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If you're interested in a satirical book about spies, community, and integration during the late 1960s-70s then my discussion of The Spook Who Sat By the Door is for you. Written by Sam Greenlee in the 60s, the book offers a lot of commentary on the self-serving nature of liberal politicians and activists, institutional racism, and the assimilation…
 
A review of the movie "Love & Basketball", a decent movie with a problematic love story that is absolute trash but gets a pass. The odds are that you’ve already seen "Love & Basketball". I’d like your perspective if you agree with my take on the movie. But I also want all the smoke if you disagree with my assessment. Show notes are available at htt…
 
If you are looking for a new literary classic that perfectly summarizes the history of race relations in the UK while also breaking down how racist institutions are preserved by refusing to discuss racism then my review of "Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race" is for you. Show notes are available at http://noirehistoir.com/blog/why…
 
If you're interested in learning about a Harlem-based activist and organization with plans for building a network of global independent Black companies and a Black-ruled nation in Africa then my Marcus Garvey & The UNIA Black History Short Part Two is for you. Show notes and sources are available at http://noirehistoir.com/blog/marcus-garvey-unia.…
 
If you're interested in learning about a playwright who created a body of work that told the story of the Black experience and helped to launch the careers of several famous Black actors and actresses then my August Wilson Black History Short is for you. Show notes and sources are available at http://noirehistoir.com/blog/august-wilson.…
 
If you're interested in learning about an organization that helped Black citizens overcome entrenched voter suppression and intimidation to become the majority of registered voters in their county and establish an independent political party then my Lowndes County Freedom Organization (LCFO) Black History Short is for you. Show notes and sources ar…
 
If you're interested in learning about a writer, poet, and activist who penned “The Color Purple” which spent 25 weeks on the New York Times’ bestseller list and won both the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction then my Alice Walker Black History Short for you. Show notes and sources are available at http://noirehistoi…
 
A profile of Stokely Carmichael, an activist and political organizer who participated in the Freedom Rides, launched the Lowndes County Freedom Organization, served as chairman of SNCC, and was the first to express the ideology of Black self-determination as "Black Power." Show notes and sources are available at http://noirehistoir.com/blog/stokely…
 
If you’re interested in learning about apartheid including the circumstances that led to its official creation, the laws that were enacted, the movement that led to its abolition, and its aftermath. Then my "Apartheid in South Africa" Black History Feature is for you. Show notes and sources at http://noirehistoir.com/blog/apartheid-in-south-africa.…
 
The August 2020 edition of Noire News includes the usual memorial and good news along with feature stories about gender-based violence, the latest happenings within the injustice system, Brandy’s People interview where she discusses her depression and mental health, and the coup in Mali. Sources and show notes are available at http://noirehistoir.c…
 
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