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Rashad Robinson is an American civil rights leader and nonprofit executive. He serves as president of Color Of Change, having joined the organization in May 2011.
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The Sum of Us
What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together
Heather McGhee - Feb 16, 2021
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One of today's most insightful and influential thinkers offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn: Racism has a cost for everyone--not just for people of color. "This is the book I've been waiting for."--Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracis...
Rashad Robinson
Feb 11, 2021
Heather’s new book is a powerful reminder that fighting racism doesn’t just benefit Black people or people of color, but is something that brings great benefit to every American. It serves as a much needed call to action in this post-uprisings, post-Capitol insurrection America where race is being pitched by conservatives as a zero-sum game.      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 ...
Rashad Robinson
Feb 11, 2021
This is my newest read. I’m half way in and already loving this book. I don’t get to read fiction too often, but when I do, it’s refreshing to see new stories being told like this one, of the love and struggles of a gay enslaved couple.      source
Vintage Black Glamour
Nichelle Gainer - Feb 18, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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Using rarely accessed photographic archives and private collections, Nichelle has unearthed a revealing treasure trove of memorable and iconic images. The book presents historic photographs of famous actors, dancers, writers and entertainers who worked in the 20th-century entertainment business, but who rarely appeared in the same publications as t...
Rashad Robinson
Feb 11, 2021
We all need a bit of elegance in our life and Nichelle serves it up the best way possible. I keep this book literally on my coffee table and open it up whenever I need a pop of inspiration. Black joy and beauty must be central to racial justice work, and this book brings both.      source
The Taste of Country Cooking
The 30th Anniversary Edition of a Great Southern Classic Cookbook
Edna Lewis - Aug 01, 2006 (first published in 1976)
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In recipes and reminiscences equally delicious, Edna Lewis celebrates the uniquely American country cooking she grew up with some fifty years ago in a small Virginia Piedmont farming community that had been settled by freed slaves. With menus for the four seasons, she shares the ways her family prepared and enjoyed food, savoring the delights of ea...
Rashad Robinson
Feb 11, 2021
Anyone who knows me knows I love to cook, and Edna Lewis brings together two things that should always go hand and hand: cooking and storytelling. It really is true, the best stories are told around the dinner table.      source
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Black Liberation in Conservative America
Manning Marable - Jul 01, 1999 (first published in 1997)
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A bold new collection of essays by one of America's most prominent scholar/activists, Black Liberation in Conservative America defines the crises and challenges confronting black America on the eve of the 21st century....
Rashad Robinson
Feb 11, 2021
This collection of essays may have been published in the 90’s, but it’s more relevant than ever. The future of Black liberation needs us to understand the ways conservatism impacts Black communities.      source
The Fire Next Time
James Baldwin - Dec 01, 1992 (first published in 1963)
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A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin’s early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative d...
Rashad Robinson
Feb 11, 2021
This is a classic, a must read for anyone interested in Black liberation and racial justice work. Fair warning, it’s not the book that will always make you feel good. But these two passionate essays will challenge you to take an honest look at the world around you.      source
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The Man Who Sold America
Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story
Joy-Ann Reid - Jun 25, 2019
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Is Donald Trump running the longest con in U.S. history?What will be left of America when he leaves office?Candidate Trump sold Americans a vision that was seemingly at odds with their countrys founding principles. Now in office, hes put up a for sale signon the prestige of the presidency, on Americas global stature, and on our national identity. A...
Rashad Robinson
Jul 03, 2019
Enjoyed this @salon conversation between @joyannreid and @DeanObeidallah. Joy’s book, The Man Who Sold America is a reminder of everything that happened during Trump’s campaign and puts it in context. It’s a must-read.      source
Charged
The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration
Emily Bazelon - Apr 09, 2019
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A renowned investigative journalist exposes the unchecked power of the prosecutor as a driving force in America's mass incarceration crisis, and also offers a way out.The American criminal justice system is supposed to be a contest between two equal adversaries, the prosecution and the defense, with judges ensuring a fair fight. But in practice, it...
Rashad Robinson
Apr 10, 2019
Elected leaders cannot be rewarded for putting as many Black bodies in jail as possible. This book by @emilybazelon about how politicians used “tough on crime” policies to further their careers, at the expense of Black communities, is a must-read.      source