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Cose, Ellis.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Washington Square Press 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.388 COS

Dickey, Eric Jerome

Summary: "A professional job turns personal for jet-setting contract killer Gideon in this sexy, thrilling page-turner by New York Timesbestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey. As a hit man from the time he was very young, money, women, and danger have always ruled Gideon's life; but for the first time, the job is taking its toll. Neither Gideon nor the city of Buenos Aires has recovered from the mayhem...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC DIC

Brinkley, Jamel

Summary: In the nine expansive, searching stories of A lucky man, fathers and sons attempt to salvage relationships with friends and family members and confront mistakes made in the past. An imaginative young boy from the Bronx goes swimming with his group from day camp at a backyard pool in the suburbs, and faces the effects of power and privilege in ways he can barely grasp. A teen intent on proving...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC BRI

Summary: Comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peel give viewers no choice but to laugh at their hilarious way of examining life in a provocative and irreverent way, through a combination of filmed sketches and live stage segments. From gangsters sharing a passion for Twilight to Ice-T as a naughty puppy, or racist super heroes, it showcases their chemistry, camaraderie and unique point of view, born...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: [Publisher not identified] 2014

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Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

Summary: Presents the stories of ten African-American men from different eras in American history, organized chronologically to provide a scope from slavery to the modern day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney/Jump at the Sun Books 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 PIN

Philippe, Ben

Summary: In the biting, hilarious vein of What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker and We Are Never Meeting in Real Life comes Ben Philippe's candid memoir-in-essays, chronicling a lifetime of being the Black friend in predominantly white spaces. From cheating his way out of swim tests to discovering stray family members in unlikely places, he finds the punchline in the serious while acknowledging the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 814 PHI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 814 PHI

Baldwin, James

Summary: "Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin's story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2002

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC BAL

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1 available in Consider This, Call number: FIC BAL

Young, Damon

Summary: The co-founder of VerySmartBrothas.com presents a provocative and humorous memoir-in-essays that explores the direct impact of racism on his life, the shifting definition of black male identity, and the ongoing realities of white supremacy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 YOUNG, DAMON YOU

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B YOUNG YOU

Summary: Further chronicles the exploits of the central character, Black Dynamite, and his crew. Black Dynamite is a 1970s renaissance man with a kung-fu grip. His sidekick extraordinaire is Bullhorn, the brains and cunning that complements Black Dynamite's hard-hittin', bone-crushin' style. Providing comic relief on the mean streets is Cream Corn and classing up the place is the gorgeous Honey Bee.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Cartoon Network 2014

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV BLA

Butler, Paul

Summary: "Cops, politicians, and ordinary people are afraid of black men. The result is the Chokehold: laws and practices that treat every African American man like a thug. In this explosive new book, an African American former federal prosecutor shows that the system is working exactly the way it's supposed to. Black men are always under watch, and police violence is widespread--all with the support of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.2 BUT

Dickey, Eric Jerome

Summary: "A professional job turns personal for jet-setting contract killer Gideon in this sexy, thrilling page-turner by New York Timesbestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey. As a hit man from the time he was very young, money, women, and danger have always ruled Gideon's life; but for the first time, the job is taking its toll. Neither Gideon nor the city of Buenos Aires has recovered from the mayhem...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DIC

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DIC

Mosley, Walter

Summary: "Easy Rawlins is back, with a new detective agency and a new mystery to solve. Charcoal Joe has asked Easy to help clear Joe's son, who was found standing over a white man's dead body in his cabin home"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2016

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC MOS

Summary: Inglewood, a Los Angeles suburb, is called the Wood. It is largely home to Black middle class families. Mike, Slim, and Roland have been best friends since junior high. It's three hours before Roland's wedding and he has a bad case of cold feet. Mike and Slim must sober him up and help him decide if he wants to go through with the wedding. In flashbacks, they recall key moments of their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY WOO

Gaines, Ernest J.

Summary: In a small Cajun community in 1940s Louisiana, a young black man is about to go to the electric chair for murder. A white shopkeeper had died during a robbery gone bad; though the young man on trial had not been armed and had not pulled the trigger, in that time and place, there could be no doubt of the verdict or the penalty.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Contemporaries 1997

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION GAI

Gaines, Ernest J.

Summary: "Ernest J. Gaines's new novella revolves around a courthouse shooting that leads a young reporter to uncover the long story of race and power in his small town and the relationship between the white sheriff and the black man who "whipped children" to keep order. After Brady Sims pulls out a gun in a courtroom and shoots his own son, who has just been convicted of robbery and murder, he asks...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Contemporaries, Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GAI

Tademy, Lalita

Summary: Buying his freedom after serving as a translator during the American Indian wars, Cow Tom builds a remarkable life and legacy that is sustained by his courageous granddaughter.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TAD

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TAD

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC TAD

Summary: PB & J. Milk and Cookies. Serial Killers and Showers. Some things just go together; like sketch masters Key & Peele. They and their characters are back and bringing their honest, unvarnished and always brilliantly funny take on pop culture, race and society. From returning faves (substitute teacher!) to fresh material (paintboobs!), this is one perfect pair.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Mitchell, Brian K.

Summary: "Depicted as a graphic history and informed by newly discovered primary sources and years of archival research, Monumental resurrects, in vivid detail, Louisiana and New Orleans after the Civil War, and an iconic American life that never should have been forgotten. The graphic history is supplemented with personal and historiographical essays as well as a map, timeline, and endnotes that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Historic New Orleans Collection 2021

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 MIT

Als, Hilton.

Summary: Analyzes literature, history, culture, entertainment, race, and gender through the lens of people the author terms "white girls," including Louise Brooks, Flannery O'Connor, Truman Capote, Richard Pryor, Malcolm X, and Michael Jackson.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: McSweeneys Books 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.6 ALS

Summary: Comedian Chris Rock tackles the very personal issue of hair, and how attaining good hair can impact African American's activities, relationships, wallets, and a self-esteem. Engages in frank, funny conversations with haircare professionals, beautyshop and barbershop patrons, as well as featuring interviews with Dr. Maya Angelou, Nia Long, Ice-T, Raven Symone, and more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2010

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC GOO

Thomas, R. Eric

Summary: "R. Eric Thomas didn't know he was different until the world told him so. Everywhere he went--whether it was his rich, mostly white, suburban high school, his conservative black church, or his Ivy League college in a big city--he found himself on the outside looking in. In essays by turns hysterical and heartfelt, Eric redefines what it means to be an "other" through the lens of his own life...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 THOMAS, R. ERIC THO

Allen, Danielle S.

Summary: The author relates how her cousin was imprisoned at the age of fifteen for attempted carjacking and how she took him in upon his release, only to lose him to the deadly streets of South Central L.A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ALLEN, MICHAEL ALEXANDER ALL

Jackson, Mitchell S.

Summary: With a poet's gifted ear, a novelist's sense of narrative, and a journalist's unsentimental eye, Mitchell S. Jackson candidly explores his tumultuous youth in the other America. Survival Math takes its name from the calculations Mitchell and his family made to keep safe--to stay alive--in their community, a small black neighborhood in Portland, Oregon blighted by drugs, violence, poverty, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Shuster, Inc. 2019

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JACKSON, MITCHELL JAC

Baldwin, James

Contents: Pt. 1. Seventh day -- pt. 2. Prayers of the saints -- Florence's prayer -- Gabriel's prayer -- Elizabeth's prayer -- pt. 3. Threshing-floor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Modern Library 1995

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