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  1. I’m “pro Black,” but this is in direct reaction to the country we live in, so is being racist. I believe the science and rehect the notion of multiple human races. That idea was created by so-called White people who began using race to practice racism. Black people can be racist as well. I actually have to work hard at not being racist. If a kid on mine married someone white I’d have no choice but to support my child and embrace their decision. i consider it a good thing that my kids are not as racist as i am or was. They never had to be.
  2. ProfD I’m afraid if we owned all the means of production and distribution of our entertainment, we would succumb to the same market forced White folks do and produce simulator or even worse material. “blackploitationfilms, 1970s sitcoms, gangster rap, black reality shows,…” are all are easy to create and make money. people who produce culturally important entertainment usually struggle. Are there any recent counter examples?
  3. you know after reading this i was thinking about excerpting the exchange between Mzuri and Cynique and sharing it in a newsletter. It may not get moore to post but I’ll die it will get people to read, which is useful to. while they definitely disagree they, i think they enjoyed the exchange themselves. The traded done really good barbs the one below was a goodie Of course when Cynique is on a roll she has few peers. like a good fight the attendees witness a exchange of ideas get some entertainment. And the combatants get to hone their skills and and live to fight another day
  4. @nels Given the lack of moderation on the comments, it seems like the article was written purely for the sake a giving racist trolls something to to use to advance the notion of "racial" inferiority. I wish they would simply take sports out of schools, it is way out of control today. The athletes should be paid and the pretense of attending school should just be dispensed with.
  5. @Dr Francis Welsin, please define: RWS I've always been a proponent of Garvey's ideas. If fact I pay homage to him on this site, as you'll find Black Stars scattered about the site. Anytime the power that be murder, or otherwise eliminate a Black person, you know that person was doing something to substantively empower Black people. This is why I new Obama had zero reason to fear being assassinated... @ProfD, I hear you, but the only thing is that whenever Black people do for self, white folks see fit to destroy it. As an aside: I'm involved in an effort to collect 100,000 signatures, during the month of February, to get Biden to exonerate Marcus Garvey. Garvey's son, Dr. Julius Garvey is leading the effort. Stay tuned...
  6. “So if I played four hundred rounds of Monopoly with you and I had to play and give you every dime that I made, and then for fifty years, every time that I played, if you didn't like what I did, you got to burn it like they did in Tulsa and like they did in Rosewood, how can you win? How can you win?” Bestselling author and political activist Kimberly Jones declared these words amid the protests spurred by the murder of George Floyd in the Summer of 2020. She gave a history lesson that in just over six minutes captured the economic struggles of Black people in America and within days, the video had been viewed by millions. In How We Can Win, Jones delves into the impacts of systemic racism and reveals how her formative years in Chicago gave birth to a lifelong devotion to justice. She calls for Reconstruction 2.0, a multilayered plan to reclaim economic and social restitutions—those restitutions promised with emancipation but blocked, again and again, for more than 150 years. How We Can Win delivers strategies for how we can effect change as citizens and allies while nurturing ourselves—the most valuable asset we have—in the fight against a system that is still rigged. Buy Now (and Save $5.00!) Praise for How We Can Win: ★ “No punches pulled, no opportunities for change missed and no lies told. I am so grateful this generation has a voice like hers to guide us.” —Jameela Jamil, actor, advocate and writer ★ “Clear, unflinching and hopeful…A must-read for everyone ready to fight for true equity.” —Layla F. Saad, bestselling author of Me and White Supremacy ★ “There is a way forward in this rigged system, but it will take us knowing how we got here and working as a community to get out…This book is a liberatory map I desperately pray we all follow.”—Sonya Renee Taylor, bestselling author of The Body is Not An Apology ★ “Brilliant, authentic and just what I needed. It made me feel seen… We need this book in every school, prison and church.” —Leslie E. Redmond, Esq., founder of Don’t Complain, Activate and former president of the Minneapolis NAACP ★ “An impassioned and actionable call for leveling the playing field in America.” —Publisher's Weekly ★ “[Jones] made what I think is the most coherent, clear, current case for younger people to understand reparations.” —Joy Reid on MSNBC Kimberly Jones is an activist, former bookseller and current host of the Well-Read Black Girl book club’s Atlanta chapter. She has directed feature films and cutting-edge diverse web series and has an overall deal with Warner Bros. Pictures. Jones is also co-author of the bestselling YA novels I’m Not Dying with You Tonight and Why We Fly. This email is sponsored by Henry Holt & Company, an Imprint of Macmillan Publishers. Consider sponsoring our eNewsletter or a dedicated email.
  7. For Immediate Release For more information, contact: Christi Cassidy, +1-917-217-4269 Publishers Weekly Begins Yearlong Anniversary Celebration - “The Bible of Book Publishing” Serves Up 150 Years of Book Publishing News and Reviews - NEW YORK—January 18, 2022—Publishers Weekly kicks off a yearlong celebration today to mark the magazine’s 150th anniversary. Several special events and promotions will roll out over the course of the year. Among the highlights are a commemorative issue of the magazine to be released on April 19, 2022, guest-edited by former co-editorial director Michael Coffey, and the rejuvenation of the Carey-Thomas Awards for distinguished publishing, details of which will be officially presented at the U.S. Book Show in May. To top it off, the Publishers Weekly Hall of Fame is in the planning stages and will be announced later in the year. In addition, anniversary-themed features “From the Archive” will run every week in the magazine—in print and online. Conceived and edited by Jim Milliot, Publishers Weekly’s editorial director, the column will look back through the vast history of the magazine, beginning with the reprint of a page from Volume 1, Issue 1, dated January 18, 1872. Special editorial covers for all issues will feature contemporary authors with new books out. Jennifer Egan is the first such cover author. “The history of book publishing in America is chronicled through the pages and volumes of Publishers Weekly,” said George Slowik, Jr., chairman and owner of PWxyz LLC, the parent company of Publishers Weekly. “To witness the 150th anniversary is an honor. The importance of this record cannot be underestimated as we champion freedom to publish and keeping diverse books on our library shelves and in schools.” In anticipation of the 150th anniversary, Slowik, who with his partner, Patrick Turner, purchased Publishers Weekly in 2010, initiated the gargantuan task of digitizing the entire Publishers Weekly archive, the bound volumes of which line the walls of Publishers Weekly’s office located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. The five-year effort culminated in the Publishers Weekly Digital Archive of more than 7,700 issues and nearly 675,000 pages, which is now managed and sold to libraries by archive specialists East View Information Services in Minneapolis. The Publishers Weekly Book Publishing Almanac 2022 heralds the anniversary. The new reference work was a year in the making and offers a sweeping view of book publishing today, opening with an historical view of the industry from the perspective of Publishers Weekly’s own story. Drawing on Publishers Weekly’s extensive archive and subtitled “A Master Class in the Art of Bringing Books to Readers,” the reference, at 768 pages, covers adult trade and children’s book publishing. A Brief History of Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly was born in 1872 as The Weekly Trade Circular and in 1873 renamed The Publishers’ Weekly (the article and the apostrophe were later dropped), a collective catalog where publishers pooled their resources to create one common presentation of new books, issued each week. The aim was to keep booksellers and librarians informed of forthcoming titles, and an array of features and articles were added as years went by. The original creator of the magazine, and its first editor, was the German-born Frederick Leypoldt, a passionate bibliographer—so passionate and hardworking that he died prematurely, at the age of 49, in 1884. An early colleague in the enterprise was Richard Rogers Bowker, a literary journalist and also a keen bibliographer, who went on to create the R. R. Bowker Company. Bowker ultimately became the owner of Publishers Weekly, and later began to publish the massive annual Books in Print volumes and assign the International Standard Book Numbers (ISBNs) given to every published book. Another key player in Publishers Weekly’s history, who joined the magazine in 1918 and was active with it for over 40 years, was Frederic G. Melcher, a polymath who served as secretary of the American Booksellers Association, helped create the National Association of Publishers and launched such notable book awards as the Newbery Medal and Caldecott Medal for children’s books and the Carey-Thomas Awards for distinguished publishing. He also created Children’s Book Week and was responsible for the early extensive coverage of children’s books that has remained a Publishers Weekly tradition. Owned for much of the 20th century by R. R. Bowker (which in turn was collectively owned by its staff since 1933), Publishers Weekly, as part of Bowker, was included in the sale to the Xerox Corporation at the end of 1967, and for the next 43 years Publishers Weekly was in corporate hands. Xerox sold the magazine (and its sister publications, Library Journal and School Library Journal) to Britain’s Reed International in 1985, as part of its Cahners trade magazine division in the United States. Reed later combined with the Dutch giant Elsevier and in 2002 rebranded Cahners as Reed Business Information. In 2008, Reed put its division of U.S. trade magazines up for sale and eventually began selling off individual magazines once it became clear that a deal for the entire portfolio could not be struck. In April 2010, Publishers Weekly was bought by Slowik, a magazine and web entrepreneur who had been Publishers Weekly’s publisher from 1990 to 1993. Publishers Weekly Today Publishers Weekly has grown to become the international news platform it is today, with full horizontal coverage of book publishing beginning with the author-as-creator to publisher, printer and distributor to the end consumer. Its varied products are targeted at publishers, booksellers, librarians, literary agents, authors, book lovers and the media. The magazine currently boasts 1.23 million social media followers; publishes 10 e-newsletters, BookLife (a website and monthly supplement), Publishers Weekly en Español (in partnership with Lantia), an Arabic edition, two blogs, podcasts, a mobile edition, digital editions and apps; and features a thriving website that reaches 14 million unique visitors annually. In the last 10 years, Publishers Weekly has launched several events for the international publishing community, most notably the U.S. Book Show, which debuted in May 2021. The next show will be held virtually from May 24 – 26, 2022. Other events include PubTechConnect, a series of high-level conversations about the convergence of technology and publishing, cosponsored by NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Publishing; Library Lounge LIVE, a regular panel discussion on library topics; and PW Star Watch, an annual event to promote budding talent in the publishing industry and which celebrated its seventh year with a virtual event in September 2021. High-resolution artwork and PW’s 150th anniversary logo are available here. For more information, contact Christi Cassidy, +1-917-217-4269, ccassidy@publishersweekly.com. ###
  8. Oh that is easy. People get their kicks out of being trolls. I be seen people participate here for weeks then turn into a straight up troll out of nowhere. i had one presumably wire guy troll me here and all over the Internet. He was with clever and created some memes of me i even found funny. I kept a few but lost then over time, the way we all tend to lose digital assets over time….
  9. On Passive income: “If it were easy everyone would be doing it.” On Active Income: ”Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Clichés yes, but I believe then to be true.
  10. Mzuri, I've previously shared information to support the safety of the vaccines. You can easily visit the Centers for Disease Control's web site and learn all you need to know. But if you are convinced the information provided by the VAST majority of scientists, there really is nothing I can show you that will convince you to the contrary. Remember when I explained the likelihood of you dying from a blood clot after being vaccinated is far lower than you dying from Covid unvaccinated, describing it as simple math? You replied that you don't care about math. Again, for whatever reason you and too many other people do not trust the vaccine, people far smarter than my can't figure out this is the case. I spoke to some Trump supporting anti-vaxxers (the two characteristics are highly correlated, and are clearly related) last week. The both contracted Covid and suffered miserably. Fortunately they did not die. They are no longer antivaxxers. I guess the only way some people can learn is the hard way.... I skimmed the article but failed to see how it supports your position on the safety of the vaccine. Would you be willing to copy and paste the salient points?
  11. @Cynique, you are an elder and as such I will always care about what you have to say. Anytime we are in disagreement I have to examine my view point. Of course I will always appreciate your candor. @Mzuri, Cynique does not have the power to delete posts. Besides if she did, I'm sure she would not. For the record, I never delete posts either. The only exception is spam and X- rated photos. Me too Always!
  12. @Dr Francis Welsin I can assure you that will never happen to you here.
  13. The whole world seems to transform during the summer of 1965 in When Winter Robson Came. Eden’s cousin from Mississippi comes to visit her in L.A. just as the Watts Riots erupt in this stirring new novel by Coretta Scott King Honor winner Brenda Woods. Buy Now ▶ AALBC Book Reviews Vice President Kamala Harris: Her Path to the White House by Malaika Adero America has a love-hate relationship with pioneers, the people who break impossible barriers to forge a successful life. Kamala Devi Harris, who was sworn in as 49th Vice President of the U.S. on January 20, 2021, is a member of this remarkable club. Editor-writer Malaika Adero, a legend in the publishing industry for more than 30 years with stints at Simon & Schuster and Amistad Press, puts together a stylish collection of text and image to pay tribute to this politician, who is the first woman to serve in the second-in-command, the first Black and South Asian – Caribbean American Female to occupy that office. The coffee-table book of this high achiever, Vice President Kamala Harris: Her Path To The White House, is more than the usual scrapbook of her triumphs. More ▶ The Best New Books Yonder by Jabari Asim The Water Dancer meets The Prophets in this spare, gripping, and beautifully rendered novel exploring love and friendship among a group of enslaved Black strivers in the mid-19th century. They call themselves the Stolen. Their owners call them captives. They are taught their captors’ tongues and their beliefs but they have a language and rituals all their own. In a world that would be allegorical if it weren’t saturated in harsh truths, Cato and William meet at Placid Hall, a plantation in an unspecified part of the American South. Subject to the whims of their tyrannical and eccentric captor, Cannonball Greene, they never know what harm may befall them: inhumane physical toil in the plantation’s quarry by day, a beating by night, or the sale of a loved one at any moment. It’s that cruel practice—the wanton destruction of love, the belief that Black people aren’t even capable of loving—that hurts the most. More ▶ Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free: The True Story of the Grandmother of Juneteenth by Alice Faye Duncan, Illustrated by Keturah A. Bobo The true story of Black activist Opal Lee and her vision of Juneteenth as a holiday for everyone celebrates Black joy and inspires children to see their dreams blossom. Growing up in Texas, Opal knew the history of Juneteenth, but she soon discovered that many Americans had never heard of the holiday that represents the nation’s creed of freedom for all. More ▶ Friday Foster: The Sunday Strips by Jim Lawrence The Friday Foster comic strip is the story of a former nightclub “camera bunny” turned photographer’s assistant turned fashion model. With an innate inclination to help others and a natural beauty that makes her a magnet for men, Friday often finds herself in some very sticky situations and world class adventures. For the first time ever, the classic Friday Foster newspaper color comic strip created by James D. “Jim” Lawrence (of Buck Rogers and James Bond fame) and illustrated by Jorge “Jordi” Longar n then later Gray Morrow is collected. The strip ran from 1974-1970 and inspired the 1975 movie of the same name starring Pam Grier. The strip is the first mainstream comic strip starring an African-American character in the title role. More ▶ All of AALBC’s eNewsletters are Available on the Web All 346 Newsletters, going back 20 years, are available on our website. These archived newsletters can still provide you with valuable information about books you can still enjoy. The older newsletters are also time capsules, providing a historical snapshot of Black books. AALBC’s Newsletters, emailed June 2019 to the present may be found here. Newsletters sent from May of 2019 to February of 2001 may be found here. Our newsletters are free by default, but if you find our newsletters valuable, please consider a paying a voluntary minimum annual subscription of $17.99. Your financial support helps fund our mission to help you discover the Black books you are most likely to enjoy. Subscribe Today ▶ Dear Troy, Always remember Troy, you are why we’ve been able to make AALBC the premier online platform for books by, or about, people of African descent. In this eNewsletter, I’ve highlighted the importance Your paid subscriptions to our newsletter. In a country where so much of our information and entertainment is controlled by a small number of purely profit driven entities, we are not being provided with the information that best serve our needs. In the Black book world this means we are simply not going to be informed about all of the great books that are available. Independent platforms like AALBC can help us retain some control over how our story is told and to deem which books are important. Your financial support make this possible. A world in which Amazon is working hard to be the only place one can buy a book readers — especially readers of Black books — will be increasingly underserved. The only way to prevent this is to support independent booksellers including AALBC. Your book purchases, suggestions, engagement on the site, commenting, social sharing, and advertisements will do the trick. Peace and Love, Troy Johnson Founder & Webmaster, AALBC.com This message is sponsored by sponsored by Nancy Paulsen Books Consider sponsoring our eNewsletter or a dedicated email. ★ AALBC.com eNewsletter – January 13, 2022 - Issue #346
  14. Often. If someone meets the qualifications to become s permanent citizen, why shouldn’t they be allowed to vote? They pay taxes; they should have a say in how their tax dollars are spent.
  15. Well @ProfD, At least the athletes in pro sports are paid. imagine when the NFL was segregated and rather than integrating the NFL with individual athletes we integrated it with teams! We tend to integrate as individuals, proud to be the first at this or that for some white company. Let’s do more integration with ownership. In order to integrate with ownership we HAVE to support own businesses, not the businesses of our oppressors. college football will continue to exploit our young men as long as we continue to support college football, it really is as simple as that.
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