THE BLACK PRESIDENCY by Michael Eric Dyson

February 20, 2016

Michael Eric Dyson spoke about his book, The Black Presidency, at Politics & Prose on Saturday, February 20, 2016.

In his fifth book on radical Islam, Bergen looks closer to home, investigating the motivations of some of the more than 300 U.S. citizens who have been indicted for or convicted of terrorist acts—some carried out in this country. Focusing in detail on New Mexico-born Anwar al-Awlaki, the Tsarnaev brothers’ mentor; and Alabama-native Omar Hammami, among others, Bergen draws on his deep familiarity with counterterrorism agencies, and asks how we can preserve both security and freedom while staying alert to radical threats.

The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America By Michael Eric Dyson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544811805
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Published: Mariner Books - January 10th, 2017


February 9, 2016

April Ryan, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Wes Moore, and L. Douglas Wilder discussed the state of race in America at Busboys & Poets' Brookland location on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.

Ryan moderates a panel of distinguished figures, including Eddie S. Glaude Jr., professor of religion and chair of Princeton’s Center for African-American Studies, author of Democracy in Black and the Oxford Very Short Introduction to African American Religion; Wes Moore, an Army veteran, former Rhodes Scholar, author of The Other Wes Moore, The Work, several books for young adults, and the founder of STAND!, an organization that works with Baltimore youth involved in the criminal justice system; and L. Douglas Wilder, Virginia’s first elected African American governor (1989-1994) who, since leaving public office, has served as an adjunct professor of public policy at Virginia Commonwealth University, and published Son of Virginia, his autobiography.

DEMOCRACY IN BLACK by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.

January 18, 2016

Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. spoke about his book, Democracy in Black, at Politics & Prose on Monday, January 18, 2016.

With dual roles as a professor of religion and chair of Princeton’s Center for African-American Studies, Glaude opens conversations about race and the black American experience across the curriculum. His book is an impassioned argument—drawn from history, and the disparities of the present—that the country needs a new vision of democracy, one that moves beyond civil rights-era politics, beyond the premature claims of a post-racial society, and beyond the complacencies that have allowed inequality to become ingrained.

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ISBN: 9780804137430
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Published: Crown - January 10th, 2017