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Marc Lamont Hill

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Marc Lamont Hill is an American academic, author, activist, and television personality. He is a Professor of Media Studies and Urban Education at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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We Do This 'Til We Free Us
Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice (Abolitionist Papers)
Mariame Kaba - Feb 23, 2021
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"Organizing is both science and art. It is thinking through a vision, a strategy, and then figuring out who your targets are, always being concerned about power, always being concerned about how you're going to actually build power in order to be able to push your issues, in order to be able to get the target to actually move in the way that you wa...
Marc Lamont Hill
Feb 14, 2021
All Great Books. Thank you!!!      source
The Prophets
Robert Jones Jr. - Jan 05, 2021
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A singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence.Isaiah was Samuel’s and Samuel was Isaiah’s. That was the way it was since the beginning, and the way it was to be until the end. In the barn they ...
Marc Lamont Hill
Feb 14, 2021
All Great Books. Thank you!!!      source
Beyond Shame
Creating a Healthy Sex Life on Your Own Terms
Matthias Roberts - Jan 07, 2020
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We all carry sexual shame. Whether we grew up in the repressive purity culture of American Evangelical Christianity or not, we've all been taught in subtle and not-so-subtle ways that sex (outside of very specific contexts) is immoral and taboo. Psychotherapist Matthias Roberts helps readers overcome their shame around sex by overcoming three unhea...
Marc Lamont Hill
Feb 14, 2021
All Great Books. Thank you!!!      source
The Myth of Persecution
How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom
Candida Moss - May 13, 2014
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In The Myth of Persecution, Candida Moss, a leading expert on early Christianity, reveals how the early church exaggerated, invented, and forged stories of Christian martyrs and how the dangerous legacy of a martyrdom complex is employed today to silence dissent and galvanize a new generation of culture warriors.According to cherished church tradit...
Marc Lamont Hill
Feb 14, 2021
All Great Books. Thank you!!!      source
Progressive Dystopia
Abolition, Antiblackness, and Schooling in San Francisco
Savannah Shange - Nov 15, 2019
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San Francisco is the endgame of gentrification, where racialized displacement means that the Black population of the city hovers at just over 3 percent. The Robeson Justice Academy opened to serve the few remaining low-income neighborhoods of the city, with the mission of offering liberatory, social justice--themed education to youth of color. Whil...
Marc Lamont Hill
Feb 13, 2021
I loved this book too. It’s now on two of my grad syllabi.      source
Television and the Afghan Culture Wars
Brought to You by Foreigners, Warlords, and Activists (The Geopolitics of Information)
Wazhmah Osman - Nov 11, 2020
Portrayed in Western discourse as tribal and traditional, Afghans have in fact intensely debated women's rights, democracy, modernity, and Islam as part of their nation building in the post-9/11 era. Wazhmah Osman places television at the heart of these public and politically charged clashes while revealing how the medium also provides war-weary Af...
Marc Lamont Hill
Jan 26, 2021
This is a wonderful and interesting book. An important contribution to the field.      source
Sexual Citizens
A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus
Jennifer S. Hirsch - Jan 14, 2020
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The fear of campus sexual assault has become an inextricable part of the college experience. Research has shown that by the time they graduate, as many as one in three women and almost one in six men will have been sexually assaulted. But why is sexual assault such a common feature of college life? And what can be done to prevent it? Drawing on the...
Marc Lamont Hill
Jan 14, 2020
“Sexual Citizens” is a must-read book for scholars of education, gender studies, public health, and more. It’s also a much needed text for anyone working in higher education. Buy it today!!!      source
Race After Technology
Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code
Ruha Benjamin - Jun 16, 2019
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From everyday apps to complex algorithms, Ruha Benjamin cuts through tech-industry hype to understand how emerging technologies can reinforce White supremacy and deepen social inequity.Benjamin argues that automation, far from being a sinister story of racist programmers scheming on the dark web, has the potential to hide, speed up, and deepen disc...
Marc Lamont Hill
Sep 18, 2019
This is a wonderful book. Everyone should read and learn from it.      source
Looking for Lorraine
The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry
Imani Perry - Sep 18, 2018
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A revealing portrait of one of the most gifted and charismatic, yet least understood, Black artists and intellectuals of the twentieth century.Lorraine Hansberry, who died at thirty-four, was by all accounts a force of nature. Although best-known for her work A Raisin in the Sun, her short life was full of extraordinary experiences and achievements...
Marc Lamont Hill
Aug 29, 2018
An amazing book! Buy it today!!      source
The Four Agreements
A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
Don Miguel Ruiz - Jul 10, 2018 (first published in 1997)
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In The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.   A New York Time...
Marc Lamont Hill
Oct 07, 2014
If you haven't read this book, you should. Whenever I follow these principles, my life is better.      source