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Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness? What it Means to Be Black Now
3.83
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The book is equals parts social commentary and autobiographical musings from a cadre of Black stars in the sky of American Africana. Post-Blackness as

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Oct 15, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
 
Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America
4.62
it was amazing
There worst book I ever read. Life changing. Where did all of that hate go? Ritual murders turned into social events for white supremacist mobs with g ...more
Mar 25, 2009
May 25, 2009
 
Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars
4.42
it was amazing
Dr. Hutchinson did it on ‘em, she ran the streets and broke up houses on that ass. Yes she did, totally eviscerated the animosity of religiosity found ...more
Jul 28, 2011
Jun 10, 2011
 
Our Black Year: One Family's Quest to Buy Black in America's Racially Divided Economy
3.69
it was ok
It's hard to serve people you disdain, but that is what the Andersons attempt in their misguided quest to "buy Black" for an entire year. As represent ...more
Apr 22, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
 
The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors
4.39
did not like it
"Balls theory" was spot on or rather I thought along similar lines myself: the fascination or rather hero worship of men who play around/with balls--w ...more
Aug 1999
Apr 28, 2008
 
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
4.32
it was amazing
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." - Anaïs Nin

The above quote sums up the ep
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Aug 22, 2011
Jun 16, 2011
 
Is Marriage for White People?: How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone
3.65
it was ok
All my single ladies there is nothing new here you haven't heard before; basically marry up, marry light (or White), and marry out (of your racial, so ...more
Oct 17, 2011
Sep 15, 2011
 
The End of Anger: A New Generation's Take on Race and Rage
3.28
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“The End of Anger” pissed me off to no end—initially; after reading the ten tips for success from former Black Harvard MBAs from the end of the book f ...more
Jul 31, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
 
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
4.20
really liked it

Manning’s thorough investigation into the life and legacy of Malcolm X, at first admittedly rubbed me the wrong way, but with further reading Marable

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Oct 07, 2011
Apr 03, 2011
 
The Price of the Ticket: Collected Nonfiction, 1948-1985
4.70
it was amazing
Baldwin's grimoire, his collected magnum opus, on dealing with America's number one problem.
Jul 13, 2008
Jun 15, 2008
 
James Baldwin: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations
4.45
really liked it
What can you say about Uncle Jimmy?
Jan 10, 2015
Nov 11, 2014
 
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
4.29
it was amazing
The myth of Malcolm X has always been an enigma. For years, to my mind, Malcolm X was the physical representative of an earlier generation’s righteous ...more
Sep 09, 2011
Apr 25, 2008
 
Homophobia in the Black Church: How Faith, Politics, and Fear Divide the Black Community
3.33
it was ok
Eh...it was okay. Mistitled and rambling, with too much focus on faith-based initiatives, the GOP, Obama and other things that have absolutely nothing ...more
Mar 21, 2015
Apr 09, 2013
 
The Last Year of Malcolm X: The Evolution of a Revolutionary
4.07
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Produced in 1967, Breitman highlights the final years in the life of Malcolm X: dealing with his split from the Nation of Islam, his travels abroad, h ...more
Oct 07, 2011
Jul 23, 2011
 
Wrong Place, Wrong Time: Trauma and Violence in the Lives of Young Black Men
4.11
liked it
Dr. Rich, through this work, focused on the affects of trauma in the lives of young Black men from the underclass. Violence as a tactic for respect an ...more
Sep 02, 2011
Jul 31, 2011
 
Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed
4.18
liked it
Surprised that there was not a whole lot to disagree with...I guess my bottom line thinking is that I want society to have a social safety net instead ...more
Sep 04, 2015
Jun 05, 2015
 
The Black History of the White House
4.10
really liked it
Covers every known American of African ancestry connected in a vital way to the house of the president now commonly known as the White House--and also ...more
Sep 12, 2011
Jun 16, 2011
 
I May Not Get There with You: The True Martin Luther King Jr.
4.10
it was ok
White supremacy does many things but I doubt it turns pacifist preachers into philandering patriarchs. Men cheat because of desire and opportunity. Un ...more
Sep 26, 2011
Aug 03, 2011
 
By These Hands: A Documentary History of African American Humanism
4.43
really liked it
Pinn’s work is a satisfying assemblage on the narrative history of humanism in the African American community. Luminaries and the laity are given equa ...more
Aug 06, 2011
Jun 10, 2011
 
The End of Blackness: Returning the Souls of Black Folk to Their Rightful Owners
3.57
really liked it
Shots fired! Enough said.
Nov 14, 2010
Oct 14, 2010
 
Amalgamation Schemes: Antiblackness and the Critique of Multiracialism
4.35
liked it
To sum it all up, multiracialism/post-Blackness becomes antiblackness when Blackness identifies and defines itself and petitions for a list a of griev ...more
Jan 30, 2013
Aug 21, 2011
 
Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-first Century
4.18
liked it
Interesting statistics, but certain numbers are questionable--along with the conclusions derived from those numbers--which will be further explorered ...more
May 27, 2015
Jan 07, 2015
 
Redress for Historical Injustices in the United States: On Reparations for Slavery, Jim Crow, and Their Legacies
4.00
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Jan 24, 2013
 
Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete
4.01
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Nov 2007
Apr 25, 2008
 
Voodoo and Hoodoo
3.45
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Apr 25, 2008
 
Josephine Baker: The Hungry Heart
3.76
it was amazing
None
Feb 2008
Apr 25, 2008
 
A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
4.52
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Apr 25, 2008
 
The Souls of Black Folk
4.25
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Apr 25, 2008
 
Spiritual Merchants: Religion Magic  Commerce
4.11
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Apr 25, 2008
 
Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic: A Materia Magica of African-American Conjure
4.44
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Apr 25, 2008
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