Recommended Books/Bookstores

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This is a list of books that contain constructive information for black people.  These books cover a wide range of topics in all areas of activity including history, economics, racism and much more.  

***Please purchase these books directly from the authors whenever possible (links will be provided when available).  If you are unable to purchase from the author, please purchase them from a black owned bookstore/website.  Major book retailers and libraries should be a last resort.  Remember, we are trying to support black business and circulate black dollars!***


Black Owned Book Retailers

See Me Online –
Sankofa Video Books & Cafe –
African American Literature Book Club –
Huria Search –
Black Classic Press –
African Bookstore –
Blacknificent Books and More –
Marcus Book Stores –
Bent Publishing –
Supreme Design Publishing –
Everyone’s Place – Everyone’s Place facebook page
Kidz Book Zone –
Big Head Books –
Afrikan World Book – Afrikan World Book facebook page
Trojan Horse Press –
Nkiru Books (Kweli Club) –
Reality Speaks Bookstore –
Just Like Me Box –


Book Clubs

The C.O.W.S. Book Club
Fridays at 8pm ET LISTEN LIVE
Find and listen to past readings in the archives HERE


Recommended Books

Powernomics – Dr. Claud Anderson
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Black Labor, White Wealth:  The Search For Power and Economic Justice – Dr. Claud Anderson
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Dirty Little Secrets about Black History, Its Heroes and other Troublemakers – Dr. Claud Anderson
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More Dirty Little Secrets, Vol. II – Dr. Claud Anderson
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The United-Independent Compensatory Code/System/Concept – Neely Fuller Jr.
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The Isis Papers:  The Keys to the Colors – Dr. Frances Cress Welsing
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Blackonomics – Jim Clingman
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Black Dollars Matter – Jim Clingman
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Blueprint for Black Power:
A Moral, Political, and Economic Imperative for the Twenty-First Century – Amos N. Wilson
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Afrikan-Centered Consciousness Versus The New World Order – Amos N. Wilson
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Black on Black Violence
The Psychodynamics of Black Self-Annihilation in Service of White Domination
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This Nonviolent Stuff”ll Get You Killed:
How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible – Charles E. Cobb, Jr.
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Negroes With Guns – Robert F. Williams
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We Will Shoot Back:  Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement – Akinyele Umoja
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The First Americans Were Africans:  Doumented Evidence – David Imhotep Ph.D.
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They Came Before Columbus:  The African Presence in Ancient America
(Journal of African Civilizations) – Ivan Van Sertima
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Marcus Garvey and the Vision of Africa – John Henrik Clarke
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Destruction of Black Civilization:
Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D. – Chancellor Williams
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Stolen Legacy – George G.M. James
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Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome – Joy DeGruy, Ph.D
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