Book of the Month: Dear White America --- Letter to a New Minority

Tim_wiseTim J. Wise  has added another powerful book to his repertoire on race. “Dear White America — Letter to a New Minority” is a must read.

Wise is gifted with the ability to break complex racial issues down to a simple, logical, understandable concept. In the case of this latest book, Wise points out the actions and reactions of many whites as simply the realization that the balance of power is shifting and they are losing their privilege of being the majority. Check it out.


Brainwashed: Black Inferiority/White Superiority [VIDEO]

Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority

“You’ve been misled. You been had. You been took.”  --- Malcolm X

Tom Burrell has written a powerful book, Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority, that exposes and explains why the black collective finds itself in a current condition of dysfunction. It was difficult to put this book down because Burrell’s perspective is different from many books on this same broad subject.

Burrell’s perspective as a marketing and public relations expert is straight forward, eye-opening and raw. Our mental conditioning must be addressed before blacks can ever realize true, substantive progress as a people.

Brainwashing is not just a victimization of blacks although blacks seem to be the most damaged by it. Whites have been brainwashed, as have women, men, Latinos, Asians, etc., etc., etc. Pick a group, any group and you have been brainwashed too.

Shout out to Roland Martin of the Tom Joyner Morning Show for interviewing Tom Burrell and turning me on to this book. I've purchased a few as gifts. We'll discuss this book in more detail. Get a copy and Stop the Brainwash!


Still I Rise: A Graphic History of African Americans


Still I Rise: A Graphic History of African Americans is a complete graphic history of Africans in the United States of America. The tone of the book is established right away with a lesson on indentured servitude and the beginning of slavery in the Jamestown settlement.

Two characters guide the reader on the journey of the history of blacks in America. With somewhat different perspectives, they provide a balance in the presentation of historical events. As is evident from the cover of the book, it is current in its coverage of the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States.

The book is not for young children; some of the humor would be lost on them and the illustrations depicting the constant fear of sexual attack of black women would be challenging to explain to them. It is precisely that honest, thorough and engaging presentation that distinguishes this book from others using cartoons to tell black history.

I like this book but I knew that I would purchase several copies after reading the depiction of more current historical moments such as Hurricane Katrina and the much-celebrated Oscar wins of Halle Berry and Denzel Washington and a more balanced perspective of blacks on those historical moments.

Still I Rise is definitely a winner and must have for history enthusiasts.


Still I Rise: A Graphic History of African-Americans
by Roland Laird with Taneshia Nash Laird
Illustrated by Elihu "Adofo" Bey
Foreword by Charles Johnson
Sterling Publishing
240 pages, illustrated
ISBN: 1402762267




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