Monthly Archives: August 2016

2016 American Book Awards Announced!

The recipients of the 2016 American Book Awards have been announced! See press release linked below for details of award ceremony:

ABA press release 2016 final

Wajahat Ali debates disparagement of Muslim Gold Star family against Trump supporter

Wajahat Ali is an acclaimed journalist and writer, and President of the Before Columbus Foundation. From live broadcast of CNN:

Nick Turse, American Book Award recipient, discusses US Military Program AFRICOM

Courtesy of The Intercept.

Video footage of Black Hollywood Unchained discussion with Ishmael Reed and friends

Justin Desmangles, Jesse Douglas Allen Taylor, Halifu Osumare, Marvin X Jackmon, Ishmael Reed / video by Johnnie Burrell
Program: Black Hollywood Unchained
Date: July 3, 2016
Time: 1:30-3:30 PM
Location: Koret Auditorium (Lower Level of the San Francisco Public Library) 100 Larkin St.

In Black Hollywood Unchained, Ishmael Reed gathers an impressive group of scholars, critics, intellectuals, and artists to examine and respond to the contemporary portrayals of Blacks in films. Using the 2012 release of the film Django Unchained as the focal point of much of the discussion, these essays and reviews provide a critical perspective on the challenges facing filmmakers and actors when confronted with issues on race and the historical portrayal of African American characters. Reed also addresses the black community’s perceptiveness as discerning and responsible consumers of film, theatre, art, and music.