Black Book Talk

Monthly program featuring interviews and discussions of works by African American authors. Co-hosts Emma Jackson Ford, O B Hill and Patricia Welch review works in all genres by well-known and emerging authors. Occasional call-in shows allow audience members to talk directly to authors and/or share their opinions on works by Black authors.

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Black Book Talk on 01/03/13

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Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The First Americans Were Africans

 Today Black Book Talk presents a program from their archives featuring author and academic Dr. David Imhotep discussing his book, The First Americans Were Africans which asserts that Africans were the first Americans and that they arrived 51,000 years prior to the Mongolians.

“Africans not only came before Columbus, but were in the Americas long before any other group, at least 56,000 years ago,” says Imhotep. “With this book, I produce and expand on evidence from several scientific fields, credible scholars, professors and researchers.”

Black Book Talk on 12/06/12

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Thu, 12/06/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Books by Black Authors

Hosts Patricia Welch and O.B. Hill talk about their favorite books from 2012.

Black Book Talk on 11/01/12

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In Shop, Cook, Eat: Outside of the Box, Chrisetta Mosley tells how she lost 170 pounds

In her book Shop, Cook, Eat: Outside of the Box, author Chrisetta Mosley tells how she lost 170 pounds by stepping outside of the prepared food box. The goal is to help readers reconnect with their food and take control of their health in very own kitchen using whole, natural foods. The cookbook focuses on the use of wholesome foods easily found in the local grocery store.

Originally written for Clark College’s Health 100 students, Shop, Cook, Eat: Outside of the Box, provides handy shopping tips, kitchen essentials, and simple, delicious, healthy recipes for both novice and experienced cooks alike.

Mosley prepares 99 percent of her meals at home using these recipes and those found in her first cookbook, Bringing Cooking Back.

Black Book Talk on 10/04/12

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Thu, 10/04/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Books by Black Authors

Black Book Talk on 09/06/12

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Dr. David Imhotep discusses his book “The First Americans Were Africans”

Author and academic Dr. David Imhotep discusses his book, The First Americans Were Africans which asserts that Africans were the first Americans and that they arrived 51,000 years prior to the Mongolians.

“Africans not only came before Columbus, but were in the Americas long before any other group, at least 56,000 years ago,” says Imhotep. “With this book, I produce and expand on evidence from several scientific fields, credible scholars, professors and researchers.”

Black Book Talk on 08/02/12

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Thu, 08/02/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Black attorney Gemini Jones juggles career and bipolar disorder

Author Veronica Faye discusses her latest book, Gemini Jones: My Past Came Knocking – The Savannah Wooten Case.   The novel’s lead character, Gemini Jones, is a successful African-American attorney who manages a high-profile career while keeping her bipolar disorder in check. Her newest case revolves around the murder of David Ban, a politician widely beloved in the city’s black community.

The client who brings the case to her is a woman she knows all too well: Savannah Wooten. Both women share a painful past together, however, each overcame traumatizing ordeals to become successful, accomplished women. Yet the murder of Ban, the politician, will force them to relive the past and deal with secrets they long considered lost to time.

Black Book Talk on 03/01/12

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Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts is the guest on the March 2012 edition of Black Book

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts is the guest on the March 2012 edition of Black Book Talk. Since 1994, Pitts has penned a syndicated column of commentary on pop culture, social issues and family life. He is also the author of several books, including Becoming Dad: Black Men and the Journey to Fatherhood, Before I Forget (a novel) and Forward from This Moment, a collection of his columns.

Black Book Talk on 02/02/12

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"Black Book Talk's" February interview is with Heidi W. Durrow, the New York Times best-selling auth

"Black Book Talk's" February interview is with Heidi W. Durrow, the New York Times best-selling author of The Girl Who Fell from the Sky (Algonquin Books). The novel tells the story of Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I. who becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy.

Black Book Talk on 01/05/12

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Thu, 01/05/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Best books of 2011

A look at the best books of 2011 by black authors. Your phone calls welcome.

Black Book Talk on 12/01/11

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Thu, 12/01/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Dr. Thabiti Lewis, author of Ballers of the new school : race and sports in America

African-Americans in Sports.

Dr. Thabiti Lewis, author of Ballers of the new school : race and sports in America, will share insights into the realities of race in sport culture. Ballers of the New School is one of the first and best books to come along that effectively explains contemporary athletes and the public response to them. It challenges the well-worn narrative of sport as America's most significant site of racial progress by scrutinizing the true role of sport in mobilizing and shaping definitions, social relations, and public life. American sport culture performs and propagates rituals, symbols, and expressions of fear and difference that sustain racism, and notions of racial supremacy and block bridges to racial progress.

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Nathan McCall, author of "Them"

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Mon, 02/04/2008

Hosts Patricia Welch, Emma Jackson Ford and O.B. Hill interview Nathan McCall about his new book, Them, a novel about gentrification.

Award winning writer J. California Cooper

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Mon, 12/31/2007

 

 hosts O.B. Hill, Patricia Welch and Emma Jackson Ford special guest is writer J. California Cooper. The author of seventeen plays, she was named Black Playwright of the Year in 1978. Her books include Wild Stars Seeking Midnight Suns: Stories and Some People, Some Other Place.

Kwanzaa Black Book Talk

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Mon, 12/03/2007

December Black Book Talk, hosted by Patricia Welch and Emma Jackson Ford, focusing on the Kwanzaa holiday and favorite holiday books by black authors.

 

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