Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching
Score: 5
From 9 Ratings

Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching


  • Author: Mychal Denzel Smith
  • Release Date : 2016-06-14
  • Genre: Social Science
  • File Size: 1690497 Bytes


An unflinching account of what it means to be a young black man in America today, and how the existing script for black manhood is being rewritten in one of the most fascinating periods of American history. How do you learn to be a black man in America? For young black men today, it means coming of age during the presidency of Barack Obama. It means witnessing the deaths of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, and too many more. It means celebrating powerful moments of black self-determination for LeBron James, Dave Chappelle, and Frank Ocean. In Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, Mychal Denzel Smith chronicles his own personal and political education during these tumultuous years, describing his efforts to come into hi...

Invisible Man  Got the Whole World Watching
Score: 4.5
From 61 Ratings

Invisible Man Got the Whole World Watching


  • Author : Mychal Denzel Smith
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Release Date : 2016-06-14
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781568585291


Invisible Man Got the Whole World Watching Book Description :

A New York Times Bestseller An unflinching account of what it means to be a young black man in America today, and how the existing script for black manhood is being rewritten in one of the most fascinating periods of American history. How do you learn to be a black man in America? For young black men today, it means coming of age during the presidency of Barack Obama. It means witnessing the deaths of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, and too many more. It means celebrating powerful moments of black self-determination for LeBron James, Dave Chappelle, and Frank Ocean. In Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, Mychal Denzel Smith chronicles his own personal and political education during these tumultuous years, describing ...

Invisible Man  Got the Whole World Watching
Score: 4.5
From 61 Ratings

Invisible Man Got the Whole World Watching


  • Author : Mychal Denzel Smith
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-06-14
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781568585291


Invisible Man Got the Whole World Watching Book Description :

A New York Times Bestseller An unflinching account of what it means to be a young black man in America today, and how the existing script for black manhood is being rewritten in one of the most fascinating periods of American history. How do you learn to be a black man in America? For young black men today, it means coming of age during the presidency of Barack Obama. It means witnessing the deaths of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, and too many more. It means celebrating powerful moments of black self-determination for LeBron James, Dave Chappelle, and Frank Ocean. In Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, Mychal Denzel Smith chronicles his own personal and political education during these tumultuous years, describing ...

Stakes Is High
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Stakes Is High


  • Author : Mychal Denzel Smith
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781568588728


Stakes Is High Book Description :

Brave, clear-eyed, and passionate, Stakes Is High is the book we need to guide us past crisis mode and through an uncertain future. The events of the past decade have forced us to reckon with who we are and who we want to be. We have been invested in a set of beliefs about our American identity: our exceptionalism, the inevitable rightness of our path, the promise that hard work and determination will carry us to freedom. But in Stakes Is High, Mychal Denzel Smith confronts the shortcomings of these stories--and with the American Dream itself--and calls on us to live up to the principles we profess but fail to realize. In a series of incisive essays, Smith exposes the stark contradictions at the heart of American life, holding all of us, individually...

Nobody
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Nobody


  • Author : Marc Lamont Hill
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-07-26
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501124945


Nobody Book Description :

An "analysis of deeper meaning behind the string of deaths of unarmed citizens like Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Freddie Gray, providing ... [commentary] on the intersection of race and class in America today"--...

The H Spot
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The H Spot


  • Author : Jill Filipovic
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Release Date : 2017-05-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781568585482


The H Spot Book Description :

What do women want? The same thing men were promised in the Declaration of Independence: happiness, or at least the freedom to pursue it. For women, though, pursuing happiness is a complicated endeavor, and if you head out into America and talk to women one-on-one, as Jill Filipovic has done, you'll see that happiness is indelibly shaped by the constraints of gender, the expectations of feminine sacrifice, and the myriad ways that womanhood itself differs along lines of race, class, location, and identity. In The H-Spot, Filipovic argues that the main obstacle standing in-between women and happiness is a rigged system. In this world of unfinished feminism, men have long been able to "have it all" because of free female labor, while the bar of achieve...

From Jim Crow to Jay Z

From Jim Crow to Jay Z


  • Author : Miles White
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780252036620


From Jim Crow to Jay Z Book Description :

This multilayered study of the representation of black masculinity in musical and cultural performance takes aim at the reduction of African American male culture to stereotypes of deviance, misogyny, and excess. Broadening the significance of hip-hop culture by linking it to other expressive forms within popular culture, Miles White examines how these representations have both encouraged the demonization of young black males in the United States and abroad and contributed to the construction of their identities. From Jim Crow to Jay-Z traces black male representations to chattel slavery and American minstrelsy as early examples of fetishization and commodification of black male subjectivity.Continuing with diverse discussions including black action ...

We Own the Future

We Own the Future


  • Author : Kate Aronoff
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-14
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620975220


We Own the Future Book Description :

A stunningly original and timely collection that makes the case for “socialism, American style” It’s a strange day when a New York Times conservative columnist is forced to admit that the left is winning, but as David Brooks wrote recently, “the American left is on the cusp of a great victory.” Among Americans under thirty, 43 percent had a favorable view of socialism, while only 32 percent had a favorable view of capitalism. Not since the Great Depression have so many Americans questioned the fundamental tenets of capitalism and expressed openness to a socialist alternative. We Own the Future: Democratic Socialism—American Style offers a road map to making this alternative a reality, giving readers a practical vision of a future that is ...

When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost


  • Author : Joan Morgan
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439127407


When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost Book Description :

“Morgan has given an entire generation of black feminists space and language to center their pleasures alongside their politics.” —Janet Mock, New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness “All that and then some, Chickenheads informs and educates, confronts and charms, raises the bar high by getting down low, and, to steal my favorite Joan Morgan phrase, bounced me out of the room.” —Marlon James, Man Booker Prize–winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings Still fresh, funny, and irreverent after eighteen years, When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost gives voice to the most intimate thoughts of the post-Civil Rights, post-feminist, post-soul generation. Joan Morgan offers a provocative and powerful look into the life ...

Rest in Power
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Rest in Power


  • Author : Sybrina Fulton
  • Publisher : Spiegel & Grau
  • Release Date : 2017-01-31
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812997248


Rest in Power Book Description :

Trayvon Martin’s parents take readers beyond the news cycle with an account only they could give: the intimate story of a tragically foreshortened life and the rise of a movement. Now a docuseries on the Paramount Network produced by Shawn Carter On a February evening in 2012, in a small town in central Florida, seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was walking home with candy and a can of juice in hand and talking on the phone with a friend when a fatal encounter with a gun-wielding neighborhood watchman ended his young life. The watchman was briefly detained by the police and released. Trayvon’s father—a truck driver named Tracy—tried to get answers from the police but was shut down and ignored. Trayvon’s mother, a civil servant for the city ...

When Skateboards Will Be Free
Score: 5
From 6 Ratings

When Skateboards Will Be Free


  • Author : Saïd Sayrafiezadeh
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Release Date : 2009-03-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780440338390


When Skateboards Will Be Free Book Description :

BONUS: This edition contains a When Skateboards Will Be Free discussion guide. “The revolution is not only inevitable, it is imminent. It is not only imminent, it is quite imminent. And when the time comes, my father will lead it.” With a profound gift for capturing the absurd in life, and a deadpan wisdom that comes from surviving a surreal childhood in the Socialist Workers Party, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh has crafted an unsentimental, funny, heartbreaking memoir. Saïd’s Iranian-born father and American Jewish mother had one thing in common: their unshakable conviction that the workers’ revolution was coming. Separated since their son was nine months old, they each pursued a dream of the perfect socialist society. Pinballing with his mother betw...