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reviewed Sacred Cows ... and Other Edibles. November 28, 2010
Sacred Cows ... and Other Edibles
When encountering an artist's work for the first time, especially one who's lauded doubly for her writing ability and Civil Rights activism (and the coupling of both), it's dismaying when …
reviewed Someone Knows My Name. August 18, 2010
Lawrence Hill Someone Knows My Name
I read the Canadian version of this book but hopefully it was the same. I'd like to see the American version to compare.      It's difficult to believe that this is Lawrence …
posted a Quick Tip about Invisible Man. July 13, 2010
Invisible Man
A really, really great commentary on race relations. I can't recommend this book more highly.
posted a Quick Tip about Invisible Man. July 09, 2010
Invisible Man
Impressive look at perspective. Ellison writes a book that many pick up and think is going to resemble Stevenson's book. Really the invisibility of a black man in modern (1940's and 50's) society.
posted a Quick Tip about Invisible Man. July 02, 2010
Invisible Man
Had to re-read it years later to enjoy it, but it's well written and thought-provoking.
reviewed Invisible Man. June 30, 2010
Invisible Man
    Man, I had to read this book as a senior in high school and I'm so happy. While most kids were upset that they had to read another book about a black man's plight, i was moderately …
reviewed My Grandfather's Son: A Memoir. February 04, 2010
My Grandfather's Son: A Memoir
A couple of years ago  I received a copy of "My Grandfather's Son: A Memoir" as a gift.  While I might have gotten around to reading this book eventually I had no immediate plans …
posted a Quick Tip about Black History Month. February 03, 2010
Black History Month
Why should there be a month put aside for a specific race? That's racial hypocrisy. We should celebrate all races every day of every month!
reviewed Beyond the Suffering. May 28, 2009
Beyond the Suffering
"This may well be the book of the year!"       Christian Book Previews Review of      Beyond the Suffering: Embracing the Legacy of African American Soul …
reviewed The Ministry of Motherhood. May 17, 2009
Donovon's Ministry of Motherhood
The Ministry of Motherhood by Cheryl Lacey Donovan is a guide for mothers, especially single mothers from a woman with a powerful testimony. Donovan, a pastor's daughter, became a mother at the age of …
reviewed Glory Road (book). May 06, 2009
Glory Road
Glory Road: The Journeys of 10 African-Americans into Reformed Christianity   Book Details   ·         Author: Anthony J. Carter, Editor ·     &n …
reviewed Men, Money and Gold Diggers. April 22, 2009
Men, Money and Gold Diggers
Caleb Peterson has the total package - a successful career, financially stable, and irresistibly gorgeous. The only thing that will make him complete is a love of his own. Unfortunately, Caleb is consistently …
reviewed Single Husbands. April 22, 2009
Single Husbands
Three married men and friends behave as if they are single. As a premise, it was worth exploring.     Unfortunately, "Single Husbands" has something else in mind. Just what, I'm not …
reviewed Still I Rise: A Graphic History of Af.... April 13, 2009
Still I Rise: A Graphic Novel of African Americans
Still I Rise by Roland Laird & Taneshia Nash Laird and illustrated by Elihu "Adofo" Bey is a powerful graphic novel tracing African-American history in the United States. I was absolutely amazed at …
reviewed Someone Knows My Name. January 19, 2009
Lawrence Hill Someone Knows My Name
Thanks to the storytelling skills of one who has the vision to imagine one female's journey through decades of slavery, revolution and abolitionist fervor, once more the silent rise from the depths to …
reviewed Negro League Baseball: The Rise and R.... November 30, 2008
Negro League Baseball: The Rise and Ruin of a Black Institution
While most knowledgeable baseball fans have a passing acquaintance with Negro League Baseball, precious little ink has been devoted to the institution itself.  Author Neil Lanctot has corrected this …
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