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19116, i read them
Posted by LittleTortilla, Wed Feb-28-01 06:28 AM
Books to Read for Black History Month and Every Month:

"The Farming of Bones" by Edwidge Danticat
"Miseducation of the Negro" by Carter G. Woodson
"Black Genius: African American Solutions to African American Problems" by Walter Mosley(Introduction), et al
"The Isis Papers" (Yssis Papers/Keys to the Colors) by Frances Cress Welsing

"From the futurescapes of music of Timbaland and the Neptunes to Destiny's Child's sisterhood anthems, black music is currently all about clamoring for attention, demanding to be heard. Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill, D'Angelo, and their like may offer an alternative but often this is predicated on a romanticized sense of the past, as though what's modern and futuristic can't compare to the analogue and organically grown." Eskow Eshun (From the Sade article in The Fader Winter 2000)