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Ibram X. Kendi

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Ibram Xolani Kendi is an American author, historian, and leading scholar of race and discriminatory policy in America. In July 2020, Kendi assumed the position of director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University.
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America on Fire
The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s
Elizabeth Hinton - May 18, 2021
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What began in spring 2020 as local protests in response to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police quickly exploded into a massive nationwide movement. Millions of mostly young people defiantly flooded into the nation’s streets, demanding an end to police brutality and to the broader, systemic repression of Black people and other people o...
Ibram X. Kendi
May 18, 2021
AMERICA ON FIRE by @elizabhinton “offers a groundbreaking, deeply researched and profoundly heart-rending account of the origins of our national crisis of police violence against Black America,” writes @PenielJoseph. I couldn’t agree more. What a book.      source
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Mediocre
The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America
Ijeoma Oluo - Dec 01, 2020
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, a history of white male America and a scathing indictment of what it has cost us socially, economically, and politicallyAfter the election of Donald Trump, and the escalation of white male rage and increased hostility toward immigrants that came with him, New York Time...
Ibram X. Kendi
Jan 29, 2021
My last piece @TheAtlantic was a list of 10 notable political books by Black women published in 2020 when the American people made history by electing Vice President Kamala Harris. Check the stack! These are the books I recommend for #BlackHistoryMonth.      source
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Reclaiming Her Time
The Power of Maxine Waters
Helena Andrews-Dyer - Oct 20, 2020
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In the tradition of Notorious RBG, a lively, beautifully designed, full-color illustrated celebration of the life, wisdom, wit, legacy, and fearless style of iconic American Congresswoman Maxine Waters.“Let me just say this: I’m a strong black woman, and I cannot be intimidated. I cannot be undermined. I cannot be thought to be afraid of Bill O’Rei...
Ibram X. Kendi
Jan 29, 2021
My last piece @TheAtlantic was a list of 10 notable political books by Black women published in 2020 when the American people made history by electing Vice President Kamala Harris. Check the stack! These are the books I recommend for #BlackHistoryMonth.      source
The Purpose of Power
How We Come Together When We Fall Apart
Alicia Garza - Oct 20, 2020
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An essential guide to building transformative movements to address the challenges of our time, from one of the country’s leading organizers and a co-creator of Black Lives Matter In 2013, Alicia Garza wrote what she called “a love letter to Black people” on Facebook, in the aftermath of the acquittal of the man who murdered seventeen-year-old Tray...
Ibram X. Kendi
Jan 29, 2021
My last piece @TheAtlantic was a list of 10 notable political books by Black women published in 2020 when the American people made history by electing Vice President Kamala Harris. Check the stack! These are the books I recommend for #BlackHistoryMonth.      source
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Vanguard
How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All
Martha S. Jones - Sep 08, 2020
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The epic history of African American women's pursuit of political power -- and how it transformed America.In the standard story, the suffrage crusade began in Seneca Falls in 1848 and ended with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. But this overwhelmingly white women's movement did not win the vote for most black women. Securing th...
Ibram X. Kendi
Jan 29, 2021
My last piece @TheAtlantic was a list of 10 notable political books by Black women published in 2020 when the American people made history by electing Vice President Kamala Harris. Check the stack! These are the books I recommend for #BlackHistoryMonth.      source
The End of White Politics
How to Heal Our Liberal Divide
Zerlina Maxwell - Jul 07, 2020
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In the entire history of the United States of America:...
Ibram X. Kendi
Jan 29, 2021
My last piece @TheAtlantic was a list of 10 notable political books by Black women published in 2020 when the American people made history by electing Vice President Kamala Harris. Check the stack! These are the books I recommend for #BlackHistoryMonth.      source
Say It Louder!
Black Voters, White Narratives, and Saving Our Democracy
Tiffany Cross - Jul 06, 2020
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A breakout media and political analyst delivers a sweeping snapshot of American Democracy and the role that African Americans have played in its shaping while offering concrete information to help harness the electoral power of the country’s rising majority and exposing political forces aligned to subvert and suppress Black voters.Black voters were...
Ibram X. Kendi
Jan 29, 2021
My last piece @TheAtlantic was a list of 10 notable political books by Black women published in 2020 when the American people made history by electing Vice President Kamala Harris. Check the stack! These are the books I recommend for #BlackHistoryMonth.      source
Our Time Is Now
Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America
Stacey Abrams - Jun 09, 2020
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Beloved national leader and bestselling author Stacey Abrams offers an empowering blueprint to ending voter suppression, reclaiming identity, and reshaping progressive politics. Voter suppression has plagued America since its inception, and so has the issue of identity -- who is really American and what that means. When tied together, as they are i...
Ibram X. Kendi
Jan 29, 2021
My last piece @TheAtlantic was a list of 10 notable political books by Black women published in 2020 when the American people made history by electing Vice President Kamala Harris. Check the stack! These are the books I recommend for #BlackHistoryMonth.      source
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This Is What America Looks Like
My Journey from Refugee to Congresswoman
Ilhan Omar - May 26, 2020
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Ilhan Omar was eight years old when war broke out in Somalia. The youngest of seven children, her mother had died while Ilhan was still a little girl. She was being raised by her father and grandfather when armed gunmen attacked their compound and the family decided to flee Mogadishu. They ended up in a refugee camp in Kenya, where Ilhan says she c...
Ibram X. Kendi
Jan 29, 2021
My last piece @TheAtlantic was a list of 10 notable political books by Black women published in 2020 when the American people made history by electing Vice President Kamala Harris. Check the stack! These are the books I recommend for #BlackHistoryMonth.      source
No, You Shut Up
Speaking Truth to Power and Reclaiming America
Symone D. Sanders - May 19, 2020
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In this rousing call to leadership, the self-described millennial spokesperson for the culture, CNN’s designated "woke AF" former commentator, and the youngest national press secretary in the history of the United States shares her take-no-prisoners approach to life, politics, and career success, and shows a new generation how to be loud and powerf...
Ibram X. Kendi
Jan 29, 2021
My last piece @TheAtlantic was a list of 10 notable political books by Black women published in 2020 when the American people made history by electing Vice President Kamala Harris. Check the stack! These are the books I recommend for #BlackHistoryMonth.      source
Hood Feminism
Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot
Mikki Kendall - Feb 25, 2020
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Today's feminist movement has a glaring blind spot, and paradoxically, it is women. Mainstream feminists rarely talk about meeting basic needs as a feminist issue, argues Mikki Kendall, but food insecurity, access to quality education, safe neighborhoods, a living wage, and medical care are all feminist issues. All too often, however, the focus is ...
Ibram X. Kendi
Jan 29, 2021
My last piece @TheAtlantic was a list of 10 notable political books by Black women published in 2020 when the American people made history by electing Vice President Kamala Harris. Check the stack! These are the books I recommend for #BlackHistoryMonth.      source
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I Am Enough by Grace Byers