Susan recommended I read this book about The Great Migration. It was excellent. Find out what I liked and a little of what I learned inside...
I read this book in November, long before the thought of this blog existed. I am relying on my unreliable memory and the notes I wrote about the book to create this post. I highly recommend this book and apologize for the inadequacy of this post. I have just added it back on to my reading list.
A wonderful discussion between Michelle Alexander and Krista Tippett. It is sure to generate thoughtful dialogue whether that is internal or with a trusted friend.
Just read it. It is wonderful, it is accessible, and it is important.
I read this back in November 2015, and it remains in the top 5 books since I started reading again. It is not the easiest read, but it is profoundly intelligent, humbling, and inspiring.
The Black Panthers have been all over the news I am seeing. it seemed to start with Beyonce’s SuperBowl performance, then there was this podcast in anticipation of the upcoming documentary, and Ta-NehIsi Coates just wrote an article in The Atlantic about them as well. Well, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther articles is actually about him writing the new comic book (which I’m excited about)!!!
I have been a long time listener of RadioLab. They have a wonderful mixture of storytelling that generally includes fun and interesting sound production. This episode is about debate club, which is something I have never really understood. After listening to this episode, I feel like a know enough to have a small appreciation for what it is and a small understanding of what is actually happening in a debate! Of course, I am sharing this episode because it addresses social justice issues.
If it is not, it certainly should have been a seminal work and foundation for limiting racism and prejudice in America. W.E.B Dubois wrote a masterpiece that depicts life for the African American at the beginning of the 20th Century, and a level of insight that is so difficult to grasp without the benefit of great hindsight.
After getting my quick update on the political news in America, I was slowly getting bored with the promotion of the upcoming movie Life Animated. However, I stuck with it and both director Roger Ross Williams, and writer Ron Suskind had some very interesting thoughts to share.
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