Black Like You

Black Like You
Author: John Strausbaugh
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101216057
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Release: 2007-08-16
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A refreshingly clearheaded and taboo-breaking look at race relations reveals that American culture is neither Black nor White nor Other, but a mix-a mongrel. Black Like You is an erudite and entertaining exploration of race relations in American popular culture. Particularly compelling is Strausbaugh's eagerness to tackle blackface-a strange, often scandalous, and now taboo entertainment. Although blackface performance came to be denounced as purely racist mockery, and shamefacedly erased from most modern accounts of American cultural history, Black Like You shows that the impact of blackface on American culture was deep and long-lasting. Its influence can be seen in rock and hiphop; in vaudeville, Broadway, and gay drag performances; in Mark Twain and "gangsta lit"; in the earliest filmstrips and the 2004 movie White Chicks; on radio and television; in advertising and product marketing; and even in the way Americans speak. Strausbaugh enlivens themes that are rarely discussed in public, let alone with such candor and vision: - American culture neither conforms to knee-jerk racism nor to knee-jerk political correctness. It is neither Black nor White nor Other, but a mix-a mongrel. - No history is best forgotten, however uncomfortable it may be to remember. The power of blackface to engender mortification and rage in Americans to this day is reason enough to examine what it tells us about our culture and ourselves. - Blackface is still alive. Its impact and descendants-including Black performers in "whiteface"-can be seen all around us today.

Black Like You

Black Like You
Author: Herman Mashaba,Isabella Morris
Pages: 237
ISBN: 0620456868
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Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Black Like Me

Black Like Me
Author: John Howard Griffin
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781609401085
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Release: 2006-04-01
Editor: Wings Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This American classic has been corrected from the original manuscripts and indexed, featuring historic photographs and an extensive biographical afterword.

Black Like Me

Black Like Me
Author: JOHN HOWARD. GRIFFIN
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1788164520
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Release: 2019-10-31
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the autumn of 1959, a white Texan journalist named John Howard Griffin travelled across the Deep South of the United States disguised as a black man. Black Like Me is Griffin's own account of his journey. Originally commissioned by the African-American general-interest magazine Sepia under the title 'Journey into Shame', it was published in book-form in 1961, revealing to a white audience the day-to-day experience of racism in segregation-era America.Selling over five million copies, Black Like Me became one of the best-known accounts of race and racism in the 1960s, and helped turn the eyes of white society towards the everyday indignities and injustices of segregation. Today, sixty years after Griffin's extraordinary journey across the racial divide, Black Like Me's unrepeatable act of journalistic intrepidity stands as a fascinating document of its times. 'John Howard Griffin has come closer to understanding what it's like to be black in America than any white man that I know.' Louis Lomax, Saturday Review'If it was a frightening experience for him as nothing but a make-believe Negro for sixty-six days, then you think about what real Negroes in America have gone through for 400 years.' Malcom X

Black Like Who

Black Like Who
Author: Rinaldo Walcott
Pages: 187
ISBN: 9781897414477
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Release: 2003
Editor: Insomniac Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rinaldo Walcott's groundbreaking study of black culture in Canada, Black Like Who?, caused such an uproar upon its publication in 1997 that Insomniac Press has decided to publish a second revised edition of this perennial best-seller. With its incisive readings of hip-hop, film, literature, social unrest, sports, music and the electronic media, Walcott's book not only assesses the role of black Canadians in defining Canada, it also argues strenuously against any notion of an essentialist Canadian blackness. As erudite on the issue of American super-critic Henry Louis Gates' blindness to black Canadian realities as he is on the rap of the Dream Warriors and Maestro Fresh Wes, Walcott's essays are thought-provoking and always controversial in the best sense of the word. They have added and continue to add immeasurably to public debate.

How to Be Black

How to Be Black
Author: Baratunde Thurston
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780062098047
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Release: 2012-01-31
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times Bestseller Baratunde Thurston’s comedic memoir chronicles his coming-of-blackness and offers practical advice on everything from “How to Be the Black Friend” to “How to Be the (Next) Black President”. Have you ever been called “too black” or “not black enough”? Have you ever befriended or worked with a black person? Have you ever heard of black people? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you. It is also for anyone who can read, possesses intelligence, loves to laugh, and has ever felt a distance between who they know themselves to be and what the world expects. Raised by a pro-black, Pan-Afrikan single mother during the crack years of 1980s Washington, DC, and educated at Sidwell Friends School and Harvard University, Baratunde Thurston has more than over thirty years' experience being black. Now, through stories of his politically inspired Nigerian name, the heroics of his hippie mother, the murder of his drug-abusing father, and other revelatory black details, he shares with readers of all colors his wisdom and expertise in how to be black. “As a black woman, this book helped me realize I’m actually a white man.”—Patton Oswalt

You Are Your Best Thing

You Are Your Best Thing
Author: Tarana Burke,Brené Brown
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780593243640
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Release: 2021-04-27
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Tarana Burke and Dr. Brené Brown bring together a dynamic group of Black writers, organizers, artists, academics, and cultural figures to discuss the topics the two have dedicated their lives to understanding and teaching: vulnerability and shame resilience. Contributions by Kiese Laymon, Imani Perry, Laverne Cox, Jason Reynolds, Austin Channing Brown, and more It started as a text between two friends. Tarana Burke, founder of the ‘me too.’ Movement, texted researcher and writer Brené Brown to see if she was free to jump on a call. Brené assumed that Tarana wanted to talk about wallpaper. They had been trading home decorating inspiration boards in their last text conversation so Brené started scrolling to find her latest Pinterest pictures when the phone rang. But it was immediately clear to Brené that the conversation wasn’t going to be about wallpaper. Tarana’s hello was serious and she hesitated for a bit before saying, “Brené, you know your work affected me so deeply, but as a Black woman, I’ve sometimes had to feel like I have to contort myself to fit into some of your words. The core of it rings so true for me, but the application has been harder.” Brené replied, “I’m so glad we’re talking about this. It makes sense to me. Especially in terms of vulnerability. How do you take the armor off in a country where you’re not physically or emotionally safe?” Long pause. “That’s why I’m calling,” said Tarana. “What do you think about working together on a book about the Black experience with vulnerability and shame resilience?” There was no hesitation. Burke and Brown are the perfect pair to usher in this stark, potent collection of essays on Black shame and healing. Along with the anthology contributors, they create a space to recognize and process the trauma of white supremacy, a space to be vulnerable and affirm the fullness of Black love and Black life.

Black and White Like You and Me

Black and White Like You and Me
Author: Thomas F. Daniels,Thomas C. Marsh
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1946653004
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Release: 2017-02-02
Editor: Tomjo Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Even in 1960s Detroit, race isn't everything. Tom Daniels and "Cookie" Marsh will be the first to tell you that race isn't everything. But it did shape the way they experienced the world growing up in Detroit in the 1950s and 60s. Tom "Cookie" Marsh grew up in a black neighborhood on Detroit's west side. Tom Daniels grew up in a mixed, working-class neighborhood on Detroit's east side. Both men grew up in strict households where they "always got what we needed, and sometimes what we wanted" and both saw their city, their country, and their world transform around them through the Civil Rights movement, riots, and the Viet Nam War. But sometimes parallel lines intersect. As each man tells his story, it is apparent that race isn't just "black and white" but it is part of what makes their friendship extraordinary. Their experiences will show you that race made for huge differences in their experiences, while, in spite of race, there are also touching similarities that made it possible for two men, in their older years, to overcome decades of racial turbulence of their upbringing to become lifelong friends. Follow Tom and Cookie. Hear about their lives, their upbringing, their successes and regrets growing up in black and white Detroit - and how when it boils down to it, the things that are truly important are actually black and white, like you and me.

Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780679645986
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Release: 2015-07-14
Editor: One World
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF OPRAH’S “BOOKS THAT HELP ME THROUGH” • NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SPECIAL EVENT Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the most important essayist in a generation and a writer who changed the national political conversation about race” (Rolling Stone) NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY CNN • NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.

Love You Forever

Love You Forever
Author: Robert N. Munsch
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0920668372
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Release: 1986
Editor: Firefly Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps.

The Black Box

The Black Box
Author: E. Phillips Oppenheim
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9781513286259
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Release: 2021-05-14
Editor: Graphic Arts Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally published in 1917, The Black Box follows expert criminologist Sanford Quest, as he and his colleagues attempt to bring a suspected killer to justice. The book contains a series of loosely connected stories driven by the captivating hero. Sanford Quest puts his detective skills to the test to solve an intricate murder mystery. He uses science, gadgets, and his superior deduction skills to narrow the list of suspects. This takes him on a globetrotting adventure that spans the United States, Europe and Africa. The Black Box is a multilayered story with twists at every turn. Quest is an eccentric lead who takes readers on an unforgettable ride. The Black Box introduces an extraordinary hero who plays by his own rules. Sanford Quest is an intriguing character whose reputation precedes him. E. Phillips Oppenheim creates an engaging protagonist similar to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Black Box is both modern and readable.

Black Like Kyra White Like Me

Black Like Kyra  White Like Me
Author: Judith Vigna
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0613295625
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Release: 1996-01-01
Editor: Turtleback
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a black family moves to an all-white neighborhood, prejudice rears its ugly head as the white adults behave rudely and children's friendships break up.

Black Love Matters

Black Love Matters
Author: Jasmyne K. Rogers
Pages: 200
ISBN: 1540820076
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Release: 2016-12-08
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Black Love Matters: A Journey of Soul Stories is a collection of short stories, poetry, and reflections that explore, analyze, and highlight concepts and dynamics of Love that deeply affect the Black community. This collection fosters a myriad of experiences that celebrate and highlight the significance of Black Love as a catalyst for revolution, freedom, and unity. These experiences range from spirituality, activism, the power of music, sweet romance, and empowerment to stigmas and trauma plaguing our community. Black Love Matters: A Journey of Soul Stories include "Congratulations," a soul story about a young woman who is deeply hurt because the Love of her life chose to marry another, which causes her to make a conscious decision to undergo the process of healing so that she may love freely. The preface of this collection is dedicated to Prince Rogers Nelson-his brilliance and passion in his art is a reflection of pure magic and Love. Thus, sparking inspiration to pen this collection to urge people of African descent to remember the beauty and power of Black Love-that it is revolutionary and that it matters.

The Little Black Book of Design

The Little Black Book of Design
Author: Adam Judge
Pages: 228
ISBN: 146797515X
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Release: 2011-12-14
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Across the realms of multimedia production, information design, web development, and usability, certain truisms are apparent. Like an Art of War for design, this slim volume contains guidance, inspiration, and reassurance for all those who labor with the user in mind. If you work on the web, in print, or in film or video, this book can help. If you know someone working on the creative arena, this makes a great gift. Funny, too.

Publishing Blanks

Publishing Blanks
Author: Publishing Publishing Blanks
Pages: 24
ISBN: 1547032944
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Release: 2017-05-21
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Make your own novel with this All White Blank Book that is 5x8 and has 24 pages. This blank book also has a Matte Cover finish which makes it easier to draw on and make this book your own. It's also great for writers, authors, designers, art students or anyone with a creative bone in their body.

Last Stand

Last Stand
Author: Rachel E. Carter
Pages: 452
ISBN: 1946155071
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Release: 2017-01-24
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

He's the Black Mage and she's the traitor to the Crown. Ryiah's world was shattered the night she discovered King Blayne's nefarious plans. Now, she has to betray the one she loves most in order to save the realm from war. Torn between love and duty, Ry finds herself on a perilous mission to help the rebels and convince the kingdom of Pythus not to honor its pact with the corrupt king of Jerar--all the while deceiving the most powerful mage in the realm, the very man sworn to protect the Crown and hunt the rebels at all costs: her husband. She's one step ahead, but sooner or later the curtain will fall. Sooner or later, she'll have to fight. Witness the epic conclusion of The Black Mage series, and see just how far one girl will go to save her kingdom and the boy she loves--even when that boy has become the enemy.

Y They Call Me Black

Y They Call Me Black
Author: Messiahel El Seven
Pages: 152
ISBN: 1505507758
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Release: 2014-12-14
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Every so called, Black man, woman, child wants to believe that slavery is over.The reason being for this belief is because times have changed.But thats not true, times may have change, and the institution of slavery has changed with it, in how its introduced. Slavery has taken on a new form, and its through words, words that would imprison our minds

Roses and Black Glass

Roses and Black Glass
Author: Lani Lenore
Pages: 220
ISBN: 1492871591
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Release: 2013-12-02
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cinderella - The story is always the same: a girl - hated and abused by her step-family - meets her prince at a ball. There is involvement with a glass shoe, a bit of magic, and in the end, they all live happily ever after. You've heard it before - but you've never heard it like this: In early America, at a time when dealings with dead bodies is considered taboo, Cindy's father is a mortician. She, for one, is fascinated by the controversial work, until her mother dies and her father marries Anna van Burren, who brings two new sisters into the family. Cindy's misery only grows from there. Following her father's untimely death, Cindy's life spirals into darkness as she is forced to become a servant in her own home, to wait on her hated siblings and stepmother. She has become so sequestered that she can't even let the one man she continues to think about know that she is alive. She met him once in the mortuary years ago - a handsome, curious boy who had been a surprise to her - until she'd discovered who he was. Now a man, Christian is a perfect specimen, and also the object of her step-sisters' affections. According to a stipulation of his inheritance, he must marry before age twenty-one. That day is fast approaching. Any hope Cindy had of seeing him again - or of salvaging anything that should have been left of her life - seems lost. Cindy's world is filled with misfortune. She believes she must be cursed. It takes the appearance of a strange woman who brings a wicked prophecy before Cindy can see how blessed she could become - and to see what sacrifices were made to give her hope once again.

Black Like Me

Black Like Me
Author: John Howard Griffin,Robert Bonazzi
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780451234216
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Release: 2010
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A white writer recounts his experiences in the American South following treatments that darkened his skin and shares his thoughts on the problems of prejudice and racial injustice.

Bible Stories for Children

Bible Stories for Children
Author: Kellie O'Connor,Jefferson Mitchell
Pages: 42
ISBN: 1514657163
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Release: 2017-02-28
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bible Stories for Children By Rev. Jefferson Mitchell, Kellie O'Connor