NOT JUST BECAUSE ... ..".a profoundly original book ... there's nothing else like it." -Chris Searle, Morning Star Online "A brilliant book ... This is the first I have read on the modern history of Black people (in Britain).
Author: Winston N. Trew
Publisher: TaoFish Books
Category: Black power
BLACK FOR A CAUSE ... NOT JUST BECAUSE ...: The case of the 'Oval 4' and the story of Black Power in 1970s Britain In March, 1972, Winston Trew and three other black men were confronted at the Oval underground station, London, by a group of seven white men claiming to be policemen, who accused them of "nicking handbags." An argument broke into pushing and shoving, and then escalated into a fight. When police arrived they were arrested as it turned out the white men they were fighting were themselves undercover policemen. They described their experience in the police station as a 'night of dread.' After a 5-week trial at the Old Bailey the 'Oval 4' were found guilty of attempting to steal, theft, and assault on police. All were jailed for 2 years. In 1973 they were released from prison after a 'successful Appeal.' The Oval 4 episode is an eye-opening event because it not only illustrated the character and contours of Black Power activism in Britain in the 1970s-resistance to police violence and corruption and judicial collusion-it also debunks the myth that the 1960s was the only period of Black Power activism in Britain. Praise for BLACK FOR A CAUSE ... NOT JUST BECAUSE ... ..".a profoundly original book ... there's nothing else like it." -Chris Searle, Morning Star Online "A brilliant book ... This is the first I have read on the modern history of Black people (in Britain). It is important that Black identity is dealt with in such an honest and powerful way." -Professor Emeritus Geoff Palmer, Heriot Watt University, Scotland ..". makes for compelling reading... Possibly the first book on the British Black Power movement written from the inside." -Harmitt Athwal, Institute of Race Relations, London
Such a keep-it-real request isn't a surprise coming from Kweli: As one half of Black Star, he often rhymed about the reality of ... we're in the right war/ Cats who
spill blood for a cause, not just because/ Defy the authority and follow God's laws.
CMJ New Music Monthly, the first consumer magazine to include a bound-in CD sampler, is the leading publication for the emerging music enthusiast. NMM is a monthly magazine with interviews, reviews, and special features. Each magazine comes with a CD of 15-24 songs by well-established bands, unsigned bands and everything in between. It is published by CMJ Network, Inc.
Glaude, 67–90; Kate Quinn, ed., Black Power in the Caribbean (Gainesville:
University of Florida Press, 2014); Nico Slate, ... Pattern of Black Politics in Britain
(London: Pluto Press, 1998); Winston N. Trew, Black for a Cause, Not Just Because: ...
Author: Rob Waters
Publisher: Univ of California Press
It was a common charge among black radicals in the 1960s that Britons needed to start “thinking black.” As state and society consolidated around a revived politics of whiteness, “thinking black,” they felt, was necessary for all who sought to build a liberated future out of Britain’s imperial past. In Thinking Black, Rob Waters reveals black radical Britain’s wide cultural-political formation, tracing it across new institutions of black civil society and connecting it to decolonization and black liberation across the Atlantic world. He shows how, from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s, black radicalism defined what it meant to be black and what it meant to be radical in Britain.
It might be argued that in such cases we have the 'because' of cause, not just of
explanation. In other words, 'The fact that crows are black is a cause of the fact
that crows are easy targets in the snow'. But agreeing that universal facts may be
Author: C. Cheyne
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
According to platonists, entities such as numbers, sets, propositions and properties are abstract objects. But abstract objects lack causal powers and a location in space and time, so how could we ever come to know of the existence of such impotent and remote objects? In Knowledge, Cause, and Abstract Objects, Colin Cheyne presents the first systematic and detailed account of this epistemological objection to the platonist doctrine that abstract objects exist and can be known. Since mathematics has such a central role in the acquisition of scientific knowledge, he concentrates on mathematical platonism. He also concentrates on our knowledge of what exists, and argues for a causal constraint on such existential knowledge. Finally, he exposes the weaknesses of recent attempts by platonists to account for our supposed platonic knowledge. This book will be of particular interest to researchers and advanced students of epistemology and of the philosophy of mathematics and science. It will also be of interest to all philosophers with a general interest in metaphysics and ontology.
In 1985, Kenneth Reckford argued that Hecuba collapses into savagery, and into
spiritual slavery, not just because she ... be the ultimate cause not only of
Hecuba's actions, but also of the less-than-noble Greeks (“oppressors and
Author: Patrice D. Rankine
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In this groundbreaking work, Patrice D. Rankine asserts that the classics need not be a mark of Eurocentrism, as they have long been considered. Instead, the classical tradition can be part of a self-conscious, prideful approach to African American culture, esthetics, and identity. Ulysses in Black demonstrates that, similar to their white counterparts, African American authors have been students of classical languages, literature, and mythologies by such writers as Homer, Euripides, and Seneca. Ulysses in Black closely analyzes classical themes (the nature of love and its relationship to the social, Dionysus in myth as a parallel to the black protagonist in the American scene, misplaced Ulyssean manhood) as seen in the works of such African American writers as Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, and Countee Cullen. Rankine finds that the merging of a black esthetic with the classics—contrary to expectations throughout American culture—has often been a radical addressing of concerns including violence against blacks, racism, and oppression. Ultimately, this unique study of black classicism becomes an exploration of America’s broader cultural integrity, one that is inclusive and historic. Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine
Author: Sully Grand-Jean, MPAPublish On: 2014-03-03
Let us be united, brothers, And let's fight for that same noble cause.” The French
Army and government were proud of me. Spain regretted and was scared.
England wished to have me on their side, But they were too weak. It did not take
Author: Sully Grand-Jean, MPA
The author, Sully Grand-Jean, points out in his works that racism continues and Jim Crow and other discriminatory measures increased as the number of black literary works grow towards the end of the 20th century. The author’s writing is, therefore, of great social and historical importance in understanding the African-American experience in the nineteenth and twentieth century. Author Grand –Jean has unique and insightful verses that testifies to an evolving awareness as a man of color; from child to young man, from naïve to seasoned civil rights activist, and from son to father. Frequently, the author’s poetry expresses strong racial pride and respect for family. His informal style makes his work accessible to both adults and children as he reveals the past, present, and future as written in the good book, Holy Bible. V. Rucker, MEd
Mack's argument that Jones's refraining did not cause Smith to drown is as
flawed as would be the argument that Brown's ... Similarly, whites are not guilty of
segregation simply because of the existence of all-white and all-black schools.
Author: Bernard R. Boxill
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Biography & Autobiography
From Bernard Boxill, professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and editor of Race and Racism, comes a tightly-argued, very illuminating book that will be essential reading for anyone interested in Black/Africana philosophy.
I said I wanted a black director for the film, and he said, "I don't want to hire
nobody just 'cause they black." My response ... I have often heard the same
verbatim response, "We don't want to hire anyone just because they are black." It
has taken ...
Author: Alan Nadel
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
This stimulating collection of essays, the first comprehensive critical examination of the work of two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson, deals individually with his five major plays and also addresses issues crucial to Wilson's canon: the role of history, the relationship of African ritual to African American drama, gender relations in the African American community, music and cultural identity, the influence of Romare Bearden's collages, and the politics of drama. The collection includes essays by virtually all the scholars who have currently published on Wilson along with many established and newer scholars of drama and/or African American literature.
The spotlight began to focus on Tchula and Holmes County in the early 1950s, not just because of local black ... ll The speaker of the lower house of the
legislature “took up its cause,"l2 and when Ross Barnett became Governor in
Author: Minion K. C. Morrison
Publisher: SUNY Press
Category: Political Science
Black Political Mobilization accounts for the political success of black Americans in the South. Minion Morrison returns to Mississippi, the center of much of the political activism of the 1960s, to analyze the remarkable improvement in black electoral participation in the years following passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Mississippis substantial black population has experienced marked electoral success despite a history of strict racial exclusion. The dramatic and widespread nature of mobilization there makes it one of the most illustrative case studies for exploring this period of political change in America. Mississippi represents a broader phenomenon of political change that sustains a new leadership class in the Southern region. Three rural Mississippi towns serve as the focal point for the study. They each have a population of under 2,000, have overwhelming Afro-American voting majorities, are poor and largely agricultural, have been affected by the civil rights movement of the 60s, and have elected a black mayor since 1973. The towns are prime examples of the character and process of minority electoral politics and mobilization in the rural South: A new class of black leaders is nurtured and installed in office in an environment where a newly and highly mobilized constituency takes advantage of its majority status in the electorate. This book combines good theory with lively interviews and rich case histories to highlight an essentially new variety of participatory democracy in American politics and government.
Gwendolyn Hoff. “\X/e're not leaving until we find her, are we Captain? The
mechanics haven't completed repairs on that cylinder in number three engine.“
Rod Brown is seriously concerned about Sara and not just because she was his “
Author: Gwendolyn Hoff
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The Life and Times of a Black Southern Doctor, or LATOBSD as it will be referred to from here on in this condensation, is a saga of life in the panhandle of Florida from 1896 to 1956 and a bit beyond. Doctor Alpha Omega Campbell was an actual practicing physician in and around Tallahassee between 1913 and 1956. In 1956, at the age of 67, A.O. Campbell was convicted of manslaughter in the death of a Jacksonville mother of two, after allegedly performing a criminal abortion that eventually results in her dying. On in years and eyeing semi-retirement, he is sent Floridas hardest prison for four of his remaining years. LATOBSD begins 1 years into the doctors incarceration at the time of his dear wifes funeral. Maggie Lou Campbell did not do well with her husband hundreds of miles away. She has been watching their empire of wealth and real estate crumble around her, spurred on by numerous jealous conspirators who position themselves like sharks around a school of hapless fish. It is from that point backward, I transport the reader back in time, before Maggie Lou was conceived by her multi-racial mother with the help of one of Leon Countys most respected grocers and back when Alfrey (A.O.) Campbells family was beholding to a deep-rooted plantation owner; some called it slavery in the post emancipation south. From this time forward, I undertake the task of fictionalizing a seemingly unmeasurable share of people and events. Most of this recounting of the doctors affairs is true to history, used as a guidepost for the seventy-some year story line. There are many people amongst the ensemble that closely resemble many of those that truly did exist, back when the delineation between black and white was beginning to show signs of gray. Yet as close as the Campbells pushed that line towards equality, a stronger force bludgeoned them back where they belonged. As tempting as it was to make this biographical, I could not. Case in point, the considerable liberty taken, especially as it applies to the more famous characters I have inserted in this moderately loosely-tied account of what really happened. If you think historical fiction is tough, staying true to events, multiply that by two and you have a biography; there will always be someone who says: That isnt the way it happened.. So as we traipse our way into the wonderful world of fiction. Consider this list of names and events (In order of their appearance): I. The Spanish-American War II. 25th President: William McKinley III. The Galveston Hurricane1900 IV. 26th President: Theodore Roosevelt V. George Eastman (sister Judith) VI. Suffragette: Emmeline Pankhurst VII. The San Francisco Earthquake1906 VIII. Playwright: Sir James Barrie IX. World War I X. Mary PickfordEarly Hollywood XI. The Pacific Clipper Flying BoatsPanAm XII. Roswell, New Mexico: Area 51 Whoowah Nellie. What does any of this have to do with a black Southern doctor you ask? That is what makes history fun, even if much of this stuff did not come down quite the way I write it. I promise to dedicate the 20th chapter to the process of sorting the beef from the bull; the inconsistencies you all will gladly point out while reading along as the decades peel away. The bottom line is that LATOBSD is not just about the doctor.
It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting Terrie M. Williams ... But when you see that
those low feelings don't have an obvious cause or that even if they once did have
a cause, the feelings are not getting ... Because you're still not the problem!)
Author: Terrie M. Williams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A successful woman entrepreneur addresses the taboo of depression that pervades African-American culture, drawing on her own experiences of suffering and recovery while counseling readers from all walks of life on how to overcome cycles of denial and psychological pain. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
... had worked much harder than the minority student, but they had not been
admitted only because they were not black. ... the fact that she could matriculate
because she was black; really, though, my anger could only be directed at the cause ...
Author: Russell Nieli
Publisher: Encounter Books
Category: Political Science
Racial preference policies first came on the national scene as a response to black poverty and alienation in America as dramatically revealed in the destructive urban riots of the late 1960s. From the start, however, preference policies were controversial and were greeted by many, including many who had fought the good fight against segregation and Jim Crow to further a color-blind justice, with a sense of outrage and deep betrayal. In the more than forty years that preference policies have been with us little has changed in terms of public opinion, as polls indicate that a majority of Americans continue to oppose such policies, often with great intensity. In Wounds That Will Not Heal political theorist Russell K. Nieli surveys some of the more important social science research on racial preference policies over the past two decades, much of which, he shows, undermines the central claims of preference policy supporters. The mere fact that preference policies have to be referred to through an elaborate system of euphemisms and code words— "affirmative action," "diversity," "goals and timetables," "race sensitive admissions"— tells us something, Nieli argues, about their widespread unpopularity, their tendency to reinforce negative stereotypes about their intended beneficiaries, and their incompatibility with core principles of American justice. Nieli concludes with an impassioned plea to refocus our public attention on the "truly disadvantaged" African American population in our nation's urban centers—the people for whom affirmative action policies were initially instituted but whose interests, Nieli charges, were soon forgotten as the fruits of the policies were hijacked by members of the black and Hispanic middle class. Few will be able to read this book without at least questioning the wisdom of our current race-based preference regime, which Nieli analyses with a penetrating gaze and an eye for cant that will leave few unmoved.
be obtained because no one thought even for a minute that whites were not in
control and supreme in the South. ... Since ''black domination'' was a fear that
arose only because of the existence of a black vote, ''white supremacy'' was
attainable only when blacks no longer voted. ... But these were mainly oratorical
devices meant to demonstrate that the cause was not unmitigatedly racial and
that the ...
Author: Michael Perman
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Around 1900, the southern states embarked on a series of political campaigns aimed at disfranchising large numbers of voters. By 1908, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia had succeeded in depriving virtually all African Americans, and a large number of lower-class whites, of the voting rights they had possessed since Reconstruction--rights they would not regain for over half a century. Struggle for Mastery is the most complete and systematic study to date of the history of disfranchisement in the South. After examining the origins and objectives of disfranchisement, Michael Perman traces the process as it unfolded state by state. Because he examines each state within its region-wide context, he is able to identify patterns and connections that have previously gone unnoticed. Broadening the context even further, Perman explores the federal government's seeming acquiescence in this development, the relationship between disfranchisement and segregation, and the political system that emerged after the decimation of the South's electorate. The result is an insightful and persuasive interpretation of this highly significant, yet generally misunderstood, episode in U.S. history.
People at cocktail parties with dogmatic views are considered bores, because no
argument can shake their beliefs. For investors, unshakeable opinions are not just boring, they may be deadly—because nothing will cause them to rethink ...
Author: Kenneth A. Posner
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Kenneth A. Posner spent close to two decades as a Wall Street analyst, tracking the so-called "specialty finance" sector, which included controversial companies such as Countrywide, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, CIT, and MasterCard many of which were caught in the subprime mortgage and capital markets crisis of 2007. While extreme volatility is nothing new in finance, the recent downturn caught many off guard, indicating that the traditional approach to decision making had let them down. Introducing a new framework for handling and evaluating extreme risk, Posner draws on years of experience to show how decision makers can best cope with the "Black Swans" of our time. Posner's shrewd assessment combines the classic fundamental research approach of Benjamin Graham and David Dodd with more recent developments in cognitive science, computational theory, and quantitative finance. He outlines a probabilistic approach to decision making that involves forecasting across a range of scenarios, and he explains how to balance confidence, react accurately to fast-breaking information, overcome information overload, zero in on the critical issues, penetrate the information asymmetry shielding corporate executives, and integrate the power of human intuition with sophisticated analytics. Emphasizing the computational resources we already have at our disposal our computers and our minds Posner offers a new track to decision making for analysts, investors, traders, corporate executives, risk managers, regulators, policymakers, journalists, and anyone who faces a world of extreme volatility.
Also , since the written account of nonwhite pop events tends to be done by
literate ( and white ) ignoramuses , and ... In any event , “ I ' m Searchin ” is a
fucking Godhead of a record , and I ' m not saying this just because I like her “
goddamn titties ” ( as she referred to them onstage ) . ... he is the man I know that I
can trust But of course it could be love but then again it could be lust ' Cause I ' m
searchin ' .
Author: Frank Kogan
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
More than thirty years of the author's commentary on music and culture is sampled in this collection of contentious and perceptive writings that examine such diverse topics as Mariah Carey, Public Enemy, Disco, hip-hop, The New York Dolls, Europop, metal, and more. Simultaneous.
Given the nature of their history as rape victims , one might expect that black
women would find common cause with white ... The Stuart murder case merits
consideration in the context of a discussion about race and rape precisely because no ...
Left-wing historians have attempted to portray Lincoln as a racist because he did not immediately embrace full voting and civil rights for blacks. He had once said,
in response to a typical "Black Republican" comment from Stephen Douglas, that just because he did not want a black woman for a ... They met twice, and
Douglass, although never fully satisfied, realized that Lincoln was a friend of his cause.
Author: Larry Schweikart
For the past three decades, many history professors have allowed their biases to distort the way America’s past is taught. These intellectuals have searched for instances of racism, sexism, and bigotry in our history while downplaying the greatness of America’s patriots and the achievements of “dead white men.” As a result, more emphasis is placed on Harriet Tubman than on George Washington; more about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II than about D-Day or Iwo Jima; more on the dangers we faced from Joseph McCarthy than those we faced from Josef Stalin. A Patriot’s History of the United States corrects those doctrinaire biases. In this groundbreaking book, America’s discovery, founding, and development are reexamined with an appreciation for the elements of public virtue, personal liberty, and private property that make this nation uniquely successful. This book offers a long-overdue acknowledgment of America’s true and proud history.
... you do not replace them one at a time because it will cause a feeling of unrest
and dissatisfaction among those that remain. ... would have suffered
discrimination only had they been fired for union activities and not because they
Author: Paul Frymer
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Political Science
In the 1930s, fewer than one in one hundred U.S. labor union members were African American. By 1980, the figure was more than one in five. Black and Blue explores the politics and history that led to this dramatic integration of organized labor. In the process, the book tells a broader story about how the Democratic Party unintentionally sowed the seeds of labor's decline. The labor and civil rights movements are the cornerstones of the Democratic Party, but for much of the twentieth century these movements worked independently of one another. Paul Frymer argues that as Democrats passed separate legislation to promote labor rights and racial equality they split the issues of class and race into two sets of institutions, neither of which had enough authority to integrate the labor movement. From this division, the courts became the leading enforcers of workplace civil rights, threatening unions with bankruptcy if they resisted integration. The courts' previously unappreciated power, however, was also a problem: in diversifying unions, judges and lawyers enfeebled them financially, thus democratizing through destruction. Sharply delineating the double-edged sword of state and legal power, Black and Blue chronicles an achievement that was as problematic as it was remarkable, and that demonstrates the deficiencies of race- and class-based understandings of labor, equality, and power in America.
Author: Ella Mae Cheeks JohnsonPublish On: 2010-03-31
Bois left Fisk he began to agitate for the rights of his people, whatever they
wanted to call us—Negro, colored, black. Now it's African American. I don't follow just because someone else decides to lead. ... Because of Du Bois's activities,
some of the administrators didn't want him to come back to speak and maybe cause ...
Author: Ella Mae Cheeks Johnson
Category: Biography & Autobiography
An African American centenarian who saw W. E. B. Du Bois speak in 1924 and attended President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009 shares wisdom from a life well lived during a crucial period in American history Ella Mae Cheeks Johnson was an inspirational, dynamic, and one-of-a-kind woman, whose ordinary life was nothing less than extraordinary throughout the course of her 106 years. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University, Ella Mae was the child of former slaves and experienced the best and worst of the past century in America—from the Jim Crow era and the Great Depression to the inauguration of President Barack Obama in 2009, which she memorably attended. Through it all, she endured—and thrived—by adhering to the example of the Good Samaritan: the belief that compassion is the key to the good life and offering to help without expecting payback brings its own rewards. In It Is Well with My Soul, Ella Mae Cheeks Johnson shares her insights on living a long and enjoyable life and her hopes for the future.
CHAPTER 12 Q? It was October and my girl and her best friend were having their
big bash, I had already gotten my ticket and donated to the cause. My girl's best ...
When to me it was just doing something for someone I knew because they had
asked and I could. Because I ... The day of the bash I was very uncomfortable but
excited, I could not explain it, I was like a kid going to the prom. I did not have a ...
Author: acVernon Menchan
Black's Trilogy are three stories of a self made man that is educated and wealthy but still very attached to his roots and his community, the only weakness he has ever had is the love he has had for a woman that for some reason he has never been able to have, Book One: Black's Obsession is the story of how he spends over thirty years in the pursuit of her and the complications and rewards that love and life brings and it tells how you may get what you want but not in the way you may want it. Synopsis from Black's Obsession Three nights before my wedding I called Cinnamon and told her that I loved her as soon as she answered the phone. She responded by saying "I love you too, you are my boy". I told her "No not friendship love, I really love you, the way a man loves a woman love". Before she could answer my fiancé came on the line and said "Girl I really love you too, but I am going to hang up now, I really need to talk to my man".