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 […]

The Rise

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The Rise Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery by Sarah Lewis Simon and Schuster Hardcover, $26.00 272 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-4516-2923-1 Book Review by Kam Williams “This book is about the advantages that come from the improbable ground of creative endeavor. Brilliant inventions and human feats that have come from labor—an […]

A D’Souza Lollapalooza!

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Dinesh D’Souza The “America: Imagine a World without Her” Interview with Kam Williams   A D’Souza Lollapalooza!   Scholar, author, public intellectual and filmmaker Dinesh Joseph D’Souza was born and raised in Mumbai before coming to the U.S. in 1978 as an exchange student. He subsequently matriculated at Dartmouth where he co-founded, edited and wrote […]

The Man from Essence

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The Man from Essence by Edward Lewis with Audrey Edwards Foreword by Camille O. Cosby Atria Books Hardcover, $25.00 374 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-4767-0348-0 Book Review by Kam Williams “I know what they say about me—that I am too quiet and low-key, unassuming, even clueless. Not the one you’d expect to be the last man […]

Intriguing Native American History & Emotion is Found in Broken Trust by Shannon Baker

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Intriguing Native American History & Emotion is Found in Broken Trust by Shannon Baker  ~Book Review by Amy Lignor Nora Abbott is trying to start a new life after her husband’s murder. She has taken on rock climbing and hiking atop stunning Mount Evans in Colorado…and trying not to have a panic attack from the […]

‘A Tale of Three Tails’ by Denise Carey-Costa

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  by Ernest Dempsey Writing a children’s book that can show the world from an animal’s eyes while remaining accessible to the young audience’s understanding requires special storytelling skills. A Tale of Three Tails (Trafford Publishing, 2009) by Denise Carey-Costa is one of those books that exhibit this talent. The book tells the story of […]

Yoga, Meditation and Spiritual Growth for the African-American Community

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Yoga, Meditation and Spiritual Growth for the African-American Community by Daya Devi-Doolin Amber Books Paperback, $14.95 116 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-937269-46-3 Book Review by Kam Williams “This book is for you, the everyday person, the person who works, has a family (or not) and wants to stay stress-free, happy, fulfilled and healthy. This book will […]