Sybil Wilkes chats with Pulitzer Prize winning author and BlackAmericaWeb.com’s own Michael Cottman about his powerful new book Shackles From the Deep: Tracing the Path of a Sunken Slave Ship, a Bitter Past, and a Rich Legacy.  Check out the full interview below. PART 1: PART 2: Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

According to Dr. John H. Lounsbury, one of the founders of the middle school movement, “Dr. Walter Gill is an uncommon common man who knows the realities of big city schools and the diverse, often alienated youth they serve as do few others.” Teaching in Urban America: A Formula for Change is a must read […]

Excerpts from: The Age of Michelle Obama An Open Letter to the First Lady of the United States Dear Mrs. Obama: Do you have any idea what you mean to us? By us I mean the strong, independent, accomplished black women of America. I suspect that on some level you do, but because you are […]

If you’re going to have a heart attack, an organ transplant, or a joint replacement, here’s the key to getting the very best medical care: be a white, straight, middle-class male. This book by a pioneering black surgeon takes on one of the few critically important topics that haven’t figured in the heated debate over […]

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we thought it would be fitting to uplift those African-American women who have strived for our betterment and worked tirelessly to bring love and strength to the Black community. In ‘We Rise: Speeches by Inspirational Black Women,’ listen to memorable speeches from women like Michelle Obama at the Democratic […]

To hear the interview and book review with Sybil and the Ransomes, click play! To purchase, click Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George by Lesa Cline-Ransome (author) and James Ransome (illustrator).

From Amazon.com: Lusane peers behind the curtain in the nation’s highest office in his latest work. He gives readers an inside look at the rich history of the White House by tracing the seldom-revealed contributions of black men and women, from the days of its construction to the present. By threading personal stories of slaves, […]

There’s nothing more fitting to kick off Black History Month than with an educational book for children of all ages. 1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African-American History is history in a concise yet detailed, easy-to-read format. Readers will take a journey through African American history, complete with all the necessary information, making our history […]