February 9, 2016

April Ryan, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Wes Moore, and L. Douglas Wilder discussed the state of race in America at Busboys & Poets' Brookland location on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.

Ryan moderates a panel of distinguished figures, including Eddie S. Glaude Jr., professor of religion and chair of Princeton’s Center for African-American Studies, author of Democracy in Black and the Oxford Very Short Introduction to African American Religion; Wes Moore, an Army veteran, former Rhodes Scholar, author of The Other Wes Moore, The Work, several books for young adults, and the founder of STAND!, an organization that works with Baltimore youth involved in the criminal justice system; and L. Douglas Wilder, Virginia’s first elected African American governor (1989-1994) who, since leaving public office, has served as an adjunct professor of public policy at Virginia Commonwealth University, and published Son of Virginia, his autobiography.

April 19, 2015

Phyllis Leffler and Julian Bond spoke about his book, Black Leaders on Leadership, at Politics & Prose on Sunday, April 19, 2015.

Co-directors of the University of Virginia Explorations in Black Leadership Project, Bond, long-time activist, former chair of the NAACP, first president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, and former Georgia State Legislator, and Leffler, UVA history professor and director of the school’s Institute for Public History, profile a wide range of black leaders, using the stories of individuals including John Lewis, Angela Davis, Amiri Baraka, Eleanor Holmes Norton, and many others to paint a wider picture of how leadership grows from socio-cultural tensions and the historic struggle against racism and inequality.

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ISBN: 9781137342508
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Published: Palgrave MacMillan - December 4th, 2014

October 6, 2013

Kenneth W. Mack and Guy-Uriel Charles spoke about their book, The New Black: What Has Changed—and What Has Not—with Race in America, at Politics & Prose on Sunday, October 6, 2013.

The arrival of an African American man in the White House has brought into focus a world of race relations that has changed profoundly since the civil rights movement. At the dawn of what some consider to be a new age—the result of economic, social, environmental, technological, and political shifts in the United States and abroad—there is a growing and vibrant debate both within and beyond communities of color about the complex and evolving politics of race and race relations in America.

In this incisive, accessible volume, a group of eminent public intellectuals—historians, sociologists, syndicated writers, prominent scholars, and well-known cultural critics—move past the familiar half-century-old framework to challenge conventional wisdom on topics including immigration, images of black women, the changing political power of African Americans and other groups, and the overall terms of debate about race in America.

The New Black represents a major new effort to move the conversation forward and to address more effectively the real inequalities that persist, offering a vital set of innovative ideas and intellectual tools for facing the new century.

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By Kenneth W. Mack (Editor), Guy-Uriel Charles (Editor)
ISBN: 9781595586773
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Published: New Press - September 3rd, 2013