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Good Girl, Bad Girl: An Insider’s 1996 Biography of Whitney Houston
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,180. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2016 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Whitney Houston is a show-business phenomenon and one of Hollywood's most sought-after black actresses. Here is the first-ever behind-the-scenes book about Whitney. Good Girl, Bad Girl is written by Kevin Ammons, who spent a great deal of time with Whitney since his girlfriend, Regina Brown, was Whitney's publicist. During his four-year affair with Brown, Ammons saw Whitney at her bitchiest.
Block Party
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2016 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
A summer memory of family, community, and fun. Jewell Parker Rhodes’s favorite childhood memory—a neighborhood block party.
When Mahatma Gandhi Calls Blacks Lazy, Raw Kaffirs Was He Racist? Read Original Quotes from Gandhi on Race
Price: Free! Words: 7,000. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Was Mahatma Gandhi a racist? His original writings on race is compiled in this short book so that readers can have their own conclusions. Presented in a lucid form for the readers who do not have any previous knowledge of Gandhi, India or South Africa. This is the first volume of the series: "How I Began to Dislike Gandhi" (available also as an all-series volume).
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League | Summary
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Biography » Teachers & educators
In The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, Jeff Hobbs’ seamlessly weaves the socioeconomic and racial realities of the residents of Newark, New Jersey while highlighting the story of a mother and son, Jackie and Robert Peace. Hobbs’ research and intimate writing style provides the reader with an in-depth view of what Jackie endured to give her son a chance at a better life.
How I Began to Dislike Gandhi - The Story of My Disillusionment With The Truth-God
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 41,670. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
Who was the most devastating critic of Mahatma Gandhi? Himself. In about 50,000 pages, together with his writings about peace an non-violence, he wrote why Blacks do not deserve freedom, why Indian caste system should exist and why women should be confined to kitchen. Here, a staunch follower go through Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's writings, and finds herself distanced from the hero of her youth.
From Homeless to Millionaire Top Success Lessons from Chris Gardner
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 6,830. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Biography » Business biography
Christopher Paul Gardner, or best known as Chris Gardner, is an American investor, entrepreneur, author and philanthropist who experienced difficulties in life in the 1980s. He was a homeless man while striving to raise his toddler son, who was named after him. His book of memoirs, “The Pursuit of Happyness” was published in the year 2006. Read his unbelievable story!
Gorilla Jones
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Gorilla Jones was from Memphis, Tennessee. Early on he fought in the border region between Louisiana and Texas. Later his career blossomed under the tutelage of Suey Welch, an Akron, Ohio promoter. His career lasted two decades, from 1920-1940. Jones was a skilled fighter could find weaknesses in his opponents. Against Sammy Slaughter in 1933 he scored a knockout with a short right uppercut.
Jack McVey Welterweight Boxer From Georgia
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,440. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Jack McVey fought in some of the best venues of his era, including bouts against Sailor Freedman at Yankee Stadium, in 1926, and another against KO Phil Kaplan at the Queensboro Stadium on Long Island in 1928. It was an era of discrimination when a black fighter like McVey was booed relentlessly during his fights. Jack has been compared to Elbows McFadden, i.e. all gloves, elbows and forearms.
Doll Rafferty
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Originally from Chicago Doll Rafferty came to prominence in Milwaukee as a pupil of former fight great Joe Gans. He was also trained by former lightweight champion Pinkey Williams. Doll's best punch was a right and he ascended the lightweight ladder for a time, before peaking around 1947. My book looks at his fights, family, untimely death and contains a detailed list of his opponents & fights.
Brother Booker Ashe - It's Amazing What The Lord Can Do
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 48,860. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » History » American
A biography of America's premier Black monk, aka Milwaukee's Ghetto Friar Tuck. Brother Booker Ashe was many things to many people. A famous clergyman, a civil rights leader, an inner city icon, a national black celebrity, a civic cornerstone, a chef, a theatrical buff, and a brother to all. Talented, charismatic, dynamic & multifaceted - everyone who met the man has a different story to tell.
Dos Tragos En Una Noche De Vals
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,700. Language: Spanish. Published: February 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Si te gustan historias de la vida real, te encantará Dos Tragos En Una Noche De Vals, La tarde no habia comenzado de esta manera. Dos Tragos En Una Noche De Vals - Julio Bonilla
Shame on the Moon: Unleashing the Past, A Memoir
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,900. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2015 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
By unleashing his past, the author reveals private celebrity encounters that provide a joy ride for baby boomers and a history lesson for millennials. Even die hard sports fans will marvel at his journey from athlete to journalist.
Josephine Baker
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Josephine Baker was exiled from Paris after making a critical comment about a Nazi official's pet cheetah. In south France she found herself without an alternative until she wired a friend in Paris to send her a lucky rabbit's foot that she had kept from her time in New York City. Her luck changed soon after the talisman was returned. My e-book was researched from newspapers of the 20th century.
We Must Wake Up: Tome 1: A notice to the Congolese nation: The time of change has come
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 269,100. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2015 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
The book is about setting the fact right about issues that Black people just speak of in half words. It has a focus on the Democratic Republic of Congo and its people, because, it is where I was born and lived; and also where the work has to be first done because of its strategic location, spiritual importance and resources to impact in an optimal way the whole Africa and African diasporas.
Brickbats and Tutus
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,170. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
The ballet: A demanding profession requiring talent and determination. But for Julie Felix, Britain's first black ballerina, it required more; it required the strength to climb above prejudice and win.
The Unheard Voices
Price: Free! Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
This book takes the reader into the minds of Asian immigrants and what prompted them to come to America.
Kid Gavilan World Welterweight Boxing Champion
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
The 1950s was an era of great boxing and Kid Gavilan was one of the most talented of the welterweights. He beat Johnny Bratton on May 18, 1951 to win the welterweight title left vacant by Sugar Ray Robinson. This was an era when black and whites did not meet in the ring in states like Florida. In fact Gavilan's bout with Bobby Dykes in 1952 was the first mixed race fight in the Sunshine State.
Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland by Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Mary Jordan, Kevin Sullivan... Summarized by J.J. Holt
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,670. Language: American English. Published: May 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
This is a Summary of "Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland by Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Mary Jordan, Kevin Sullivan"... Summarized by J.J. Holt
April Showers Always Bring Musical Showers: NaPoWriMo 2015
Price: Free! Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
This is the second volume of T.C. Harrison’s NaPoWriMo series. Once again, each of the 30 poems were written each day during the month of April and are reactionary pieces inspired by the author's feelings, reflections, life experiences and the daily events that took place throughout the month. Like the previous year, each poem is meant to inspire the reader as well as reflect
Fall Rising: Exile to Odyssey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,980. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Fall Rising begins just after AD Miller, a 19-year- old African-American, was exiled from Orangeburg, S.C. for writing a 7-word note to a white clerk:, “I would like to know you better.” We experience with AD the racism in the Navy and throughout his journeys as he refuses to stay within the boxes created for him by the culture; he suffers the consequences of that choice as well as the benefit.

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