Friday, September 24, 2021

book review

by Harlan McCarthy -- Race relations is such a hot-button issue that few accept the challenge to tackle it, with some ignoring the topic altogether. Fortunately, Daryl Davis chose not to ignore America’s sordid history with race relations and instead...
Book Review by Kam Williams The Truths We Hold An American Journey by Kamala Harris Penguin Press Hardcover, $30. 336 pages ISBN: 978-0-525-56071-5 “We've seen... administration align itself with white supremacists at home and cozy up to dictators abroad; rip babies from their mothers' arms in...
Cyntoia Brown’s story sent waves of nausea across my stomach and a riptide of ire through my mind. The ham-fisted “morality” and the way in which “justice” was meted out did not sit right in my spirit. Where was the...
1. We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates 2. My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem 3. Black Detroit: A People's History of Self-Determination by Herb Boyd 4. Pretty Powerful: Appearance,...
Acclaimed writer Alice Faye Duncan tells the story of poet and author Gwendolyn Brooks with her latest book, “A Song for Gwendolyn Brooks.” Using a writer’s voice that is both wise and witty, Duncan introduces young readers to the early...
  This Sunday (Feb. 3) on "Where Do We Go From Here?" the focus is on books and relationships as TSDRadio welcomes multi-book author Sheila Whalum, who has just released her first novel, "Don't Walk Away." And, from a wide-ranging conversation...
In an effort to expand on Ida B. Wells’ remarkable story, her great-granddaughter, writer Michelle Duster, has penned a new book, “Ida B. The Queen.”  The poignant biography, released January 26, pays tribute to the trailblazing journalist and activist while...
 Book Review by Kam Williams  We Were Eight Years in PowerAn American Tragedyby Ta-Nehisi CoatesOne WorldHardcover, $28.00394 pagesISBN: 978-0-399-59056-6“For so much of American history, the fact of black people is a problem... The demonstrable truth has been evaded in...
The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis will host a lecture by Hooks National Book Award winning author James Forman Jr. Jan. 31. The free public event will be held in the University Center...
by Terri Schlichenmeyer -- Heeeeeey, look over here! You look fine today, Mama, Sugar, Honey, Baby, fill-in-the-blank with names you're called by men you don't know. Just think, Sweetie, Pretty, you were minding your business before this monkey business started....