An African American blog of politics, culture, and social activism.
The whole world opened to me when I learned to read~Mary McCleod Bethune
Once you learn how to read, you will be forever free!~Frederick Douglass
Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. She is the author of several novels, including The Bluest Eye, Beloved (made into a major film), and Love. She has received the National Book Critics Circle Award and a Pulitzer Prize. And it has been recently announced she will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She is the Robert F. Goheen Professor at Princeton University.
REVIEW Richard D. Kahlenberg is a senior fellow at The Century Foundation and author, most recently, of Tough Liberal: Albert Shanker and the Battles over Schools, Unions, Race and Democracy (Columbia University Press, 2007). He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. Moshe Marvit practices both labor and employment discrimination law, and is pursuing a PhD in labor history at Carnegie Mellon University.