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Book Bits: “The Last Black Unicorn” By: Tiffany Haddish

Here are some interesting tidbits from, “The Last Black Unicorn” By: Tiffany Haddish: • She talks about why she calls herself, “The Last Black Unicorn.” • She was close to illiterate in high school, yet she was placed in AP classes in the wealthy school she was bused to. She got over academically because she […]

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Book Bits: “The Wire: Truth Be Told” By: Rafael Alvarez

Here are some interesting tidbits from, “The Wire: Truth Be Told” By: Rafael Alvarez: • Dominic West was cast as Jimmy McNulty via an audition tape where he was saying his character’s lines, and leaving silent spaces where the other characters’ lines would be. When the show’s creators saw his audition tape they “laughed uncontrollably.” […]

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Book Bits: “Brave” By: Rose McGowan

Here are some interesting tidbits from, “Brave” By: Rose McGowan: • She faced great opposition to the publication of this book. She said she had parts of her manuscript stolen, and was hacked, stalked, and spied on. • The cover of the book is a picture of her getting her hair shaved off. After reading […]

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Book Bits: “Up Till Now: The Autobiography” By: William Shatner

Here are some interesting tidbits from, “Up Till Now: The Autobiography” By: William Shatner: • He discusses the start of his love for acting. • He has a strong friendship with Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock on Star Trek. • He has acted in a variety of mediums: theater, television, movies. • He has dealt […]

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Book Bits: “Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography” By: Richard Branson

Here are some interesting tidbits from “Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography” By: Richard Branson: • This book is a part two to Richard Branson’s first autobiography, “Losing My Virginity,” which he published in 1998. The first chapter of the book is entitled, “1999.” • He’s built dozens of businesses is a variety of industries. […]

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Book Bits: “Defending The Spirit: A Black Life In America” By: Randall Robinson

Here are some interesting tidbits from “Defending The Spirit: A Black Life In America” By: Randall Robinson: • He was referred to as a “boy” by young white farmers when he was well into middle age. • He discusses what it was like to be one of a handful of Black students attending Harvard Law […]

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Book Bits: “The Mother Of Black Hollywood: A Memoir” By: Jenifer Lewis

Here are some interesting tidbits from “The Mother Of Black Hollywood: A Memoir” By: Jenifer Lewis: • She got a role on Broadway 11 days after moving to New York City. • Like any other Black person in America, she has faced racism. She details some of her encounters with racism. • She survived an […]

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Book Bits: “Guillaume: A Life” By: Robert Guillaume

Here are some interesting tidbits from “Guillaume: A Life” By: Robert Guillaume: • He grew up in St. Louis during the great depression. He went through a lot of family challenges growing up. Growing up he had to face poverty, racism, and miseducation. He poignantly describes what this was like. • His early life taught […]

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Book Bits: “The Rise, The Fall, The Recovery” By: Spencer Haywood

I definitely recommend this book. It was a great read. Here are some interesting tidbits from, “The Rise, The Fall, The Recovery” By: Spencer Haywood: • Spencer Haywood had some very interestingly varied life experiences. He experienced the most extreme poverty, as well a fame and fortune. • He picked cotton in the deep South […]

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This Country Was Built By Whom? Who Are The Biggest Victims Of Crime?

“For 246 years our uncompensated labor launched wealthy institutions and private corporate fortunes in America such as Brown University and Fleet Bank, both founded by the Brown brothers, who got their start in American business building slave ships and investing in the slave trade. Cotton made everyone associated with it wealthy- the plantation owners, the […]

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