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Black Mosaic

Black Mosaic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479863106
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Historically, Black Americans have easily found common ground on political, social, and economic goals. Yet, there are signs of increasing variety of opinion among Blacks in the United States, due in large part to the influx of Afro-Latino, Afro-Caribbean, and African immigrants to the United States. In fact, the very definition of “African American” as well as who can self-identity as Black is becoming more ambiguous. Should we expect African Americans’ shared sense of group identity and high sense of group consciousness to endure as ethnic diversity among the population increases? In Black Mosaic, Candis Watts Smith addresses the effects of this dynamic demographic change on Black identity and Black politics. Smith explores the numerous ways in which the expanding and rapidly changing demographics of Black communities in the United States call into question the very foundations of political identity that has united African Americans for generations. African Americans’ political attitudes and behaviors have evolved due to their historical experiences with American Politics and American racism. Will Black newcomers recognize the inconsistencies between the American creed and American reality in the same way as those who have been in the U.S. for several generations? If so, how might this recognition influence Black immigrants’ political attitudes and behaviors? Will race be a site of coalition between Black immigrants and African Americans? In addition to face-to-face interviews with African Americans and Black immigrants, Smith employs nationally representative survey data to examine these shifts in the attitudes of Black Americans. Filling a significant gap in the political science literature to date, Black Mosaic is a groundbreaking study about the state of race, identity, and politics in an ever-changing America.

Black Wings of Cthulhu (Volume Four)

Black Wings of Cthulhu (Volume Four) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S.T. Joshi
Editor: Titan Books (US, CA)
ISBN: 1783295740
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Through his collaborations with today’s most talented and acclaimed practitioners of Lovecraftian fiction, editor S. T. Joshi has made the Black Wings of Cthulhu series essential for every library of horror and the macabre. Volume four offers up seventeen new masterpieces, each exploring the roots of fear employed so famously by the master himself, H. P. Lovecraft. Between these covers there lies a who’s who of the supernatural, including Fred Chappell, Jason V Brock, Gary Fry, Richard Gavin, Cody Goodfellow, Lois H. Gresh, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Charles Lovecraft, Will Murray, John Pelan and Stephen Mark Rainey, W. H. Pugmire, Ann K. Schwader, Darrell Schweitzer, Simon Strantzas, Melanie Tem, Jonathan Thomas, Donald Tyson, and Stephen Woodworth.

Cycles of Therran

Cycles of Therran Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Zakk Duffy
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1514483645
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Cycles of Therran by Zakk Duffy Summary

The war with the tainted god, Groth, is led by the master swordsman, Moreck Bladeblade, and the sorcerer Duntari. The first of the three harbingers has been destroyed, and the next one is not expected to manifest for another six months. Moreck sets out on a simple task of traveling to the Elven Forest and checking to see if the wielder of the dague relic has been chosen. The young warrior Brannon and Azbella, a priestess of the goddess Aideth, accompany him. After arriving, he faces controversy and conflict. Imyria, the elf that befriended him on his last and only visit to the elven lands, is being hunted for treason for proclaiming that a false wielder has been chosen. He learns that the sacred tree of wisdom and source of elven magic is dying. Moreck also discovers that the dark power of the tainted god, Groth has, extended into the elven nation. His simple task turns into a struggle for survival. Due to a letter his deceased mother had left him, Duntari chooses to go on a solitary quest to find and visit the mysterious Oracle. If he can pass through the trials set before him, he hopes to receive answers that can assist in being successful in the campaign and war with the tainted god. Duntari learns of another quest his mother had started and must find a way to summon her from the spirit world in order to complete it. On his heels is the evil group of sorcerers, the Pentad, that have found a way to eliminate his use of magic. The unfortunate encounter with the leader of her faith leaves the high priestess Seleena no choice but to join her in the journey to Thurak, where a sacred ritual is to be performed. Her intended trek to meet up with her future mate, Moreck, has to wait. She had never left her secluded village before. She is not familiar with the people or life outside of it, though a few random strangers had come across its hidden location throughout her time span. In Thurak, she falls prey to betrayal and captivity. Her captor is determined to learn the secrets that Seleena has safeguarded and kept concealed from the outside world. Volume Two: Beckoning of Darkness continues the riveting saga of the land of Therran, which captivates the mind and richly brings to life the stirring characters of that world.

Shades of Difference

Shades of Difference Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Rees
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742568539
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Shades of Difference by Richard Rees Summary

Shades of Difference introduces new perspectives on the definition of 'whiteness' in America, and makes an original contribution to the larger discussion of race through a detailed account of ethnicity's original meaning and its revaluation when later appropriated by the discourse of Black Nationalism in the 1960s and 70s.

New Day in Babylon

New Day in Babylon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William L. Van Deburg
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022617235X
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The most comprehensive account available of the rise and fall of the Black Power Movement and of its dramatic transformation of both African-American and larger American culture. With a gift for storytelling and an ear for street talk, William Van Deburg chronicles a decade of deep change, from the armed struggles of the Black Panther party to the cultural nationalism of artists and writers creating a new aesthetic. Van Deburg contends that although its tactical gains were sometimes short-lived, the Black Power movement did succeed in making a revolution—one in culture and consciousness—that has changed the context of race in America. "New Day in Babylon is an extremely intelligent synthesis, a densely textured evocation of one of American history's most revolutionary transformations in ethnic group consciousness."—Bob Blauner, New York Times Winner of the Gustavus Myers Center Outstanding Book Award, 1993

Thinning the Herd

Thinning the Herd Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cynthia Ceilan
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493003763
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Thinning the Herd by Cynthia Ceilan Summary

Dark humor about those who have removed themselves from the gene pool An original and irreverent compendium of accidental deaths caused by astonishing stupidity, embarrassing irony and/or really bad luck, in the tradition of The Darwin Awards.

The Black Khan

The Black Khan Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ausma Zehanat Khan
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062459228
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The Black Khan by Ausma Zehanat Khan Summary

Khan has created a rich, well-crafted world that will appeal to readers of S.A. Chakraborty’s The City of Brass (2017) or Erika Johansen’s The Queen of the Tearling -- Booklist The second novel in Ausma Zehanat Khan’s powerful epic fantasy quartet, a series that lies "somewhere between N. K. Jemisin and George R. R. Martin" (Saladin Ahmed), in which a powerful band of women must use their magic to defeat an oppressive dark regime. To fight against the cruel and superstitious patriarchy known as the Talisman, members of the resistance group known as the Companions of Hira have risked their lives in a failed attempt to procure the Bloodprint—a dangerous text that may hold the secret to overthrowing the terrifying regime. Now, with their plans in ashes, the Companions of Hira have scattered, and the lives of two brave women at the center of the plot—Arian and Sinnia—face unprecedented danger. Yet a spark of hope flickers in the darkness—the Bloodprint has survived. It is hidden in Ashfall, the seat of Rukh, the Black Khan, whose court is ruled by intrigue and conspiracy. Treacherous enemies ruthlessly maneuver for power behind the throne, including the autocratic Grand Vizier; the deadly and secretive Assassin; the Khan’s deposed half-brother; and the commander of Ashfall’s army, who is also Rukh’s oldest friend. The Companions of Hira must somehow reunite, break through Talisman lines, and infiltrate Ashfall. A master of treachery himself, the Black Khan joins forces with these powerful women to manipulate them for his own ends. But as Ashfall comes under siege, he is forced to make a deadly calculation . . . one that could cause irrevocable damage to the Companions and their fight for freedom.

RIN-NE, Vol. 6

RIN-NE, Vol. 6 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rumiko Takahashi
Editor: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 1974716236
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RIN-NE, Vol. 6 by Rumiko Takahashi Summary

Say hello to Kain, a shinigami clerk who records human life spans! Rinne's father, Sabato, owes Kain's mother a ton of money. As collateral, Kain takes something precious from Rinne. But when Sabato returns home to the scene, Rinne's in a whole bunch of trouble! -- VIZ Media

Imagining the Black Female Body

Imagining the Black Female Body Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C. Henderson
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230115470
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Imagining the Black Female Body by C. Henderson Summary

This volume explores issues of black female identity through the various "imaginings" of the black female body in print and visual culture. Contributions emphasize the ways in which the black female body is framed and how black women (and their allies) have sought to write themselves back into social discourses on their terms.

Rape and the Rise of the Author

Rape and the Rise of the Author Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Amy Greenstadt
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317071530
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Rape and the Rise of the Author by Amy Greenstadt Summary

Contending that early modern fictional portrayals of sexual violence identify the position of the author with that of the chaste woman threatened with rape, Amy Greenstadt challenges the prevalent scholarly view that this period's concept of 'The Author' was inherently masculine. Instead, she argues, the analogy between rape and writing centrally informed ideas of literary intention that emerged during the English Renaissance. Analyzing works by Milton, Sidney, Shakespeare and Cavendish, Greenstadt shows how the figure of 'The Author' - and by extension ideas of the modern individual--derived from a paradigm of female virtue and vulnerability. This volume supplements the growing body of studies that address the relationship between early modern textual representation and notions of gender and sexuality; it also adds a new dimension in considering the wider origins of modern concepts of selfhood and individual rights.

The Black Prism

The Black Prism Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brent Weeks
Editor: Orbit
ISBN: 0316087548
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The Black Prism by Brent Weeks Summary

In a world where magic is tightly controlled, the most powerful man in history must choose between his kingdom and his son in the first book in the epic NYT bestselling Lightbringer series. Guile is the Prism. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. Yet Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live. When Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart. If you loved the action and adventure of the Night Angel trilogy, you will devour this incredible epic fantasy series by Brent Weeks.

The Key of Solomon the King

The Key of Solomon the King Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S. L. Macgregor Mathers
Editor: Weiser Books
ISBN: 1609254503
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The Key of Solomon the King by S. L. Macgregor Mathers Summary

This most celebrated of all magical textbooks, believed to be written by King Solomon himself, details the processes for summoning and mastering the spirits. Demonstrates that the usual theoretical distinction between black magic and white, evil magicand good, is not so simply drawn. Included in this edition is a new foreword by R. A. Gilbert, esoteric scholar and antiquarian bookseller.

The Tainted Love of a Captain

The Tainted Love of a Captain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jane Lark
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0008139849
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‘Pure, unadulterated romance’ Best Chick Lit.com

Becoming Richard Pryor

Becoming Richard Pryor Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Scott Saul
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062123335
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Becoming Richard Pryor by Scott Saul Summary

A major biography—intimate, gripping, revelatory—of an artist who revolutionized American comedy. Richard Pryor may have been the most unlikely star in Hollywood history. Raised in his family’s brothels, he grew up an outsider to privilege. He took to the stage, originally, to escape the hard-bitten realities of his childhood, but later came to a reverberating discovery: that by plunging into the depths of his experience, he could make stand-up comedy as exhilarating and harrowing as the life he’d known. He brought that trembling vitality to Hollywood, where his movie career—Blazing Saddles, the buddy comedies with Gene Wilder, Blue Collar—flowed directly out of his spirit of creative improvisation. The major studios considered him dangerous. Audiences felt plugged directly into the socket of life. Becoming Richard Pryor brings the man and his comic genius into focus as never before. Drawing upon a mountain of original research—interviews with family and friends, court transcripts, unpublished journals, screenplay drafts—Scott Saul traces Pryor’s rough journey to the heights of fame: from his heartbreaking childhood, his trials in the Army, and his apprentice days in Greenwich Village to his soul-searching interlude in Berkeley and his ascent in the “New Hollywood” of the 1970s. Becoming Richard Pryor illuminates an entertainer who, by bringing together the spirits of the black freedom movement and the counterculture, forever altered the DNA of American comedy. It reveals that, while Pryor made himself a legend with his own account of his life onstage, the full truth of that life is more bracing still.

Dark Fae Outcast: A Fae Urban Fantasy Novel

Dark Fae Outcast: A Fae Urban Fantasy Novel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Autumn M. Birt
Editor: AutumnWriting
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Dark Fae Outcast: A Fae Urban Fantasy Novel by Autumn M. Birt Summary

Lost magic. Fading hope. A dying race. Trapped in our world, the fae are dying from drugs, contaminants, and hopelessness. Kicked out of the dark fae court for tainting his body and magic, Riasg only wants one thing: to die a bit faster. It’s already the end of his world, after all. But while scoring his last hit, he discovers something that shouldn’t exist. Not anymore. And he can’t ignore it as much as he wants to. But to save what might just be the last hope for his kind, he might first have to save himself. And that is a lot to ask… Especially when the Dark Queen’s Huntress tracks him down. Riasg knows the Queen of the Dark Fae will do anything to possess the last hope for their kind that he hides, but how can he resist her Huntress when she offers him the one thing he craves more than even hope? Has he found a companion he can trust at the end of the world, or is this just another of the Dark Queen’s tricks? Dark Fae Outcast is book 1 of the Tainted Fae, a dark tale of the end times – not ours. Theirs. Enter an urban fantasy world of darkness, slow death, lost magic, and maybe, just maybe, a bit of hope. Pick up Dark Fae Outcast today! **This book was previously published under the title the Light in the Darkness, book 1 of the Cailite Ré.**

Black Cloud

Black Cloud Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark E. Anderson
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781469752327
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Black Cloud by Mark E. Anderson Summary

This is the story of learning, relating, and coming of age as seen through the eyes of Erik, the son of an old atomic bomb builder turned rocket scientist. Based on a true story, the love in this nuclear family unravels into betrayal amidst forgotten boundaries. Erik shares the experiences of his growing years, among them, those of his mother, an accomplished artist and an IV morphine addict; poor Miss Freeman, who endured condoms for show and tell in 1957; the notorious Jerry Pirate held at bay by a pet crow that becomes a messiah; and a meeting with Edward Teller for a sandwich and an afternoon of hydrogen bomb wisdom in 1968. In the midst of it all, a bond between father and son eventually solidifies in the comfort of two old rocking chairs that squeak in front of their basement whiskey still. Through illicit sex, drugs, and family violence, Erik learns to survive in a world that demands a premium for the simplest lessons of love and the miracle of the human spirit.

Tainted Trail

Tainted Trail Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wen Spencer
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101212470
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Meet Ukiah Oregon, a unique young man with accelerated senses who was raised by wolves, domesticated by two women, and trained as a tracker by a private investigator. And that’s the normal part of his life... Ukiah is hired to locate a missing hiker in Umatilla National Park. But her trail grows cold when Ukiah discovers that she has been kidnapped—after someone tries to kill him. Then he stumbles upon another mystery related to an unsolved disappearance in 1933. A legendary wolf boy who vanished may in fact be Ukiah—and the hiker’s abduction may hold the key to his own past...

Not Black and White

Not Black and White Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bola Agbaje,Kwame Kwei-Armah,Roy Williams
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408133415
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Not Black and White by Bola Agbaje,Kwame Kwei-Armah,Roy Williams Summary

Not Black and White comprises of three new plays which examine the state of modern day Britain from the perspective of three leading black contemporary playwrights. Roy Williams, Kwame Kwei-Armah and Bola Agbaje tackle the prison system, the mayoralty and immigration in their respective plays. Category B: Roy Williams Saul runs a tip-top wing - the screws love him for it, especially Angela. Prisoners follow his rules, and it's all gravy. But Saul's number two position is vacant, new inmates are flooding in, so everyone's feeling the heat. No-one wants to go to Cat B, but the world on the outside is a different story. Seize the Day: Kwame Kwei-Armah Jeremy Charles could be London's first black mayor. He has the face to represent it - a well-spoken, good-looking Londoner, with an appetite for change. He's sold his pitch on reality TV, but can he be the real people's candidate? Detaining Justice: Bola Agbaje Justice is locked in a cold dark cell, his asylum application pending. His sister Grace would like to help, but has been told to leave it in God's hands. Crown Prosecutor Mark Cole has an infallible reputation for successful prosecutions - however he has had a change of heart - and job. His first case is for the defence of Justice - but, in his new role, is Cole the man to help? Published to coincide with the Not Black and White season at the Tricycle, where the three dramas played in rep Oct 8 -Dec 19 2009.

Dark Days, Bright Nights

Dark Days, Bright Nights Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peniel E. Joseph
Editor: Civitas Books
ISBN: 0465020879
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Dark Days, Bright Nights by Peniel E. Joseph Summary

The Civil Rights Movement is now remembered as a long-lost era, which came to an end along with the idealism of the 1960s. In Dark Days, Bright Nights, acclaimed scholar Peniel E. Joseph puts this pat assessment to the test, showing the 60s—particularly the tumultuous period after the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act—to be the catalyst of a movement that culminated in the inauguration of Barack Obama. Joseph argues that the 1965 Voting Rights Act burst a dam holding back radical democratic impulses. This political explosion initially took the form of the Black Power Movement, conventionally adjudged a failure. Joseph resurrects the movement to elucidate its unfairly forgotten achievements. Told through the lives of activists, intellectuals, and artists, including Malcolm X, Huey P. Newton, Amiri Baraka, Tupac Shakur, and Barack Obama, Dark Days, Bright Nights will make coherent a fraught half-century of struggle, reassessing its impact on American democracy and the larger world.

Hate Crimes

Hate Crimes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld
Editor: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506377181
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Hate Crimes by Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld Summary

The Fourth Edition of Hate Crimes: Causes, Controls, and Controversies takes a multidisciplinary approach that allows students to explore a broad scope of hate crimes. Drawing on recent developments, topics, and current research, this book examines the issues that foster hate crimes while demonstrating how these criminal acts impact individuals, as well as communities. Students are introduced to the issue through first-person vignettes—offering a more personalized account of both victims and perpetrators of hate crimes. Packed with the latest court cases, research, and statistics from a variety of scholarly sources, the Fourth Edition is one of the most comprehensive and accessible textbooks in the field.