- "The Obama presidency represents a major milestone in black history and the struggle for political, economic and cultural equality in the United States. But how--if at all--has the first black presidency helped move things forward for people of color? Has it delivered the "change we can believe in" and "deepening of democracy" that communities of color organized around? How has the reality and image of a black First Family impacted American culture? What lessons from past struggles can be applied to this unique historical moment to advance multicultural democracy in the U.S.? Starting the exploration of these questions with the voices of past civil rights and black power activists held in the historic Pacifica Radio Archives, BBC journalist Joanne Griffith traveled the country to interview black intellectuals, leaders and activists. The result is a rich and wide-ranging exploration of the hot-button issues facing African Americans today, from religion, law and media to education and the economy, to the ever-shifting meaning of Obama's contribution and impact. Both timely and rich in personal wisdom, Redefining Black Power connects the dots between past civil rights struggles and the future of black civic and cultural life in the United States. Featuring Van Jones, Michelle Alexander, Julianne Malveaux, Vincent Harding, Ramona Africa, Esther Armah and Linn Washington Jr. Foreword by Pacifica Radio Archives director Brian DeShazor."--Jacket.
Table of Contents:
- Machine generated contents note: 1. Movement for the Expansion and Deepening of Democracy in America
- Conversation of Context / Dr. Vincent Harding
- 2. What about the Brother at the Bottom of the Well?
- Law in the Age of Obama / Professor Michelle Alexander
- 3. Dollars and Sense? Race, Recession, and Recovery
- Racial equality and economic parity / Dr. Julianne Malveaux
- 4. Barack Obama: The New Crack?
- Story of Revolution / Ramona Africa
- 5. Probing the President: The Media's Paralysis of Analysis?
- Race, the Press, and the White House / Linn Washington Jr.
- 6. It Matters What Needs to Be Done
- Politics and Green Activism / Van Jones
- 7. Quiet Victory for Emotional Justice
- First Family and the African American Psyche / Esther Armah.
- Item content: English
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-202).
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- 1 online resource.
- E185.86 .R378 2012eb
- 9780872865488 (electronic bk.)
0872865487 (electronic bk.)
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- EBC896735 (source: MiAaPQ)
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