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Weekly Round Up: NFL Helmet Bans and Tips for Getting Your Life in Order

Already 2 weeks down in 2014 – be strong and stick to those resolutions! Here’s what our speakers have been up to thus far in the new year.   In the Memphis Flyer, Susan Douglas publishes a scathing condemnation of right-wing political spending.  “Among the many visionary goals of our nation’s right wing — impoverish […]

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Weekly Round Up: Black Geniuses and the Feminist Police

Rinku Sen observes the passing of Nelson Mandela, the distortion of his legacy, and the lessons for racial justice activists.  If you’d prefer good news, Rinku Sen comes through for you again in this video which compiles 10 wins for racial justice in 2013.   Crosscut talks to Dr. Charles Johnson and his daughter Elisheba Johnson about their collaboration on Emery Jones:

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Weekly Round Up! Campaign Contributions and the Divine Random Bounce of the Prolate Spheroid.

National Book Award winning author Charles Johnson, in collaboration with his daughter, has released the first in a series of children’s science books aimed at 3rd-5th graders, which is distinct in featuring African Americans as main characters.  Illustrated by Charles Johnson himself, the Adventures of Emery Jones: Boy Wonder explores what it’s like to be

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In the news…Lisa Dodson, Ted Conover & Charles Johnson

In a new Boston Globe article, journalist Kathleen Burge explores Lisa Dodson‘s new book “The Moral Underground. The piece, titled “Tracking a new kind of civil disobedience,” tells the backstory of Dodson and her book, while also emphasizing the interesting debates and discussions the book is causing. Read the article here or learn more about Lisa Dodson here.  The New York

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New Book: Philosophy" by Dr. Charles Johnson

Set to be released tomorrow, “Philosophy: An Innovative Introduction”by Dr. Charles Johnson and Michael Boylan features a unique, engaging approach to introduce students to philosophy.  It combines traditional readings and exercises with fictive narratives starring central figures in the history of the field from Plato to Martin Luther King, Jr. The book makes innovative use of

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Author Charles Johnson Sits Down with The Root – By Michael E. Ross

“Charles Johnson walks into the Faire Gallery & Café on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, deceptively low-key for one of America’s pre-eminent men of letters. At the cozy café, owned by his daughter, Elisheba, Johnson asks for “my usual,” a large cup of coffee with two Splendas. It’s a good place from which to look at his

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