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  • Black Fortunes

  • The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires
  • By: Shomari Wills
  • Narrated by: Ron Butler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 550
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    5 out of 5 stars 484
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    5 out of 5 stars 477

The astonishing untold history of America's first black millionaires - former slaves who endured incredible challenges to amass and maintain their wealth for a century, from the Jacksonian period to the Roaring '20s - self-made entrepreneurs whose unknown success mirrored that of American business heroes such as Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and Thomas Edison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True His/Herstory

  • By Brazy Brazy on 06-25-18

Loved this!

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Reviewed: 02-09-19

Loved it! Gave me people to futher study. Our children need to learn of these remarkable people.

  • Black Against Empire

  • The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party
  • By: Joshua Bloom, Waldo E. Martin Jr.
  • Narrated by: Ron Butler
  • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 220
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 216

In Oakland, California, in 1966, community college students Bobby Seale and Huey Newton armed themselves, began patrolling the police, and promised to prevent police brutality. Unlike the Civil Rights Movement that called for full citizenship rights for blacks within the US, the Black Panther Party rejected the legitimacy of the US government and positioned itself as part of a global struggle against American imperialism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • the explanation of rise and fall Black Panther

  • By Antwine Hurst on 03-24-17

Learn a lot!

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Reviewed: 02-04-19

Learned a lot of things I did not know! Confirmed what I did know! Great listen!

  • The Mother of Black Hollywood

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jenifer Lewis
  • Narrated by: Jenifer Lewis
  • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,287
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,654
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,632

Jenifer Lewis keeps it real in this provocative and touching memoir by a Midwestern girl with a dream whose journey from poverty to Hollywood will move, shock, and inspire listeners. Told in the audacious voice her fans adore, Jenifer describes a road to fame made treacherous by dysfunction and undiagnosed mental illness, including a sex addiction. Yet, supported by loving friends and strengthened by "inner soldiers", Jenifer never stopped entertaining and creating.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brutally honest memoir!

  • By D. Easter on 11-14-17

Great and Insightful

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Reviewed: 04-22-18

I loved it. No one could have told Jenifer's story the way she did! Learned a lot about her and her struggles.