Culture Worrier: Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change

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Culture Worrier Reflections on Race, Politics and Social Change by Clarence Page Bolden Books Paperback, $17.00 448 pages ISBN: 978-1-932841-92-3 Book Review by Kam Williams “These pages represent some of the valuable lessons I’ve learned about people and media over the past three decades. Among them: 1) Politics is more than a game. 2) Nothing […]

How the Poor Can Save Capitalism

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How the Poor Can Save Capitalism Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class by John Hope Bryant Foreword by Ambassador Andrew Young Berrett-Koehler Publishers                                                               […]

The Imperfect Marriage: Help for Those Who Think It’s Over

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The Imperfect Marriage Help for Those Who Think It’s Over by Darryl and Tracy Strawberry Howard Books Hardcover, $24.99                                                       252 pages ISBN: 978-1-4767-3874-1 Book Review by Kam Williams “Marriage is a battlefield. Trust us, we know. Our marriage has suffered through—and survived—adultery, addiction, financial ruin, and the consequences of our own inner struggles… However, we […]

Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons and Love Affairs

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Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons and Love Affairs by Pearl Cleage Atria Books Hardcover, $23.99 320 pages ISBN: 978-1-4516-6469-0   Book Review by Kam Williams   “In addition to being one of the most popular living playwrights in America, Pearl Cleage is a best-selling author with an Oprah Book Club pick […]

Carol O’Connell’s, It Happens in the Dark, is a Suspenseful ‘A’

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Carol O’Connell’s, It Happens in the Dark, is a Suspenseful ‘A’! ~ review by Amy Lignor It is opening night of the play, ‘Brass Bed’, by Peter Beck, and for one audience member sitting in the front row it is also the night they are murdered. This play, based on a true story of a […]

The Myth of Race, The Reality of Racism

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The Myth of Race, The Reality of Racism by Mahmoud El-Kati Papyrus Publishing Paperback, $8.00 92 pages ISBN: 978-0-9882883-3-1   Book Review by Kam Williams   “From today’s perspective in a media-soaked world all too familiar with the genomic footprints of human DNA and the tracings of the double-helix back to an African origin, it […]

Author Laurie R. King Offers Nightmarish Elements with The Bones of Paris

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Author Laurie R. King Offers Nightmarish Elements with The Bones of Paris  ~review by Amy Lignor When it comes to the spectrum of human emotions this author has done an A+ job of presenting every single one. From the cruelest and darkest to the most stunning and decadent, King has written a frightening tale. (Yet […]

Stokely: A Life ~by Peniel E. Joseph

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Stokely: A Life by Peniel E. Joseph Basic Books Hardcover, $29.99 414 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-0-465-01363-0   Book Review by Kam Williams   “It was Thursday, June 16, 1966… Less than a year before, President Lyndon Johnson had signed the Voting Rights Act… Stokely Carmichael was now in Mississippi to ensure that the federal laws… […]