: On Black Consciousness and Black Power by Albert B. Cleage, Jr. The Black Messiah: On Black Consciousness and Black Power

by Albert B. Cleage, Jr.
Lushena Books (Jan 01, 1989)
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Reprint. Originally published: Sheed and Ward, 1968.

For nearly 500 years the illusion that Jesus was white dominated the world only because white Europeans dominated the world. Now, with the emergence of the nationalist movements of the world’s colored majority, the historic truth is finally beginning to emerge—that Jesus was the non-white leader of a non-white people struggling for national liberation against the rule of a white nation, Rome. The intermingling of the races in Africa and the Mediterranean area is an established fact. The Nation Israel was a mixture of Chaldeans, Egyptians, Midianites, Ethiopians, Kushites, Babylonians and other dark peoples, all of whom were already mixed with the black people of Central Africa.

That white Americans continue to insist upon a white Christ in the face of all historical evidence to the contrary and despite the hundreds of shrines to Black Madonnas all over the world, is the crowning demonstration of their white supremacist conviction that all things good and valuable must be white. On the other hand, until black Christians are ready to challenge this lie, they have not freed themselves from their spiritual bondage to the white man nor established in their own minds their right to first-class citizenship in Christ’s kingdom on earth. Black people cannot build dignity on their knees worshipping a white Christ. We must put down this white Jesus which the white man gave us in slavery and which has been tearing us to pieces.

Click for more detail about The Irritated Genie: An Essay on the Haitian Revolution by Jacob Carruthers The Irritated Genie: An Essay on the Haitian Revolution

by Jacob Carruthers
Lushena Books (Jan 01, 1985)
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An important work that carefully analyzes the events that led to the Haitian Revolution of 1804. Dr. Carruthers highlights Bookman, Toussaint L’Overture, and Jean Jacques Dessalines.

Click for more detail about Message to the Blackman In America  by Elijah Muhammad Message to the Blackman In America

by Elijah Muhammad
Lushena Books (Jan 01, 1970)
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According to countless mainstream news organs, Elijah Muhammad, by far, was the most powerful black man in America. Known more for the students he produced, like Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, and Muhammad Ali, this controversial man exposed the Black man as well as the world to a teaching, till now, was only used behind closed doors of high degree Masons and Shriners. An easy and smart read.