Black! by Clarence Cooper Jr.
Three Short Novels (Old School Books)

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Black! is part of Norton's Old School Books series of reprinted pulp fiction by black authors.

Black! brings together three short novels by Clarence Cooper, Jr., a rediscovered genius of African-American writing. "The Dark Messenger" is a short, sizzling novel in which a reporter for a black newspaper discovers that truth and justice are no match for the next handout from the corrupt powers that be. "Yet Prices Follow" and "Yet We Many" are both sardonic crime novellas set in the worlds of the numbers racket and Black Muslims, respectively. All of them demonstrate the hard-edged, ultra-hip style of realism that was Clarence Cooper's trademark.

About Clarence Cooper Jr.

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Published January 17, 1997 by W. W. Norton & Company. 352 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Thus, extrapolating from the Declaration's commitment to ""the right to the pursuit of happiness,"" Black argues that Congress has the duty ""to ensure, humanly speaking, a decent livelihood for all."" He is aware that his views stand little chance of acceptance in the current political climate;

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As the mulatto son of a black slave woman from France’s richest sugar island, Santo Domingo — today’s Haiti — he was the first man of color to attain the rank of major general in the French army, a striking historic achievement in itself.

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Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America, winner of the 2013 Coretta Scott King Author Award, is an inspiring nonfiction book that profiles famous and less well-known figures in America...

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The New York Review of Books

Washington to Ralph Ellison—did even more than whites to enshrine Lincoln as “the American philosopher-king and patron saint of race relations.” Gates writes of himself (born 1950), “Like most African Americans of my generation, I was raised to believe that Lincoln hated slavery because he loved ...

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Part of what made Lovecraft’s stories so terrifying was what they implied and what they left up the reader’s imagination, so after reading the author’s stories for years and growing up on graphic horror films, I fear that my imagination brings me to places I’d rather not go.

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