Friday, April 3, 2020

Book examines how gangsta rap changed America

DR. GLENN C. ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER In the early 1980s, rap music and hip hop were synonymous with New York City artists, fans,...

‘Race Against Time’ re-examines unsolved civil rights cases

BY DR. GLENN C. ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER “The past is never dead,” William Faulkner wrote in “Requiem for a Nun.’’ “It’s not even...
Black Beauties

Floridian’s new book explores role of Black beauty queens

SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER TALLAHASSEE – Four global pageant titles are currently held by women of African descent. While the world is celebrating the...
Christopher T. Robertson

Book examines ‘cost exposure’ and access to health care services

“Exposed: Why Our Health Insurance Is Incomplete and What Can Be Done about It’’ by Christopher T. Robertson. Harvard University Press, 248 pages, $39.95 DR....

Take a break from turkey and stuffing to dig into these paperbacks

BY MOIRA MACDONALD THE SEATTLE TIMES/TNS On the slight possibility that you might have...

Rice gives candid account of personal, political life in ‘Tough Love’

REVIEW “Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For’’ by Susan Rice....

Crump reflects on new book, ‘legalized genocide of colored people’

BY VALERIE RUSS THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/ TNS Ben Crump paints a chilling picture in...

Coates deals with love, slavery, magic in ‘The Water Dancer’

REVIEW ‘The Water Dancer’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates. One World. 403 pages. $28.

Novel about queer Black teens is one of fall’s hottest books

AMAZON/TNS “The Stars and the Blackness Between Them” by Junauda Petrus was published by...

Baldwin vs. Buckley

BRANDO ENTERPRISES/HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS/TNS James Baldwin embraces actor Marlon Brando at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 for the March on Washington for...