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  • Black Fortunes

  • The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires
  • By: Shomari Wills
  • Narrated by: Ron Butler
  • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

The astonishing untold history of America's first black millionaires - former slaves who endured incredible challenges to amass and maintain their wealth for a century, from the Jacksonian period to the Roaring '20s - self-made entrepreneurs whose unknown success mirrored that of American business heroes such as Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and Thomas Edison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Black Excellence

  • By Jossy on 04-01-19

Black Excellence

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-19

An eye opener to how some of the most ambitious black entrepreneurs overcame the unrivalled adversity of post-slavery America.

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  • Natives

  • Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire
  • By: Akala
  • Narrated by: Akala
  • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 990
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 909
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 897

From the first time he was stopped and searched as a child, to the day he realised his mum was white, to his first encounters with racist teachers - race and class have shaped Akala's life and outlook. In this unique book he takes his own experiences and widens them out to look at the social, historical and political factors that have left us where we are today. Covering everything from the police, education and identity to politics, sexual objectification and the far right, Natives speaks directly to British denial and squeamishness when it comes to confronting issues of race and class that are at the heart of the legacy of Britain's racialised empire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Very Interesting and Challenging Listen

  • By Ross Clark on 10-07-18

Absolutely Fantastic!

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Reviewed: 17-12-18

Awe inspiring analysis of the delusional belief of white supremacy, and subsequently it's erosion by logic.