A new issue of The Black Commentator is out. Anna Marie Smith (Cornell): Reading Thurgood Marshall as a Liberal Democratic Theorist: Race, School Finance, and the Courts. John M. Kang (St. Thomas): Martin v. Malcolm: Democracy, Nonviolence, Manhood. Eric Foner reviews More Than Freedom: Fighting for Black Citizenship in a White Republic, 1829–1889 by Stephen Kantrowitz. When were blacks truly freed from slavery? Hillary Crosley investigates. Barbara Dianne Savage on the myth of the black church. An interview with David J. Leonard, author of After Artest: The NBA and the Assault on Blackness. From the New York Review of Magazines, an interview with Desiree Rogers, the high-profile former White House social secretary, who became the new CEO of Ebony and Jet despite zero publishing experience; and where is the magazine that focuses on social issues, politics, fashion and grooming for the man of color? An interview with Tanner Colby, author of Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America (and more).

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