Mixing It Up: Taking On the Media Bullies and Other Reflections

Mixing It Up: Taking On the Media Bullies and Other Reflections

by Ishmael Reed


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Mixing It Up: Taking On the Media Bullies and Other Reflections by Ishmael Reed

A new collection of essays first published in The New York Times and Playboy. Reed tackles subjects including Oakland, eugenics, and domestic violence

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781568583396
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 07/28/2008
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

ISHMAEL REED is author of six books of poetry, one opera libretto in verse, six plays, four books of essays and nine novels, and is the editor of numerous anthologies and magazines. His poetry collaborations with musicians have resulted in three CD collections recently reissued by Rounder Records, and the forthcoming "Conjure III" from Blue Note. He has been awarded a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award, and has been a Pulitzer Prize nominee in poetry and a National Book Award finalist in both poetry and fiction. In 2001, he received a Chancellor's Award for Community Service from the University of California at Berkeley, where he has taught since 1969. In 2003, he received the Otto Award for Political Theater, and in 2004, he received the Robert Hirsch
Award from the Los Angeles Times.

Table of Contents

Introduction     1
Charles Chesnutt     43
Miles Davis     57
Sonny Rollins: Three Takes     63
A Playwright of the Blues     89
I Was a Victim of Unfair Lending Practices     99
Showing White Students Some Love     103
Assisted Homicide in Oakland     109
Black Philanthropy: Old Money, New Money     115
The Last Days of Black Harlem     123
The Colored Mind Doubles: How the Media Use Blacks to Chastise Blacks     129
Color-Blind Coverage?     151
Imus: How Imus's Media Collaborators Almost Rescued Their Chief and How Media and Academic Blacks Fell for Imus's Talking Point That It Was All About Hip-Hop     155
MJ, Kobe, and Ota Benga: Continuing the U.S. War against Black Men     187
Sneddon's Victory     221
Hurrah for Jeff Davis?     225
Back to the '30s?     239
The Patriot Act of the Eighteenth Century     243
Mom's Book     247
Miracle at Ein Raz     253
Bubba from Another Planet     277
Going Old South on Obama: Ma and Pa Clinton Flog Uppity Black Man     283
List of First Publications     305

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