{New Releases} June 25-July 1, 2018

White Fragility by:Robin Diangelo Groundbreaking book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when discussing racism that serve to protect their positions and maintain racial inequality. Antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo first coined the term “white fragility” in 2011, and since then it’s been invoked by critics from Samantha Bee to Charles Blow. “White fragility” refers…

{New Releases} June 18-24, 2018

Envy by:Victoria Christopher Murray By the NAACP Image Award winner for Outstanding Literary Work and national bestselling author Victoria Christopher Murray, who “creates believable women to whom readers will easily relate” (Library Journal), Envy is a novel inspired by the seven deadly sins: Gabrielle and Adrienne are elated to discover that they are half-sisters, but…

{New Releases} April 23-29, 2018

Creative Quest by: Questlove A unique new guide to creativity from Questlove—inspirations, stories, and lessons on how to live your best creative life. Questlove—musician, bandleader, designer, producer, culinary entrepreneur, professor, and all-around cultural omnivore—shares his wisdom on the topics of inspiration and originality in a one-of-a-kind guide to living your best creative life. In Creative…

{New Releases} April 16-22, 2018

Return To Me by: Jacquelin Thomas For the love of family… The DuGrandpres of Charleston Austin DuGrandpre never had a relationship with his father. Determined that his son—put up for adoption without his knowledge—won’t suffer the same fate, he tracks the young boy to Charleston…and to the home of his sister’s beautiful best friend Bree…

{New Releases} Feb 5-11, 2018

Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores by:Dominique DuBois Gilliard The United States has more people locked up in jails, prisons, and detention centers than any other country in the history of the world. Mass incarceration has become a lucrative industry, and the criminal justice system is plagued with bias and unjust practices. And the…

{New Releases} Jan 29-Feb 4, 2018

Black Fortunes by:Shomari Wells The astonishing untold history of America’s first black millionaires—former slaves who endured incredible challenges to amass and maintain their wealth for a century, from the Jacksonian period to the Roaring Twenties—self-made entrepreneurs whose unknown success mirrored that of American business heroes such as Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and Thomas Edison….

{New Releases} Jan 22-28, 2018

Rise And Grind by:Daymond John New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Broke and “Shark” on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank explores how grit, persistence, and good old-fashioned hard work are the backbone of every successful business and individual, and inspires readers to Rise & Grind their way the top. Daymond John knows…

{New Releases} Jan. 15-21, 2018

I Will Not Fear by:Melba Pattillo Beals In 1957, Melba Beals was one of the nine African American students chosen to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. But her story of overcoming didn’t start–or end–there. While her white schoolmates were planning their senior prom, Melba was facing the business end of a double-barreled…

{Awards} 49th NAACP Image Award Literary Work Winners

Last Night was the 49th NAACP Image Award (Non-Televised), this is where most of the categories I care about happen.~King Brooks Outstanding Literary Work -Fiction The Annotated African American Folk Tales by:Henry Louis Gates Jr. Outstanding Literary Work – Children Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by:Vashti Harrison Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography Becoming…

{New Releases} Jan. 8-14, 2018

Urban Rage: The Revolt of the Excluded by:Mustafa Dikec A timely and incisive examination of contemporary urban unrest that explains why riots will continue until citizens are equally treated and politically included. In the past few decades, urban riots have erupted in democracies across the world. While high profile politicians often react by condemning protestors’…