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Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock
On September 4, 1957 Will Counts was just a guy out there doing his job. Will was a photographer for the "Arkansas Democrat" afternoon newspaper and he had been assigned to cover a momentous …
reviewed Disintegration: The Splintering of Bl.... December 10, 2011
Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America
Central to the thinking of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was his vision of what he referred to as the "Beloved Community" which was essentially "a completely integrated society, a community …
reviewed Disintegration: The Splintering of Bl.... October 07, 2010
Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America
I read Eugene Robinson's DISINTEGRATION mainly out of curiosity, because though I find him to be a brilliant mind---I don't normally agree with his politics. After finishing it I have to say that it is …
reviewed Parting the Waters: America in the Ki.... September 02, 2010
Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63
Pros: By and large a good starting place for folks interested in the civil rights movement      Cons: Often too detailed, focused too much on King and not the "years"   …
reviewed Pillar of Fire: America in the King Y.... September 02, 2010
Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65
Pros: Readable, as balanced as possible on a difficult subject      Cons: Too much attention to ancillary events, questionable narrative choices      The Bottom …
posted a Quick Tip about The Bluest Eye. July 02, 2010
Toni Morrison Bluest Eye
Tragic, beautiful story
reviewed The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates. April 30, 2010
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
As human beings, what defines us? What are the factors that make us who we are? How does one young man make it out of the projects and into the hallowed ranks of Rhodes Scholars, while another young man …
Steel Drivin' Man: John Henry, the Untold Story of
Nelson does the near impossible: He finds the real, documented man in the folk song, places him in his actual geographical setting (not where all the roadside markers are by the way) and tells us his …
reviewed The Race Card: How Bluffing About Bia.... November 05, 2009
The Race Card: How Bluffing About Bias Makes Race Relations Worse
People who 'play the race card' opportunistically and with intentional deceit are the enemies of truth and social justice."   This quote from page 339 of "The Race Card: How …
reviewed God Only Knows. April 24, 2009
God Only Knows
God Only Knows by Xavier Knight is a dramatic romance laced with mystery. Julia Turner and Cassie Duncan's friendship was cemented one night twenty years ago that ended with a classmate in a vegetative …
reviewed The Black List. December 18, 2008
The Black List
The Black List features some of the most prominent African-American artists, writers, politicians, musicians, athletes and other prominent people in their field sharing the stories of how they rose to …
reviewed The Black List. October 19, 2008
The Black List
The Black List contains a major list of people of color who have had incredible lives and even more incredible careers. The book contains some people you know and love and some people you never knew about. …
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