Black Authors : Voting Thursday on the Next Book Chat Readers

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  1. Bluewater

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    Hello Family
    We will be voting on the next 3 books in Book Chat on Thursday after we read Chapter of THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK by WEB DUBOIS
    Please come join us :)

    I will enter a list of some of the books that was pick by the famly that we will be voting on..everyone is more then welcome to add to the list on this post...
    looking forward to seeing you Thrusday night at 8:00 PM est

    Thank you all so:)
    Peace
    BlueWater:heart:
     
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    Girl, Get Your Money Straight : A Sister's Guide to Healing Your Bank Account and Funding Your Dreams in 7Simple Steps
    by Glinda Bridgforth (Author) 272 pages
    Book Description
    If you’re tired of feeling powerless over your finances and are ready to start funding your dreams, then come on girl–it’s time to get your money straight! Author and financial expert Glinda Bridgforth knows that healthy money management is rarely just about dollars–it’s about getting to the root of why we spend what we do and recognizing the emotional and cultural issues that play out in our unhealthy financial habits

    A Taste of Power : A Black Woman's Story by Elaine Brown (Author)
    464 pages
    Book Description
    Brown's account of her life at the highest levels of the Black Panther party's hierarchy. More than a journey through a turbulent time in American history, this is the story of a black woman's battle to define herself.

    Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace (By:Angel Kyodo Williams).....
    200 pages
    Book Description
    A down-to-earth spiritual handbook for all black Americans searching for true self-acceptance, and lasting personal happiness

    The Color Complex" by Midge Wilson, Ronald Hall and Kathy Russell
    200 pages
    Drawing on interviews, history and sociology, the authors--a black woman, a white woman and a black man--ably survey the highly charged issue of discrimination among blacks on the basis of skin color. Their focal points range from miscegenation in colonial America to the historical role of the light-skinned elite in black churches and universities to trends in the hiring of black actors and models

    black women in white america; a documented history, edited by gerder lerner
    672 pages
    From the Publisher
    "Gerda Lerner has collected...material which can change images that whites have had of Blacks, and possibly even those which we, as Blacks, have of ourselves."--Maya Angelou

    black voices (a classic compilation of essays, poems, & short stories)
    here i stand; the autobio of paul robeson

    parting the waters; taylor branch (i kno he's not black, but the book is outstanding)
    1088 pages
    Pacifist theologian Reinhold Niebuhr influenced Martin Luther King Jr. more deeply than did Gandhi, according to Branch, whose 880-page chronicle shows the civil rights leader taking Billy Graham's evangelist crusades as his model for organizing mass meetings to attack segregation. Epic in scope, often startling in its judgments and revelations, this gripping narrative mingles biography and history as it moves from the founding in 1867 of the First Baptist Church in Alabama,


    crisis of the negro intellectual; harold cruise
    594 pages
    As directly relevant to understanding the black condition today as it was when first published....THE CRISIS OF THE NEGRO INTELLECTUAL needs to be read now more than ever."
     
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    ok thankz sistah Bluewater......will do
     
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    Salute and Book Suggestion

    First I salute Brother Rich and look forward to listening to his reading.
    I thank Sister Blu Water for her reading which I enjoyed last week.
    Second, I would like to add the following book for consideration at some point:
    The Spook Who Sat By The Door a novel by Sam Greenlee
    Short Summary:
    Dan Freeman, a Korea vet, is looking for work. The CIA have just announced that they are taking applications from black candidates - thinking that none will pass their tests - so Freeman plays the system and gets through.
    Freeman, the perfect employee, expects to get ahead but instead finds that he's reduced to performing menial tasks.
    After five years of frustration, he quits and moves to Chicago where his views begin to change: he moves from pacifism to militarism, convinced that direct action is the only answer.
    Using techniques and tools learned in the CIA, he trains a private army of brothers and begins his campaign...

    ISBN: 1-930097-27-1
    Mass Market Parperback The Spook Who Sat By the Door at Amazon.com $7.95

    For more on the book (and the film) see: SPOOK Page
     
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    No disrespect by sistah souljah

    In 1992, rapper Sister Souljah made big news, provoking a response from then-candidate Clinton to her exhortation that black people should "take a week and kill white people." Sister Souljah's social philosophy, apparently, has not changed much. In this rambling, lurid autobiography of her pre-rap star years, she works to attribute each shortcoming, mistake, or problem of every African American to one cause: white oppression. Her true attitude and the purpose of her tale are both unclear


    black voices, an anthology of afro american literature; edited by abraham chapman
    Book Description
    Featuring poetry, fiction, autobiography and literary criticism, this is a comprehensive and vital collection featuring the work of the major black voices of a century. An unparalleled important classic anthology with timeless appeal.

    Should America Pay Slavery and the Raging Debate on REperations, Edited by Raymond Winbush
    Editorial Reviews
    From Publishers Weekly
    Winbush, the director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University and an editorial board member of the Journal of Black Studies, oversees a gathering of scholars, attorneys and grassroots activists who offer a smorgasbord of compelling arguments, most of which explain why reparations are necessary for rectifying present damage done by the U.S.'s slave-holding past.

    Girl, Get Your Money Straight : A Sister's Guide to Healing Your Bank Account and Funding Your Dreams in 7Simple Steps
    by Glinda Bridgforth (Author) 272 pages
    Book Description
    If you’re tired of feeling powerless over your finances and are ready to start funding your dreams, then come on girl–it’s time to get your money straight! Author and financial expert Glinda Bridgforth knows that healthy money management is rarely just about dollars–it’s about getting to the root of why we spend what we do and recognizing the emotional and cultural issues that play out in our unhealthy financial habits

    A Taste of Power : A Black Woman's Story by Elaine Brown (Author)
    464 pages
    Book Description
    Brown's account of her life at the highest levels of the Black Panther party's hierarchy. More than a journey through a turbulent time in American history, this is the story of a black woman's battle to define herself.

    Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace (By:Angel Kyodo Williams).....200 pages
    Book Description
    A down-to-earth spiritual handbook for all black Americans searching for true self-acceptance, and lasting personal happiness

    The Color Complex" by Midge Wilson, Ronald Hall and Kathy Russell
    200 pages
    Drawing on interviews, history and sociology, the authors--a black woman, a white woman and a black man--ably survey the highly charged issue of discrimination among blacks on the basis of skin color. Their focal points range from miscegenation in colonial America to the historical role of the light-skinned elite in black churches and universities to trends in the hiring of black actors and models

    black women in white america; a documented history, edited by gerder lerner
    672 pages
    From the Publisher
    "Gerda Lerner has collected...material which can change images that whites have had of Blacks, and possibly even those which we, as Blacks, have of ourselves."--Maya Angelou

    parting the waters; taylor branch (i kno he's not black, but the book is outstanding)
    1088 pages
    Pacifist theologian Reinhold Niebuhr influenced Martin Luther King Jr. more deeply than did Gandhi, according to Branch, whose 880-page chronicle shows the civil rights leader taking Billy Graham's evangelist crusades as his model for organizing mass meetings to attack segregation. Epic in scope, often startling in its judgments and revelations, this gripping narrative mingles biography and history as it moves from the founding in 1867 of the First Baptist Church in Alabama,

    crisis of the negro intellectual; harold cruise
    594 pages
    As directly relevant to understanding the black condition today as it was when first published....THE CRISIS OF THE NEGRO INTELLECTUAL needs to be read now more than ever."

    The Spook Who Sat By The Door a novel by Sam Greenlee
    Short Summary:
    Dan Freeman, a Korea vet, is looking for work. The CIA have just announced that they are taking applications from black candidates - thinking that none will pass their tests - so Freeman plays the system and gets through.
    Freeman, the perfect employee, expects to get ahead but instead finds that he's reduced to performing menial tasks.
    After five years of frustration, he quits and moves to Chicago where his views begin to change: he moves from pacifism to militarism, convinced that direct action is the only answer.
    Using techniques and tools learned in the CIA, he trains a private army of brothers and begins his campaign...

    The Polar Bear Theory
    John Woodard
    176 pages
    Editorial Reviews
    Book Description
    If you're aware enough to realize you're hibernating, then the polar bear theory is an intricately woven tale of espionage so cleverly referenced with facts, it'll be impossible to tell where the story ends and history lesson begins
     
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    Hi family
    Looking forward to seeing ya at the book chat this eveing
    we are voting on the next selection after reading the final chapter of WEB Dubois-THE SOULS OF BLACKFOLKS
    Peace
    BlueWAter:heart:
     
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