When 16-year-old Tariq Johnson dies from two gunshot wounds, his community is thrown into an uproar. Tariq was black. The shooter, Jack Franklin, is white. In the aftermath of Tariq's death, everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events line up. Day by day, new twists further obscure the truth. Tariq's friends, family, and community struggle to make sense of the tragedy, and to cope with the hole left behind when a life is cut short.
An NAACP Image Award nominee, The Black Male Handbook is an impassioned call to end the problems facing today's Black men. Author and activist Kevin Powell offers insights on steering away from violence and toward a more responsible manhood. A new climate is rising in the Black community. Despite a shared thirst for cutting-edge opportunities and fresh directions, today's hiphop generation is still plagued by many long-standing problems.
No red-blooded man turns down the chance to escort gorgeous Trinity Matthews - and Adrian Westmoreland is definitely red-blooded. For her, he'll pretend to be her man. But keeping his hands to himself? That is impossible. A Westmoreland always keeps his word, but how long before Adrian turns this fake affair into something real?
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Brenda Jackson ignites fierce passions within her devoted fan following. Her Steele series features an African-American family whose members find love in the least likely places. Here, gift shop owner Stacey Carlson harbors secret fantasies about her sexy landlord Eli Steele. Looking to change his playboy image, Eli thinks proposing to Stacey is a good way to start. Their arrangement is supposed to be strictly business, but when real sparks fly between them, Eli begins reconsidering his stance.
"This book was awesome!"
The moment he met Bella Bostwick, Jason Westmoreland wanted her - and the land she'd inherited. With one convenient proposal, he could have the Southern beauty in his bed and her birthright in his hands. If only Bella would say yes….
"What a proposal , great read!!! Couldn't put in down!!"
From New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson comes a new trilogy starring three Westmorelands… Years ago, Canyon Westmoreland let misunderstandings come between him and Keisha Ashford. But when Keisha returns to town with a two-year-old son, it's time to settle things once and for all. A blazing attraction still burns between them, and this time around, nothing will stop Canyon from claiming what is his—his woman and his child!
Riley Westmoreland never mixes business with pleasure - until he meets his company's gorgeous new party planner. But when he gets Alpha Blake into bed, he realizes one night will never be enough. That's when her past threatens to end their affair. So Riley does what any Westmoreland male would do.… He vows to win her heart - for good.
"It was Ok."
Award-winning author Brenda Jackson is no stranger to The New York Times and USA Today best seller lists. Feeling the Heat stars rugged Dr. Micah Westmoreland, a man doing his all to regain the trust and love of Kalina Daniels. Their romance broke off because of a perceived betrayal, which Kalina has never forgiven. Now Micah is determined to right this past wrong and be the man Kalina deserves.
Megan Westmoreland needs answers about her family's past. And Rico Claiborne is the man to find them. But when the truth comes out, Rico offers her a shoulder to lean on…and much, much more. Megan has heard that passions burn hotter in Texas. Now she's ready to find out….
For college graduate Sidney Temple, the Roaring '20s bring opportunities even members of his accomplished black bourgeois family couldn't have imagined. His impulsive marriage to independent artist Loretta is a happiness he never thought he'd find. And when he's tapped by J. Edgar Hoover to be the FBI's first African American agent, he sees a once-in-a-lifetime chance to secure real justice.
No woman walks away from Zane Westmoreland. But when Channing Hastings does just that, it leaves the rancher reeling - and then she returns to town engaged! Zane will do whatever it takes to show her that there is no man for her but him.
"Does Zane know how I Love?"
Debut novelist Michele Grant pens a juicy tale in Heard It All Before. Best friends Jewellen and Renee think they know Dallas men like the backs of their hands. But that’s before Jewellen unexpectedly falls for a guy from the wrong side of the tracks, and Renee gets lured away from her own man by a hard-bodied hottie.
"Non-poetic urban storytelling"
Years ago, Canyon Westmoreland let misunderstandings come between him and Keisha Ashford. But when Keisha returns to town with a two-year-old son, it’s time to settle things once and for all. A blazing attraction still burns between them, and this time around nothing will stop Canyon from claiming Keisha and his child!
No woman walks away from Zane Westmoreland… until Channing Hastings, who does just that, and it leaves the rancher reeling. Then nearly two years later she returns to the town engaged! Now Zane will do whatever it takes to show her that he is the only man for her.
No red-blooded man turns down the chance to escort gorgeous Trinity Matthews – and Adrian Westmoreland is definitely red-blooded. He’ll pretend to be her man, but keep his hands to himself? That is impossible!