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Antwine Hurst

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  • White Fragility

  • Why It's so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
  • By: Robin DiAngelo, Michael Eric Dyson - foreword
  • Narrated by: Amy Landon
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,388
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,226
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,212

In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to "bad people" (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent meaningful cross-racial dialogue.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book but...

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18

A essential read...especially for White Ppl

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-24-19

living in a age where so many white ppl deny the existence of racism, this book offers insight and solutions for White ppl not versed in racism.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Barracoon

  • The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"
  • By: Zora Neale Hurston
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,565
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,419
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,412

In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile, to interview 86-year-old Cudjo Lewis. Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation's history. Hurston was there to record Cudjo's firsthand account of the raid that led to his capture and bondage 50 years after the Atlantic slave trade was outlawed in the United States. In 1931, Hurston returned to Plateau, the African-centric community three miles from Mobile.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • skip the introduction!

  • By Earin on 10-16-18

Compelling

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Reviewed: 11-12-18

Very interesting narrative. Truly sad the conditioning of this country robbed him more of his memories

  • Before the Mayflower

  • A History of the Negro in America, 1619-1962
  • By: Lerone Bennett
  • Narrated by: John Riddle
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

The black experience in America, starting from its origins in Western Africa up to 1961, is examined in this seminal study from a prominent African American figure. The entire historical timeline of African Americans is addressed, from the Colonial period through the civil rights upheavals of the late 1950s to 1961, the time of publication.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic listen<br />

  • By Antwine Hurst on 09-22-18

Fantastic listen<br />

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-22-18

My fave moment is hearing about John Horse. Which led me to research about him and be amazed by his journey

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • How Not to Get Shot

  • And Other Advice from White People
  • By: D. L. Hughley, Doug Moe
  • Narrated by: D. L. Hughley
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,418
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,241
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,233

From the elections of Barack Obama and Donald Trump to the tragic events of Ferguson and Charlottesville, the subject of race has come to the forefront of American consciousness. Legendary satirist D. L. Hughley offers his own cutting observations on this contentious issue that continues to traumatize the nation, a wound made more painful by the ongoing comments and actions of the 45th president. Hughley uses humor to draw attention to injustice, sardonically offering advice on a number of lessons, like "How to make cops feel more comfortable while they're handcuffing you".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • D.L. Hughley keeps me "woke"!

  • By Mcmlviii on 08-21-18

Hilarious and sadly true

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Reviewed: 09-07-18

DL has captured a great topic and mastered a way to find the humor in it all. A comedian doing a more effective job than most news anchors. A must read/listen

  • The Color of Law

  • A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
  • By: Richard Rothstein
  • Narrated by: Adam Grupper
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,017
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 908
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 900

In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein explodes the myth that America's cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation - that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, he incontrovertibly makes clear that it was de jure segregation - the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments - that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Better suited to print than audio

  • By ProfGolf on 02-04-18

A necessary read.

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Reviewed: 07-24-18

I truly enjoyed the thorough analysis of this book. It definitely provides great context on the magnitude of this issue. And how nefarious this country's government has been in affecting African American life.

  • Negroes with Guns

  • By: Robert F. Williams
  • Narrated by: John Riddle
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 44

Contains two essays by Martin Luther King Jr. concerning the role of violence in the civil rights movement. During the height of the Civil Rights Movement, Robert Williams organized armed self-defense against the racist violence of the Ku Klux Klan. This is the story of his movement, first established in Monroe, NC. As prologue, the issues raised by events in Monroe are weighted by Truman Nelson and Martin Luther King Jr. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By EHMnicke on 03-09-19

mind blowing

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-14-18

Just 50+ yrs ago. This is a must read for ALL African diaspora ppl! Salute to Mr. Williams.

  • Defining Moments in Black History

  • Reading Between the Lies
  • By: Dick Gregory
  • Narrated by: James Shippy
  • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,727
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,522
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,518

With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America. Defining Moments in Black History is an essential, no-holds-bar history lesson that will provoke, enlighten, and entertain.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Baba Gregory is an Awesome Teacher

  • By Terrance on 11-01-17

Great work from one of our great minds

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-04-18

This was a fascinating perspective! I am marveled by how many iconic ppl Mr. Gregory was able to come across in his lifetime. Truly a blessing despite the circumstances.

  • Destruction of Black Civilization

  • Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D.
  • By: Chancellor Williams
  • Narrated by: Joseph Kent
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 276
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 244
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 244

The Destruction of Black Civilization took Chancellor Williams 16 years of research and field study to compile. The book, which was to serve as a reinterpretation of the history of the African race, was intended to be "a general rebellion against the subtle message from even the most 'liberal' white authors (and their Negro disciples): 'You belong to a race of nobodies. You have no worthwhile history to point to with pride.'"

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Draft recording?

  • By Deborah Daughtry on 01-16-18

a must read for the African diaspora

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-03-18

mind-blowing. a well needed truthful perspective. this historic information should be included in today's school curriculum

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Pillar of Fire

  • America in the King Years, 1963-65
  • By: Taylor Branch
  • Narrated by: Joe Morton, C.C.H. Pounder
  • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 62

In Pillar of Fire, the second volume of his America in the King Years trilogy, Taylor Branch portrays the civil rights era at its zenith. The first volume, Parting the Waters, won the Pulitzer Prize for history. It is a monumental chronicle of a movement that stirred the Southern black churches to challenge the national conscience during the Eisenhower and Kennedy years.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • the audio does not match with the book

  • By Katie on 10-09-14

powerful

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Reviewed: 06-05-17

when u listen to these detailed accounts from decades past..u realize we haven't made much ground in this country

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Colony in a Nation

  • By: Chris Hayes
  • Narrated by: Chris Hayes
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,228
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114

Emmy Award-winning news anchor and New York Times best-selling author Chris Hayes argues that there are really two Americas: a Colony and a Nation. America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a postracial world, but nearly every empirical measure - wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation - reveals that racial inequality hasn't improved since 1968.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • So much to this book!

  • By Crystal Broadnax on 04-18-17

good listen

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Reviewed: 05-04-17

a striking perspective from the author's pov. the analogy of the colony vs the nation is supremely accurate

1 of 1 people found this review helpful