Hood / Urban Novels (African-American protagonist)

Writers in this category: Sister Souljah, Donald Goines, Walter Mosley, D. D. Bridges, Cortez Law III, Hugh Holton, Karl Bollers, Rudolph Fisher, Ernest Tidyman, Chester Himes, Barbara Hambly, Joe Martin, K'wan, Bobby Rodgers, Silk White, Sa'Rese Thompson, Leo Sullivan, Zane, T. Styles, Tracey Price-Thompson, Danielle Santiago, Wahida Clark, Terry Woods

Writers in this category: Sister Souljah, Donald Goines, Walter Mosley, D. D. Bridges, Cortez Law III, Hugh Holton, Karl Bollers, Rudolph Fisher, Ernest Tidyman, Chester Himes, Barbara Hambly, Joe Martin, K'wan, Bobby Rodgers, Silk White, Sa'Rese Thompson, Leo Sullivan, Zane, T. Styles, Tracey Price-Thompson, Danielle Santiago, Wahida Clark, Terry Woods

Want a better idea of the best Hood / Urban novel selections?  Check out these lists: 

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/4770._This_Is_The_Definition_Of_Urban_Fiction_

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/79235.Best_Black_sleuths_Detectives_and_gumshoes

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/263.Good_Urban_Literature