Monthly Archives: February 2018

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz criticizes America’s gun obsession

“The Second Amendment is almost a Time Bomb that was planted in the constitution” 
http://www.wweek.com/arts/books/2018/02/21/roxanne-dunbar-ortiz-the-second-amendment-is-almost-a-time-bomb-that-was-planted-in-the-constitution/

Dunbar-Ortiz received the American Book Award in 2015 for An Indigenous People’s History of the United States. Her newest book, Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment (City Lights, 236 pages, $15.95), takes on the militaristic and white-supremacist origins of our country’s unhinged love affair with guns.

Ishmael Reed discusses the legady of Charles F. Harris

Ishmael Reed, founder of Before Columbus Foundation, shares anecdotes about how Charles F. Harris popularized black history.

From Counterpunch:

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/02/20/charles-f-harris-he-popularized-black-history/

Ishmael Reed critiques current immigration debate’s shaming of African-Americans

Ishmael Reed is founder of the Before Columbus Foundation. For Counterpunch:

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/01/30/using-immigrants-to-shame-america-blacks/

Laila Lalami examines the Reality Show Presidency

Laila Lalami’s The Moor’s Account received the 2016 American Book Award.

From The Nation:

https://www.thenation.com/article/the-reality-show-president-season-one/

Nick Turse describes being blacklisted for AFRICOM coverage

Nick Turse received the American Book Award in 2o14 for Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam and in 2016 for Tomorrow’s Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops In Africa

From The Intercept:

https://theintercept.com/2018/01/13/we-dont-consider-you-a-legitimate-journalist-how-i-got-blacklisted-by-the-pentagons-africa-command/