Conversations in black : on power, politics, and leadership

Published 2020
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Hard-hitting, thought-provoking, and inspiring, Conversations in Black offers sage wisdom for navigating race in a radically divisive America, and, with help from his mighty team of black intelligentsia, veteran journalist Ed Gordon creates hope and a timeless new narrative on what the future of black leadership should look like and how we can get there. In Conversations in Black, Gordon brings together some of the most prominent voices in Black America today, including Stacey Abrams, Harry Belafonte, Charlamagne tha God, Michael Eric Dyson, Alicia Garza, Jemele Hill, Iyanla VanZant, Eric Holder, Killer Mike, Angela Rye, Al Sharpton, TI and Maxine Waters, and so many more to answer questions about vital topics affecting our nation today, such as: Will the black vote control the 2020 election? Do black lives really matter? After the Obama's presidency, are black people better off? Are stereotypical images of people of color changing in Hollywood? How is "Black Girl Magic" changing the face of black America? Bombarded with media, music, and social media messages that enforce stereotypes of people of color, Gordon set out to dispel what black power and black excellence really looks like today and offers a way forward for all in a new age of black prosperity and pride.

First edition.
xi, 256 pages ; 24 cm
What's going on? : the state of Black America
Obama : A reflection
Trump : make America great again
Stay woke...and stay active : the new Black voting muscle
It's the general's war...but the soldier's blood : the changing face of Black leadership
"Some things make change...other things just make noise" : activism today
Stand up, Black men, stand up! : Black men struggling in America - and how to help them
Black girl magic : empowering Black women today
"A mind is a terrible thing to waste" : correcting our miseducation
"Mo' money, mo' problems?" : the economics of being Black and buying Black
The Madea dilemma : Black representation in entertainment and the media
Am I Black enough for ya? : defining Blackness
Conclusion: The new narrative.
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