08-21-2017  12:35 pm      •     
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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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Book Review: Losing My Cool: How a Father's Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-Hop Culture by Thomas Chatterton Williams

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Who knows how many of the unflattering revelations in this unauthorized tome are accurate, even if the author brags about never having been successfully sued for libel before?


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The Stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the International Manhunt for Him

by Hampton Sides, nonfiction, researcher, writer . The book's endnotes and bibliography total more than 50 pages, and Sides says the work "nearly gave me an aneurysm." But the richness of detail -- gathered from all kinds of sources, from interviews and autopsy reports to archival news footage and FBI files -- really makes the story.


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