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Black Genius : African-American Solutions to African-American Problems - Regina Austin

Black Genius

African-American Solutions to African-American Problems

By: Regina Austin (Editor), Manthia Diawara (Editor), Walter Mosley (Editor, Introduction by), Clyde Taylor (Editor)

Paperback Published: 17th February 2000
ISBN: 9780393319781
Number Of Pages: 320

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From Spike Lee's encouragement of independent, community fundraising to Joycelyn Elders's warning about the failings of our "sick-care" system to Stanley Crouch's disputation on "heroic" versus "anarchic" individuality, Black Genius is an exceptional, unique colloquy. Conceived by acclaimed novelist Walter Mosley and sponsored by the New York University Africana Studies Program and the Institute of African American Affairs, this book originated as a series of community conversations where "visionaries with solutions" shared powerful views on personal and communal struggles, triumphs, and aspirations. The list of contributors suggests the range of perspectives and talents brought to bear on such issues as economics, political power, work, authority, and culture. Black Genius is a point of departure for vigorous discussion of our current realities and goals for the future-and a portrait of "genius" that leads the way to enriching American life in the twenty-first century.

just genius like it says on the cover


the best thing about this book is, it show you where the problem is and how to solve it.



Black Genius

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Introductionp. 7
Dealing to do Doable Films: Life as a Very Independent Independent Filmmakerp. 15
Giving Backp. 33
"As Serious as First Love": Building Black Independent Institutionsp. 51
Get on-Line!p. 87
Blood Money or Money and Bloodsp. 107
Simple Living: An Antidote to Hedonistic Materialismp. 125
Wall Street, Main Street, and the Side Streetp. 145
Educating on Behalf of Black Public Healthp. 173
Prison Abolitionp. 193
Holding the Media Accountablep. 215
Straighten up and Fly Right: An Improvisation on the Podiump. 245
Public Lives, Private Selves: Toward an Open Conversationp. 269
Perfecting our Democracy for the Benefit of the Black Worldp. 291
Acknowledgmentsp. 313
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ISBN: 9780393319781
ISBN-10: 0393319784
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 17th February 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.83 x 13.92  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1