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    • How Long 'Til Black Future Month?

    • Stories
    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Shayna Small, Gail Nelson-Holgate, Robin Ray Eller, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    N. K. Jemisin is one of the most powerful and acclaimed speculative fiction authors of our time. In the first collection of her evocative short fiction, Jemisin equally challenges and delights listeners with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful

    • By R. Davis on 11-27-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Unnecessary Roughness

    • By: Jose Baez, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez - foreword
    • Narrated by: Ben Jeffrey, Shayna Small
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 134
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      5 out of 5 stars 120
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      5 out of 5 stars 119

    This riveting, closely observed account of Aaron's life and final year is the only work based on countless intimate conversations with Aaron and told from the perspective of a true insider. Written with the support of Hernandez's fiancée, Unnecessary Roughness takes listeners inside the high-profile trial, offering a dramatic retelling of the race to obtain key evidence that would exonerate Hernandez and later play a critical role in appealing his first conviction. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Just As I Expected !

    • By ali meuse on 09-12-18

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Street

    • A Novel
    • By: Ann Petry
    • Narrated by: Shayna Small
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
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      4 out of 5 stars 253

    As much a historical document as it is a novel, this 1946 winner of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award is the poignant and unblinkingly honest story of Lutie Johnson, a young black woman, and her spirited struggle to live and raise her son by herself amid the violence, poverty, and racial dissonance of Harlem in the late 1940s. Originally published in 1946 and hailed by critics as a masterwork, The Street was Ann Petry’s first novel, a beloved best seller with more than a million copies in print. Its haunting tale still resonates today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant book. Superb narrator. Tacky sound effects

    • By Chiwiz on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $20.76

    • Algorithms of Oppression

    • How Search Engines Reinforce Racism
    • By: Safiya Umoja Noble
    • Narrated by: Shayna Small
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Run a Google search for “black girls” - what will you find? “Big Booty” and other sexually explicit terms are likely to come up as top search terms. But, if you type in “white girls”, the results are radically different. The suggested porn sites and un-moderated discussions about “why black women are so sassy” or “why black women are so angry” presents a disturbing portrait of black womanhood in modern society. In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Harriet Tubman

    • The Road to Freedom
    • By: Catherine Clinton
    • Narrated by: Shayna Small
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Celebrated for her courageous exploits as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman has entered history as one of 19th-century America's most enduring and important figures. But just who was this remarkable woman?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very informative!

    • By Brandi S. Garner on 08-22-17

    Regular price: $28.50

    • How Long 'til Black Future Month?

    • By: N. K. Jemisin
    • Narrated by: Jeanette Illidge, Gail Nelson-Holgate, Shayna Small, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    N. K. Jemisin is one of the most powerful and acclaimed speculative fiction authors of our time. In the first collection of her evocative short fiction, Jemisin equally challenges and delights listeners with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption. In these stories, Jemisin sharply examines modern society, infusing magic into the mundane, and drawing deft parallels in the fantasy realms of her imagination. Dragons and hateful spirits haunt the flooded streets of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. 

    Regular price: $21.81

    • The Plot Against Hip Hop

    • The D Hunter Mysteries, Book 1
    • By: Nelson George
    • Narrated by: Shayna Small
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    D Hunter's investigation into his mentor's murder leads into a parallel history of hip hop, a place where renegade government agents, behind-the-scenes power brokers, and paranoid journalists know a truth that only a few hard-core fans suspect. This rewrite of hip-hop history mixes real-life figures with characters pulled from the culture's hidden world, including Jay Z, Kanye West, and Russell Simmons.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nice story

    • By tilanderson on 02-18-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Lost Treasures of R&B

    • The D Hunter Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Nelson George
    • Narrated by: Shayna Small
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Professional bodyguard D Hunter takes a gig protecting rapper Asya Roc at an underground fight club in poverty-stricken Brownsville, Brooklyn. Unknown to D, the rapper has arranged to purchase illegal guns at the event. An acquaintance of D's from the streets, Ice, turns out to be the courier. During the exchange, a robbery is attempted and Ice is wounded. D gets Asya Roc to safety but, now in possession of the illicit merchandise, finds himself being chased by two gunmen.

    Regular price: $20.97