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Michael Jackson and the Quandary of a Black Identity
Michael Jackson and the Quandary of a Black Identity (August 2021)
Sherrow O. Pinder - Author

 
 
America in Denial
America in Denial (May 2021)
How Race-Fair Policies Reinforce Racial Inequality in America
Lori Latrice Martin - Author

Examines how race-neutral programs and policies harm, rather than improve, the lives of blacks in the United States.

In America in Denial Lori Latrice Martin examines the myth of a race-fair America by reviewing and offering alternatives to universal, race-neutral programs and policies as well as other allegedly race-neutral initiates. By considering policies and programs re...(Read More)
 
 
More Than Our Pain
More Than Our Pain (April 2021)
Affect and Emotion in the Era of Black Lives Matter
Beth Hinderliter - Editor
Steve Peraza - Editor

Covering rage and grief, as well as joy and fatigue, examines how Black Lives Matter activists, and the artists inspired by them, have mobilized for social justice.

Confronted by a crisis in black American leadership, state-sanctioned violence against black communities, and colorblind laws that trap black Americans in a racial caste system, Black Lives Matter activists and the art...(Read More)
 
 
From the Bayou to the Bay
From the Bayou to the Bay (January 2021)
The Autobiography of a Black Liberation Scholar
Robert C. Smith - Author

The intellectual autobiography of a leading scholar in the field of African American Studies.

In this refreshingly candid intellectual autobiography, Robert C. Smith traces the evolution of his consciousness and identity from his early days in rural Louisiana to his emergence as one of the nation’s leading scholars of African American politics. He interweaves this personal narrativ...(Read More)
 
 
Freedom in Laughter
Freedom in Laughter (August 2020)
Dick Gregory, Bill Cosby, and the Civil Rights Movement
Malcolm Frierson - Author

Analyzes the dynamic period in which Dick Gregory and Bill Cosby moved African American professional stand-up comedy from the chitlin' circuit to the mainstream.

In this groundbreaking book, Malcolm Frierson moves comedy from the margins to the center of the American Civil Rights Movement. Freedom in Laughter reveals how stand-up comedians Dick Gregory and Bill Cosby used their increasing mainstream success to advance pol...(Read More)
 
 
African Americans and the First Amendment
African Americans and the First Amendment (September 2019)
The Case for Liberty and Equality
Timothy C. Shiell - Author

The first detailed examination of African Americans and First Amendment rights, from the colonial era to the present.

African Americans and the First Amendment is the first book to explore in detail the relationship between African Americans and our “first freedoms,” especially freedom of speech. Timothy C. Shiell utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to demonstrate that a...(Read More)
 
 
The Revolution Will Not Be Theorized
The Revolution Will Not Be Theorized (August 2019)
Cultural Revolution in the Black Power Era
Errol A. Henderson - Author

Studies the revolutionary theory of the Black Power Movement in the 1960s through '70s, placing it within the broader social theory of black revolution in the United States since the nineteenth century.

The study of the impact of Black Power Movement (BPM) activists and organizations in the 1960s through '70s has largely been confined to their role as proponents of social change; but they were also theorists of the change they ...(Read More)
 
 
Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators
Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators (February 2019)
African Americans in Ghana
Steven J. L. Taylor - Author

Compares the political activities of African Americans who settled in Ghana in the 1950s and 1960s with those who settled in the 1980s to the present.

After repeated coups and periods of military rule, Ghana is now one of Africa’s longest enduring democratic republics. Exiles, Entrepreneurs, and Educators compares the political proclivities of two generations of African Americans who moved to Ghana. Steven J. L. Ta...(Read More)
 
 
Dimensions of Blackness
Dimensions of Blackness (November 2018)
Racial Identity and Political Beliefs
Jas M. Sullivan - Author
Jonathan Winburn - Author
William E. Cross Jr. - Author

A multidimensional perspective captures the complexities of African American racial identity.

While the dynamics of racial oppression limit the range of attitudes blacks may construct and hold, their basic humanity introduces additional attitudinal variance that is nearly boundless. Rather than claim it is possible to conceptualize and measure every iteration of blackness, modern social theorists such as Robert Sellers an...(Read More)
 
 
Black Women in Politics
Black Women in Politics (September 2018)
Demanding Citizenship, Challenging Power, and Seeking Justice
Julia S. Jordan-Zachery - Editor
Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd - Editor

Examines how Diasporic Black women engage in politics.

This book explores how Diasporic Black women engage in politics, highlighting three dimensions—citizenship, power, and justice—that are foundational to intersectionality theory and politics as developed by Black women and other women of color. By extending beyond particular time periods, locations, and singular definitions of ...(Read More)
 
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