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Click for more detail about Hip-Hop Activism in the Obama Era by Bakari Kitwana Hip-Hop Activism in the Obama Era

by Bakari Kitwana
Third World Press (Jun 15, 2018)
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Kitwana, author of the best-selling The Hip-Hop Generation, sits down with leadership of the five major national hip-hop organizations, a larger part of the force that is driving the innovative marriage between hip-hop and civic engagement—The League of Young Voters, The Hip-Hop Congress, The National Hip-Hop Political Convention, The Hip-Hop Caucus and The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network. Hip Hop Activism in the Obama Era is a collection of interviews with activists and political organizers at the forefront of increasing youth involvement in electoral politics.


Click for more detail about Brilliant Flame! Amiri Baraka: Poems, Plays, Politics for the People by Haki Madhubuti, Michael Simanga, Sonia Sanchez, and Woodie King Brilliant Flame! Amiri Baraka: Poems, Plays, Politics for the People

by Haki Madhubuti, Michael Simanga, Sonia Sanchez, and Woodie King
Third World Press (Feb 20, 2018)
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Brilliant Flame! Amiri Baraka is an intergenerational collection of writing from poets, dramatists, musicians, educators, historians and cultural workers and theorists examining the work and influence of Amiri Baraka.

The dramatist, novelist and poet, Amiri Baraka is one of the most respected and widely published African-American writers. With the beginning of Black Civil Rights Movements during the sixties, Baraka explored the anger of African-Americans and used his writings as a weapon against racism. Also, he advocated scientific socialism with his revolutionary inclined poems and aimed at creating aesthetic through them. Amiri Baraka’s writing career spans over nearly fifty years and has mostly focused on the subjects of Black Liberation and White Racism. Often recognized as a key founder of the Black Arts Movement, Amiri Baraka was a prolific writer and world-renowned poet. While this book provides its contributors a forum in which to examine his poetic and artistic aesthetics, Brilliant Flame! will more importantly bring to the forefront Baraka’s reach as political activist, historian and cultural visionary.


Click for more detail about Not Our President: New directions from the Pushed Out, The Others and the Clear Majority in Trump’s Stolen America by Haki Madhubuti and Lasana D. Kazembe Not Our President: New directions from the Pushed Out, The Others and the Clear Majority in Trump’s Stolen America

by Haki Madhubuti and Lasana D. Kazembe
Third World Press (Sep 16, 2017)
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Donald J. Trump is the 45th president of the United States. This happened in 2016 and it is not a hallucination. Trump’s political ascendancy, cabinet-level federal appointments, and subtle endorsement of white nationalism, have expedited feelings of fear, loathing, and endless uncertainty among many Americans – in particular, the poor and working-class.

Not Our President: New Directions from the Pushed Out, the Others, and the Clear Majority in Trump’s Stolen America is a call-to-action for critical thinking and action, and progressive movement-building among everyday people – the vast majority of whom stand outside of Trump’s vision for America. This important volume addresses diverse areas including economics, education, culture, media, labor, religion, and politics.

The book includes a foreword by Cornel West and contributions from Molefi K. Asante, Edmund W. Gordon, Maulana Karenga, Henry Giroux, Mitch Landrieu, Greg Carr, Sonia Sanchez, Bill Ayers, Gerald Horne, Elizabeth Warren, Ishmael Reed, Julianne Malveaux, jessica Care moore, Nikky Finney, Herb Boyd, Michael Simanga, Tallib Kweli Greene, and others.


Click for more detail about Rise of the Phoenix: Voices from Chicago’s Black Struggle 1960-1975 by Useni Eugene Perkins Rise of the Phoenix: Voices from Chicago’s Black Struggle 1960-1975

by Useni Eugene Perkins
Third World Press (Sep 15, 2017)
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Rise of the Phoenix ""is a collection of personal narratives that articulate the political, social, religious, and cultural experiences of many who participated in Chicago’s black struggle for self-determination, self-reliance, and equality during the civil rights and Black Power movements. Contributors include Timuel Black, Carol Adams, John R. Porter, and Ellis Cose with a preface by Julieanna Richardson, director of The HistoryMakers.


Click for more detail about Taking Bullets: Black Boys and Men in Twenty-first Centrury America, Fighting Terrorism, Stopping Violence and Seeking Healing by Haki Madhubuti Taking Bullets: Black Boys and Men in Twenty-first Centrury America, Fighting Terrorism, Stopping Violence and Seeking Healing

by Haki Madhubuti
Third World Press (Feb 15, 2016)
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Taking Bullets: Black Boys and Men in Twenty-First Century America Fighting Terrorism, Stopping Violence, and Seeking Healing starts a national debate on Black male empowerment with an urgency for the survival of a generation of Black men and boys who are confronted with disparity and adversity on the streets of every city in America. Haki Madhubuti speaks directly to these young men with an empathic understanding of their plight, yet he sees hope and a vision for their future. In Taking Bullets, he challenges community leaders, educators, and all of those individuals who directly impact the lives of our young men to develop sustained strategies to confront and challenge the systematic problems of police violence, mass incarceration and economic disparity.


Click for more detail about Black Hollywood Unchained by Ishmael Reed Black Hollywood Unchained

by Ishmael Reed
Third World Press (Sep 15, 2015)
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In Black Hollywood Unchained, Ishmael Reed gathers an impressive group of scholars, critics, intellectuals, and artist to examine and respond to the contemporary portrayals of Blacks in films. Using the 2012 release of the film Django Unchained as the focal point of much of the discussion, these essays and reviews provide a critical perspective on the challenges facing filmmakers and actors when confronted with issues on race and the historical portrayal of African American characters. Reed also addresses the black community’s perceptiveness as discerning and responsible consumers of film, theatre, art, and music.

Twenty-eight contributors including this book’s editor, Ishmael Reed, offer insightful, informed and provocative points of view on the ever changing, yet unchanged, landscape of Hollywood and film production in America. While the 2012 release of Django Unchained was the film that generated nation-wide conversations and many of the essays in this collection, this book intentionally extends that dialogue about race, history, entertainment and the image of Blacks on the screen to include an examination of the culture of contemporary films and television. Black Hollywood Unchained is critical of the roles of actor, film-maker and viewer as it asks questions that redirect our thinking about the multi-billion dollar industry we call “the movies.”

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J. Douglas Allen-Taylor, Houston A. Baker Jr., Amiri Baraka, Playthell G. Benjamin, Herb Boyd, Cecil Brown, Ruth Elizabeth Burks, Art T. Burton, Stanley Crouch, Justin Desmangles, Lawrence DiStasi, Jack Foley, David Henderson, Geary Hobson, Joyce A. Joyce, Haki R. Madhubuti, C. Liegh McInnis, Tony Medina, Alejandro Murguía, Jill Nelson, Halifu Osumare, Heather D. Russell, Hariette Surovell, Kathryn Waddell Takara, Jerry W. Ward Jr., Marvin X, Al Young


Click for more detail about The Magic Of Juju: An Appreciation Of The Black Arts Movement by Kalamu ya Salaam The Magic Of Juju: An Appreciation Of The Black Arts Movement

by Kalamu ya Salaam
Third World Press (Jun 01, 2015)
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A contextual historical examination of the civil rights movement and the artists who inspired it, this recollection depicts this storied era and how these artists signified the affecting change they helped create. The exploration details the development of the Black Arts Movement from precursor activities such as the Umbra Workshop to transitional activities such as Ntozake Shange's choreopoem "for colored girls who considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf"'and gives in-depth information about the role of prominent poets, such as Amiri Baraka, and the influence of black music.

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Click for more detail about Arkansippi Memwars: Poetry, Prose & Chants 1962-2012 by Eugene B. Redmond Arkansippi Memwars: Poetry, Prose & Chants 1962-2012

by Eugene B. Redmond
Third World Press (Mar 15, 2014)
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Celebrating a career that spans four decades, Eugene B. Redmond’s collected work—Arkansippi Memwars—triumphs.  An award-winning poet, playwright and educator, Redmond represents through his body of work the veracity and audacity of the Black Arts Movement, the traditions of the Yoruba, and the complex history of the Black American.  The poetry of Redmond moves to the cadence of drums stripped from his ancestors and reclaimed by the burgeoning Hip-Hop movement of the 1970s. Fearless, sharp, and satirically masterful are but a few words to describe the excellence of Eugene Redmond and his poetry.


Click for more detail about The Diary of Malcolm X: 1964 by Herb Boyd The Diary of Malcolm X: 1964

by Herb Boyd
Third World Press (Nov 15, 2013)
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The heart of the book is Malcolm's impressions, his personal observations on the people he meets and the circumstances he encounters, his own feelings of trepidation and inadequacy. There are segments in which the book will be complemented by passages from Malcolm's autobiography, though in our book his immediate reactions have not been disturbed by editors. And in several ways and instances the diary amplifies the autobiography.

“From the pages of his Diary, we hear his voice distilled and pure, devoid of outside interference, manipulation or intent. With his Diary, the entire world can now accurately assess the value, contribution and magnitude of Malcolm X.” —Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X


Click for more detail about Home/Bass: Poems by Sterling D. Plumpp Home/Bass: Poems

by Sterling D. Plumpp
Third World Press (Jun 30, 2013)
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""Home/Bass ""brings to the forefront the myriad of folks that inhabit the up-South streets of Chicago or the unaltered roads of Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia, and other pockets inhabited by Blacks throughout the South. Sterling Plumpp has lived with these folks—sharecroppers, preachers, misplaced Mississippi blues men and women. He has been in their houses, has dined at their tables, and has drunk at the bars on the corners. He is not a stranger to their articulations—voices that call to him from a Natchez cemetery, from the outskirts of some Mississippi Delta town, or settle on Maxwell Street in Chicago—all through the observant and often omnipresent lens of blues artist Willie Kent. Plumpp is always mindful of the slow, steady rhythms of the blues, not as backdrop, but as the foundation and framework on which he structures the components of this book. With the publication of ""Home/Bass, ""Plumpp has once again captured the very essence of language and the blues from the inside out.


Click for more detail about An Onion Of Wars by Tony Medina An Onion Of Wars

by Tony Medina
Third World Press (Apr 28, 2012)
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Tony Medina’s latest collection of poetry is satirical and surprising commentary on contemporary issues facing young and old alike. His mastery of language, imagery, conversation, and voice permeates each and every selection within this 100-plus page volume. The Caribbean writer and novelist Jan Carew shares the following: ""The poetry . . . is complex. It strips the street to its simplest common denominator of survival and tears off layer upon layer of stark realism.""


Click for more detail about By Any Means Necessary: Malcolm X: Real, Not Reinvented by Herb Boyd By Any Means Necessary: Malcolm X: Real, Not Reinvented

by Herb Boyd
Third World Press (Jan 01, 2012)
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Compiled as a response to Manning Marable’s controversial new biography of Malcolm X, more than 30 noted scholars from the African American community offer their opinions on Marable’s portrayal of the man whose short life still inspires speculation of what might have been.

Contributors include: Imam Al-Hajj Talib Abdur-Rashid, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Abdul Alkalimat, Molefi Kete Asante, Rick Ayers, Bryonn Bain, Amiri Baraka, Aslaku Ber­hanu, Amir Bey, Todd Steven Burroughs, Ta-Nehisi Coates, William Jelani Cobb, Karl Evanzz, Iyaluua and Herman Ferguson, Bill Flectcher, Jr., Glen Ford, Rhone Fraser, Wil Haygood, Kelly Harris, Errol A. Henderson, Fred Hord, Peter James Hudson, Ezra Hyland, Regina Jennings, Peniel E. Joseph, Clyde Ledbetter Jr., Fred Logan, Kevin McGruder, Starla Muhammad, Nell Irvin Painter, Imani Perry, Gregory J. Reed, Sonia Sanchez, Diane D. Turner, Ilyasah Shabazz.


Click for more detail about Honoring Genius: Gwendolyn Brooks: The Narrative of Craft, Art, Kindness and Justice by Haki Madhubuti Honoring Genius: Gwendolyn Brooks: The Narrative of Craft, Art, Kindness and Justice

by Haki Madhubuti
Third World Press (Jan 01, 2012)
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For over thirty years, poets Gwendolyn Brooks and Haki R. Madhubuti shared a unique literary and personal relationship. In this latest volume of his work, Madhubuti, a renowned poet in his own right, pays tribute to Brooks’ legacy and memory with this collection of poems that he produced during those years. He also offers two essays and a selection of newer poems to express his gratitude and show his great respect for this literary giant.


Click for more detail about The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black Life in America by Mumia Abu-Jamal The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black Life in America

by Mumia Abu-Jamal
Third World Press (Dec 01, 2011)
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This collection of conversations between celebrity intellectual Marc Lamont Hill and famed political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal is a shining example of African American men speaking for themselves about the many forces impacting their lives. Covering topics such as race, politics, hip-hop culture, education, mass incarceration, and love, their discussions shine a spotlight on some of the most pressing issues in 21st century African American life.


Click for more detail about Razor by Amiri Baraka Razor

by Amiri Baraka
Third World Press (Apr 30, 2011)
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Intended to cut clean through the oppression imposed upon the mainstream by society’s ""intellectual superstructure,"" this collection of revolutionary essays by literary and cultural legend Amiri Baraka raises numerous issues concerning contemporary African American life. The socially conscious will appreciate the creative analyses and stimulating critiques on display here, buoyed by Baraka’s distinctive, bold, and aggressive opinions about the ways our culture bestows ignorance upon the ignorant merely to exploit them. Further developing the ideals of black nationalism and social justice that put Baraka on the cultural map, these essays dissect the sedentary attitudes of the American majority to promote a finer tomorrow.


Click for more detail about The First: President Barack Obama’s Road To The White House As Originally Reported By Roland S. Martin by Roland S. Martin The First: President Barack Obama’s Road To The White House As Originally Reported By Roland S. Martin

by Roland S. Martin
Third World Press (Jan 31, 2010)
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Noted African American journalist Roland Martin takes readers back down President Barack Obama’s campaign trail in this chronological journal of events that dates back to when then Senator Obama had yet to announce his candidacy and follows him on his journey to the presidency. Martin’s charismatic writing style is presented through his in-depth analysis of the presidential campaign and Obama’s struggles and successes. Martin gives readers insight on how each important event played out in front of the nation and also shares interviews from his broadcasts, including an interview he conducted with President Obama after his win in Iowa in January 2008. Other Notable interviews include Dr. Cornel West, Rep John Lewis, Spike Lee, Maxine Waters and Michael Eric Dyson.

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Click for more detail about Liberation Narratives: New And Collected Poems: 1966-2009 by Haki Madhubuti Liberation Narratives: New And Collected Poems: 1966-2009

by Haki Madhubuti
Third World Press (Sep 01, 2009)
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Spanning a long career, these poems helped define and sustain a movement that added music and brash street language to traditional poetics. Like Amiri Barka (aka LeRoi Jones), this poet and social activist has long combined the personal and the political by adding anger, activism, and outsider art to well-crafted poems. Spoken-word poetry (which recently garnered the author a Grammy nomination) and ""message"" poetry aimed at community healing are innovations in the later works, and as a whole the poems provide an overview of emerging black culture as they borrow language from black consciousness, hip-hop, political speeches, and motivational talks.


Click for more detail about Pieces Of The Hole: Short Stories by Tony Lindsay Pieces Of The Hole: Short Stories

by Tony Lindsay
Third World Press (Jul 01, 2008)
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The hip-hop culture on the south side of Chicago links these short stories that are otherwise very different from each other in subject and approach. Stark scenes of gang violence, drug use, and prison life are contrasted with light and humorous stories, and the grittiness of urban life is softened by the preoccupations of adolescence, the chance for romance, or the ordinary moments of family life.


Click for more detail about Honoring the Ancestors by James E. Cherry Honoring the Ancestors

by James E. Cherry
Third World Press (Jun 01, 2008)
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The frustration, anger, and restlessness caused by African American oppression are exorcised in this moving collection of poetry. Speaking initially from the perspective of black struggle, these works evolve to invoke the common denominator of all humanity. A familiar voice laments the feelings of a shared past, including tributes to Paul Robeson, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Muhammad Ali, as well as non-African American icons such as Che Guevara, ultimately offering a more thoughtful and transcendental vision of human suffering and injustice.


Click for more detail about Meditations And Ascensions: Black Writers On Writing by Brenda M. Greene and Fred Beauford Meditations And Ascensions: Black Writers On Writing

by Brenda M. Greene and Fred Beauford
Third World Press (May 01, 2008)
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Representing conversations from the Eighth National Black Writers Conference in 2006, this collection provides in-depth meditations and analyses of literature by black writers. Reflections on the black experience, the American experience, and a more global experience and worldview are all widely discussed, as well as future trends and ascensions for black literature. Students, teachers, journalists, and other writers will welcome the chance to view parts of the writing process and see inside the heads of prominent black writers. Participants include Marita Golden, Walter Mosley, Ishmael Reed, Herb Boyd, Valerie Boyd, Haki R. Madhubuti, Elizabeth Nunez, Tananarive Due, Valerie Wilson Wesley, Camille Yarbrough, Susan McHenry, and many others.


Click for more detail about Crisis of the Black Intellectual by W. D. Wright Crisis of the Black Intellectual

by W. D. Wright
Third World Press (Apr 01, 2007)
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A reexamination of Harold Cruse’s classic ""Crisis of the Negro Intellectual, "" published in 1967 at the height of the civil-rights movement and now required reading in African American studies courses, this polemic pays tribute to the earlier book’s importance and takes to task the current generation of black scholars for failing to meet Cruse’s rigorous standards for public commentary. Detailing the evolution of black-intellectual discourse since the 1960s, this assessment points to a lack of ongoing discussion about the role of intellectuals—black or white—in our society and insists that the experience of black Americans is so complex it deserves the closest and most honest scrutiny possible from black writers and academics. Instead, the book is sad to report, today’s scholars are often caught up in media battles such as those described in the chapters ""Three of a Kind: Black Conservatives, Black Liberals, and Black Radicals"" and ""Why Black Female Intellectuals Tend to Shout.""

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Click for more detail about Fingernails Across the Chalkboard: Poetry and Prose on HIV/AIDS from the Black Diaspora by Randall Horton, M L Hunter, and Becky Thompson Fingernails Across the Chalkboard: Poetry and Prose on HIV/AIDS from the Black Diaspora

by Randall Horton, M L Hunter, and Becky Thompson
Third World Press (Apr 01, 2007)
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Defining a cultural dialogue that will be prevalent well into the 21st century, these writings celebrate life and the living by humanizing the effects of HIV and giving powerful voices to the affected and afflicted. The writings, presented in four major sections, speak out about the hard-hitting truths that surround HIV; the forms of abuse, such as incest and rape, which cast HIV into the lives of girls and women;


Click for more detail about 1996 by Gloria Naylor 1996

by Gloria Naylor
Third World Press (Mar 01, 2007)
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This fictionalized memoir of the award-winning author, Gloria Naylor, tells a story of a massive covert surveillance operation perpetrated against her by an official of the U.S. government.


Click for more detail about The Covenant with Black America by Tavis Smiley The Covenant with Black America

by Tavis Smiley
Third World Press (Feb 22, 2006)
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Six years' worth of symposiums come together in this rich collection of essays that plot a course for African Americans, explaining how individuals and households can make changes that will immediately improve their circumstances in areas ranging from health and education to crime reduction and financial well-being. Addressing these pressing concerns are contributors Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. surgeon general; Wade Henderson, executive director of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights; Angela Glover Blackwell, founder of the research think tank PolicyLink; and Cornell West, professor of Religion at Princeton University. Each chapter outlines one key issue and provides a list of resources, suggestions for action, and a checklist for what concerned citizens can do to keep their communities progressing socially, politically, and economically. Though the African American community faces devastating social disparities--in which more than 8 million people live in poverty--this celebration of possibility, hope, and strength will help leaders and citizens keep Black America moving forward.

See the update, The Covenant with Black America - Ten Years Later

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Click for more detail about Free!: Great Escapes From Slavery On The Underground Railroad by Lorene Cary Free!: Great Escapes From Slavery On The Underground Railroad

by Lorene Cary
Third World Press (Feb 01, 2006)
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Stories based upon actual incidents of Black people escaping from chattel slavery. Lorene Cary adapted these tales from narratives and records that were first told by William Still who was one of the key organizers of the underground railroad. The stories are brought to life by the craft of Ms. Cary.


Click for more detail about Clarity as Concept: A Poet’s Perspective by Mari Evans Clarity as Concept: A Poet’s Perspective

by Mari Evans
Third World Press (Feb 01, 2006)
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"Clarity as Concept: A Poet’s Perspective" is Mari Evans’ first full-length book of essays. She shares words from the heart about literature, politics, family, and culture. This collection of critical essays and commentary is presented in the same heroic voice that introduced a generation of readers to volumes of finely tuned poetry and prose.


Click for more detail about YellowBlack: The First Twenty-One Years of a Poet’s Life by Haki Madhubuti YellowBlack: The First Twenty-One Years of a Poet’s Life

by Haki Madhubuti
Third World Press (Dec 01, 2005)
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Powerful prose, poetry, and jazz riffs chronicle the first 21 years of the life of Haki R. Madhubuti, formerly Don L. Lee: poet, publisher, editor, and activist. He was raised by his mother Maxine, whose life is also recounted—including gritty details of how she used her body to feed, house, and shelter her children without help from their absentee father. Despite the obstacles in his childhood, music and literature molded the young Don Lee, effectively saving his life.


Click for more detail about Harvesting New Generations: The Positive Development of Black Youth by Useni Eugene Perkins Harvesting New Generations: The Positive Development of Black Youth

by Useni Eugene Perkins
Third World Press (Jan 01, 2005)
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A comprehensive exposition on Black youth, this study provides a careful analysis of their problems—personal, societal and institutional—as well as potential solutions for the future.


Click for more detail about The ISIS Papers: The Keys to the Colors by Frances Cress Welsing The ISIS Papers: The Keys to the Colors

by Frances Cress Welsing
Third World Press (Dec 28, 2004)
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A collection of 25 essays examining the neuroses of white supremacy.



Click for more detail about Run Toward Fear: New Poems and a Poet’s Handbook by Haki Madhubuti Run Toward Fear: New Poems and a Poet’s Handbook

by Haki Madhubuti
Third World Press (Jun 01, 2004)
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Run Toward Fear offers readers a mixture of poems that challenge and cause both reflection on and questioning about many headline issues that have launched this century. Madhubuti includes poignant moving tributes to Jacob Carruthers, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Amiri Baraka, as well as heartfelt words that provide comfort and guidance to the families of the 21 people who lost their lives in Chicago’s E-2 nightclub tragedy. The final section of the book, ""A Poet’s Handbook,"" provides personal and sometimes anecdotal insights on the craft of writing poetry.

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Click for more detail about Paradox Of Loyalty: An African American Response To The War On Terrorism by Julianne Malveaux, Regina Green and Gwendolyn Brooks Paradox Of Loyalty: An African American Response To The War On Terrorism

by Julianne Malveaux, Regina Green and Gwendolyn Brooks
Third World Press (Jan 01, 2004)
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The terrorist attack on America on September 11, 2001, and the American government’s swiftly declared and presently global ""War on Terrorism"" receive commentary from a Black perspective. This volume of 22 essays, compiled and edited by entrepreneur and social commentator Dr. Julianne A. Malveaux and social service and community activist Reginna M. Green, reperesents voices from diverse age groups, religions, and social strata.


Click for more detail about Memories & Images: Selected Poems by Useni Eugene Perkins Memories & Images: Selected Poems

by Useni Eugene Perkins
Third World Press (Apr 01, 2003)
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Perkins reveals his personal development into his present philosophy as he recounts his childhood, extols his heroes, and sings about the jazz greats.


Click for more detail about Velvet Bebop Kente Cloth by Sterling D. Plumpp Velvet Bebop Kente Cloth

by Sterling D. Plumpp
Third World Press (Jan 01, 2003)
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This collection is the third in a trilogy of poetic works created by Sterling Plumpp to allow audiences to explore the language of music articulated through the nuances of jazz, blues, and bebop.


Click for more detail about Committed To Breathing by Tony Medina Committed To Breathing

by Tony Medina
Third World Press (Jan 01, 2003)
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Emerging with a varied political sensibility, this book explodes the bourgeois self-indulgence of American culture to give a lambasting critique of its current global ultra-exploration and political repression. Exploring pressing and complicated social issues, the book incorporates humor, invective, and vigor while analyzing life, beauty, and the defiance of denial and despair.


Click for more detail about Tough Notes: A Healing Call For Creating Exceptional Black Men by Haki Madhubuti Tough Notes: A Healing Call For Creating Exceptional Black Men

by Haki Madhubuti
Third World Press (May 28, 2002)
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From the author of the best-selling Black Men, Obsolete, Single, Dangerous?: The Afrikan American Family in Transition, Claiming Earth: Race, Rage, Redemption, and Heartlove: Wedding and Love Poems, comes this profound series of letters, notes, and written conversations to young boys and men. In this moving text, Haki R. Madhubuti, poet, publisher, editor, educator, and institution builder, hopes to guide young men in search of direction to make good choices and wise, informed decisions on the road to a healthy life. Madhubuti writes as a caring father and resourceful teacher, with the insight of one who has benefited from his elders.


Click for more detail about Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social and Political Black Literature and Art by Tony Medina, Samiya Bashir, and Quraysh Ali Lansana Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social and Political Black Literature and Art

by Tony Medina, Samiya Bashir, and Quraysh Ali Lansana
Third World Press (Feb 01, 2002)
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""Welcome to the 21st Century"" bids the opening line of this literary ""multimedia"" experience, brought to us by three leading Black author-activists of the post-Civil Rights Movement generation. This collection of more than 300 poems, essays, paintings, photos, and mixed media representations features myriad voices of the generation bridging the gap between the children of the Civil Rights Movement and those of the present hip hop movement.

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Click for more detail about My Life in Search of Africa by John Henrik Clarke My Life in Search of Africa

by John Henrik Clarke
Third World Press (Feb 01, 1999)
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The author, one of the foremost scholars on Africa, fought to legitimize African history for more than 60 years. This book finally uncovers the tumultuous life of this great figure. Through a series of autobiographical essays, Clarke looks back on his lifelong struggle to restore African history to its proper place in the context of world history.


Click for more detail about Heartlove: Wedding and Love Poems by Haki Madhubuti Heartlove: Wedding and Love Poems

by Haki Madhubuti
Third World Press (May 01, 1998)
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HeartLove is love that matters. In these poems, Madhubuti gives us essential meditations on commitment and caring. He offers honest and sometimes cutting criticism that is expected from a true friend or lover. And he gives us poetry — constant reminders of our wholeness and humanity. "Some of the finest human poems in English are in this book" (Robert Bly).


Click for more detail about Afrolantica Legacies by Derrick Bell Afrolantica Legacies

by Derrick Bell
Third World Press (Sep 01, 1997)
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Derrick Bell is perhaps best known for the principled stand he took at Harvard in 1990 when he quit his tenured position on the law-school faculty to protest the school’s failure to grant tenure to a black woman. Now a visiting professor at New York Law School, Bell is still deeply interested in issues of race relations and has chosen to explore the subject fictionally in ""Afrolantica Legacies."" In a nutshell, the story goes like this: a mysterious land mass suddenly appears in the Atlantic Ocean, a fabulous island on which only black people can survive. American blacks set sail to the island to begin a new life, only to see it sink again before they can reach the shore. On the return trip to America, the passengers draw up a list of principles called the Afrolantica Legacies, defining how they want to reposition themselves in American society. The book uses a fictional setting to outline some remedies for the problem of race relations between African Americans and white people in our society.


Click for more detail about Ornate With Smoke by Sterling D. Plumpp Ornate With Smoke

by Sterling D. Plumpp
Third World Press (Jan 01, 1997)
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Poetry that comes out of the jazz music of African American artists.


Click for more detail about Hornman by Sterling D. Plumpp Hornman

by Sterling D. Plumpp
Third World Press (Nov 01, 1996)
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HornMan is a poetry collection dedicated to the legendary musician, Von Freeman.


Click for more detail about Infusion of African and African American Content in the School Curriculum: Proceedings of the First National Conference by Asa G. Hilliard III Infusion of African and African American Content in the School Curriculum: Proceedings of the First National Conference

by Asa G. Hilliard III
Third World Press (Nov 01, 1996)
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Contains workable recommendations for changing the school curriculum to include more African and African-American content.


Click for more detail about Groundwork: New and Selected Poems, Don L. Lee/Haki R. Madhubuti from 1966 - 1996 by Haki Madhubuti Groundwork: New and Selected Poems, Don L. Lee/Haki R. Madhubuti from 1966 - 1996

by Haki Madhubuti
Third World Press (Jan 01, 1996)
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Thirty years of poems and a few essays of Don L. Lee beginning in the militant Black Arts Movement and metamorphosing into the more mature yet critical voice of Lee as Haki R. Madhubuti. The subject is consistently political and poetic as it challenges the people of the world to rights the wrongs committed against Black people and all oppressed people of the world.


Click for more detail about Million Man March/Day of Absence: A Commemorative Anthology, Speeches, Commentary, Photography, Poetry, Illustrations & Documents by Haki Madhubuti and Maulana Karenga Million Man March/Day of Absence: A Commemorative Anthology, Speeches, Commentary, Photography, Poetry, Illustrations & Documents

by Haki Madhubuti and Maulana Karenga
Third World Press (Jan 01, 1996)
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A comprehensive treatment of the 1996 Million Man March using essays, photographs, and poetry.


Click for more detail about Claiming Earth: Race, Rage, Rape, Redemption: Blacks Seeking a Culture of Enlightened Empowerment by Haki Madhubuti Claiming Earth: Race, Rage, Rape, Redemption: Blacks Seeking a Culture of Enlightened Empowerment

by Haki Madhubuti
Third World Press (Jul 01, 1995)
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An important handbook, this guide encourages nurturing people, both young and old, into Black consciousness and activism.


Click for more detail about Testing African American Students by Asa G. Hilliard III Testing African American Students

by Asa G. Hilliard III
Third World Press (Jan 01, 1995)
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Educational experts and psychologists expound upon the handling of testing and language for African American students.


Click for more detail about Rap on Gangsta Rap: Who Run It?: Gangsta Rap and Visions of Black Violence by Bakari Kitwana Rap on Gangsta Rap: Who Run It?: Gangsta Rap and Visions of Black Violence

by Bakari Kitwana
Third World Press (Sep 01, 1994)
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This book is a critical review of the highly explosive and widely discussed musical art form called gangsta rap. Kitwana examines the ways Black culture, male-female relationships, sexism, white supremacy (racism), and gun violence converge in this controversial music form.


Click for more detail about What Is Life?: Reclaiming the Black Blues Self by Kalamu ya Salaam What Is Life?: Reclaiming the Black Blues Self

by Kalamu ya Salaam
Third World Press (May 01, 1994)
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An eclectic group of poems and essays using the theme of Black culture as the thread. Salaam engages in a self assessment of his life and work using the template of Black culture.


Click for more detail about Who Betrayed the African World Revolution?: And Other Speeches by John Henrik Clarke Who Betrayed the African World Revolution?: And Other Speeches

by John Henrik Clarke
Third World Press (Aug 01, 1993)
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This collection of speeches covers an array of topics from the contributions of Nile Vally civilizations to the future of Pan-Africanism in the 21st century.


Click for more detail about Black Fairy and Other Plays by Useni Eugene Perkins Black Fairy and Other Plays

by Useni Eugene Perkins
Third World Press (Aug 01, 1993)
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A series of short plays for young children that can be used as a teaching tool.


Click for more detail about Rebirth of African Civilization by Chancellor Williams Rebirth of African Civilization

by Chancellor Williams
Third World Press (Jan 01, 1993)
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Amidst the current debates concerning multiculturalism and political correctness, this publication moves the discussion beyond the vagueness of ethnicity to the reality of African empowerment.


Click for more detail about Maud Martha by Gwendolyn Brooks Maud Martha

by Gwendolyn Brooks
Third World Press (Oct 01, 1992)
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September 2003 marked the 50th anniversary of Maud Martha, the only novel published by esteemed poet Gwendolyn Brooks. Initially entitled ""American Family Brown"" the work would eventually come to symbolize some of Brooks’ most provocative writing. In a novel that captures the essence of Black life, Brooks recognizes the beauty and strength that lies within each of us.


Click for more detail about Don’t Cry, Scream by Haki Madhubuti Don’t Cry, Scream

by Haki Madhubuti
Third World Press (Jun 01, 1992)
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In this classic collection of poetry, the reader will find a bold poem for each crucial issue of Black life.


Click for more detail about Black Anglo-Saxons by Nathan Hare Black Anglo-Saxons

by Nathan Hare
Third World Press (Feb 01, 1992)
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A penetrating exposition of the Black middle class individuals who do not accept their role and responsibilties as advocates for all African Americans.


Click for more detail about Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D. by Chancellor Williams Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D.

by Chancellor Williams
Third World Press (Feb 01, 1992)
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The Destruction of Black Civilization took Chancellor Williams sixteen years of research and field study to compile. The book, which was to serve as a reinterpretation of the history of the African race, was intended to be "a general rebellion against the subtle message from even the most 'liberal' white authors (and their Negro disciples): 'You belong to a race of nobodies. You have no worthwhile history to point to with pride.'" The book was written at a time when many black students, educators, and scholars were starting to piece together the connection between the way their history was taught and the way they were perceived by others and by themselves. They began to question assumptions made about their history and took it upon themselves to create a new body of historical research.

The book is premised on the question: "If the Blacks were among the very first builders of civilization and their land the birthplace of civilization, what has happened to them that has left them since then, at the bottom of world society, precisely what happened? The Caucasian answer is simple and well-known: The Blacks have always been at the bottom." Williams instead contends that many elements'nature, imperialism, and stolen legacies' have aided in the destruction of the black civilization. The Destruction of Black Civilization is revelatory and revolutionary because it offers a new approach to the research, teaching, and study of African history by shifting the main focus from the history of Arabs and Europeans in Africa to the Africans themselves, offering instead "a history of blacks that is a history of blacks. Because only from history can we learn what our strengths were and, especially, in what particular aspect we are weak and vulnerable. Our history can then become at once the foundation and guiding light for united efforts in serious[ly] planning what we should be about now." It was part of the evolution of the black revolution that took place in the 1970s, as the focus shifted from politics to matters of the mind. —Sacred Fire

 


Click for more detail about Blacks by Gwendolyn Brooks Blacks

by Gwendolyn Brooks
Third World Press (Oct 01, 1991)
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Here is a necessary collection of poetry for admirers of words and treasurers of literary beauty. Spanning more than 30 years, this collection of literary masterpieces by the venerable Ms. Gwendolyn Brooks, arguably Illinois’ most beloved Poet Laureate and Chicago’s elder black literary stateswoman, ""Blacks"" includes all of Ms. Brooks’ critically acclaimed writings. Within its covers is the groundbreaking ""Annie Allen,"" which earned her the Pulitzer Prize in 1950. There is also the sweepingly beautiful and finely crafted ""A Street in Bronzeville,"" a highly anticipated and lauded poetic treasure that spoke volumes for this great poet’s love of black people, Chicago’s Black community, and even the community of the world. ""Blacks"" includes a special treat, ""Maud Martha,"" Brooks’ only novel.


Click for more detail about Black Men, Obsolete, Single, Dangerous?: The Afrikan American Family in Transition by Haki Madhubuti Black Men, Obsolete, Single, Dangerous?: The Afrikan American Family in Transition

by Haki Madhubuti
Third World Press (Jan 01, 1991)
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Here is the seminal and critical work that helped solidify Haki Madhubuti as an informed, passionate, and caring commentator on Black life, culture, relationships, and the development and stability of the Black community. In ""Black Men,"" an integral text for anyone with vested interest in building healthy, thriving Black families and communities, Madhubuti takes aim at some of the critical issues facing the African American family. He offers useful, pointed, practical solutions for overcoming these obstacles and challenges.


Click for more detail about Black Rituals by Sterling D. Plumpp Black Rituals

by Sterling D. Plumpp
Third World Press (Dec 01, 1987)
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Sterling Plumpp contrasts the rituals of Africa with African American rituals that have emerged in the twentieth century.


Click for more detail about Killing Memory, Seeking Ancestors by Haki Madhubuti Killing Memory, Seeking Ancestors

by Haki Madhubuti
Third World Press (Jan 01, 1987)
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Written in the tradition and style of the Black Arts Movement, this collection contains lyrical poems, laced with satirical allusions and political exhortations to Black readers.


Click for more detail about I’ve Been a Woman: New and Selected Poems by Sonia Sanchez I’ve Been a Woman: New and Selected Poems

by Sonia Sanchez
Third World Press (Jun 01, 1985)
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The author of several books of poetry, Sanchez’ I’ve Been A Woman is the dynamic transcendental female voice of one of the finest poets of our time. Includes ""Black Magic: Blk Rhetoric"" and ""Blues.""


Click for more detail about Tiger Who Wore White Gloves by Gwendolyn Brooks Tiger Who Wore White Gloves

by Gwendolyn Brooks
Third World Press (Apr 01, 1974)
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All the tiger’s fierce qualities do not satisfy him; he wants to be stylish and wear white gloves.


The Trial of Christopher Okigbo

by Ali Mazrui
Third World Press (Jan 01, 1972)
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The Nigerian poet Christopher Okigbo is tried for putting his Ibo tribe before his poetry and for dying for Biafra.


Click for more detail about Journey to Africa by Hoyt Fuller Journey to Africa

by Hoyt Fuller
Third World Press (Dec 01, 1971)
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A candid memoir of an African American’s journey to a continent which bears the scars of centuries of oppression, this volume looks at Africa head-on, full of honesty and devoid of romanticism.




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