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Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness? What It Means to Be Black Now
A Conversation with Touré
Location:Enoch Pratt Free Library, Wheeler Auditorium, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore
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December 5, 2011
With special guest commentator Michael Eric Dyson.
Touré’s newest book, Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness? What It Means to Be Black Now, was acclaimed by the New York Times as “one of the most acutely observed accounts of what it is like to be young, black and middle-class in contemporary America.” Benjamin Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, calls the book “a fascinating conversation among some of America’s most brilliant and insightful black thinkers candidly exploring black identity in America today. Touré powerfully captures the pain and dissonance of black Americans’ far too often unrequited love for our great nation.”
Touré is a cultural critic for MSNBC, as well as the host of the Fuse-TV shows Hip Hop Shop and On the Record. A contributing editor at Rolling Stone, his articles appear regularly in publications such as the New York Times, Village Voice, and the New Yorker.
This event is part of OSI-Baltimore’s Talking About Race series, cosponsored by the Enoch Pratt Free Library.
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Hayley Roberts
December 18, 2011
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New Data Examines Perceptions of Black Males and Their Relationship to the Media
Alan Jenkins
December 16, 2011
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The Opportunity Agenda conducted three research studies examining perceptions of and by African-American men and boys, and their relationship to the media, to inform the communications efforts of those seeking to improve opportunity for black males in the United States.
What Does It Mean to Be Black Now?
Press Release
November 21, 2011
Cultural critic and acclaimed author Touré discusses his new book, and how prejudice and discrimination by and among African Americans is a barrier to success.
OSI-Baltimore Continues "Talking About Race" Series
OSI-Baltimore's speaker series probes how Americans talk (or do not talk) about race.
Vote 2012: Vote Suppression, Not a Thing of the Past
Aryeh Neier
November 8, 2011
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Attempts are being made all across the United States to exclude African Americans, students and other young people, and new citizens from registering and exercising their right to vote.
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