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Author Chats

AUTHOR CHAT: Lamar Giles

By Demetrius Frazier
calendar icon November 27, 2021
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This month we had so much fun sitting down with middle grade and young adult author Lamar Giles to chat about his newly released third installment of the Legendary Alston Boys Adventures, “The Last Chance For Logan County.” As

Author Chats

AUTHOR CHAT: Michael Eric Dyson

By Demetrius Frazier
calendar icon November 27, 2021
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This month we had the honor and privilege to sit down with best selling author and intellectual, Michael Eric Dyson. As part of our Author Chat series on YouTube, we discussed Michael Eric Dyson’s new book, “Entertaining Race“, an

Author Chats

AUTHOR CHAT: Jesse Washington

By Demetrius Frazier
calendar icon November 3, 2021
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Our October book of the month was a special book for so many reasons. The book, an autobiography of educator and basketball legend Coach John Thompson, was magnificently written and truly informative. It also enlightened us about a person

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PODCAST Episode: The Book That Blank

By Demetrius Frazier
calendar icon October 11, 2021
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Our Executive Director, Demetrius Frazier, had the honor of being a guest on the “The Book That Blank” hosted by the good brothers at Real Ballers Read. This was an an open and honest discussion about what it takes

Book Reviews

Review: The Half Has Never Been Told by Edward Baptist

By Raymond Williams
calendar icon June 24, 2021
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We have not taken American slavery seriously. It is seldom taught correctly in schools. In essence, we still believe in the Lost Cause myths that slavery was not all that bad and that it was just an extension of

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Review: “Men We Reaped” by Jesmyn Ward

By Demetrius Frazier
calendar icon October 5, 2020
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Let me be clear. I am a HUGE Jesmyn Ward fan. Her writing is amazing. I love the eloquent way she speaks. She represents a region of this country that needs to have their stories told. I admire

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Review: “Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead

By Demetrius Frazier
calendar icon June 15, 2020
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“Nickel Boys” written by Colson Whitehead is an emotional, gut wrenching book based on the real life events which took place in a Florida reform school over the course of decades.  This book serves as an in your

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Review: “Tears We Cannot Stop” by Michael Eric Dyson

By Demetrius Frazier
calendar icon September 5, 2019
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“Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon To White America” written by Michael Eric Dyson is an educational and enlightening book about race, American psychology and societal ills written specifically to white Americans.  The book serves as an emotional

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Review: “The Black Male Handbook” by Kevin Powell

By Demetrius Frazier
calendar icon August 2, 2019
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“The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life” written by Kevin Powell is a collection of essays written to open necessary dialogue.  Topics covered include important and relevant topics ranging from mental health to reforming the definition of