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13. Black History eBook Pack 13: Variety Pack part 1

  • Black Roots Science
  • African World History Project
  • Stolen Legacy
  • The Iceman Inheritance
  • Pan African History
  • Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Kushite Empire
  • Chanceller-Williams-The-Destruction-of-Black-Civilizations
  •  George-Wells-Parker-Children-of-the-Sun
  • Many more eBooks

Download Link Black History eBook Pack 13 Here
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Black History eBooks Pack 13 Variety Pack Part 1
Black History eBooks Pack 13 Variety Pack Part 2

If you are following my blog you know that i have shared many Black History eBook packs. This is pack number 13! It has some classic and must reads! It is compressed in a RAR file. If on a mac use Zipeg to uncompress the file. If on Windows you use WinRAR. All the files in the folder are pdf’s. You can view on your laptop, tablet or smartphone.

You can find eBook Packs 1-12 here: http://black-culture.tumblr.com/ebooks

Black Love

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No Images

BY WILLIAM WARING CUNEY

She does not know
Her beauty,
She thinks her brown body
Has no glory.
If she could dance
Naked
Under palm trees
And see her image in the river,
She would know.

But there are no palm trees
On the street,
And dish water gives back no images.
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I would have been able to free a thousand more slaves if I could only have convinced them that they were slaves.

Harriet Tubman

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The power of the white world is threatened whenever a black man refuses to accept the white world’s definitions.

James Baldwin

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25 Books That Every African American Should Read

Their Eyes Were Watching God

One of the most important works of twentieth-century American literature, Zora Neale Hurston’s beloved 1937 classic, Their Eyes Were Watching God, is an enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. Told in the captivating voice of a woman who refuses to live in sorrow, bitterness, fear, or foolish romantic dreams, it is the story of fair-skinned, fiercely independent Janie Crawford, and her evolving selfhood through three marriages and a life marked by poverty, trials, and purpose. 
A true literary wonder, Hurston’s masterwork remains as relevant and affecting today as when it was first published - perhaps the most widely read and highly regarded novel in the entire canon of African American literature.

Order your copy now!

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I believe that it would be almost impossible to find anywhere in America a black man who has lived further down in the mud of human society than I have; or a black man who has been any more ignorant than I have; or a black man who has suffered more anguish during his life than I have. But it is only after the deepest darkness that the greatest joy can come; it is only after slavery and prison that the sweetest appreciation of freedom can come.

Malcolm X

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If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.

Malcolm X

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Study Links Hair Relaxers To Fibroid Tumors and Early Puberty In African American Females

A new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology has linked hair relaxers to uterine fibroids, as well as early puberty in young girls.

Scientists followed more than 23,000 pre-menopausal Black American women from 1997 to 2009 and found that the two- to three-times higher rate of fibroids among black women may be linked to chemical exposure through scalp lesions and burns resulting from relaxers.

Women who got their first menstrual period before the age of 10 were also more likely to have uterine fibroids, and early menstruation may result from hair products black girls are using, according to a separate study published in the Annals of Epidemiology last summer.

Three hundred African American, African Caribbean, Hispanic, and White women in New York City were studied. The women’s first menstrual period varied anywhere from age 8 to age 19, but African Americans, who were more likely to use straightening and relaxers hair oils, also reached menarche earlier than other racial/ethnic groups.

While so far, there is only an association rather than a cause and effect relationship between relaxers, fibroid tumors, and puberty, many experts have been quick to point out that the hair care industry isn’t regulated by the FDA, meaning that there’s no definite way to fully know just how harmful standard Black hair care products really are.

Fibroid Facts

Fibroids are tumors that grow in the uterus. They are benign, which means they are not cancerous, and are made up of muscle fibers. Fibroids can be as small as a pea and can grow as large as a melon. It is estimated that 20-50% of women have, or will have, fibroids at some time in their lives.

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I am overwhelmed by the grace and persistence of my people.

Maya Angelou

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The role of the artist is the same as the role of lover. If I love you, I have to make you conscious of things you don’t see

James Baldwin

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It is the duty of the younger Negro artist … to change through the force of his art that old whispering “I want to be white,” hidden in the aspirations of his people, to “Why should I want to be white? I am a Negro and beautiful!”

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