Achievement Matters: Getting Your Child the Best Education
by Hugh B. Price.
A helpful resource for parents and caregivers by the president of
the National Urban League.
LC2717 .P7 2002
American Skin: Pop Culture, Big Business, and the End of
by Leon E. Wynter.
The transformation of American identity, driven by the commercial
E184.A1 W96 2002
The Anatomy of Racial Inequality
by Glenn C. Loury.
A study of racial stigma as a cause of social exclusion and economic
disadvantage among black Americans.
E185.615 .L675 2002
*Bad Boy: The Influence of Sean "Puffy" Combs on
the Music Industry
by Ronin Ro.
An account of friendship, greed, and betrayal.
ML420 .P9785 R6 2001
Bill Clinton and Black America
by DeWayne Wickham.
Professionals, politicians, and intellectuals explore the impact
of Clinton's presidency on African-Americans. Contributors include
Johnnie Cochran, Alvin Poussaint and Kweisi Mfume.
E886.2 .W53 2002
A Death in Texas: A Story of Race, Murder, and a Small Town's
Struggle for Redemption
by Dina Temple-Raston.
An account of the brutal 1998 murder of James Byrd Jr., the prosecution
of his killers, and the social and political aftermath for Jasper,
HV6534 .J363 T45 2002
*The Envy of the World: On Being A Black Man in America
by Ellis Cose.
Examines the state of black men at the start of the 21st century.
E185.86 .C58829 2002
"I'm Not a Racist, But
" The Moral Quandary
by Lawrence Blum.
One man's analysis.
HT1523 .B58 2002
LAbyrinth: A Detective Investigates the Murders of Tupac
Shakur and Notorious B.I.G., the Implication of Death Row Records'
Suge Knight, and the Origins of the Los Angeles Police Scandal
by Randall Sullivan.
HV6534 .L7 S848 2002
The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell
by Oren Harari.
The wisdom and foundation of Powell's leadership style revealed.
HD57.7 .H365 2002
Legal Lynching: The Death Penalty and America's Future
by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., Representative Jesse L. Jackson Jr.,
and Bruce Shapiro.
The history, myths and realities of state-sponsored executions are
HV8699 .U5 J35 2001
The Miner's Canary: Enlisting Race, Resisting Power, Transforming
by Lani Guinier and Gerald Torres.
A new perspective on race and social change.
E184 .A1 G94 2002
The New Urban Leaders
by Joyce A. Ladner.
An innovative group of community activists are determined to improve
opportunities for the poor.
HT175 .L33 2001
*Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word
by Randall Kennedy.
E185.625 .K46 2002
Not Guilty: Twelve Black Men Speak Out on the Law, Justice
edited by Jabari Asim.
Essayists include E. Lynn Harris, Fred McKissack Jr. and Mark Anthony
HV9950 .N67 2001
*The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream
by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt.
An inspirational story of a supportive friendship leading to successful
R695 .D38 2002
Profiles in Injustice: Why Racial Profiling Cannot Work
by David A. Harris.
An analysis of its history, uses, and failure as a law enforcement
HV8141 .H298 2002
The Reckoning: What Blacks Owe to Each Other
by Randall Robinson.
The best-selling author of The Debt rallies financially secure black
Americans to help those who are less fortunate.
E185.86 .R73 2002
Talking at Trena's: Everyday Conversations at an African
by Reuben A. Buford May.
A cultural study of middle-class African Americans in the relaxed
setting of a Chicago tavern.
E185.625 .M35 2001