03-27-2017  7:28 pm      •     
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Painter tackles this subject in the serious, methodical and academic fashion expected of a Princeton University professor who also happens to be African-American. Weighing-in at 500+ pages, her informative, encyclopedic opus ponders whether White people even belong to a separate race: the author's examination of the history of Western Civilization from ancient Greece and Rome to the present reveals the emergence of "Whiteness" to be a relatively-recent phenomenon, having caught hold in the 1700s in Germanic propaganda


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"American Frankenstein is written as a timely response to the need to revisit the history and realities of the Black existence in America… As with Dr. Frankenstein's creature, African-Americans have been aimlessly trying t find their way in society, trying to fit in


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In "More Church Folk," the much anticipated follow-up to "Church Folk," it is now 1986, and the preachers of the Gospel United Church are preparing for their much-anticipated Triennial General Conference


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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s "Tradition and the Black Atlantic" is both a vibrant romp down the rabbit hole of cultural studies and an examination of the discipline's roots and role in contemporary thought


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Saturday at Comic-Con, the cast of the forthcoming "Avengers" film took the stage. Samuel L. Jackson surprised some 6,000 fans gathered for a Marvel Studios presentation when he stepped out just as it was ending and started introducing the cast of "The Avengers."

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At 41, Daymond John might not seem old enough to be writing his second autobiography, but after perusing "The Brand Within," I'm convinced that far more important than chronological age are a person's accomplishments and ability to share pearls of wisdom in an engaging and informative fashion.

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During the tempestuous decades leading up to the Civil War, both plantation owners and abolitionists relied primarily on Christianity to rationalize their diametrically-opposed positions on slavery.


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Have you ever wondered why some people are able to keep advancing their careers while others are not? Is it because of their graduate degrees, family background, or is it just plain luck?


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This guide offers practical suggestions for Black Americans to develop mental awareness, a psychological game plan, and an increased level of business savvy in order to negotiate the minefield of the White work world.


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