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The Wind Is Spirit: The Life, Love and Legacy Of Audre Lorde

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Praise for The Wind Is Spirit: The Life, Love and Legacy of Audre Lorde “The saying, ‘our struggle is a struggle of memory against forgetting’ remains a clarion call for those of us working to keep alive the legacy of visionary Black women writers and thinkers. Among those, Audre Lorde deserves our constant remembrance, study, […]

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Body & Soul

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Villarosa, a senior editor for Essence magazine, became involved with the National Black Women's Health Project, based in Atlanta, Georgia, discovered the disheartening facts about black women's health care, and decided to do something, which set the stage for this powerful, straight-from-the heart guide. Contributors are black female scientists, academics, health care practitioners, and writers. Though not intended to replace doctor visits, the guide critically addresses illnesses, such as fibr

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The Black Parenting Book

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The parents of America's 3.6 million black children under age six face unique challenges and, until now, there has not been one complete resource for them. Combining pediatric expertise, cultural wisdom, insight from leading experts, and the newest research, The Black Parenting Book finally fills this void. With stories from parents across the country and authoritative advice for all aspects of a child's early life--including sleep, nutrition, discipline, play, medical treatments, hair and body

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Down to Business

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At age fifty-two , after years of working her way up the corporate ladder, Clara Villarosa found herself out of a job. But she didn't let that get her down. Instead, she put her gifts to the test and started her own business, which became one of the country's best-known independent specialty bookstores-The Hue- Man Bookstore. Now, twenty years and two successful stores later, Clara is a highly sought-after business coach and expert in the industry. Down to Business expands on Villarosa's prove

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The Words of African-American Heroes

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Celebrating notable African Americans, this inspirational and thoughtprovoking collection of quotations covers a wide range of African-American heroes, from Sojourner Truth to Frederick Douglass, Thurgood Marshall to Jackie Robinson, Ella Fitzgerald to Harriet Tubman, Toni Morrison to Jesse Owens, George Washington Carver to Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks to Barack Obama, from profound historical figures to more current, popular ones, such as Oprah Winfrey, Nikki Giovanni, Spike Lee, and Sno

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Finding Our Way

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Written by a freelance journalist and the executive editor of Essence magazine, both African Americans, this candid book is one of the best resources for young women to come out in a long time. The tone is light but not flip, and most of the important subjects are here--body image, puberty, sexual development, birth control, relationships with friends and family, nutrition. So is information on trendy topics, such as tattoos and plastic surgery, and discussion of issues of rising concern among t

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Career GPS

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Career GPS is a clear-eye, timely, and thought-provoking guide for any woman looking to advance up the corporate ladder and/or optimize her performance in any work environment, no matter what the state of the economy. Presented by Ella L.J. Edmondson Bell, Ph.D., founder and president of ASCENT—Leading Multicultural Women to the Top, and Linda Villarosa, award-winning former editor at Essence magazine and the New York Times, these “Strategies for Women Navigating the New Corporate Landscape

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