From #Black Lives Matter to Black Liberation

  From #Black Lives Matter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Haymarket Books Paperback, $17.95 286 pages ISBN: 978-1-60846-562-0 Book Review by Kam Williams “The eruption of mass protests in the wake of the police murders of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York City have challenged the impunity with which […]

Risky Medicine

  Risky Medicine Our Quest to Cure Fear and Uncertainty by Dr. Robert Aronowitz, M.D. University of Chicago Press Hardcover, $26.00 284 pages ISBN: 978-0-226-04971-7 Book Review by Kam Williams “Will ever-more sensitive tests for cancer lead to longer, better lives? Will anticipating and trying to prevent the future complications of chronic disease lead to […]

Why Bernie Sanders Matters

  Why Bernie Sanders Matters A Nation Will Not Survive Morally or Economically When So Few Have So Much and So Many Have So Little by Harry Jaffe Regan Arts Paperback, $17.95 238 pages ISBN: 978-168245017-8 Book Review by Kam Williams “What is the source of Bernie Sanders’ appeal? How did he become a socialist? […]

The Street God

  The Street God I Won without Telling by Christian Hayward The Street God Entertainment Paperback, $29.99 268 pages ISBN: 978-0-9964967-0-4 Book Review by Kam Williams “This is a story about a small boy who started out as an innocent child raised by his grandmother in one of Cleveland’s worst neighborhoods (East 93rd). As you […]

Democracy in Black

Democracy in Black How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. Crown Publishers Hardcover, $26.00 286 pages ISBN: 978-0-8041-3741-6 Book Review by Kam Williams “America’s promise has always rung hollow in the the ears of African-Americans, but today the situation has grown even more dire. From the murders of black youth […]

Before I Forget

  Before I Forget Love, Hope, Help and Acceptance in Our Fight against Alzheimer’s by B. Smith and Dan Gasby Harmony Books Hardcover, $25.00 336 pages ISBN: 978-0-553-44712-5 Book Review by Kam Williams “Restaurateur, magazine publisher, celebrity chef and nationally-known lifestyle maven B. Smith is struggling at 66 with a tag she never expected to […]

Year of Yes

  Year of Yes How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes Simon & Schuster Hardcover, $24.99 352 pages, ISBN: 978-1-4767-7709-2 Book Review by Kam Williams “In this poignant, hilarious and deeply intimate call to arms, Hollywood’s most powerful woman, the mega-talented creator of Grey’s Anatomy […]


  Twisted My Dreadlock Chronicles by Bert Ashe Bolden / An Agate Imprint Paperback, $15.00 252 pages ISBN: 978-1-932841-96-1 Book Review by Kam Williams “After leading a far too conventional life for nearly 40 years, Bert Ashe began the long, arduous and uncertain process of growing dreadlocks in an attempt to step out of American […]