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10 Black Literary Works Every Person Should Read | List

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Whether interested in learning, or just gaining more knowledge about African heritage and culture, nothing beats opening a good book. Still, with so many choices at one's disposal, deciding on a title can prove difficult.

With the help of several well read scholars and emerging millennial voices: Writer & activist  Melanie Coco Mccoy (@MelanieCoMcCoy), Hip Hop Artist & Professor, Timothy Welbeck (@TimothyWelbeck ) & Middle Tennessee State History Graduate student, Joshua Crutchfield (@Crutch4), we thought it was fitting to do so.

This list is a list ranging from fiction, non-fiction, and autobiography. From Ta-Nehisi Coates to James Baldwin, many of these authors have been the recipients of national awards in the United States. Furthermore, these ten titles have heavily contributed to contemporary narratives about the black experience across the globe.

Did you see your favorite? If not, feel free to share with us what you think should've made the list below in the comments.

1. "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates (2015)

2. "Kindred" by Octavia Butler (2004)

3. "Song of Solomon" by Toni Morrison (1977)

4. "Coconut" by Kopano Matlwa (2008)

5. "Half Of A Yellow Sun" by Chimamanda Adichie (2008)

6. "No Name in the Street" by James Baldwin (1972)

7. "Sister Outsider" by Audre Lorde  (2007)

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8. "Invisble Man" by Ralph Ellison (1952)

9. "The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander (2012)

10. "The Fire Next Time" By James Baldwin (1963)

 Let's make reading cool again! 

The Corner Episode 4: What is America So Afraid of?

Missed this weekend’s show?  Well here you are. https://soundcloud.com/the-corner-radio/sets/the-corner-ep-4-what-is

This week we discussed  "What Is America So Afraid Of? Some of the topics were..

  •  Introduction | Why is Pharrell So Amazing!| Natural Hair Community at Temple Univ.
  •  Jeopardy & Why Black Hisory is Awkward for White People
  • What is America So Afraid of : Michael Dunn, Jordan Davis & Stand Your Ground
  • Shoutouts| Beautiful Poem from Claude Mckay

Hope you enjoy and look out for us in a few weeks!

 

The Corner Radio

The Corner Episode 3: The State of Hip Hop w/ Professor Timothy Welbeck

https://soundcloud.com/the-corner-radio/sets/the-corner-episode-3-the-state  

Missed this weekend's show? Well here you are.

This week we discussed the State of Hip Hop with Temple Universities own, Professor Timothy Welbeck , Professor of the course of Hip Hopcrisy: Hip Hop & Black Culture. Professor Welbeck and I went into detail about these topics:

  • Nicki Minaj’s new controversial single and her use of  Malcom X on it's over
  •  Is Hip Hop considered apart of  Black History?
  • Hip Hop: Origins, Future, Faith
  • &  Is Hip Hop still a voice  for the voiceless?

Hope you enjoy and look out for us next week!