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J. Rajee

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  • 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

Fair and Informative

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Reviewed: 08-30-18

This was a fair look at this history. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn from this time and build a better tomorrow.

  • The Color of Money

  • Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap
  • By: Mehrsa Baradaran
  • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
  • Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 253
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
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    5 out of 5 stars 225

When the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863, the black community owned less than one percent of the United States' total wealth. More than 150 years later, that number has barely budged. The Color of Money pursues the persistence of this racial wealth gap by focusing on the generators of wealth in the black community: black banks. The catch-22 of black banking is that the very institutions needed to help communities escape the deep poverty caused by discrimination and segregation inevitably became victims of that same poverty.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Both a Bridge and a Battle Cry

  • By Darwin8u on 09-26-17

Enlightening read on our banking system

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Reviewed: 07-15-18

I liked the detail and honesty of the work. There is a lot to fill in if you want a deeper individual dive. The text provides a great foundation to study more and a base to give a reasonable picture.

  • Best Black Women's Erotica

  • By: Blanche Richardson
  • Narrated by: Christy Clark
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 46
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    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

Cleis Press's Best Lesbian Erotica and Best Women's Erotica series top bestseller lists, raising and exceeding the standards and expectations of readers of erotic fiction with each new edition. Now the African-American women's erotica market will discover the same level of literate, provocative sex writing in this debut collection of a new series. Best Black Women's Erotica showcases the hottest, most arousing, and most surprising erotic literature by African-American women writers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyable

  • By MZ.BONITA on 07-04-15

I enjoyed it

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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-18

If you could sum up Best Black Women's Erotica in three words, what would they be?

Erotic stories centered on Black Women.

What other book might you compare Best Black Women's Erotica to and why?

I am too early in my studies to speak broadly, but opening up the works of the authors included would be a great way to start.

Have you listened to any of Christy Clark’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but I enjoyed it.

  • The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

  • By: Francis Fukuyama
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
  • Length: 22 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,112
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,809

Virtually all human societies were once organized tribally, yet over time most developed new political institutions which included a central state that could keep the peace and uniform laws that applied to all citizens. Some went on to create governments that were accountable to their constituents. We take these institutions for granted, but they are absent or are unable to perform in many of today’s developing countries—with often disastrous consequences for the rest of the world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Summary of Political History I've Read

  • By blah on 05-12-13

Fantastic Comparative Analysis

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Reviewed: 05-27-17

As a student of history and one who love broad coverage, this was a great read. Detailed study of people and cultures dispels the simple notions about our current events. We need to dig deeper to understand the present and the past without our preconceived notions of truth.

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  • Sapiens

  • A Brief History of Humankind
  • By: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,963
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,991
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,898

One hundred thousand years ago, at least six human species inhabited the Earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sums it up nicely

  • By Mark on 05-15-15

Open your perspective

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Reviewed: 09-17-16

As a person works in behavior change and education most of my life, it was refreshing to read this mapping of the human reality. Read and reflect, don't allow your sapienness to limit your understanding.