An award-winning journalist envisions the future of leadership, excellence, and prosperity in Black America with this "urgent and pathbreaking" work (Marc Lamont Hill).
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, T.I., 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 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 sets out to dispel what black power and black excellence really look like today and offers a way forward in a new age of black prosperity and pride.
About the Author
Ed Gordon is a widely respected, award-winning journalist. Over the course of his stellar career he's worked at various television networks including BET, NBC, MSNBC, and CBS where he hosted and contributed to programs including: Conversationwith Ed Gordon, BET Tonight, BET News, 60Minutes II, NBC's Today Show, and Dateline. He is also a former host of Our World withBlack Enterprise, NPR's New and Notes.
Essence, "6 Books that Celebrate Being Black and Proud"Good Housekeeping, "20 Best Books About Antiracism"St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "15 Books to Read About Race"TIME, "Books about Race and Antiracism"
"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
"[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
"Vibrant and empowering... refreshing, illuminating contributions sure to spark lively and constructive discussion and debate."—Kirkus
"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