Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom

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  Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March By Lynda Blackmon Lowery As told to Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley Illustrated by PJ Loughran Dial Books Hardcover, $19.99 128 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-8037-4123-2 Book Review by Kam Williams   “Jailed nine times before her 15th birthday, […]

Dreams of My Ancestors

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  Dreams of My Ancestors by L.E. Chavous EOTO Publishing ABA Publishing Hardcover, $17.95 56 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-9830332-2-6 Book Review by Kam Williams   “Approximately 455,000 African men, women, girls and boys were the original ancestors of the estimated 40 million African-American people in the USA today. In this book, we take a look […]

The Lawyer as Leader: How to Plant People and Grow Justice

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The Lawyer as Leader: How to Plant People and Grow Justice by Dr. Artika R. Tyner Foreword by Marian Wright Edelman ABA Publishing Paperback, $59.95 238 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-62722-664-6 Book Review by Kam Williams   “The social challenges of our time are enormous. About one in seven U.S. residents live in poverty, and the […]

Why Vegan Is the New Black

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Why Vegan Is the New Black: More Than 100 Delicious Meat and Dairy-Free Meal Ideas Your Whole Family Will Love by Deborrah Cooper Deborrah Cooper   Publishing Paperback, $24.99                                                       224 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-9909713-8-2   Book Review by Kam Williams   “An estimated 82% of black women and 69% of black men are considered overweight or […]

The Ten Best Black Books of 2014

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  The Ten Best Black Books of 2014        ~by Kam Williams     1.         Justice While Black: Helping African-American Families Navigate and Survive the Criminal Justice System by Robbin Shipp, Esq. and Nick Chiles   2.         An Obama’s Journey: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery across Three Cultures by Mark Obama Ndesandjo […]

Justice While Black: Helping African-American Families Navigate

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Justice While Black: Helping African-American Families Navigate and Survive the Criminal Justice System by Robbin Shipp, Esq. and Nick Chiles Agate Bolden Paperback, $9.99                                                                   160 pages ISBN: 978-1-932841-90-9   Book Review by Kam Williams   “The August 9th fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri has focused global attention on […]

The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader

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  The Light of Truth: Writings of an Anti-Lynching Crusader by Ida B. Wells Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Mia Bay General Editor: Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Penguin Classics Paperback, $18.00                                                       624 pages ISBN: 978-0-14-310682-1   Book Review by Kam Williams   “Ida B. Wells was born a slave in Holly Springs, […]

Who We Be ~The Colorization of America

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Who We Be The Colorization of America by Jeff Chang St. Martin’s Press Hardcover, $29.99 416 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-312-57129-0   Book Review by Kam Williams   “Race. A four-letter word. The greatest social divide in American life, a half-century ago and today. During that time, the United States has seen the most dramatic demographic […]