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  • Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies | Dick Gregory

    Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Dick Gregory
    • Narrated By James Shippy
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    With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America. Defining Moments in Black History is an essential, no-holds-bar history lesson that will provoke, enlighten, and entertain.

    Terrance says: "Baba Gregory is an Awesome Teacher"
  • Hood Misfits Volume 1: Carl Weber Presents | Brick and Storm

    Hood Misfits Volume 1: Carl Weber Presents

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Brick and Storm
    • Narrated By Paula Jai Parker, James Edward Shippy
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    Sixteen-year-old Diamond "Ray-Ray" Jenkins has it made in the shade, until one wrong move by her parents turns their lives upside down. Their secret of taking from the wrong street King in the Trap, Damien Orlando, has now put her in peril. The death of her parents signals an end to Diamond's semi-perfect life, putting her in the hands of evil. Her only salvation is to learn the game, and to put her trust in a kid wearing a hoodie.

    Dream says: "Hood Misfits - We all have our own agenda"
  • Hood Misfits Volume 2: Carl Weber Presents | Storm,Brick

    Hood Misfits Volume 2: Carl Weber Presents

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Storm, Brick
    • Narrated By Paula Parker, Simone Jai Cooke, Anthony Mark Barrow, and others
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    The Misfits are back and now they are international. Trigga, Diamond, and the crew are in London. Dame has been handled and everything should be perfect. But when a plan works too perfectly, there is bound to be some unfinished business. Secrets are exposed. Diamond has learned the game and now she must continue to embrace a life she was not meant to live while understanding the truths of her own past.

    Dream says: "B-A-D in a good way"
  • Beneath the Darkest Sky | Jason Overstreet

    Beneath the Darkest Sky

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Jason Overstreet
    • Narrated By James Shippy
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    International consultant Prescott Sweet's mission is to bring justice to countries suffering from America's imperialistic interventions. With his outspoken artist wife, Loretta, and their two children, he lives a life of equality and continental elegance amid Europe's glittering capitals - beyond anything he ever dared hope for. But he is still a man in hiding, from his past with the Bureau, from British Intelligence - and from his own tempting, dangerous skill at high-level espionage.

  • Capital City | Omar Tyree

    Capital City

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Omar Tyree
    • Narrated By James Shippy, Ryan Vincent Anderson, Daxton Edwards
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    Life is supposed to be easy and carefree when you are young, but if you live in Washington, DC, that's not always the case. Flashing back to the 1990s, listeners enter the lives of four black men looking to gain money, power, and respect. These four brothas come from different walks of life, but they have one thing in common: They are trying to make fast money in the harsh inner city. However, when the money comes too easily, there's usually a price attached...the ultimate price.

    teron says: "Bo-Ring"
  • Between the Lines | Nikki Grimes

    Between the Lines

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Nikki Grimes
    • Narrated By Sisi Aisha Johnson, Edward Lopez, Lori Gardner, and others
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    Darrian dreams of writing for the New York Times. To hone his skills and learn more about the power of words, he enrolls in Mr. Ward's class, known for its open-mic poetry and boys vs. girls poetry slam. Everyone in class has something important to say, and in sharing their poetry, they learn that they all face challenges and have a story to tell - whether it's about health problems, aging out of foster care, being bullied for religious beliefs, or having to take on too much responsibility because of an addicted parent.

  • Black Detroit: A People's History of Self-Determination | Herb Boyd

    Black Detroit: A People's History of Self-Determination

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Herb Boyd
    • Narrated By James Shippy
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    The author of Baldwin's Harlem looks at the evolving culture, politics, economics, and spiritual life of Detroit - a blend of memoir, love letter, history, and clear-eyed reportage that explores the city's past, present, and future and its significance to the African American legacy and the nation's fabric.

    Yolanda F. Herbert says: "Great book about the past and present of Black Detroit"
  • The Free | Lauren Mclaughlin

    The Free

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Lauren Mclaughlin
    • Narrated By James Shippy
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    In the beginning, Isaac West stole to give his younger sister Janelle little things: a new sweater, a scarf, just so she looked less like a charity case whose mother spent money on booze and more like the prep school girls he'd see on his way to school. But when Isaac's petty theft lands him in juvie, he's cut off from helping Janelle. Friendless in a dangerous world of gangs and violent offenders, he must watch his every step.

  • Team Seven | Marcus Burke

    Team Seven

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Marcus Burke
    • Narrated By Arnell Powell, Simone Cook, James Shippy
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    The story is told primarily through Andre's voice, but we also see things through the voices and points of view of his mother Ruby, a hard-working medical secretary, his older sister Nina, his mostly not-there-usually-drunk-and-high father Eddie, a halfhearted reggae musician, and Reggie and Smoke, the kingpins of competing drug crews.

  • Garvey's Choice | Nikki Grimes

    Garvey's Choice

    • UNABRIDGED (51 mins)
    • By Nikki Grimes
    • Narrated By James Shippy
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    Garvey's father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in anything but sports. Garvey is kind, funny, smart and a loyal friend. He is also overweight, teased by bullies and lonely. When his only friend encourages him to join the school chorus, Garvey's life begins to change. The chorus finds a new soloist in Garvey, and through chorus, Garvey finds a way to finally accept himself.

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