African-american stories, books, poems, and more

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A poem I wrote in college for Latin Heritage month, which was published in The Literary Journal of Bronx Community College, Thesis, 2017. Read More

Reads: 246

Shelves: 2

The Devin Shane House

This story takes you through an erotic journey of Chris and Cameron's life filled with sex and maybe love. Read More
Amari's world is about to collide with the one he left behind. His son, Georgia, has no idea of his true lineage. Now Amari's father, a nigh-immortal Fairy King, life nears its ends and wants his grandson to inherit the throne. Amari must face the repercussion for the choices… Read More
A group of black men steal a statue with hilarious consequences. Read More
An asshole bad girl named Max Smith finds love, friends, and murder. Read More

Book / Other

January 23, 2018

Reads: 63

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

A 13 year old has to spend a summer with her ex- friend and he is a pain in the neck he doesn’t think girls aren’t as good as boys. Go along with her as she tries to prove he is wrong! Read More
Outwitting the stereotype... Read More

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Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Four streetwise Caribbean-American teens from Brooklyn seek fame and fortune in the gritty 1970's music scene. The band makes questionable decisions while riding the roller coaster of burgeoning fame. They struggle with finding that secluded path to certain stardom and million dollar success. Eventually, the… Read More

Reads: 132

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Sonya Love grapples with crushing grief and just anger at the death of her big brother, an innocent young Black man gunned down by a White police officer. Struggling to understand what happened, Sonya loses her joy of singing and decides to give up on her future.… Read More

Reads: 97

Shelves: 1

The Booksie Classic House

The SWAT swarm Mona Blaise’s house like heavily armed black bees to a honeycomb. With bated breath, they wait for the take down. The notorious Mona Blaise, drug kingpin, is defeated and finally shut down. Mona is indeed arrested, tagged, booked, and chained. Yet she accepts her… Read More
Davanté's heart sinks to the lowest of depths. He cannot lose his mother now. He is only seventeen years old. He has not learned enough about life to be on his own. He does not know how to live. He is still hiding his artistic talents out of fear… Read More

Poem / Memoir

November 15, 2017

Reads: 86

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

A poem by a somewhat insecure African American woman Read More

Reads: 2888

Comments: 3

Shelves: 4

The Booksie Classic House

A poem written for Freddie & Trayvon & Eric & Tamir & Philando & Michael & Terrence & Jordan & men that look like me. Read More
ever since reading the new jim crow by michelle alexander, the issue of mass incarceration has sparked a major interest in my intellectual curiosity. it's an issue that is evident and continuously growing which is why i decided to write an essay about it for my assignment. my essay specifically… Read More
Excerpt from "Success Stories Insights by African-American Men" Bishop James E. Swanson, Sr. "Don't you ever stop believing in yourself?" There is the book with 19 contributing authors and two different workbooks, one with five stories and volume 2 with all 19 stories. Read More
Reginald Grant writes a powerful realization of the why and how of the Urban teacher. His mastery and lifetime dedication to inner-city education identifies the social impact and struggle the urban teacher faces. In a world where the unfair distribution of academic resources plaguing young learners and traps both teacher… Read More
A woman scorned is a dangerous woman. Greer Patterson always felt like an outsider. Loathed by her step mother and half siblings for being the green eyed, fair skinned product of her black father's affair with a white woman; she's never truly felt loved by anyone except her father and… Read More
Conflict and confrontation between police and communities of color is historic, based on racism, and has very deep roots. Maltreatment of African-Americans by police .over centuries is so systemic that many police organizations don't recognize the behavior as aberrant or abhorrent. On the flip-side, regardless of how or why the… Read More
Kashmir Pierre is just like any other sister who has been hurt by the dating game. The only difference is that she is the one doing all the hurting now. Feeding off of her parents failed marriage for years Kashmir decides that heartache is just not for her. She leaves… Read More

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Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

Cheryl Fields, a college student, must keep her two worlds apart when a young pledge to her boyfriend's fraternity leads Cheryl to faith in Jesus. As a new Christian, Cheryl becomes aware of the sin in her life and her boyfriend is not happy. Cheryl has to help her new… Read More
For 18 year-old college bound Darwin Charles, West Oakland, California is without question, a sure death sentence. Licks (robberies) occur throughout the day, break-ins often happen within the outskirts of the city and shootouts against your own kind are never too far from reach; And all because young black males… Read More
For 18 year-old college bound Darwin Charles, West Oakland, California is without question, a sure death sentence. Licks (robberies) occur throughout the day, break-ins often happen within the outskirts of the city and shootouts against your own kind are never too far from reach; And all because young black males… Read More
Beauty Summers is a young woman who endured a relationship of turmoil with her boyfriend Randy Henderson. She tries to cope with his death, by escaping to Joi's, a poetry cafe, where she meets Breeze. Beauty begins to relive the twists and turns of her past relationships, as her friends… Read More

Reads: 192

Comments: 1

The Booksie Classic House

in Godmode, a man must fight his way out of a building full of bizarre and deadly monsters, all the while learning disturbing truths about his captors...and himself. Read More

Book / Romance

September 20, 2012

Reads: 627

Comments: 4

The Booksie Classic House

A young man comes up with an idea to get involved in a deep romance with a beautiful young woman he normally wouldn't consider a long term relationship with. Read More
Romans to Jude – Precise Christian Scripture Revealed is a book challenging the entire Christian world to delve deeper into the scriptures of the New Testament, namely Romans to Jude. The author asserts that the traditional presentation of Jesus Christ that has been propagated by churches, treatment programs, television ministries… Read More
A Rapper's College is an inspiring story about a young man who struggles to overcome his battle with dyslexia while making it through the challenges of his personal life and those of the rap industry. Read More
16 year old Saydy Smith has just moved to a new town with her sister Sapphire to live with her dad and his family. She hates it and just wants to get away when she ends up falling for this boy named Ty.Her new best friend Aaliyah and her have… Read More
Fifteen year old Tasha, her brother Kevin, her mother, and her sister Loretta had just moved to Atlanta from Chicago. Their daddy had died and now they have to move out there with their Aunt and three cousins Kelly, Lisa, and Drew. Read More
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