Shennette Garrett-Scott (Texas): A Historiography of African American Business. From Americana, Angela Nelson (BGSU): The Repertoire of Black Popular Culture. An interview with author, scholar and MacArthur “genius” winner Charles Johnson on charting a new course in post-academic life. An interview with Zachery R. Williams, author of In Search of the Talented Tenth: Howard University Public Intellectuals and the Dilemmas of Race, 1926-1970. An interview with Cornel West on Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud, A Memoir. Is Harlem no longer black? It depends on where you set the boundaries. A review of Wrong Place, Wrong Time: Trauma and Violence in the Lives of Young Black Men by John A. Rich (and more and more). From Contexts, William Julius Wilson on framing race and poverty; and the emancipation of slaves is a century-and-a-half in America’s past — many would consider it ancient history. Bigots I have loved: Perhaps Faulkner was mistaken and the past really is past — bigotry little more than a rusty whip handle unearthed at the site of a Mississippi plantation. Has the Supreme Court been mainly a friend or a foe to African Americans? A review of Jesus, Jobs, and Justice: African American Women and Religion by Bettye Collier-Thomas. A review of Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist by Nancy Goldstein. Saving Detroit from itself: As the Motor City falls into greater collapse, a group of frustrated black nationalists are taking its protection into their own hands. An article on rethinking Malcolm X's inflammatory rhetoric. Race in the South in the Age of Obama: James Fields is an African-American Democratic state legislator in a nearly all-white Alabama county that voted overwhelmingly against Barack Obama — is he an anomaly or the future?

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