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June 4th, 2014
thesmithian

…achieved cult status as one of the few to portray the black power movement…from a militant’s point of view. Greenlee helped write the script, which, like the book, drew on his experiences working abroad for the State Department. In the story, Mr. Greenlee’s protagonist, Dan Freeman, endures a brief, demeaning career as the first African-American C.I.A. officer, a token position, just so he can learn the art of fomenting revolution from foreign rebellions and then bring the revolution home to Chicago.

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May 30th, 2014
thesmithian

collects…everything from presidential addresses and diplomatic cables to political cartoons and song lyrics. It encompasses various phases of American diplomatic history that are typically treated separately, such as the First World War, the Cold War, and 9/11. The book presents the perspectives of elite policymakers—presidents, secretaries of state, generals, and diplomats—alongside those of other kinds of Americans, such as newspaper columnists, clergymen, songwriters, poets, and novelists. It also features numerous documents from other countries…

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collects…everything from presidential addresses and diplomatic cables to political cartoons and song lyrics. It encompasses various phases of American diplomatic history that are typically treated separately, such as the First World War, the Cold War, and 9/11. The book presents the perspectives of elite policymakers—presidents, secretaries of state, generals, and diplomats—alongside those of other kinds of Americans, such as newspaper columnists, clergymen, songwriters, poets, and novelists. It also features numerous documents from other countries…

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May 27th, 2014
thesmithian

hrdcvrlife:

team #HRDCVR is working hard. beyond excited. team #HRDCVR is ready to work some more. 

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this is our dream project. pls check out the Kickstarter page here, and share/pledge if you can.

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May 18th, 2014
thesmithian

Going from struggling in school to an almost-arrest for shoplifting to running a company worth far more than $100 million isn’t a simple story.

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May 17th, 2014
thesmithian

…the book’s message is that one person can make a difference, but change is painfully slow, uneven and the work of a lifetime.

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…the book’s message is that one person can make a difference, but change is painfully slow, uneven and the work of a lifetime.

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May 17th, 2014
thesmithian

…the intersection of government, music and Islam in Brazil, Salafi tensions over the religious permissibility of music; punk rock in Pakistan; Muslim youths engaging Rastafarian culture in Morocco; the U.S. and U.K. governments’ interest in Sufism as an antidote to Islamist discourses; and the significance of the African American freedom struggle in Muslim internationalism.

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May 17th, 2014
thesmithian

Baldwin’s frank…perspectives…may have made him unpopular at a time which many people prefer to think of as postracial, and in which Black classics must fight for the few token slots available on a whitewashed reading list.

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Baldwin’s frank…perspectives…may have made him unpopular at a time which many people prefer to think of as postracial, and in which Black classics must fight for the few token slots available on a whitewashed reading list.

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April 26th, 2014
thesmithian

A new literary diaspora has taken shape, propelled…by “immigration, technology, postcolonialism and globalization,” powerful forces that have “dissolved borders and increased cross-cultural mobility.”

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A new literary diaspora has taken shape, propelled…by “immigration, technology, postcolonialism and globalization,” powerful forces that have “dissolved borders and increased cross-cultural mobility.”

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April 19th, 2014
thesmithian

…virtue and innocence were only a veil that needed to fall away so the girls might see themselves, and their chosen course, more clearly.

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…virtue and innocence were only a veil that needed to fall away so the girls might see themselves, and their chosen course, more clearly.

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April 19th, 2014
thesmithian

…both serious history and a serious pleasure, a story that reads as if Huddie Ledbetter spoke it while W. E. B. Du Bois took dictation.

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…both serious history and a serious pleasure, a story that reads as if Huddie Ledbetter spoke it while W. E. B. Du Bois took dictation.

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April 19th, 2014
thesmithian

myblackisthenewblack:

Nicholas Laird and Zadie Smith (He is a poet and she is a novelist)

[look of the hour]

Reblogged from Famous BWWM couples
April 13th, 2014
thesmithian

…powerful linoleum prints provide a unique graphic history of one of the most infamous, racially-charged episodes in the annals of the American judicial system…

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