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Black Books Archives - Institute of the Black World 21st Century

Steven Perry as Henry Temple in “The Big Tall Wish,” a Season 1 episode of The Twilight Zone

Tele-visionary Blackness

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By Brandy Monk-Payton, Public Books — I. CHANNELING FREEDOM DREAMS A Black boy presses his forehead and cheek against the television. He shuts his eyes, clasps his hands together, and mutters fervently. It is a scene from “The Big Tall Wish,” a Season 1 episode of The Twilight Zone. The episode, which was released in 1960, follows Bolie Jackson (Ivan Dixon), a washed-up prizefighter who has lost all confidence in his…

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Bakari Sellers' new memoir, "My Vanishing Country," traces his life from growing up in rural Denmark, South Carolina, to his career in electoral politics and as a political analyst.

Bakari Sellers on a life shaped by the rural South’s civil rights movement

By Editors' Choice

By Olivia Paschal, Facing South — Born in 1984, former South Carolina state Rep. Bakari Sellers was raised in rural Denmark, South Carolina, to a family deeply involved in the civil rights movement. His father, educator Cleveland Sellers, was an activist with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee who was incarcerated on specious charges for which he was later pardoned following the Orangeburg Massacre at South Carolina State University in 1968. State troopers shot…

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Dr. Ron Daniels, President, IBW21

Still on This Journey: Dr. Ron Daniels stops by York College on February 20, 2020

By Events, News & Current Affairs

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 6:00 PM — On the eve of the 54th Commemoration of the Martyrdom of “Our Black Shining Prince” to celebrate the life and legacy of Malcolm X: From Prison to Prophetic Voice for Liberation, Dr. Ron Daniels will present a reading from his latest book “Still on This Journey: The Vision and Mission of Dr. Ron Daniels” followed by a book signing with books available for purchase….

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Dr. Ron Daniels stops by Howard University Founders Library for a book signing and conversation about Reparations, Gentrification and Pan-Africanism.

Still on This Journey: Dr. Ron Daniels stops by Howard University

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January 28, 2020, Washington, DC — Dr. Ron Daniels stopped by Howard University Founders Library for a signing of his new book Still on This Journey: The Vision and Mission of Dr. Ron Daniels and conversation about Reparations, Gentrification, Pan-Africanism and and 2020 The Year of Marcus Garvey. This event was sponsored by the Department of Afro-American Studies of Howard University and hosted by Nkechi Taifia, Esq., Dr. Julianne Malveaux…

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African Americans and Africa: A New Book about Black America’s Relationship with the Continent

African Americans and Africa: A New Book about Black America’s Relationship with the Continent

By News & Current Affairs

By AAIHS — What is an “African American” and how does this identity relate to the African continent? Rising immigration levels, globalization, and the United States’ first African American president have all sparked new dialogue around the question. This book provides an introduction to the relationship between African Americans and Africa from the era of slavery to the present, mapping several overlapping diasporas. The diversity of African American identities through…

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Still on This Journey: The Vision and Mission Dr. Ron Daniels

Book Signing and Conversation with Dr. Ron Daniels – January 9th, Newark, NJ

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Still on This Journey: The Vision and Mission Dr. Ron Daniels Date/Time: Thursday, January 9, 2020 – 7:00 PM Sharp. Location: Abyssinian Baptist Church 224 West Kinney Street, Newark, NJ 07112. Doors Open at 6:30 PM Hosted by: “Senator” Chairman Larry Hamm and POP Co-Hosted by: Dr. Leonard Jeffries, Dr. Monique Swift and Sister Barbara King Books Available Books will be available for purchase at the book signing event: $30.00…

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Still on This Journey: Maurice Mitchell hosts a conversation with Dr. Ron Daniels.

Still on This Journey: Maurice Mitchell hosts a conversation with Dr. Ron Daniels

By Events, News & Current Affairs

December 9, 2019, Brooklyn, NY — Dr. Ron Daniels stopped by Automatic Studios in Brooklyn, New York for a signing of his new book Still on This Journey: The Vision and Mission of Dr. Ron Daniels and conversation with the event’s host Maurice Mitchell, National Director of the Working Families Party (WFP). Maurice Mitchell on Dr. Daniels and book “Dr. Ron Daniels possesses a rare amalgam of skills, wry wit,…

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Toni Morrison

A Tribute for Toni Morrison

By Editors' Choice

By Herb Boyd — An ensemble of luminaries, mainly writers and musicians, shared their memories and reflections of the esteemed author Toni Morrison on Thursday at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. The church was packed to the rafters for the tribute to Morrison who made her transition on August 5. She was 88. This collection of voices and impressions in their separate ways provided a loving profile…

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Ta-Nehisi Coates

An Ongoing Battle. Ta-Nehisi Coates’s narratives of freedom.

By Editors' Choice

History has always been a weapon in the hands of Ta-Nehisi Coates. Now, in his debut novel, the social critic and essayist sets out to recover those struggles for emancipation that have been lost to the past. By Elias Rodriques, The Nation — American history has always been a weapon in the hands of Ta-Nehisi Coates. As a blogger and columnist for The Atlantic, he wielded it to chronicle the long…

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