Monthly Archives: January 2013

Start Reading!

Hello readers!

My apologies for being MIA … lots of changes at work have taken up my time.

I’m going to start with Toni Morrison’s A Mercy.

Happy Reading!!!

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5 days until we start our January reads!

If you haven’t yet, scour the internet to find great deals on your books or call up your local bookstore.

Happy book shopping!!!

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Reversing a Culture of Ignorance: People Who Fought Back Before D’Jango

From Ashy to Classy

Everyone is talking about Quentin Tarantino’s D’Jango Unchained. I still have a review that I will be dropping soon on my views of this movie and how both extremes of people are taking this movie into directions it doesn’t need to be taken. Nonetheless, I was talking to a lot of people about the many other slave uprisings and planned revolts that were great stories that most people need to learn about. There were many big slave uprising such as the Seminole Wars, the Haitian rebellion, the Amistad rebellion,  etc. I was shocked how many people didn’t know about the stories of Denmark Vessey, Gabriel Prosser, Nat Turner, and as Malcolm X said the only white man who he knew was totally down John Brown. With these stories not know by many of my readers I decided to drop another edition of Reversing a Culture Ignorance on people who…

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Nigger is a powerful word …

I’m still working on my blog post about Django Unchained but until then … read this article from Clutch Magazine.

Samuel L. Jackson’s Brilliant Answer To The Question That Never Was

The article focuses on a moment during an interview about Sam’s role in Django Unchained. The interviewer, a white male, could not say the word nigger in front of Samuel L. Jackson, even thought it was part of a question pertaining to a movie that has gratuitous  use of the word.

I will go ahead and say this now … I will use the word Nigger on this blog if the situation calls for it. I will not censor myself. I dare you to say you have never used the word … I don’t believe you.

To be honest I only say “the n-word” when speaking to white people. I’m still trying to figure out why I do that. Maybe because I don’t want them to say it back? Who knows …

Anyway … go read this article and watched the video embedded in it.

If you haven’t seen Django Unchained, go see it.  Once I figure out my angle, I’ll be writing about it and (of course) provided suggested reading materials.

 

Happy Reading!!!

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January Book Picks!

Happy New Year!

Thanks to everyone who voted and left feedback about which books to read this month.

With 86% of the vote, the fiction pick is A Mercy by Toni Morrisson

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With 57% of the vote, the nonfiction pick is Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin.

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We start reading January 15th 🙂

Happy Reading!!!

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