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Book Review

The Good Ally by Nova Reid

The Good Ally

Do not fear the page length of The Good Ally, which, in paperback form, is enormous. The book has a generous font size, it’s easy to read in terms of language, and the author, Nova Reid, is firm but empathetic in her approach to those of us who want to be actively and effectively anti-racist but may find ourselves sidelined by ignorance, fear, shame, and our own internalized White supremacy. Even if you’ve done a … Continue reading The Good Ally by Nova Reid

Other Media Review

Selma

Selma Movie Poster: Silhouette of MKL jr's head and shoulders against a white sky

I saw Selma on opening night, and the theater was packed. It was an incredibly well done, amazing performances, and the fact that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences snubbed it like whoa is BULLSHIT.  Ana DuVernay absolutely deserved a nod for Best Director.  David Oyelowo absolutely deserved a nod for Best Actor.  But here we are with the whitest Oscars since 1998. Selma is about the Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches that … Continue reading Selma