04 24 2014
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Books: 'Iconic -- Decoding Images of the Revolutionary Black Woman'

A groundbreaking book which delineates precisely how African-American women have been plagued by belittling imagery in the media for ages

When Barack Obama first ran for President, a strategy employed by those seeking to torpedo his campaign was to portray his wife, Michelle, as the proverbial "angry black woman." The New Yorker even went so far as to put a drawing of her on the cover of the magazine wearing camouflage fatigues while sporting a huge afro and brandishing a rifle.


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Books: The No Excuse Guide to Success: No Matter What Your Boss—or Life—throws at You

The text reads like a plausible plan for folks ready to take charge of their lives

Self-help gurus offer different paths to enlightenment, and those in need of a little tough love, might like to listen Jim Smith, Jr. Also known as "Mr. Energy," for years Jim has led JIMPACT workshops and delivered inspirational speeches for both Fortune 500 companies and non-profit corporations.


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Books: American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama

'The First Lady's lineage as a most-intriguing, multiracial mosaic'

The nation owes a debt of gratitude to Rachel L. Swarns, a reporter for the New York Times since 1995, for donning her investigative journalist cap to dig into Michelle Robinson Obama's past.


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Book Review: 'The Black Chicago Renaissance'

An impressive history lesson and compendium of fascinating information

Since the Harlem Renaissance, New York has been considered the unofficial capital of black America. However, that designation might be undeserving when one reflects upon Chicago's considerable contributions not only culturally, but socially and politically. 


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