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  • April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr.'S Death and How It Changed America

    By Michael Eric Dyson

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780465012862
    • Publisher: BASIC CIVITAS BOOKS
    • Published: 2008
    Acclaimed public intellectual Michael Eric Dyson examines how King fought, and faced, his own death, and how America can draw on his legacy in the 21st century. April 4, 1968 celebrates the leadershipof Dr. King and challenges America to renew its commitment to his vision. Afterword, Bibliographic Notes, Index. 290p.
  • Born to Use Mics: Reading Nas's Illmatic

    By Michael Eric Dyson

    Our Price: $18.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780465002115
    • Publisher: Basic Civitas Books
    • Published: December 2009
    Academic essays reflect on the 1994 album Illmatic by Nasir "Nas" Jones, covering topics ranging from jazz history to gender.
  • Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster

    By Michael Eric Dyson

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780465017720
    • Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS
    • Published: July 2007
    Discusses how the federal government's failed relief efforts in New Orleans were dictated by issues of race and class, compounded by a lack of leadership and the manipulations of large business interests willing to profit from the disaster.
  • Debating Race

    By Michael Eric Dyson

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780465002061
    • Publisher: Basic Books
    • Published: February 2007
    University of Pennsylvania professor and the nationally syndicated radio host Michael Eric Dyson has never shied away from controversy, whether directly responded to the failure of the government after Hurrican Katrina or chronicling the many injustices of the African American community. 'Debating Race' presents readers with a collection of his many unpublished interviews and dialogues on politics, culture, and social change. Included are prominent thinkers and voices such as John Kerry, Ann Coulter, and Condolezza Rice, Dyson's combative and cordial nature reveals a progressive mentality that is not afraid to touch a nerve in all of us.
  • Holler If You Hear Me: Searching for Tupac Shakur

    By Michael Eric Dyson

    Our Price: $18.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780465017287
    • Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS
    • Published: September 2006
    Explores the legacy of rap artist Tupac Shakur, arguing that his icon status as the "black James Dean" is an enduring one.
  • Is Bill Cosby Right?: or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind?.

    By Michael Eric Dyson

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780465017201
    • Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS
    • Published: April 2006
    Michael Eric Dyson took America by storm with this provocative expose of the class and generational divide that is tearing black America apart. Nothing exposed the class and generational divide in black America more starkly than Bill Cosby’s now-infamous assault on the black poor when he received an NAACP award in the spring of 2004. The comedian-cum-social critic lamented the lack of parenting, poor academic performance, sexual promiscuity, and criminal behavior among what he called the “knuckleheads” of the African-American community. Even more surprising than his comments, however, was the fact that his audience laughed and applauded. Best-selling writer, preacher, and scholar Michael Eric Dyson uses the Cosby brouhaha as a window on a growing cultural divide within the African-American community. According to Dyson, the “Afristocracy”—lawyers, physicians, intellectuals, bankers, civil rights leaders, entertainers, and other professionals—looks with disdain upon the black poor who make up the “Ghettocracy”—single mothers on welfare, the married, single, and working poor, the incarcerated, and a battalion of impoverished children. Dyson explains why the black middle class has joined mainstream America to blame the poor for their troubles, rather than tackling the systemic injustices that shape their lives. He exposes the flawed logic of Cosby’s diatribe and offers a principled defense of the wrongly maligned black citizens at the bottom of the social totem pole. Displaying the critical prowess that has made him the nation’s preeminent spokesman for the hip-hop generation, Dyson challenges us all—black and white—to confront the social problems that the civil rights movement failed to solve.
  • Know What I Mean?: Reflections on Hip Hop

    By Michael Eric Dyson

    Our Price: $15.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780465018079
    • Publisher: Basic Books
    • Published: June 2010
    Whether along race, class, or generational lines, hip-hop music has been a source of controversy since the beats got too big and the voices too loud for the block parties that spawned them. America has condemned and commended this music and the culture that inspires it. Dubbed ?the Hip-Hop Intellectual” by critics and fans for his pioneering explorations of rap music in the academy and beyond, Michael Eric Dyson tackles the most compelling and controversial dimensions of hip-hop culture.Know What I Mean? addresses the creative expression of degraded youth; the vexed gender relations that have made rap music a lightning rod for pundits; the commercial explosion that has made an art form a victim of its success; and the political elements that have been submerged in the most popular form of hip hops.
  • Mercy, Mercy Me: The Art, Loves, and Demons of Marvin Gaye

    By Michael Eric Dyson

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780465017690
    • Publisher: Basic Civitas Books
    • Published: March 2004
    A transcendent performer whose career spanned the history of R&B, from doo-wop to the sultriest of soul music, Marvin Gaye remains the best-selling Motown artist of all time. The book illuminates Gaye's stellar achievements and sobering decline, and offers a movement assessment of his enduring legacy, and sheds new light on the collaborative process that created such landmark albums as 'What's Goin' On' and 'I Want You.' The book also addresses the the heartbreaking legacy of family violence that resulted in Gaye's murder. Notes, Index. 290p.
  • Political Correctness (The Munk Debates)

    By Michael Eric Dyson

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781487005252
    • Publisher: House of Anansi Press
    • Published: April 2019
  • Roots: The Saga of an American Family

    By Alex Haley

    Our Price: $7.95 - $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780306824852
    • Publisher: Da Capo Press
    • Published: May 2016
    The winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award has been reissued to tie in with an all-new four-night, eight-hour remake of the seminal television miniseries, which will air in 2016. Reissue. 60,000 first printing. TV tie-in.
  • Roots: The Saga of an American Family (30th Anniversary Edition)

    By Alex Haley

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781593154493
    • Publisher: Vanguard Press
    • Published: May 2007
    (The 30th Anniversary Edition). Still vividly remembering the stories of his grandmother about his family after he grew up, Alex Haley began to search for documentation that might authenticate the narrative. It took ten years and a half a million miles of travel across continents to find it, but finally, in an astonishing feat of genalogical detective work, Haley discovered not only the name of 'the African' - Kunta Kinte - but the precise location of Juffure, the very village in The Gambia, West Africa, from which he was abducted in 1767 at the age of sixteen and taken to Maryland and sold to a Virgina planter... Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. 899p.
  • Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America

    By Michael Eric Dyson

    Our Price: $12.50 - $22.49
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781250135995
    • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
    • Published: January 2017
  • The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America

    By Michael Eric Dyson

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780544811805
    • Publisher: Mariner Books
    • Published: January 2017
  • What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America

    By Michael Eric Dyson

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781250199416
    • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
    • Published: April 2018
    Pre-ordering does not guarantee a signed copy or grant event admission.
  • Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?: What It Means to Be Black Now

    By Touré

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781439177563
    • Publisher: Free Press
    • Published: July 2012
    Drawing on his own experience, as well as interviews with more than one hundred black Americans--including Henry Louis Gates Jr., Malcolm Gladwell, Chuck D, Soledad O-Brien, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, and Aaron McGruder--the author explores what it means to be black in a post-2008 United States.

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