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This country is at a crossroads. We can either reverse direction or nosedive into a cycle of dependency that is turning America into a welfare nation--a "government plantation" where the underclass are doomed to 21st-century servitude. Now, Deneen Borelli, one of the most visible and outspoken black conservatives in the country, is fighting back--taking action, not just talking--and speaking up for those who can't or are too afraid to do so. Borelli's argument is a solid one: the problem begins with President Barack Obama, whose policy overreach has frozen racial tensions in this country when he should have been thawing them. The Left, having introduced the race card to defend Obama from the massive unpopularity of his policies, has turned a blind eye to the leadership failures that have spread down through black career politicians--traitors to minority success--who are causing a cycle of oppression in America: specifically Charles Rangel, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson, each of whom has enriched himself at the expense of his community. Borelli also challenges the ninety-five percent of the black Americans who voted for Obama without caring about or vetting his dangerous politics. Borelli doesn't stop there. She speaks out against the elites and crony capitalists who drive expensive government policies such as needless green initiatives and ObamaCare. She exposes government regulation and the NAACP as nothing more than a liberal front group. She points out each grave flaw in the current administration, big government, unions, and special-interest groups. She demands that new black leaders abandon the false rhetoric and inexcusable lies of so-called progressive politics. She asks the questions that people of all colors are afraid to ask, and delivers the honest, unyielding, and controversial answers that have made her the favorite of the left-wing firing squad. Today, with taking a stand against Obama, comes the fear of being called a racist. There is no fear in Deneen Borelli. Her outspoken voice gives everyone the courage and ammunition needed to stand up against destructive progressive tyrants. She is a brave critic, bold and proactive--not reactive. Hers is a story a lot of people don't want to hear--no matter how firmly they believe it to be true. Deneen Borelli is here to ignite a fire in independent-minded Americans. Blacklash is the fuse. *** "I'm conservative. I believe in the power of the individual. I'm a freethinker, and I love my country. Yes, I'm also black, but that fact has nothing to do with my belief in limited government. I don't like President Barack Obama's progressive policies and his administration's spending habits. But some people apparently think that my economic concerns shouldn't supersede my racial allegiance. "Nobody wants to be told they're racist simply because they are too conservative to buy into Obama's policies. People are too nervous to speak out, so I'm speaking out for them. We need change. We really do. We just can't afford the kind that Obama and the Washington elites are currently advocating." --Deneen Borelli
Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe Mccarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemiesby M. Stanton Evans
Journalist and commentator Evans assures his readers that McCarthy had access to information about communist infiltration of the US government and that his charges were based on fact. Evans's interpretation of archival material he understands to have been long forgotten or hidden indicates McCarthy was justified in conducting hearings and censuring individuals. Further, Evans believes the Truman and Eisenhower administrations and State Department officials lied about spies in their midst and ignored warnings by the FBI that individuals in key positions were secret communists. As he goes case by case, finding anomalies in records, Evans also claims that McCarthy was convinced by evidence that those he targeted were not victims but enemies, and that he was destroyed by a conspiracy that appears to extend to this day in history books. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Alien hunting can get a girl killed. It can also get her a date. High school senior Camille Robins and her best friend are determined to snag the attention of their crushes before graduation next month. Armed with red-hot outfits and killer hair, they sneak into the hottest nightclub in town -- which caters to the rich and famous, both human and alien. They end up following Erik (who is human) and Silver (who isn't) through a guarded door and are soon separated and under attack...and not the good kind. Bad boy Erik spares Camille's life, but the two are soon being chased by gun-toting Alien Investigation and Removal agents. Camille's more confused than ever because Erik's finally showing real interest in her, but the agents are accusing him of dealing Onadyn -- a drug that ruins human lives. Suddenly, with the heat of his kiss lingering on her lips, Camille has to decide whose side she's on...and whether she's willing to put her life on the line to save Erik's.
When eighteen-year-old Imogen married Dracco Barrington, she did so with an open heart. He was her deceased father's business partner, and she had loved him all her life. But shortly after the wedding ceremony, Imogen uncovered a truth about Dracco that sent her fleeing. . . all the way to Rio de Janeiro! Four years later Imogen needed money. Badly. But when she returned to Dracco's London home, she received an offer that was nothing less than shocking. Dracco would pay her one million pounds to stay and be his wife. . . and another million if she agreed to have his baby! On the surface, Imogen seemed to be getting what she wanted--the money she urgently needed, a family she longed for and the man she desperately loved. But at what cost?
A gold-digging home-wrecker isn't Curt McIntosh's ideal woman. But it seems that's exactly what he's got with Peta Grey. For Curt there is only one way to stop herhellip;blackmail!In reality, Peta is a penniless virgin trying to survive. She accepts Curt's ultimatum, and agrees to act as his mistress. But the terms of the deal aren't clear. Peta thought their relationship was purely business. So why has she just woken up naked in Curt's bed?
Prince Luc D'Urbino needs a wife. His Mediterranean principality is in turmoil. . . only a wedding will solve the problem! Years ago, Carrie shared a night of passion with Luc, but he rejected her afterwards. So now Carrie is more than a little surprised when Luc returns and demands they marry. . .
Blackmailed into bedding . . . and then wedding her! Antonio Scarlatti had been made a proposition: if he wanted to be CEO of Fortune Productions he had to marry the boss's daughter! At first, Antonio refused to give in to such blackmail. But her father's threat to give the coveted job -- and the position of Paige's husband -- to another man made Antonio think again. Would it be so difficult to bed and wed a beautiful woman like Paige?
Nico Jordan's world shattered when his lover Beth betrayed him by marrying his brother. Now, seven years later, Nico wants some answers. But that's not all he wants. When he lays eyes on Beth again, The overwhelming desire he once had for her comes surging back. Beth never forgot the only man she's ever loved- or the scandal that surrounded their union. Although their attraction is still strong, Beth knows she must resist his advances. Succumbing to even just one night of unrelenting lust could unravel her secret- a secret that would threaten more than their relationship.
The Brandizi Diamond has been in the Kyriacou family for generations. So when it comes into Angelina Littlewood's possession, Nikos Kyriacou must get the jewel back. But Angie has her own reasons for keeping it-and for wanting to teach arrogant Greek Nikos a lesson!What better way than to agree to marriage? But then Angie discovers what being Nikos's wife entails. . . ;. He has one demand: he's her husband and she'll share his bed!
The Italian's bridal bargain. . . Libby Vincent wants to tell Romano Vincenzo why she allowed his ruthless family to take her baby from her. But the dark-hearted billionaire isn't in the mood for listening. He needs Libby back in his life and he knows she will do anything to see her child. Even marry her most bitter enemy. . . . He'll take her as his bride, but Romano doesn't do love. . . .
Bookish heiress Karin has failed in her first act of defiance! She's tried to take back the symbol of everything good in her life, but ruthless billionaire Xante Rossi has caught her red-handed! Why is this shy beauty stealing from him? Xante is intrigued. Karin's purity belies the corruption her family name represents. To save her from scandal and uncover the truth, he'll make a proposal. If Karin wants her precious heirloom, she'll have to earn it back in his bedroom!
Jordan has struggled to forget Gino Bortelli, the arrogant, sexy Italian with whom she had an affair ten years before. Things had ended abruptly, but Jordan still craved Gino's touch. No man yet had made her feel as Gino had. . . Now he's back! Older, richer and sexier, Gino still has the power to make Jordan melt. He knows something Jordan would prefer be kept secret and he's prepared to use it -- to have her, bed her, any way he wants her. And, to Jordan's shame, she can't say no. . .
Uruguay is not conventionally thought of as part of the African diaspora, yet during the period of Spanish colonial rule, thousands of enslaved Africans arrived in the country. Afro-Uruguayans played important roles in Uruguay's national life, creating the second-largest black press in Latin America, a racially defined political party, and numerous social and civic organizations. Afro-Uruguayans were also central participants in the creation of Uruguayan popular culture and the country's principal musical forms, tango and candombe. Candombe, a style of African-inflected music, is one of the defining features of the nation's culture, embraced equally by white and black citizens. InBlackness in the White Nation, George Reid Andrews offers a comprehensive history of Afro-Uruguayans from the colonial period to the present. Showing how social and political mobilization is intertwined with candombe, he traces the development of Afro-Uruguayan racial discourse and argues that candombe's evolution as a central part of the nation's culture has not fundamentally helped the cause of racial equality. Incorporating lively descriptions of his own experiences as a member of a candombe drumming and performance group, Andrews consistently connects the struggles of Afro-Uruguayans to the broader issues of race, culture, gender, and politics throughout Latin America and the African diaspora generally.
Oxford in 2060 is a chaotic place, with scores of time-traveling historians being sent into the past. Michael Davies is prepping to go to Pearl Harbor. Merope Ward is coping with a bunch of bratty 1940 evacuees and trying to talk her thesis adviser into letting her go to VE-Day. Polly Churchill's next assignment will be as a shopgirl in the middle of London's Blitz. But now the time-travel lab is suddenly canceling assignments and switching around everyone's schedules. And when Michael, Merope, and Polly finally get to World War II, things just get worse. For there they face air raids, blackouts, and dive-bombing Stukas--to say nothing of a growing feeling that not only their assignments but the war and history itself are spiraling out of control. Because suddenly the once-reliable mechanisms of time travel are showing significant glitches, and our heroes are beginning to question their most firmly held belief: that no historian can possibly change the past.
One hot summer night in the city, all the power goes out. The TV shuts off and a boy wails, "Mommm!" His sister can no longer use the phone, Mom can't work on her computer, and Dad can't finish cooking dinner. What's a family to do? When they go up to the roof to escape the heat, they find the lights--in stars that can be seen for a change--and so many neighbors it's like a block party in the sky! On the street below, people are having just as much fun--talking, rollerblading, and eating ice cream before it melts.
A female black ops agent whose memory has been wiped clean is framed for the murder of the Deputy Director of the Terrorism Control Force - a man she doesn't remember knowing. As she tries to figure out what happened to her she's pursued by the police, her own agency and a mysterious watcher who may or may not believe in her innocence.
Here is a necessary collection of poetry for admirers of words and treasurers of literary beauty. Spanning over 30 years, this collection of literary masterpieces by the venerable Ms. Gwendolyn Brooks, arguably Illinois' most beloved Poet Laureate and Chicago's elder Black literary stateswoman, Blacks includes all of Ms. Brooks' critically acclaimed writings. Within its covers is the groundbreaking "Annie Allen," which earned her the Pulitzer Prize in 1950, making her the first Black to achieve that honor. There is also the sweepingly beautiful and finely crafted "A Street in Bronzeville," a highly anticipated and lauded poetic treasure that spoke volumes for this great poet's love of Black people, Chicago's Black community, and even the community of the world. Blacks includes a special treat, Maud Martha, Brooks' only novel.
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The radical black left that played a crucial role in twentieth-century struggles for equality and justice has largely disappeared. Michael Dawson investigates the causes and consequences of the decline of black radicalism as a force in American politics and argues that the conventional left has failed to take race sufficiently seriously as a historical force in reshaping American institutions, politics, and civil society. African Americans have been in the vanguard of progressive social movements throughout American history, but they have been written out of many histories of social liberalism. Focusing on the 1920s and 1930s, as well as the Black Power movement, Dawson examines successive failures of socialists and Marxists to enlist sympathetic blacks, and white leftistsâe(tm) refusal to fight for the cause of racial equality. Angered by the often outright hostility of the Socialist Party and similar social democratic organizations, black leftists separated themselves from these groups and either turned to the hard left or stayed independent. A generation later, the same phenomenon helped fueled the Black Power movementâe(tm)s turn toward a variety of black nationalist, Maoist, and other radical political groups. The 2008 election of Barack Obama notwithstanding, many African Americans still believe they will not realize the fruits of American prosperity any time soon. This pervasive discontent, Dawson suggests, must be mobilized within the black community into active opposition to the social and economic status quo. Black politics needs to find its way back to its radical roots as a vital component of new American progressive movements.
A Call for Heroes! A young group of friends stumble across a terrifying conspiracy that holds the heir to the Blackstaff, the defender of the city of Waterdeep, in terrible danger. These friends must search deep within themselves to become the heroes their city needs to save its champion from those who would see both brought low. Ed Greenwood, beloved author and creator of the Forgotten Realms, presents the first book in a brand-new series dedicated to showcasing both the City of Splendors and our most talented up-and-coming authors. A series of stand-alone adventurers, this book and the series to which it belongs were written specifically for those readers with no prior knowledge of the Forgotten Realms, making it an excellent entry point for new readers.From the Paperback edition.
Now, for the first time, the New York Times bestselling serial thriller is complete in one terrifying volume. John Saul, the master of supernatural suspense, John Saul, brings to chilling life the small New England town of Blackstone--and the secrets and sins that lay buried there. . . .From atop Blackstone's highest hill, the old Asylum casts its shadow over the village. Built in the 1890s to house the insane, the Asylum has stood vacant for decades. But now, the wrecker's ball is about to strike--and unleash an ominous evil. Strange gifts begin to appear on the doorsteps of Blackstone's finest citizens.Each bears a mysterious history.Each brings a horrifying power to harm.Each reveals another thread in the suspensefully woven web of . . .THE BLACKSTONE CHRONICLESPart I--An Eye for an Eye: The DollPart II--Twist of Fate: The LocketPart III--Ashes to Ashes: The Dragon's FlamePart IV--In the Shadow of Evil: The HandkerchiefPart V--Day of Reckoning: The StereoscopePart VI--AsylumFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
California rancher Jarrod Blackstone is stunned when Abby Miller appears on his doorstep to deliver his sister's orphaned children. But even more surprising--and disturbing--are the sparks that ignite between the rugged bachelor and the and the independent beauty. From the author of Reckless Destiny and Winter Bride.
A World of Darkness and Mystery... That was what Olivia St. John discovered when she arrived at Blackthorne to serve as governess. But she was determined to uncover the secrets that haunted the estate of Lord Quenton Stamford, and bring the enigmatic nobleman out of his self-imposed gloom. Quenton Stamford had vowed that he would never trust a woman again. Until Olivia St. John came into his life. Her determination to overcome her own hardships had woken him from a long and lonely nightmare. But could he ever follow her example and learn to live--and love--again?
Karigan G'ladheon finds herself in a world of deadly danger and complex magic, compelled by forces when she becomes a legendary Green Rider--one of the magical messengers of the king. Forced by magic to accept a dangerous fate, headstrong Karigan has become completely devoted to the king and her fellow Riders. But now, an insurrection led by dark magicians threatens to break the boundaries of ancient, evil Blackveil Forest, releasing powerful dark magics that have been shut away for a millennium.
In Wintercraft, fifteen-year-old Kate Winters learned she was one of the Skilled, a rare person who can bring the dead to life. Even among that rare group, Kate is special. She alone can understand the secrets of an ancient book of knowledge. In the sequel, Blackwatch, Kate is on the run from the Skilled, who have accused her of murder. And she is being hunted by an elite unit of assassins fighting in the war against Albion, Kate's home. When a potent magic threatens the veil between life and death, fate reunites Kate with enigmatic villain Silas Dane, a man who cannot be killed. Only they can save Albion.
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