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A GIRL NAMED JOB   $18.00

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A Girl Named Job

by, Marie Antionette

A chronological recall of memoirs illustrating one woman's triumphs over adversity and setbacks. Beginning with a failed impromptu adoption, then being forced to grow up without the discipline of her father, the writer points out how naiive and trusting most young women really are and how easy it is to fall under the influence of peer pressure and men of little or no honor.

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If you have a minute I would like to direct your attention to your Imagination. I want to take your mind for a ride where your body won't regret.This book is a collection of short remembrances from the diary of a very personal masseuse. When foreplay is elevated to an art form and sex becomes much more than what happens between the sheets, the line between fantasy and reality starts to blur. The author invites to dance along that line with him and explore your most erotic desires.

MY PREFERED MASSAGE  $13.95

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Rap, Race and Revolution: Solutions for Our Struggle is the highly anticipated follow-up to the bestseller How to Hustle and Win: A Survival Guide for the Ghetto, Part One. Part Two continues where Part One left off, and leads readers down a road to empowerment, self-discovery, and personal transformation. Author Supreme Understanding once again offers an incredible assortment of stories, commentaries, and anecdotes illustrating valuable life lessons and solutions to the problems encountered by urban communities. Rap, Race and Revolution speaks the language of the streets, but provides a unique perspective on what it will take to truly change the game; If you're interested in breaking from the crowd and finding your calling in life, this book is what you need. Along with How to Hustle and Win, Part One, this book provides the answers we should all be looking for.

RAP, RACE AND REVOLUTION

$14.95
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By turns harrowing, moving, and ultimately redemptive, this is a war story -- a war that rages out of control on the streets of the United States, claiming the lives of our loved ones and neighbors. In this memoir, complete with child soldiers, unspeakable violence, and eventual salvation, we witness the journey of an East Coast member of the notorious Bloods gang coming to terms with the lost boy he was and the transformation into the man he wants to become. Unlike the child warriors of Mozambique and Sierra Leone, gang members and the wars they wage are the United States' homegrown nightmare. Lacking protection, support, or any alternatives, Dashaun Morris is forced into battle for the first time at age eleven, in the streets of Phoenix, when a friend's older brothers put him in a car filled with 40s and weed smoke, put a gun in his hands, then make him point it at the men on the corner and squeeze the trigger. The targets are Crips, of course, and, as Morris writes, "In the darkness of the streets, my childhood is murdered.... I am reborn -- a gangster."<P>In this haunting, violent memoir, Morris takes us through an American childhood turned grotesquely inside out. In the fourth grade, he loses his first friend in a drive-by shooting. By high school he is the man, a champion on the football field by day and a reputable banger on his 'hood turf by night. Living the life of a gang banger, Morris does it all -- drug dealing, jacking, and continuing the aimless war with rival gang members -- almost opening fire one night on a close friend, a cheerleader, as she hangs out with young men he mistakes for Crips. He eventually makes it to college on a football scholarship, but on the verge of being drafted by the NFL, Morris can't escape his gang-banging mentality and gets caught up in crimes that snatch away all future hopes. Sitting in a prison cell, he anticipates the birth of his first child while counting the friends he's buried. War of the Bloods in My Veins</i> is part of Morris's redemption, a cry to his brothers that gang life is mental illness. It is a rare and brutally honest look into the relentless storm of abandonment, violence, crime, death, and the endless rush toward the complete and utter self-annihilation that plagues the lives of the young "soldiers" who die every day in our streets.

WAR OF THE BLOODS IN MY VEINS

$25.00
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A portrait of a person is not just a picture but a rendering of a life. In this collection of twenty biographical essays, noted author Tonya Bolden and Ansel Pitcairn merge the visual with the analytical and paint a true rendering of these outstanding lives. The heroes range from historical to contemporary figures, from Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. Du Bois to Martin Luther King, Jr., and Gwendolyn Brooks. They represent diverse fields of endeavor, from law to athletics, science, and more. A book to inspire and teach, this is as striking as it is important.

PORTRAITS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HEROES

$11.99 (YOUTH)
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"It does a man no good to be free until he learns how to live." These were the words of Amos Fortune, born the son of a king of the At-mun-shi tribe in Africa. When Amos was only fifteen years old, he was captured by slave traders and brought to Massachusetts, where he was sold at auction. Although his freedom had been taken, Amos never lost his dignity and courage. He dreamed of being free and of buying the freedom of his closest friends. By the time he was sixty years old, Amos Fortune began to see those dreams come true. Amos Fortune, Free Man is a Newbery Award winner that is based on a true story.

AMOS FORTUNE  free man

$6.99 (YOUTH)
GoodGirlGoneBadDanetteM7261_f.jpg (47639 bytes) Most people think when you say, I do all problems come to an end. When happily ever after seems impossible, three women transform from good girls to bad women. Just when they think they ve made it out of the grimy streets to a more ideal lifestyle in the suburbs, their lavish lives turn sour. Unfortunately, for the sexy threesome they are all suddenly faced with financial hardships that land them between a rock and a hard place. While Alyse and her husband Lance live paycheck to paycheck with barely any money to make ends meet, Jazmine gets brutally abused daily by her husband Vince, a well respected police officer by day and a drug addicted maniac by night. Then there s Roslynn a compulsive shopper who s used to a pampered life style. Roslynn all of a sudden has to make a change when her big secret destroys her marriage. With nowhere to turn, they all mastermind an elaborate scheme to get the money they so desperately need. They plunge themselves into a ruthless game of sex, betrayal, and survival. No one suspects them of any wrong doing until their plan goes terribly wrong. Join these three ladies on an exciting journey from the good life to the desperate life.

GOOD GIRL GONE BAD

$15.00
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$13.00 RESURRECTION

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$13.00 WORKING GIRLS
WhoWasKingTutWhoWas7267_f.jpg (54243 bytes) Ever since Howard Carter uncovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, the young pharaoh has become a symbol of the wealth and mystery of ancient Egypt. Now, a two-and-a-half-year-long museum exhibit of Tut’s treasures is touring major cities in the U.S., drawing record crowds. This Who Was . . . ? is complete with 100 black-andwhite illustrations and explains the life and times of this ancient Egyptian ruler, covering the story of the tomb’s discovery, as well as myths and so-called mummy curses.

WHO WAS KING TUT
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21NightsPrince7273_f.jpg (5633 bytes) 21 Nights a first book by Prince and celebrated photographer Randee St. Nicholas is a stunning multimedia volume offering a rare glimpse into the life, lyrics and mystique of one of the most notable and prolific musicians of our time. This beautifully designed photographic essay flows from Prince's sensational, unprecedented, record-breaking, sold-out 21 concerts in 21 Nights at London's 02 Arena in 2007. Giving insight into his dueling worlds of performance and solitude, 21 Nights incorporates Prince's evocative poetry and lyrics to new songs and other selections, and 124 full-color, sumptuous never-before-published images by Randee St. Nicholas. As part of the multi-dimensional experience, it will also include "Indigo Night," a CD--available only with the book--capturing Prince's after-hours, live after-show sessions--rare and profound moments of musical genius. 21 Nights takes the reader from the passenger seat of a limousine zipping through the streets of London to his sleeping quarters in a luxury hotel. In between we see him and his phenomenal band of musicians, singers and dancers backstage in the make up room to onstage, bathed in purple lights and a fog of gray smoke. Like a movie-in-a-book, readers are taken on his journey from London to Prague, in a style that takes glam rock to a new level. Then there is poetry and lyrics that reveal the heart and soul of Prince--in addition to his incomparable talent. Going beyond the catchy hook, he expresses himself on everything from the destructive forces of war, greed and superficiality the life giving energy of love, beauty, and--of course--music.

PRINCE / RANDEE ST. NICHOLAS

$35.00  ($20.OO Discount off MSRP)
StillFarFromInnocentTony7278_f.jpg (31643 bytes) Have you ever witnessed a brutal murder? Have you ever been betrayed by people closest to you? Do you have any idea what it feels like to have your innocence stolen from you at the tender age of nine? What if your mother was a sex-crazed addict and you had to take care of yourself? Twenty-three-year-old Aretha Johnson-Allen, AKA, Re-Re, is no stranger to tragedy and is a strong survivor. No matter what obstacles were thrown her way, she always managed to persevere. After marrying her high-school sweetheart and successful businessman, Fred Allen, Re-Re acquired more financial wealth than she ever imagined. She had everything from the big dream house to the luxury European car. Even though she had the "American dream," her life still took a turn for the worse. There were pieces to the puzzle missing. Unfortunately, before discovering true deception and betrayal, she played the role of a treacherous wife, mistress, and private investigator. Once again, Re-Re succumbs to drama, corruption, and scandal and is forced to endure the pain and consequences...

STILL FAR FROM INNOCENT

$14.95
71967bbea14530a0bd5b7a10951d76a9.jpg (4352 bytes) Can you really become a product of your environment? What if your struggles to become something positive are negatively influenced by your surroundings? What happens when you re forced to choose between survival and integrity? Because of her mother s addiction to heroin, Sinnamon is forced to take care of herself and her little brother at a very young age. She has nothing but dreams of going to college, and getting a well paying job to escape poverty. In her senior year of high school, Sinnamon meets Essence who helps her discover her outer beauty, and shows her how to survive. With her new look and confidence, Sinnamon is ready to take on whatever comes her way. That is until things take a turn for the worst and the rug is snatched from under her feet. After tasting money and living the life of luxury, Sinnamon is hooked and doesn t want to let go. She refuses to go backwards, but what is she willing to risk to maintain her new life style? They say once a good girl gone bad she s gone forever, but what if karma brings her back.

SINNAMON

$12.00

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Meet Justice, a half-black, half-Filipino goddess whose appetite for a quick dollar is insatiable. Having moved from Chi-town to Charlotte, North Carolina, at an early age, Justice and her younger brother, Monk, decides to take the streets of the Queen City by storm. <P>All is well and their hustle is fruitful until Justice ex-boyfriend Carlos (a viscious drug dealer) is robbed and all fingers are pointed towards Justice and Monk. Subsequently, a war ensues between Monk and Carlos clique of dealers and killers. No one is exempt from the bloodbath!<P>Justice life begins to spiral out of control. She has sworn off hustlers and is determined to find a guy with a legitimate job to settle down with. She meets J.T., a handsome business man who becomes her every fantasy in human form. J.T. rescues Justice from a deadly and cruel world. Justice thinks she has moved into a safe haven, only to find out that she has actually landed in a snake pit! She decides that her only escape is to leave Charlotte behind altogether. However, this may leave Monk with no one to watch his back.<P>Justice refuses to leave without punishing all those that caused her harm, but her past soon catches up with her. She is confronted with a bare truth that explodes her world into a million tiny pieces. As her thirst for money grows, so does her appetite for revenge. However, she soon realizes that some thirsts can NEVER be quenched!

THIRSTY

$12.00

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Sons of Sin is full of vivid, grimy characters that will make you mad enough to jump through the pages and put an old fashion ass whooping on them. Get down or get put down is the "Sons of Sins" motto. Jay and Quan are best friends in the hood and they are looking to come up in the street game. When confronted with an offer by Big Vic they could not refuse, they become runners and see more than what their young eyes have ever experienced before.

SONS OF SIN

$12.00

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Al Capone may have ruled Chicago. Lucky Luciano may have run most of New York City. But from the 1930s to the late 1960s, when it came to Harlem, the undisputed king of the underworld was Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson.  He was called an old-fashioned gentleman. He was called a pimp. A philanthropist and a thief. A scholar and a thug. A man who admonished children to stay in school, and a man who some say introduced heroin into Harlem.  Bumpy was a man whose contradictions are still the root of many an argument in Harlem. But there is one thing on which both his supporters and detractors agree in his lifetime, Bumpy was the man in Harlem.  If you wanted to do anything in Harlem, anything at all, you'd better stop and see Bumpy because he ran the place. Want to open a number spot on the Avenue? Go see Bumpy. Thinking about converting your brownstone into a speakeasy? Check with Bumpy first.   The police knew it they came to him to negotiate peace between young street gangs. The politicians knew it they counted on him to deliver votes on Election Day. Even the Italian and Jewish syndicate knew it, although they had to find out the hard way. Harlem Godfather: The Rap On My Husband, Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson is the first complete biography of a man who for years was Harlem s best kept, and most cherished secret.  The book is written by Bumpy's widow, Mayme Johnson, and details not only his criminal life and relationships, but also his close relationships with Harlem luminaries like Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Joe Lewis, Sidney Poitier, Bill Bojangles Robinson, and Sugar Ray Robinson to name a few. This book also details Bumpy's relationship Harlem dopedealer with Frank Lucas, who has called himself Bumpy's right-hand man, but was -- according to Mrs. Johnson -- little more than a flunky.

HARLEM GODFATHER

$12.00

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Cartier Timmons and Monya White were born to teenage mothers who were also best friends. At 15, Cartier formed her own crew aptly named the Cartier Cartel. The main and only vision of the crew; Cartier, Monya, Bam, Lil Momma, and Shanine was to do petty crimes in order to wear the flyest gear. While Monya loves boys, clothes, and money (in that order), Cartier is tired of the petty boosting to keep a few dollars in her pockets. <P> Always wise beyond her years, Cartier observes how the corner boys hustle drugs and figures her crew could do the same. Cartier realizes too late that her and her crew are in more trouble than they can handle. Once a rival drug-hustler gets murdered, Cartier's Cartel will need to make a life-altering decision.

CARTIER CARTEL

$12.00