Politics and Social Justice
"Gil Scott Heron's long standing political commitment and protean influence on rap are finally given their due in this outstanding documentary. Throughout, the music of the Midnight Band is supple, seductive fusion of soul, funk, jazz, pop, and Afro-ethnic roots. Scott-Heron himself fairly glows with passion and sincerity... an unusually warm, witty and likable human being."
From Publishers Weekly
White kids from the 'burbs are throwing up gang signs. The 2001 Grammy winner for best rap artist was as white as rice. And blond-haired sorority sisters are sporting FUBU gear.
Determined to extend the boundaries of feminism to embrace social, political, and economic equality for all humanity, these twenty-one exciting young activists and thinkers recast the concepts of feminism to reflect their own personal experiences and beliefs.
This compelling book offers important new insights into the connections among radio, race relations, and the civil rights and black power movements in the South from the 1920s to the mid-1970s. For the mass of African Americans-and many whites-living in the region during this period, radio was the foremost source of news and information.
There is No Such Thing as a Natural Disaster is the first critical scholarly book on the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans. The disaster will go down in record as one of the worst in American history, not least because of the government's generally inept and cavalier response. But it's also a huge story for other obvious reasons.
Anyone can rant against the current state of American democracy. Anyone can talk trash about politicians, or bemoan the apathy of the electorate. How to Get Stupid White Men Out of Office is a guide to getting off one's cynical duff and actually effecting positive change through the electoral process.
Henry Louis Gates Jr. travels the length and breadth of the United States to take the temperature of black America at the start of the new century. Gates visits the East Coast, the deep South, inner-city Chicago and Hollywood to explore the rich and diverse landscape, social as well as geographic.
Word reintroduces you to the "golden age" of rap, when the burgeoning music movement was factioning into camps and stockpiling beats to become the best in the land. Author and journalist Adrienne Anderson personally experiences rap's political movement and takes you to the first signs of "bling-bling" rap's rise to the forefront.