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Todd Steven Burroughs

Book Review: Michael Eric Dyson And “Official And Safe Lines Of Thought”

What Truth Sounds Like: RFK, James Baldwin and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America. Michael Eric Dyson. St. Martin’s Press, 294 pp. $24.99. Reviewed by Todd Steven Burroughs This review admittedly asks an unfair question: If Michael Eric Dyson had written the 1961 film version of “A Raisin in the Sun” instead of the play’s creator, Lorraine Hansberry — one of the genius wordsmiths the former has written about in his new book—would Beneatha, Walter Lee Younger’s younger sister, have turned her face toward

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Todd Steven Burroughs

Book Review: Ron Walters, Power Man

Ronald W. Walters and the Fight for Black Power, 1969-2010. Robert C. Smith. State University of New York Press, 354 pp., $34.95. Reviewed by Todd Steven Burroughs Dr. Ronald Walters presenting at the “Africana @ 40” Conference in 2010 at

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Jared Ball

a Maimouna Youssef Workshop!

Drs. Mark Bolden and Jared Ball had initially worked to bring Maimouna Youssef to Morgan State University for an Artist-in-Residence, a re-creation of the Dave Chappelle Block Party (in which she also participated) and to create workshops for students.  Well,

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