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Recommended: Farai Chideya’s Black rock novel “Kiss The Sky”

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A black rocker plugs in and tunes up songs in the key of her life I’m really excited for my friend and former NPR host Farai Chideya, whose funny and poignant debut novel drops on Tuesday.  What’s not to love here?  A novel published by a major publisher that’s set in the world of a […]

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My current reading list: Albert Murray, Marcus Reeves and Tricia Rose

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Not so sure I recommend the read-more-than-one-book-at-a-time strategy.  Problem is, I've come across some really interesting titles lately.  So, it's not that I'm exactly reading all of them at the same time, but that these are the books that are most likely to be read in the near-term.  Here goes: The Omni-Americans: Black Experience & […]

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"Ain't your mama's and daddy's super heroes"

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I’m really glad Christopher Chambers pinged me about the release today of a new collection of stories he co-edited with Gary Phillips.  Those of you who know me know that I’ve been a longtime lover and reader of comics.  I’m currently really feeling Marvel’s X-Force limited series, although Todd Kelley tells me I’m missing the […]

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Fear Of A Black President

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Some excerpts from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s tour de force on Obama, race and the limits of integration. p5rn7vb

GOOD READ: Hate Crimes Always Have A Logic: On The Oak Creek Gurudwara Shootings

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A perspective on the Oak Creek, WI shootings from a member of the Sikh community

GOOD READ: Erykah Badu to Wayne Coyne: “Kiss my glittery ass!”

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In case you missed it, Ms. Badu’s choice words to Mr. Coyne

GOOD READ: Jeff Chang On The Legacy of Chuck Brown

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A worthwhile read on the go-go legend

GOOD READS: #TrayvonMartin Around The Web

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So much conversation–and now maybe some justice–for this young man.

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