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- Salamishah Tillet Opinion piece for the New York Times
- Starred Booklist review for Imani Perry's Breathe
- Imani Perry's Looking for Lorraine wins the Shilts-Grahn award for non-fiction
- A starred Booklist and glowing Kirkus Review for Tanisha Ford's Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl's Love Letter to the Power of Fashion
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Michael is the New York Times Bestselling author of What the Truth Sounds Like, Tears We Cannot Stop, The Black Presidency, I May Not Get There With You, and Is Bill Cosby Right?
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Philip Kadish is Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Hunter College in New York City. He received his PhD in American Literature from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and his MFA in fiction writing from Brooklyn College. He teaches courses on multicultural American literature, Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies, and Whiteness Studies. His research looks at the role of scientific theories of race in shaping American culture from literature and popular culture to law, politics, and public policy. He has presented his research at Yale, Princeton, Notre Dame, Georgetown, and numerous other universities. His op-eds connecting contemporary racial issues to their roots in nineteenth-century American culture have appeared on CNN.com and NBC.com. His first book, the Great White Hoax, is forthcoming from the New Press.
Robin Kelley is both a wunderkind of the academy as well as a much-loved public intellectual. He is the Gary B. Nash Professor of American History at UCLA and recently completed a year-long visiting professorship as the Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University. His writing regularly appears in The Nation, New York Times, New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, US News and World Report, Utne Reader, The Root, Monthly Review, The Voice Literary Supplement, Boston Review, and Huffington Post to name a few.
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Lemieux formerly served as the Vice President of News and Men’s Programming for iOne Digital, where she helped spearhead the creation of Cassius, a progressive digital lifestyle platform and as the Senior Editor for EBONY magazine, where she played a key role in launching the publication’s website in 2012 and modernizing the brand voice and identity.
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Lori L. Tharps is an associate professor of journalism at Temple University, an award-winning author, freelance journalist and popular speaker. A graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism she has been a staff reporter at Vibe magazine and then a correspondent for Entertainment Weekly. She has written for Ms., Glamour, Suede, Vogue Black, Caribbean Life, Grid Philadelphia, xoJane.com and Essence magazines.