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Invisible Man Got the Whole World Watching

Invisible Man  Got the Whole World Watching
  • Author : Mychal Denzel Smith
  • Publsiher : Bold Type Books
  • Release : 14 June 2016
  • ISBN : 1568585292
  • Pages : 240 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 61 ratings
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A New York Times Bestseller An unflinching account of what it means to be a young black man in America today, and how the existing script for black manhood is being rewritten in one of the most fascinating periods of American history. How do you learn to be a black man in America? For young black men today, it means coming of age during the presidency of Barack Obama. It means witnessing the deaths of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, and too many more. It means celebrating powerful moments of black self-determination for LeBron James, Dave Chappelle, and Frank Ocean. In Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, Mychal Denzel Smith chronicles his own personal and political education during these tumultuous years, describing his efforts to come into his own in a world that denied his humanity. Smith unapologetically upends reigning assumptions about black masculinity, rewriting the script for black manhood so that depression and anxiety aren't considered taboo, and feminism and LGBTQ rights become part of the fight. The questions Smith asks in this book are urgent--for him, for the martyrs and the tokens, and for the Trayvons that could have been and are still waiting.


Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching

Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching
  • Author : Mychal Denzel Smith
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Release : 14 June 2016
GET THIS BOOKInvisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching

A New York Times Bestseller An unflinching account of what it means to be a young black man in America today, and how the existing script for black manhood is being rewritten in one of the most fascinating periods of American history. How do you learn to be a black man in America? For young black men today, it means coming of age during the presidency of Barack Obama. It means witnessing the deaths of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Michael


Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching

Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching
  • Author : Mychal Denzel Smith
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 14 June 2016
GET THIS BOOKInvisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching

A New York Times Bestseller An unflinching account of what it means to be a young black man in America today, and how the existing script for black manhood is being rewritten in one of the most fascinating periods of American history. How do you learn to be a black man in America? For young black men today, it means coming of age during the presidency of Barack Obama. It means witnessing the deaths of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Michael


Stakes Is High

Stakes Is High
  • Author : Mychal Denzel Smith
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 15 September 2020
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Brave, clear-eyed, and passionate, Stakes Is High is the book we need to guide us past crisis mode and through an uncertain future. The events of the past decade have forced us to reckon with who we are and who we want to be. We have been invested in a set of beliefs about our American identity: our exceptionalism, the inevitable rightness of our path, the promise that hard work and determination will carry us to freedom. But in Stakes


Nobody

Nobody
  • Author : Marc Lamont Hill
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 26 July 2016
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An "analysis of deeper meaning behind the string of deaths of unarmed citizens like Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Freddie Gray, providing ... [commentary] on the intersection of race and class in America today"--


Brief Encounters with the Enemy

Brief Encounters with the Enemy
  • Author : Saïd Sayrafiezadeh
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release : 27 February 2021
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A collection of linked short stories by the author of When Skateboards Will Be Free includes several pieces originally published in The New Yorker and features a sequence of aimless young men who endure morning commutes, complicated affairs and cruel bosses while pursuing better jobs.


They Can't Kill Us All

They Can't Kill Us All
  • Author : Wesley Lowery
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 15 November 2016
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LA Times winner for The Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose A New York Times bestseller A New York Times Editors' Choice A Featured Title in The New York Times Book Review's "Paperback Row" A Bustle "17 Books About Race Every White Person Should Read" "Essential reading."--Junot Diaz "Electric...so well reported, so plainly told and so evidently the work of a man who has not grown a callus on his heart."--Dwight Garner, New York Times, "A Top Ten


When Skateboards Will Be Free

When Skateboards Will Be Free
  • Author : Said Sayrafiezadeh
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 25 June 2009
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Saïd Sayrafiezadeh's parents believed that a worker's revolution was just around the corner. When it came all would change. So they sacrificed everything to bring it about - including their son's childhood. Saïd just wishes they'd asked him first. Moving from one makeshift home to another in Pittsburgh and New York, Saïd's family was at war with the rest of the world. Told to despise luxuries he longed for, he endured endless party meetings, lectures, demonstrations, even


The H-Spot

The H-Spot
  • Author : Jill Filipovic
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Release : 02 May 2017
GET THIS BOOKThe H-Spot

What do women want? The same thing men were promised in the Declaration of Independence: happiness, or at least the freedom to pursue it. For women, though, pursuing happiness is a complicated endeavor, and if you head out into America and talk to women one-on-one, as Jill Filipovic has done, you'll see that happiness is indelibly shaped by the constraints of gender, the expectations of feminine sacrifice, and the myriad ways that womanhood itself differs along lines of race, class,


When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost

When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost
  • Author : Joan Morgan
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 25 April 2017
GET THIS BOOKWhen Chickenheads Come Home to Roost

“Morgan has given an entire generation of black feminists space and language to center their pleasures alongside their politics.” —Janet Mock, New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness “All that and then some, Chickenheads informs and educates, confronts and charms, raises the bar high by getting down low, and, to steal my favorite Joan Morgan phrase, bounced me out of the room.” —Marlon James, Man Booker Prize–winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings Still fresh, funny,


We Own the Future

We Own the Future
  • Author : Kate Aronoff
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release : 14 January 2020
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A stunningly original and timely collection that makes the case for “socialism, American style” It’s a strange day when a New York Times conservative columnist is forced to admit that the left is winning, but as David Brooks wrote recently, “the American left is on the cusp of a great victory.” Among Americans under thirty, 43 percent had a favorable view of socialism, while only 32 percent had a favorable view of capitalism. Not since the Great Depression have so many


It Was All a Dream

It Was All a Dream
  • Author : Reniqua Allen
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Release : 08 January 2019
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Young Black Americans have been trying to realize the promise of the American Dream for centuries and coping with the reality of its limitations for just as long. Now, a new generation is pursuing success, happiness, and freedom -- on their own terms. In It Was All a Dream, Reniqua Allen tells the stories of Black millennials searching for a better future in spite of racist policies that have closed off traditional versions of success. Many watched their parents and


Angry White Men

Angry White Men
  • Author : Michael Kimmel
  • Publisher : Nation Books
  • Release : 05 November 2013
GET THIS BOOKAngry White Men

"[W]e can't come off as a bunch of angry white men.” Robert Bennett, chairman of the Ohio Republican Party One of the enduring legacies of the 2012 Presidential campaign was the demise of the white American male voter as a dominant force in the political landscape. On election night, after Obama was announced the winner, a distressed Bill O'Reilly lamented that he didn't live in “a traditional America anymore.” He was joined by others who bellowed their grief on the


Eloquent Rage

Eloquent Rage
  • Author : Brittney Cooper
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 20 February 2018
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An Emma Watson "Our Shared Shelf" Selection for November/December 2018 • NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018 BY: The New York Public Library • Mashable • The Atlantic • Bustle • The Root • NPR • Fast Company ("10 Best Books for Battling Your Sexist Workplace") Rebecca Solnit, The New Republic: "Funny, wrenching, pithy, and pointed." Roxane Gay: "I encourage you to check out Eloquent Rage out now." Joy Reid, Cosmopolitan: "A dissertation on black women’s pain and possibility." America Ferrera: "Razor sharp and hilarious. There is so



Feminism for the Americas

Feminism for the Americas
  • Author : Katherine M. Marino
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release : 05 February 2019
GET THIS BOOKFeminism for the Americas

This book chronicles the dawn of the global movement for women's rights in the first decades of the twentieth century. The founding mothers of this movement were not based primarily in the United States, however, or in Europe. Instead, Katherine M. Marino introduces readers to a cast of remarkable Latin American and Caribbean women whose deep friendships and intense rivalries forged global feminism out of an era of imperialism, racism, and fascism. Six dynamic activists form the heart of this