Saturday, May 19, 2007

Stay tuned: Cora Daniels, Ghetto Nation

Coming soon! A frank, not-to-miss interview with author-journalist Cora Daniels on her recent book, Ghetto Nation: A Journey into the Land of Bling and the Home of the Shameless. Are there negative elements of contemporary black culture that are transforming, even swallowing-up, our strides in business, religion, the arts, education--even politics? What are the consequences for the general society in the United States? Internationally? Well, come take a look as you digest your Memorial Day potato salad. You demand better. I give it to you. You can purchase a copy on through my website, on the "What I'm Reading" page.


Anonymous said...

Keep us posted. Bought the book last month and am trying to convince bookclub to read it.

Anonymous said...

Would the answer be: "YES"?

Snowman said...

Was this a previous post or did you just opine on the theme? I have alerted a few friends here in Annapolis and they will be looking out for this interview.

My wife's friend and her husband debate these points with their 22-year-old son all the time. He is of the opinion that rap music is a scapegoat, that white America remains oppressive and that people like his parents are overreacting or indeed brainwashed. Is father retorts that it is he who is brainwashed to be a brain-numbed consumer of allbrand names and what he claims to be mindless rap music; apparently at one time rap music had a "mind." I have no dog in that fight!

For the general discussion however I'm interested in hearing the author's points. I hope my wife's friend will buy the book regardless, as ammunition!

Lisa said...

I enjoyed her first book Black Power, Inc.

She was on C-SPAN a couple of weeks ago. Will she touch on bi-racial identity as part of this topic? I think she is bi-racial.

Brian said...

I just posted something about her not too long ago.

But I will be looking for your interview as well.

Anonymous said...

Ghetto Nation is a must read I would dare say Cora Daniels is the Barack Obama of the written word. Ghetto Nation should be on the bookshelf of every American regardless of race it is that important and yes Lisa she does talk about being biracial in the Great USA.