04 23 2014
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Book Review: The Fire of Freedom -- Abraham Galloway & the Slaves' Civil War

Galloway personally delivered 4,000 recently-freed ex-slaves across enemy lines to form an all-black regiment

Anybody who's seen Quentin Tarantino's movie, "Django Unchained," knows that the incendiary adventure represents a refreshing first step in terms of questioning the enduring stereotype of African-Americans as having been docile during slavery. Though carefully cultivated by both Hollywood and the history books, nothing could be further from the truth than that very demeaning image of black folks generally accepting their lowly lot.


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Book Review: Journey to the Woman I'Ve Come to Love

The book is basically a collection of unpretentious black-and-white portraits of about a hundred accomplished women

Their revealing responses range from "When I became a mother" (author Terry McMillan) to "When my appendix ruptured" (Donzaleigh Abernathy) to "When I was diagnosed with breast cancer and went on the air bald" (ABC-TV's Robin Roberts).


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