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Sharma on Obama

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  Dinesh Sharma “The Global Obama” Interview with Kam Williams   Dr. Dinesh Sharma is a cultural psychologist, marketing consultant and an acclaimed author with a doctorate from Harvard University. He is an Associate Research Professor (Honorary) at the Institute for Global Cultural Studies, SUNY-Binghamton; a senior fellow at Institute for International and Cross-Cultural Research, NYC; and […]

Alice in Walkerland!

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  Alice Walker The “PBS American Masters” Interview with Kam Williams   Alice Walker has been defined as one of the key international writers of the 20th Century. She made history as the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction as well as the National Book Award in 1983 for her novelThe Color Purple — one […]

Love, Peace, and Soul

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  Behind the Scenes of America’s Favorite Dance Show Soul Train: Classic Moments by Ericka Blount Danois Foreword by Stax Records ex-Chairman Al Bell Backbeat Books Paperback, $24.99 264 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-4803-4101-2   Book Review by Kam Williams   Don Cornelius was a class act… a strong black man with dignity and character and integrity… “Love! […]

Speed

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    Facing Our Addiction to Fast and Faster– and Overcoming Our Fear of Slowing Down by Stephanie Brown, Ph.D. Berkley Publishing Group Paperback, $16.00 334 pages ISBN: 978-0-425-26473-7   Book Review by Kam Williams   “This is a book about a new kind of addiction that I believe has taken hold in our culture… I call […]

Crossroads of Leadership in the 21st Century

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  The Global Obama Crossroads of Leadership in the 21st Century Edited by Dinesh Sharma and Uwe P. Gielen Routledge Books Paperback, $59.95 364 pages ISBN: 978-1-84872-626-0   Book Review by Kam Williams   “Barack Obama [has] garnered higher approval ratings in most parts of the world than in the United States. What a paradox. The first black […]

Taking Stock of the Status Flo

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  Flo Anthony The “Deadly Stuff Players” Interview with Kam Williams   Flo Anthony is a syndicated celebrity radio host, columnist. The first African-American woman to work in the sports, entertainment and the renowned Page Six departments of the New York Post, as well as the first African-American to pen a column in the National Examiner, her […]

Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

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  David and Goliath Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell Little, Brown and Company Hardcover, $29.00 320 pages ISBN: 978-0-316-20436-1   Book Review by Kam Williams   “Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a stone […]

Helen Douglas Offers YA Magic in After Eden

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  It’s 2012 in the small British town of Perran. Eden and her best friend Connor, who she’s known since preschool, live mundane lives that include studying for Year Eleven exams, hanging out with their friends, and being regular teenagers. Eden has had a bit of a rough road, considering her parents died in an […]

The 10 Best Black Books of 2013 (Non-Fiction)

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     By Kam Williams                                1.          (1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race Edited by Yaba Blay, Ph.D. with photography by Noelle Theard   2.         Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s       Universities by Craig Steven Wilder   3.         David and […]

Jack Strong Takes a Stand

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    by Tommy Greenwald Illustrated by Melissa Mendes Roaring Brook Press Hardcover, $15.99 236 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-59643-836-1   Book Review by Kam Williams   “Extracurriculars are ruining Jack Strong’s life. His parents have overscheduled his week with every afterschool activity you can think of, all on top of regular seventh-grade homework. They want him to […]