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The Communist

“I admire Russia for wiping out an economic system which permitted a handful of rich to exploit and beat gold from the millions of plain people. . . . As one who believes in freedom and democracy for all, I honor the Red nation.” —FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS, 1947

In his memoir, Barack Obama omits the full name of his mentor, simply calling him “Frank.” Now, the truth is out: Never has a figure as deeply troubling and controversial as Frank Marshall Davis had such an impact on the development of an American president…

Submitted:Jul 7, 2012
Author:Paul Kengor
Brand:Mercury Ink
Total comments:0
Category:African-American & Black
2 diggs • 0 comments • Jul 7, 2012

Amazon.com: The Communist (9781451698091): Paul Kengor: Books

Amazon.com: The Communist (9781451698091): Paul Kengor: Books

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they’d weigh more than 50 million metric tons—as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings…

Submitted:Jan 26, 2011
Author:Rebecca Skloot
Brand:Crown
Total comments:0
Category:African-American & Black
4 diggs • 0 comments • Jan 26, 2011

Amazon.com: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks eBook: Rebecca Skloot: Kindle Store

Amazon.com: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks eBook: Rebecca Skloot: Kindle Store

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they’d weigh more than 50 million metric tons—as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings…

Submitted:Dec 13, 2010
Author:Rebecca Skloot
Brand:Crown
Total comments:0
Category:African-American & Black
2 diggs • 0 comments • Dec 13, 2010

#10: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot 304 days in the top 100 (394)Buy new: $26.00 $14.29 166 used & new from $13.40(Visit the Bestsellers in Books list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)

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Pimps, Whores and Welfare Brats: From Welfare Cheat to Conservative Messenger

In her own unique way, Star Parker, the outspoken former welfare mom who has become "one of the Republican Party's ›most unlikely| darlings" ("People"), tells the inspirational story of how she has turned her life around L.A. publicity. National radio interviews …

Submitted:Sep 19, 2010
Author:Star Parker
Brand:Pocket
Total comments:0
Category:African-American & Black
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A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can't Win

In Shelby Steele's beautifully wrought and thoughtprovoking new book, A Bound Man, the award-winning and bestselling author of The Content of Our Character attests that Senator Barack Obama's groundbreaking quest for the highest office in the land is fast becoming a galvanizing occasion beyond mere presidential politics, one that is forcing a national dialogue on the current state of race relations in America…

Submitted:Jul 27, 2008
Author:Shelby Steele
Brand:Free Press
Total comments:0
Category:African-American & Black
10 diggs • 0 comments • Jul 27, 2008

Why we're excited about Obama and why he can't win

great book by Shelby Steele

2 diggs • 0 comments • Nov 5, 2008

Book - "Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can't Win"

This book will now be filed under the "fiction" shelves

1 diggs • 0 comments • Nov 6, 2008

Who did this guy get it wrong! "Why Obama can not win"

Why Obama can not win

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The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners’ minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always been guided by a dogged optimism in the future, or what Obama called “the audacity of hope.”

Submitted:Feb 13, 2007
Author:Barack Obama
Brand:Crown
Total comments:0
Category:African-American & Black
3 diggs • 0 comments • Feb 13, 2007

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

After the announcement OBAMA's book "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream" is #3 at Amazon an rising.(Link includes an QA with him.)

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