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Author: Marcie Alvis Walker | Narrator: Marcie Alvis Walker
Release Date: May 30, 2023
A dazzling memoir that explores what it means to become fully alive and holy when we embrace the silenced stories we’ve inherited—from the creator of Black Coffee with White Friends.“To give you some idea of the kind of stuff I&rsqu...
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Author: Victor Luckerson |
Release Date: May 23, 2023
A multigenerational saga of a family and a community in Tulsa’s Greenwood district, or “Black Wall Street,” that in one century survived the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, urban renewal, and gentrificationWhen Ed Goodwin moved with his p...
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Author: Brianna Holt |
Release Date: April 11, 2023
In Our Shoes: On Being a Young Black Woman in Not-So "Post-Racial" America is a memoir in essays about young Black women and the stereotypes and preconceived notions they are expected to live up to, examined through the lens of Brianna Holt&rsqu...
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Author: Joshua Bennett | Narrator: Joshua Bennett
Release Date: March 28, 2023
A fascinating history of the art form that has transformed the cultural landscape, by one of its influential practitioners, an award-winning poet, professor, and slam championIn 2009, when he was twenty years old, Joshua Bennett was invited to perfor...
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Author: Matthew F. Delmont | Narrator: William DeMeritt
Release Date: October 18, 2022
A New York Times Notable Book for 2022The definitive history of World War II from the African American perspective, written by civil rights expert and Dartmouth history professor Matthew Delmont“Matthew F. Delmont’s book is filled with co...
Author: Donald Yacovone | Narrator: Cary Hite
Release Date: September 27, 2022
A powerful exploration of the past and present arc of America’s white supremacy—from the country’s inception and Revolutionary years to its 19th century flashpoint of civil war; to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and today&rs...
Author: Jessica P. Pryde | Narrator: Jessica P. Pryde, Angel Pean, Tashi Thomas, Gina Daniels, Julienne Irons and André Santana
Release Date: February 01, 2022
An incisive, intersectional essay anthology that celebrates and examines romance and romantic media through the lens of Black readers, writers, and cultural commentators, edited by Book Riot columnist and librarian Jessica Pryde.   Romantic love...
Narrator: Full Cast and Nikole Hannah-Jones
Release Date: November 16, 2021
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present.NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The...
Author: Blair Imani | Narrator: Blair Imani
Release Date: October 26, 2021
An approachable guide to being an informed, compassionate, and socially conscious person today—from discussions of race, gender, and sexual orientation to disability, class, and beyond—from critically-acclaimed historian, e...
Author: Barack Obama | Narrator: Barack Obama
Release Date: October 05, 2021
NOW AVAILABLE UNABRIDGED ON AUDIO FOR THE FIRST TIME#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF ESSENCE’S 50 MOST IMPACTFUL BLACK BOOKS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS In this iconic memoir of his early days, Barack Obama “guides us straigh...
Author: Kristin Henning | Narrator: Karen Chilton
Release Date: September 28, 2021
A brilliant analysis of the foundations of racist policing in America: the day-to-day brutalities, largely hidden from public view, endured by Black youth growing up under constant police surveillance and the persistent threat of physical and psychol...
Author: Randall Kennedy | Narrator: Cary Hite
Release Date: August 17, 2021
Timely—as the 2012 presidential election nears—and controversial, here is the first book by a major African-American public intellectual on racial politics and the Obama presidency. Renowned for his cool reason vis-à-vis the p...