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 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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Thu, 09/06/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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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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Thu, 03/01/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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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.

Black Book Talk on 10/06/11

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Thu, 10/06/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Newslady is the memoir of Carole Simpson, the first Black woman to anchor a network newscast

Newslady is the memoir of Carole Simpson a trailblazing African American woman journalist. Simpson was the first woman the first African American woman national network television correspondent, the first African American woman to anchor a national network newscast and the first woman or minority to moderate a presidential debate.

Black Book Talk on 09/01/11

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Interview with author of "Black Gotham"

Part detective tale, part social and cultural narrative,Black Gotham is Carla Peterson's riveting account of her quest to reconstruct the lives of her nineteenth-century ancestors. As she shares their stories and those of their friends, neighbors, and business associates, she illuminates the greater history of African-American elites in New York City.

Black Gotham challenges many of the accepted "truths" about African-American history, including the assumption that the phrase "nineteenth-century black Americans" means enslaved people, that "New York state before the Civil War" refers to a place of freedom, and that a black elite did not exist until the twentieth century.

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Obama-Mania in the Media

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Thu, 04/02/2009

The April 3rd Black Book Talk features a round-table discussion including a focus on books and other sources of material for those who are still gripped by "Obama-madness".  The hosts will even critique the "Mrs O" site devoted to chronicling what the First Lady wears. 

Author E.Lynne Harris talks about "Basket Ball Jones"

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Wed, 03/04/2009

Hosts Patricia, O.B. and Emma speak with E. Lynn Harris, nine-time New York Times bestselling author about his latest book "Basketball Jones," which explores the consequences of loving someone who is forced to conform to the rules society demands its public heroes follow.

Harris's work includes the memoir What Becomes of the Brokenhearted and the novels, A Love of My Own, Just as I Am, Any Way the Wind Blows (all three of which were named Novel of the Year by the Blackboard African American Bestsellers), I Say a Little Prayer, If This World Were Mine (which won the James Baldwin Award for Literary Excellence), and the classic Invisible Life. His latest book is Just Too Good to Be True.

Books by Black Authors

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Mon, 02/02/2009
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Good Books to read for this year

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Mon, 01/05/2009

Emma, Patricia and O B host a call in show with suggestions for good books to read for this year.

Jewell Parker Rhodes discusses her latest book, "Yellow Moon"

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Mon, 10/13/2008

Hosts Patricia Welch and Emma Jackson Ford speak with Jewell Parker Rhodes, who discusses her latest book, Yellow Moon, a sequel to 2006's Voodoo Season, in which a wazimamoto, or African vampire, stalks Dr. Marie Laveau, a 21st-century doctor, modern voodoo practitioner and descendant of the legendary Voodoo Queen of New Orleans.

Felicia Pride, about her book "The Message: 100 Life Lessons from Hip-Hop's Greatest Songs"

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Mon, 09/01/2008

Hosts Patricia Welch, Emma Jackson Ford and O.B. Hill speak with Felicia Pride, an author and speaker. They discuss her  book The Message: 100 Life Lessons from Hip-Hop's Greatest Songs, (Running Press, 2007).

Books by Black Authors

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Mon, 08/04/2008

Emma Jackson Ford, Patricia Welch, and OB Hill talk about books by black authors.

Summer reading by black authors

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Mon, 06/30/2008

Hosts Patricia and O.B. bring you their recommendations for summer reading by black authors. 

 

John Wolf

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Mon, 05/05/2008

Emma Jackson Ford interviews John Wolf author of "Night of the Moray Eel".

Best selling author, James McBride on the horrors of slavery and the power of hope and redemption.

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Sun, 03/02/2008

Hosts Patricia Welch and Emma Jackson Ford talk with James McBride about his latest book: Song Yet Sung, the story of a runaway slave, shot and captured; hovering near death and dreaming of the future and the Code that leads her to survival.

 

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