Conversations in Black

Conversations in Black
Author: Ed Gordon
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780316533058
Available:
Release: 2020-01-14
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An award-winning journalist envisions the future of leadership, excellence, and prosperity in Black America with this "urgent and pathbreaking" work (Marc Lamont Hill). Hard-hitting, thought-provoking, and inspiring, Conversations in Black offers sage wisdom for navigating race in a radically divisive America, and, with help from his mighty team of black intelligentsia, veteran journalist Ed Gordon creates hope and a timeless new narrative on what the future of black leadership should look like and how we can get there. In Conversations in Black, Gordon brings together some of the most prominent voices in black America today, including Stacey Abrams, Harry Belafonte, Charlamagne tha God, Michael Eric Dyson, Alicia Garza, Jemele Hill, Iyanla VanZant, Eric Holder, Killer Mike, Angela Rye, Al Sharpton, T.I., Maxine Waters, and so many more to answer questions about vital topics affecting our nation today, such as: Will the black vote control the 2020 election? Do black lives really matter? After the Obama presidency, are black people better off? Are stereotypical images of people of color changing in Hollywood? How is "Black Girl Magic" changing the face of black America? Bombarded with media, music, and social media messages that enforce stereotypes of people of color, Gordon sets out to dispel what black power and black excellence really look like today and offers a way forward in a new age of black prosperity and pride.

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man
Author: Emmanuel Acho
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781250800480
Available:
Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An urgent primer on race and racism, from the host of the viral hit video series “Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man” “You cannot fix a problem you do not know you have.” So begins Emmanuel Acho in his essential guide to the truths Americans need to know to address the systemic racism that has recently electrified protests in all fifty states. “There is a fix,” Acho says. “But in order to access it, we’re going to have to have some uncomfortable conversations.” In Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man, Acho takes on all the questions, large and small, insensitive and taboo, many white Americans are afraid to ask—yet which all Americans need the answers to, now more than ever. With the same open-hearted generosity that has made his video series a phenomenon, Acho explains the vital core of such fraught concepts as white privilege, cultural appropriation, and “reverse racism.” In his own words, he provides a space of compassion and understanding in a discussion that can lack both. He asks only for the reader’s curiosity—but along the way, he will galvanize all of us to join the antiracist fight.

The Covenant with Black America Ten Years Later

The Covenant with Black America   Ten Years Later
Author: Tavis Smiley
Pages: 281
ISBN: 9781401951498
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: Smiley Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Covenant, ran the gamut from health care to criminal justice, affordable housing to education, voting rights to racial divides. Ten years later, Black men still fall to police bullets and brutality, Black women still die from preventable diseases, Black children still struggle to get a high quality education ... inequality persist ... lost ground in nearly every leading economic category.

Conversations with Friends

Conversations with Friends
Author: Sally Rooney
Pages: 309
ISBN: 9780451499059
Available:
Release: 2017
Editor: Penguin Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally published: London: Faber & Faber Limited, 2017.

Conversations With Mom A Memoir of Conversations Between a Black Mother and Her Daughter

Conversations With Mom  A Memoir of Conversations Between a Black Mother and Her Daughter
Author: Ordonna R. Sargeant PMP
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781684713776
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Release: 2021
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Talk

The Talk
Author: Wade Hudson,Cheryl Willis Hudson
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780593121641
Available:
Release: 2021-06
Editor: Yearling
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Thirty diverse and award-winning authors and illustrators capture frank discussions about racism, identity, and self-esteem"--

Conversations of a Conscious Black Girl

Conversations of a Conscious Black Girl
Author: C. M. Fox,K. C. Dillon
Pages: 34
ISBN: 9781387522002
Available:
Release: 2018-02
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An urban stance on the current state of the African-American community, it's people, and the contribution society makes towards its downfall. As told from the views of two conscious black girls.

The Skin We re In

The Skin We re In
Author: Desmond Cole
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780385686341
Available:
Release: 2020-01-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In May 2015, the cover story of Toronto Life magazine shook Canada's largest city to its core. Desmond Cole's "The Skin I'm In" exposed the racist practices of the Toronto police force, detailing the dozens of times Cole had been stopped and interrogated under the controversial practice of carding. The story quickly came to national prominence, went on to win a number of National Magazine Awards and catapulted its author into the public sphere. Cole used his newfound profile to draw insistent, unyielding attention to the injustices faced by Black Canadians on a daily basis- the devastating effects of racist policing; the hopelessness produced by an education system that expects little of its black students and withholds from them the resources they need to succeed more fully; the heartbreak of those vulnerable before the child welfare system and those separated from their families by discriminatory immigration laws. Both Cole's activism and journalism find vibrant expression in his first book, The Skin We're In. Puncturing once and for all the bubble of Canadian smugness and naive assumptions of a post-racial nation, Cole chronicles just one year-2017-in the struggle against racism in this country. It was a year that saw calls for tighter borders when African refugees braved frigid temperatures to cross into Manitoba from the States, racial epithets used by a school board trustee, a six-year-old girl handcuffed at school. It was also a year of solidarity between Indigenous people and people of colour in Canada, a commitment forged in response to sesquicentennial celebrations that ignored the impact of violent conquest and genocide. The year also witnessed the profound personal and professional ramifications of Desmond Cole's unwavering determination to combat injustice. In April, Cole disrupted a Toronto police board meeting by calling for the destruction of all data collected through carding. Following the protest, Cole, a columnist with the Toronto Star, was summoned to a meeting with the paper's opinions editor and was informed that his activism violated company policy. Rather than limit his efforts defending Black lives, Cole chose to sever his relationship with the publication. Then in July, at another TPS meeting, Cole challenged the board publicly, addressing rumours of a police cover-up of the beating of Dafonte Miller by an off-duty police officer and his brother. A beating so brutal that Miller lost one of his eyes, and that went uninvestigated for four months. When Cole refused to leave the meeting until the question was publicly addressed, he was arrested. The image of Cole walking, handcuffed and flanked by officers, out of the meeting fortified the distrust between the city's Black community and its police force. (A trespassing charge against Cole will be challenged in the new year as a violation of his right to freedom of expression.) In a month-by-month chronicle, Cole locates the deep cultural, historical and political roots of each event so that what emerges is a personal, painful and comprehensive picture of entrenched, systemic inequality. Urgent, controversial and unsparingly honest, The Skin We're In is destined to become a vital text for anti-racist and social justice movements in Canada, as well as a potent antidote to the all-too-present complacency of many white Canadians.

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria
Author: Beverly Daniel Tatum
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781541616585
Available:
Release: 2017-09-05
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism -- now fully revised and updated Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides. These topics have only become more urgent as the national conversation about race is increasingly acrimonious. This fully revised edition is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the dynamics of race in America.

Beautiful in Black

Beautiful in Black
Author: Sara Shai
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0978504208
Available:
Release: 2006-06-15
Editor: BlueSkyChateau
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Beautiful in Black: Conversation with Suicide Narrative/Nonfiction It is finally completed and it is now released. Coming from the heart, an innocent story of honoring life in face of adversity. Growing up in Israel, challenging life hardships, coming to American to fulfill The desire to be accepted loved and free. Author Sara Shai says: True, I have been writing this on and off for the last 35 years. Many times I was not sure I wanted to have my life as an open book, but the thought that my story could make a difference in somebodys life made it possible for me to persevere.The also book focuses on the taboo issue of suicide and the effect of suicide on those who are left behind. My husband, Dan Tavor, a noted Israeli journalist, committed suicide in December of 1970 and left those who knew him in shock and disbelief. As for myself, I entered a world of uncertainty and confusion. A widow at the age of 24, I had to deal not only with my loss, but also the shame, blame and guilt of his suicide. Consequently, I was determined to start over, to prevail over lifes challenges and to triumph. But often I was overwhelmed by memories of my past. I realized that my secret kept me hostage, and the only way out was to confront the matter head on.Writing and rewriting the book was my way of coming to emotional completion. In the process of my healing, I learned that my story is not a rare one.The number of suicides in the USA is higher then the number of homicides.Every day in America alone, 80 people kill themselves and 1500 attempt to do so. It is a silent epidemic. No one wants talk about it. (In the past, I sometimes lied when I was asked how did my husband died.) I kept silent for 35 years. There are millions of people like me. They dont talk; they live in a world of guilt and shame.Suicide is a dreadful word. Those who think about it and wish to stop the pain, rather die than seek help. Those who left behind, rather lie than share their stories. Sara Shais journey to prevail over life challenges will touch and inspire the uncharted realms of your heart. The release of Beautiful In Black was her catalyst to create The Honoring Life Event. Its purpose to increase awareness, Remove all stigmas and empower people to transform tragedy into a life opportunity. The light at the end of the tunnel is always on! Please visit : www.sarashai.com www.beautifulinblack.ocm www.honoringlife.org

Conversations in Black

Conversations in Black
Author: Ed Gordon
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780316533058
Available:
Release: 2020-01-14
Editor: Hachette Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An award-winning journalist envisions the future of leadership, excellence, and prosperity in Black America with this "urgent and pathbreaking" work (Marc Lamont Hill). Hard-hitting, thought-provoking, and inspiring, Conversations in Black offers sage wisdom for navigating race in a radically divisive America, and, with help from his mighty team of black intelligentsia, veteran journalist Ed Gordon creates hope and a timeless new narrative on what the future of black leadership should look like and how we can get there. In Conversations in Black, Gordon brings together some of the most prominent voices in black America today, including Stacey Abrams, Harry Belafonte, Charlamagne tha God, Michael Eric Dyson, Alicia Garza, Jemele Hill, Iyanla VanZant, Eric Holder, Killer Mike, Angela Rye, Al Sharpton, T.I., Maxine Waters, and so many more to answer questions about vital topics affecting our nation today, such as: Will the black vote control the 2020 election? Do black lives really matter? After the Obama presidency, are black people better off? Are stereotypical images of people of color changing in Hollywood? How is "Black Girl Magic" changing the face of black America? Bombarded with media, music, and social media messages that enforce stereotypes of people of color, Gordon sets out to dispel what black power and black excellence really look like today and offers a way forward in a new age of black prosperity and pride.

Lady s Man

Lady s Man
Author: Obari Cartman
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0692389105
Available:
Release: 2015-03-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A critical thinking guide for young men who want to be the most productive, healthy and peaceful men possible.

Conversations with a Dead Man

Conversations with a Dead Man
Author: Mark Abley
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781771620086
Available:
Release: 2013-10-11
Editor: D & M Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As a poet and citizen deeply concerned by the Oka Crisis, the Idle No More protests, and Canada’s ongoing failure to resolve First Nations issues, Montreal author Mark Abley has long been haunted by the figure of Duncan Campbell Scott, known both as the architect of Canada’s most destructive Aboriginal policies and as one of the nation’s major poets. Who was this enigmatic figure who could compose a sonnet to an “Onondaga Madonna” one moment and promote a “final solution” to the “Indian problem” the next? In this passionate, intelligent and highly readable inquiry into the state of Canada’s troubled Aboriginal relations, Abley alternates between analysis of current events and an imagined debate with the spirit of Duncan Campbell Scott, whose defense of the Indian Residential School and belief in assimilation illuminate the historical roots underlying today’s First Nations’ struggles.

Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High Second Edition

Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High  Second Edition
Author: Kerry Patterson,Joseph Grenny,Ron McMillan,Al Switzler
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780071772204
Available:
Release: 2011-09-16
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times and Washington Post bestseller that changed the way millions communicate “[Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. . . . This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time.” —from the Foreword by Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People “The quality of your life comes out of the quality of your dialogues and conversations. Here’s how to instantly uplift your crucial conversations.” —Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul® The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to: Prepare for high-stakes situations Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue Make it safe to talk about almost anything Be persuasive, not abrasive

Being Brown in a Black and White World Conversations for Leaders about Race Racism and Belonging

Being Brown in a Black and White World  Conversations for Leaders about Race  Racism and Belonging
Author: Annemarie Shrouder
Pages: 244
ISBN: 0995829284
Available:
Release: 2021-04-08
Editor: See More Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Annemarie Shrouder has written a book to help leaders step into awareness of the damage "race" and racism cause and have caused. Her journey illustrates the deep divide that this social construct has created in bodies, in societies-and the world as a whole. Annemarie shares her pain, searching, and ultimately, the beginnings of healing of this divide in herself while chronicling what this divide can look like in companies and organizations. She masterfully illustrates the cost of not having these conversations, of not building community and the healing of stepping into both/and in order to see more.

And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street

And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street
Author: Dr. Seuss
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780385379311
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Release: 2013-10-22
Editor: RH Childrens Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dr. Seuss’s very first book for children! From a mere horse and wagon, young Marco concocts a colorful cast of characters, making Mulberry Street the most interesting location in town. Dr. Seuss’s signature rhythmic text, combined with his unmistakable illustrations, will appeal to fans of all ages, who will cheer when our hero proves that a little imagination can go a very long way. (Who wouldn’t cheer when an elephant-pulled sleigh raced by?) Now over seventy-five years old, this story is as timeless as ever. And Marco’s singular kind of optimism is also evident in McElligot’s Pool.

Fierce Conversations

Fierce Conversations
Author: Susan Scott
Pages: 287
ISBN: 0425193373
Available:
Release: 2004-01-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shows how to make the most of conversations by communicating clearly and forcefully, offering advice on how to overcome barriers to meaningful conversation, confront tough issues, and leverage new skills for frictionless debate.

Untitled Flatiron Nonfiction Fall 2020 9781250800466

Untitled Flatiron Nonfiction Fall 2020 9781250800466
Author: Flatiron Author to be Revealed November 2020
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1250800463
Available:
Release: 2020-11-10
Editor: Flatiron Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Impolite Conversations

Impolite Conversations
Author: Cora Daniels,John L. Jackson
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781476739137
Available:
Release: 2014-09-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When was the last time you said everything on your mind without holding back? In this no-holds-barred discussion of America’s top hot-button issues, a journalist and a cultural anthropologist express opinions that are widely held in private—but rarely heard in public. Everyone edits what they say. It’s a part of growing up. But what if we applied tell-it-like-it-is honesty to grown-up issues? In Impolite Conversations, two respected thinkers and writers openly discuss five “third-rail” topics—from multi-racial identities to celebrity worship to hyper-masculinity among black boys—and open the stage for honest discussions about important and timely concerns. Organized around five subjects—Race, Politics, Sex, Money, Religion—the dialogue between Cora Daniels and John L. Jackson Jr. may surprise, provoke, affirm, or challenge you. In alternating essays, the writers use reporting, interviews, facts, and figures to back up their arguments, always staying firmly rooted in the real world. Sometimes they agree, sometimes they don’t, but they always reach their conclusions with respect for the different backgrounds they come from and the reasons they disagree. Whether you oppose or sympathize with these two impassioned voices, you’ll end up knowing more than you did before and appreciating the candid, savvy, and often humorous ways in which they each take a stand.

Difficult Conversations

Difficult Conversations
Author: Douglas Stone,Sheila Heen,Bruce Patton
Pages: 315
ISBN: 9780143118442
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The authors cover difficult situations in both personal and professional life.