Monday, June 1, 2020
Reading lists for Black Boys and Collegiate Black Men
For more than a decade and a half now, I've been working on arts and educational projects with black boys and collegiate black men...
Covering volumes of poetry with collegiate black men
I 've been covering poetry (and rap lyrics) in classes with the collegiate black men I work with for more than a decade and a half now. ...
The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead
The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead was published in 1999 and marked the debut of one of our most talented literary artists. This in...
African American Comic Books & Graphic Novels
Over the last several years, I've been talking and covering comics written by African American writers. Here's a roundup of twenty t...
The Big Smoke by Adrian Matejka
The Big Smoke (2013) by Adrian Matejka consists of persona poems focusing on the first black heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson. ...
A Right to Be Hostile: The Boondocks Treasury by Aaron McGruder
A Right to Be Hostile (2003) by Aaron McGruder collects the comic strips from the writer/artist up to that point. The strip, featuring Huey...
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander was first published, as a hardcover, in 2010, and t...
Saturday, May 30, 2020
A book list for collegiate black men
Since 2004, I've taught a course for first-year collegiate black men and various upper-level African American courses that attracted s...
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