The Black List (Abridged)
In The Black List, twenty-five prominent African-Americans of various professions, disciplines, and backgrounds offer their own
stories and insights on the struggles, triumphs, and joys of black life in America and, in the process, redefine "black list" for a new century.
As seen in original portraits by renowned photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and in a series of incisive interviews conducted by award-winning journalist, critic, academic, and radio host Elvis Mitchell, this group exemplifies today's most accomplished, determined African-Americans, whose lives and careers form a trail of inspiration and example for people of all races.
Spanning the arts, sports, politics, and business, the diverse accomplishments and lives of these remarkable individuals create a kaleidoscope of ideas and experiences, and provide the framework for a singular conver-sation about the influence of African-Americans on this country and on our world.
The Black List is:
Slash - Toni Morrison - Keenen Ivory Wayans - Vernon Jordan - Faye Wattleton - Marc Morial - Serena Williams - Lou Gossett Jr. - Russell Simmons - Lorna Simpson - Mahlon Duckett - Zane - Al Sharpton - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - William Rice - Thelma Golden - Sean Combs - Susan Rice - Chris Rock - Suzan-Lori Parks - Steve Stoute - Richard Parsons - Dawn Staley - Colin Powell - Bill T. Jones
Honest and Refreshing Human Reflections
You listen to these folks tell a bit of their story and it's like sitting down with them somewhere and talking, like the comment the starts the conversation you're about to have and think on later. It's funny and meditative and troubling and honest and colorful and compelling. This is a wonderful medley of human stories. The added bonus is the look into American history from so many different lenses, fields, and homes. Well done.
Excellent Audio book
Besides it being abridged, this is audio book is great and inspires anybody