New book revisits assassination of Malcolm X, names alleged triggerman

Forty-six years after Malcolm X predicted his own assassination, the question of who pulled the trigger remains unanswered among many scholars who study his life.

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High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America

Jessica B. Harris’s absorbing new book, “High on the Hog” zeroes in on what she sees as the two divergent strands of African-American cooking. The first reveres homey staples like corn pone, fried chicken and chitterlings…

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Dad from a Distance

“Dads from a Distance” provides perspectives on why it’s so important for non-custodial fathers to also be great Dads and provides an extensive toolbox of more than 60 ideas and strategies to get there.

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“Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America” Book Review

“There have always been class distinctions in the black community,” Robinson says, “but what I believe we’ve seen is an increasing distance between two large groups, which I identify as the Mainstream and the Abandoned.”

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“Takers” Movie Review (2010)

I already know what you’re thinking… with a diverse cast of seasoned actors and criminal musicians this movie will probably be the next BET Movie of the week. Don’t judge this movie by its cast…

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Nas and Damian Marley: Distant Relatives

With Marley tampering down Nas’ tendency towards self-obsession, and Nas giving Marley’s island-tinged sound a hip-hop edge, Distant Relatives proves that great music can still be made about important issues.

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Losing My Cool: How a Father’s Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-hop Culture

“Will we, at long last, allow ourselves to abandon the instinct to self-sabotage and the narcissistic glorification of our own failure?”

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“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho Book Review

The Alchemist was originally written in Portuguese and has since been translated into 67 languages, winning the Guinness World Record for most translated book by a living author. It has sold more than 65 million copies in more than 150 countries, becoming one of the best-selling books in history

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