Forty Million Dollar Slaves

Author : William C. Rhoden
ISBN : 9780307565747
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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From Jackie Robinson to Muhammad Ali and Arthur Ashe, African American athletes have been at the center of modern culture, their on-the-field heroics admired and stratospheric earnings envied. But for all their money, fame, and achievement, says New York Times columnist William C. Rhoden, black athletes still find themselves on the periphery of true power in the multibillion-dollar industry their talent built. Provocative and controversial, Rhoden’s $40 Million Slaves weaves a compelling narrative of black athletes in the United States, from the plantation to their beginnings in nineteenth-century boxing rings to the history-making accomplishments of notable figures such as Jesse Owens, Althea Gibson, and Willie Mays. Rhoden reveals that black athletes’ “evolution” has merely been a journey from literal plantations—where sports were introduced as diversions to quell revolutionary stirrings—to today’s figurative ones, in the form of collegiate and professional sports programs. He details the “conveyor belt” that brings kids from inner cities and small towns to big-time programs, where they’re cut off from their roots and exploited by team owners, sports agents, and the media. He also sets his sights on athletes like Michael Jordan, who he says have abdicated their responsibility to the community with an apathy that borders on treason. The power black athletes have today is as limited as when masters forced their slaves to race and fight. The primary difference is, today’s shackles are often the athletes’ own making.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Crisis

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The Crisis, founded by W.E.B. Du Bois as the official publication of the NAACP, is a journal of civil rights, history, politics, and culture and seeks to educate and challenge its readers about issues that continue to plague African Americans and other communities of color. For nearly 100 years, The Crisis has been the magazine of opinion and thought leaders, decision makers, peacemakers and justice seekers. It has chronicled, informed, educated, entertained and, in many instances, set the economic, political and social agenda for our nation and its multi-ethnic citizens.
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Jet

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The weekly source of African American political and entertainment news.
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Tuesday Nights In 1980

Author : Molly Prentiss
ISBN : 9783843714556
Genre : Fiction
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New York, 1980: Energiegeladen, wild, im Aufbruch »Ein grandioser, tragischer, witziger Kunst- und Künstlerroman. Und eine Liebeserklärung an das New York der frühen Achtzigerjahre!" Annabelle James, Raul und Lucy wollen in New York berühmt werden. Die Kunstszene der Stadt ist im Umbruch, überall gibt es spontane Aktionen, Sprayer und Maler erobern das Stadtbild. Noch ist das Leben billig, sie müssen nur die richtigen Leute treffen. Ein paar tausend Kilometer südlich in Buenos Aires wird Rauls Schwester von der Militärjunta verfolgt. Als ihr kleiner Sohn in New York auftaucht, reißt er die drei aus ihrem Leben für die Kunst. Silvester 1979. Drei junge Künstler begegnen sich in New York auf einer Party, berauscht von Erwartungen an das neue Jahrzehnt. Sie sind Teil der schillernden Kunstszene und ein enges Trio. Sie leben zügellos, feiern die Kunst und hoffen auf den schnellen Ruhm. Raul ist ein leidenschaftlicher Maler, der vor der argentinischen Militärdiktatur nach New York geflohen ist. Er taucht ein in eine Welt der Kreativität und Freiheit. James ist der führende Kunstkritiker der Stadt. Seine Synästhesie ermöglicht es ihm, Gemälde körperlich zu verstehen. Und die Provinzschönheit Lucy ist nach New York gekommen, um all ihre Träume zu verwirklichen. Das Jahr 1980 wird für die drei zum Schicksalsjahr. Als Künstler und als Persönlichkeiten. Bis Rauls kleiner Neffe bei ihnen vor der Junta in Sicherheit gebracht wird. Plötzlich reicht es ihnen nicht mehr, sich dem Hunger nach Leben hinzugeben. »Das Buch ist ein Kunstwerk. Mit einer eindringlichen Geschichte und authentischer, fast fieberhafter Sprache.« The New York Times Book Review
Category: Fiction

Eichmann In Jerusalem

Author : Hannah Arendt
ISBN : 9783492962582
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Der ehemalige SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann gilt als einer der Hauptverantwortlichen für die »Endlösung« der Juden in Europa. Der Prozess gegen ihn fand 1961 in Jerusalem statt. Hannah Arendts Prozessbericht wurde von ihr 1964 als Buch publiziert und brachte eine Lawine ins Rollen: Es stieß bei seinem Erscheinen auf heftige Ablehnung in Israel, Deutschland und in den USA – und wurde zu einem Klassiker wie kaum ein anderes vergleichbares Werk zur Zeitgeschichte und ihrer Deutung.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The New Plantation

Author : B. Hawkins
ISBN : 9780230105539
Genre : Education
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The New Plantation examines the controversial relationship between predominantly White NCAA Division I Institutions (PWI s) and black athletes, utilizing an internal colonial model. It provides a much-needed in-depth analysis to fully comprehend the magnitude of the forces at work that impact black athletes experiences at PWI s. Hawkins provides a conceptual framework for understanding the structural arrangements of PWI s and how they present challenges to Black athletes academic success; yet, challenges some have overcome and gone on to successful careers, while many have succumbed to these prevailing structural arrangements and have not benefited accordingly. The work is a call for academic reform, collective accountability from the communities that bear the burden of nurturing this athletic talent and the institutions that benefit from it, and collective consciousness to the Black male athletes that make of the largest percentage of athletes who generate the most revenue for the NCAA and its member institutions. Its hope is to promote a balanced exchange in the athletic services rendered and the educational services received.
Category: Education

Race On The Qt

Author : Adilifu Nama
ISBN : 9780292772380
Genre : Performing Arts
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Known for their violence and prolific profanity, including free use of the n-word, the films of Quentin Tarantino, like the director himself, chronically blurt out in polite company what is extremely problematic even when deliberated in private. Consequently, there is an uncomfortable and often awkward frankness associated with virtually all of Tarantino's films, particularly when it comes to race and blackness. Yet beyond the debate over whether Tarantino is or is not racist is the fact that his films effectively articulate racial anxieties circulating in American society as they engage longstanding racial discourses and hint at emerging trends. This radical racial politics—always present in Tarantino's films but kept very much on the quiet—is the subject of Race on the QT. Adilifu Nama concisely deconstructs and reassembles the racial dynamics woven into Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds, and Django Unchained, as they relate to historical and current racial issues in America. Nama's eclectic fusion of cultural criticism and film analysis looks beyond the director's personal racial attitudes and focuses on what Tarantino's filmic body of work has said and is saying about race in America symbolically, metaphorically, literally, impolitely, cynically, sarcastically, crudely, controversially, and brilliantly.
Category: Performing Arts

A Level Playing Field

Author : Gerald Lyn Early
ISBN : 9780674050983
Genre : Social Science
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The noted cultural critic Gerald Early explores the intersection of race and sports, and our deeper, often contradictory attitudes toward the athletes we glorify. What desires and anxieties are encoded in our worship of (or disdain for) high-performance athletes? What other, invisible contests unfold when we watch a sporting event?
Category: Social Science

The Empire Strikes Out

Author : Robert Elias
ISBN : 9781595585288
Genre : History
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Is the face of American baseball throughout the world that of goodwill ambassador or ugly American? Has baseball crafted its own image or instead been at the mercy of broader forces shaping our society and the globe? The Empire Strikes Out gives us the sweeping story of how baseball and America are intertwined in the export of “the American way.” From the Civil War to George W. Bush and the Iraq War, we see baseball’s role in developing the American empire, first at home and then beyond our shores. And from Albert Spalding and baseball’s first World Tour to Bud Selig and the World Baseball Classic, we witness the globalization of America’s national pastime and baseball’s role in spreading the American dream. Besides describing baseball’s frequent and often surprising connections to America’s presence around the world, Elias assesses the effects of this relationship both on our foreign policies and on the sport itself and asks whether baseball can play a positive role or rather only reinforce America’s dominance around the globe. Like Franklin Foer in How Soccer Explains the World, Elias is driven by compelling stories, unusual events, and unique individuals. His seamless integration of original research and compelling analysis makes this a baseball book that’s about more than just sports.
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A Companion To American Sport History

Author : Steven A. Riess
ISBN : 9781118609408
Genre : History
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A Companion to American Sport History presents a collection of original essays that represent the first comprehensive analysis of scholarship relating to the growing field of American sport history. Presents the first complete analysis of the scholarship relating to the academic history of American sport Features contributions from many of the finest scholars working in the field of American sport history Includes coverage of the chronology of sports from colonial times to the present day, including major sports such as baseball, football, basketball, boxing, golf, motor racing, tennis, and track and field? Addresses the relationship of sports to urbanization, technology, gender, race, social class, and genres such as sports biography Awarded 2015 Best Anthology from the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH)
Category: History