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  1. 9.0 hrs • 1/19/2016

    In this collection, African American leaders change history with the power of the spoken word. Martin Luther King, Jr.: I’ve Been to the Mountaintop (1968), Unfulfilled Dreams (1968) US Representative Barbara Jordan: DNC Keynote Address (1976) Malcolm X: Field Negro vs. House Negro (1963) Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas: Be Not Afraid (2001) Stokely Carmichael: Black Power (1966) Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice: RNC Keynote Address (2012) President Barack Obama: Victory Speech, Inauguration Speech Dr. Benjamin Carson: National Prayer Breakfast (2013) Nelson Mandela: United Nations Address (1990), Joint Session of Congress (1990) Reverend Jesse Jackson: DNC Address (1984), DNC Address (1988) Representative Shirley Chisholm: Greenfield College (1983) Secretary of State Colin Powell: TEDxMidAtlantic Conference (2012) Honorable Janice Rogers Brown: Return of the Forgotten Man (2011) *These are actual historic recordings, the sound quality represents the available audio technology of the era, and varies by recording.

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    Great African American Speeches by Nelson Mandela, others, SpeechWorks
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    1.6 hrs • 4/21/2015 • Unabridged

    Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often-named “post-race” society. Claudia Rankine’s bold new book recounts mounting racial aggression in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on television—everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person’s ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship.

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    Citizen

    1.6 hrs • 4/21/15 • Unabridged
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  3. 5.0 hrs • 2/3/2015 • Unabridged

    At last, a new audio edition of the book many have called James Baldwin’s most influential work! Written during the 1940s and early 1950s, when Baldwin was only in his twenties, the essays collected in Notes of a Native Son capture a view of black life and black thought at the dawn of the civil rights movement and as the movement slowly gained strength through the words of one of the most captivating essayists and foremost intellectuals of that era. Writing as an artist, activist, and social critic, Baldwin probes the complex condition of being black in America. With a keen eye, he examines everything from the significance of the protest novel to the motives and circumstances of the many black expatriates of the time, from his home in “The Harlem Ghetto” to a sobering “Journey to Atlanta.” Notes of a Native Son inaugurated Baldwin as one of the leading interpreters of the dramatic social changes erupting in the United States in the twentieth century, and many of his observations have proven almost prophetic. His criticism on topics such as the paternalism of white progressives or on his own friend Richard Wright’s work is pointed and unabashed. He was also one of the few writing on race at the time who addressed the issue with a powerful mixture of outrage at the gross physical and political violence against black citizens and measured understanding of their oppressors, which helped awaken a white audience to the injustices under their noses. Naturally, this combination of brazen criticism and unconventional empathy for white readers won Baldwin as much condemnation as praise. Notes is the book that established Baldwin’s voice as a social critic, and it remains one of his most admired works. The essays collected here create a cohesive sketch of black America and reveal an intimate portrait of Baldwin’s own search for identity as an artist, as a black man, and as an American.

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    Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin

    Notes of a Native Son

    5.0 hrs • 2/3/15 • Unabridged
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  4. 4.0 hrs • 10/1/2014 • Unabridged

    In The Naked Soul of Iceberg Slim, the fierce and lyrical icon for criminal reformation describes himself as “ill…from America’s fake façade of justice and democracy.” For Iceberg Slim, the illness may have been a detriment, but for us it’s a gift. His tales serve as a chilling reminder that we are all inmates of one prison or another, and the time to break free has arrived. Iceberg Slim’s story is now depicted in a major motion picture, Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp, which shows his transformation from pimp to the author of seven classic books. Offering brutal, difficult-to-swallow tales from the underground, this book exposes the author’s inner workings in a way none of his others have, resulting in a straight-out, heartfelt confession. As if Iceberg Slim’s charismatic words weren’t enough to evoke the essence of this time in his life—the LA underground of the 1960s—each character carries their own baggage, struggles, and influence on Slim’s vision of the world.

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    The Naked Soul of Iceberg Slim by Iceberg Slim

    The Naked Soul of Iceberg Slim

    Produced by Buck 50 Productions
    4.0 hrs • 10/1/14 • Unabridged
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  5. 1.8 hrs • 8/21/2014

    This unique collection, compiled especially for Naxos AudioBooks, features original recordings from 1908–1946 of Booker T. Washington’s Atlanta Exposition Address, the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes, the rarely heard humor of Charley Case, readings from God’s Trombones by James Weldon Johnson, and much, much more.

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    Voices of Black America

    By various authors
    Produced and edited by William Shaman
    1.8 hrs • 8/21/14
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  6. 9.0 hrs • 8/12/2014 • Unabridged

    The distinguished American civil rights leader, W. E. B. Du Bois first published these fiery essays, sketches, and poems individually in 1920 in the Atlantic, the Journal of Race Development, and other periodicals. Reflecting the author’s ideas as a politician, historian, and artist, this volume has long moved and inspired readers with its militant cry for social, political, and economic reform. It is essential reading for all students of African American history.

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    Darkwater by W. E. B. Du Bois

    Darkwater

    9.0 hrs • 8/12/14 • Unabridged
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  7. 7.0 hrs • 2/1/2014 • Unabridged

    In the underground tunnels below Grand Central Terminal, Lee Stringer—homeless and drug-addicted for eleven years—found a pencil to run through his crack pipe. One day he used it to write. Soon writing became a habit that won out over drugs, and before long Stringer had created one of the most powerful urban memoirs of our time. With humane wisdom and a biting wit, Stringer chronicles the unraveling of his seemingly secure existence as a marketing executive and his odyssey of survival on the streets of New York. Whether he is portraying “God’s corner,” as he calls 42nd Street, or his friend Suzi, a hooker and “past-due tourist” whose infant he sometimes babysits, whether he recounts taking shelter underneath Grand Central by night and collecting cans by day or making a living hawking Street News on the subway, Lee Stringer conveys the vitality and complexity of a down-and-out life. Rich with small acts of kindness, humor, and even heroism amid violence and desperation, Grand Central Winter offers a touching portrait of our shared humanity.

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    Grand Central Winter, Expanded Second Edition by Lee Stringer

    Grand Central Winter, Expanded Second Edition

    Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut
    7.0 hrs • 2/1/14 • Unabridged
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  8. 8.2 hrs • 9/29/2009 • Unabridged

    The high priestess of the hood, Nikki Turner, is back with the novel fans have been waiting for: the sequel to her #1 bestselling novel, A Hustler’s Wife. Des, Virginia’s slickest gangsta, is about to become a dad when he is charged with the murder of his own attorney. But with Yarni, his gorgeous wife (and a brilliant lawyer), now calling the shots, Des isn’t going back to the slammer without a fierce fight. Even with the heat on, Des manages to take his game to the next level and finds a new hustle, one that will allow him to possess the three things all major players desire: money, power, and respect. He becomes a preacher. Reluctantly, Yarni stands by her man as he trades in his triple beam scale for a Bible and a Bentley and makes his Church of the Good Life Ministry a welcoming place for all sinners to step up to the altar. But when Des’s nephew is killed in the high-stakes heroin trade and Des learns that someone close to him okayed the hit, the dyed-in-the-wool gangsta sets aside the Bible for the gospel of the streets—even if it means risking the one person who’s always had his back.

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  9. 22.0 hrs • 6/1/2003 • Unabridged

    Proverbs for the People is an astounding collection of contemporary African American fiction, featuring stories by such well known authors as Pearl Cleage, Omar Tyree, Margaret Johnson-Hodge, Travis Hunter, Parry “Ebony Satin” Brown, Gwynne Forster, Edward Jackson, and Vicki L. Andrews. These widely varied stories resonate with the power and wisdom of the ages, speaking of universal truths that will heal and guide the wayward spirit.

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    Proverbs for the People

    22.0 hrs • 6/1/03 • Unabridged
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