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Skin Game Paperback – Bargain Price, September 1, 2007
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The Divine Nine is a multiple Los Angeles Times, Essence, and Blackboard bestseller. In both hard cover and trade paper, The Divine Nine is in its seventh printing with over 50,000 copies sold to date. It also remains on the Amazon.com African American studies bestsellers list, and for the past year has been the #1 best selling book among African American college students. His novels Friends With Benefits and Skin Game were Blackboard best sellers.
Blackballed is an explosive and controversial book that rips the veil off America's hidden secret: America's colleges have fostered a racist environment that makes them a hostile space for African American students. Blackballed exposes the white fraternity and sorority system, with traditions of racist parties, songs, and assaults on black students; and the universities themselves, who name campus buildings after racist men and women. It also takes a deep dive into anti-affirmative action policies, and how they effectively segregate predominately white universities, providing ample room for white privilege. A bold mix of history and the current climate, Blackballed is a call to action for universities to make radical changes to their policies and standards to foster a better legacy for all students.
Educated at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of California at Los Angeles, Ross received a Bachelor of Arts in History from UCLA. Ross also received a Master of Fine Arts from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
Ross has lectured at over 500 colleges and universities, as he is universally recognized as an expert in the field of African American fraternities and sororities. He has appeared on National Public Radio, Good Morning Atlanta, and is regularly interviewed by Ebony, Essence, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, The Root.com, The Grio.com, the BBC and National Public Radio, among others.
Ross began his writing career in the mid 90s as the managing editor of Rap Sheet magazine, the West Coast's first hip hop publication. After two years of writing about hip hop and interviewing the top stars in music, Ross moved to the Los Angeles Independent Newspapers, where he covered local politics in Westwood, Culver City, Hollywood and West Hollywood, for three years.
Ross currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife April and their son Langston..
Top Customer Reviews
While dancing she is discovered by Steven Cox, a former attorney and the owner of PIMP magazine. Steven is determined to grow from magazine owner to producer of pornographic movies. Once he meets the beautiful Keisha, he knows she is the one to get him where he wants to go. What he does not know is Keisha is not the run-of-the-mill stripper turned porn star and she is not one to be pushed around. Skin Game is a roller coaster ride that takes the reader from what is to what can be and shows how one young girl handles herself when she is determined.
Skin Game is a recommended read for all readers who love a timely, well-told story of someone who makes bad decisions when young, yet works to rise above them.
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I liked this book and found the story to be refreshing in how Keisha refused to let herself be pushed around by a man who tries to take advantage of her. Read morePublished 13 days ago by M
this book is a fast paced and a adventure with each pass page turner. Keisha Montez is on the hustle and is looking to make it to the big time. Read morePublished on November 11, 2007 by MAXIMILLIAN MUHAMMAD