Conversations in Black

On Power, Politics, and Leadership
By: Ed Gordon
Length: 9 hrs
Categories: Nonfiction, Politics
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Hard-hitting, thought-provoking, and inspiring, Conversations in Black offers sage wisdom for navigating race in a radically divisive America, and, with help from his mighty team of black intelligentsia, veteran journalist Ed Gordon creates hope and a timeless new narrative on what the future of black leadership should look like and how we can get there. 

In Conversations in Black, Gordon brings together some of the most prominent voices in Black America today, including Stacey Abrams, Harry Belafonte, Charlamagne tha God, Michael Eric Dyson, Alicia Garza, Jemele Hill, Iyanla VanZant, Eric Holder, Killer Mike, Angela Rye, Al Sharpton, TI, and Maxine Waters, and so many more to answer questions about vital topics affecting our nation today, such as:

  • Will the black vote control the 2020 election?
  • Do black lives really matter?
  • After the Obama's presidency, are black people better off?
  • Are stereotypical images of people of color changing in Hollywood? 
  • How is "Black Girl Magic" changing the face of black America?

Bombarded with media, music, and social media messages that enforce stereotypes of people of color, Gordon set out to dispel what black power and black excellence really looks like today and offers a way forward for all in a new age of black prosperity and pride.

©2020 Ed Gordon (P)2020 Hachette Books

Critic Reviews

"A comprehensive and unvarnished look at the state of Black America...[this book] will almost certainly serve as one of the most important works of his career." (Rolling Out)

"[This book] gathers a dream team of Black leaders, influencers and celebs.... Together, they have a series of honest, compelling conversations about the State of Black America." (BET.com)

"Ed Gordon is one the most important journalists in American history. In this powerful book, Gordon showcases his unparalleled ability to pull the freshest insights from the most unique and important voices in Black America. The conversations in this book offer the type of critical analysis, fresh insight, and unshakable hope necessary to move Black America into new levels of freedom and prosperity. Conversations in Black is urgent and pathbreaking text." (Marc Lamont Hill)

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