Thoughts From A Unicorn: 100% black. 100% jewish. 0% safe.

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Thoughts from a Unicorn: 100% black. 100% jewish. 0% safe. by MaNishtana Foreword by Saul Sudin Hyphen Publishing Paperback, $19.95 392 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-61574758-3 Book Review by Kam Williams “Born to an African-American Orthodox Jewish family, MaNisshtana has spent his life being Black, being Jewish, fielding questions and accusations from all sides, and occasionally […]

Cold Shot: A Clever Suspense by Mark Henshaw

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Cold Shot: A Clever Suspense by Mark Henshaw  ~ Book Review by Amy Lignor The number one factor that makes a thriller memorable is whether or not the story is clever. Henshaw brought it in his first novel, Red Cell, and has most definitely delivered once again by creating one of the most clever thrillers […]

30 Years at Ballymaloe

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30 Years at Ballymaloe by Darina Allen Foreword by Alice Waters Photographs by Laura Edwards Kyle Books Hardcover, $35.00 320 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-909487-13-0 Book Review by Kam Williams             “Ballymaloe is Ireland’s longest established cookery school and a Mecca of international acclaim for those with a passion for food. Since it first opened in […]

Power List Announces Best-Selling African-American Books for Summer 2014

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Power List Announces Best-Selling African-American Books for Summer 2014   New York, NY, August 5, 2014 Autobiographies and books with political themes dominated both the hardcover and paperback non-fiction portions of the Power List, the quarterly compilation of best-selling books written or read by African Americans, which was released today. The one notable exception was a […]

A Hunter is Center Stage Once More in The Catch by Taylor Stevens

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A Hunter is Center Stage Once More in The Catch by Taylor Stevens Book Review by Amy Lignor Vanessa Michael Monroe is known as a bit of a chameleon. She is a definite hunter who has built her reputation on getting things done, whether it be dangerous things, or shady deals in the legal realm, […]

Dollar Democracy: With Liberty and Justice for Some

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Dollar Democracy: With Liberty and Justice for Some by Peter Mathews CreateSpace Paperback, $24.99 368 pages ISBN: 978-1-49605973-4 Book Review by Kam Williams “Big corporations and their super wealthy owners have bought many American politicians through campaign contributions and lobbying. These politicians have voted to benefit their donors, not the American public… The Corporate dominated […]

Nine Lives of a Black Panther

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Nine Lives of a Black Panther: A Story of Survival by Wayne Pharr Chicago Review Press Hardcover, $26.95 320 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-61374-916-6     Book Review by Kam Williams   “In the early morning hours of December 8, 1969, 300 officers of the newly-created, elite paramilitary unit known as SWAT initiated a violent battle with […]

Blessed Experiences

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Blessed Experiences Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black by Congressman James E. Clyburn (D-SC) Foreword by Alfre Woodard University of South Carolina Press Hardcover, $34.95 386 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-61117-337-6 Book Review by Kam Williams “From his humble beginnings in Sumter, South Carolina to his prominence on the Washington, D.C. political scene as the third highest-ranking Democrat in the […]