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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Cut That T.V. Off And Read A Book

Knowledge is Power, and Words are its Weapon...el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, aka Malcolm X
By: James H. Williams
If a picture is worth a thousand words, this picture is speaking volumes! “Cut that T.V. off and read a book” should be our daily message to humanity. It matters if we read to our children, in family settings, at book clubs, at public libraries, and to each other sharing gained knowledge. The following list of authors is certainly not exhausted, but their works are very insightful reading. 

James Baldwin, W.E.B. Dubois, Toni Morrison, Ralph Ellison, Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker, J. California Cooper, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Gloria Naylor, Chester Himes, Ernest Gaines, Nikki Giovanni, bell hooks, Dorothy West, Cornell West, August Wilson, Sonia Sanchez, Jamaica Kincaid, Terry McMillan, Bebe Moore Campbell, Richard Wright, Walter Mosley, Eric Jerome Dickey, Octavia Butler, Lolita Files, Alex Haley, Albert French, William Julius Wilson, Gwendolyn Brooks, Rita Dove, Lucille Clifton, Dr. Cheryl Clarke, Andre Lorde, Walter Rodney, Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Taylor Branch, June Jordan, Phillis Wheatley, Carter G. Woodson, Anton Chekhov, Frantz Fanon, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Alexis de Tocqueville, Craig Steven Wilder, Isabel Wilkerson, Michele Alexander, Ida B. Wells, Howard Thurman, Ron Chernow, Elizabeth Alexander, Antonio Gramsci, Philip Roth, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry W. LongfellowDr. Yosef Alfredo Antonio Ben-Jochannan, Joel Augustus Rodgers, John Hope Franklin, John Henrik Clarke, Blaise Pascal, Amiri BarakaWarsan Shire, Mary McLeod Bethune, Melissa Harris-Perry, Saul Alinsky, Randall Kennedy, Staceyann Chin, Derrick Bell, Barack Obama, E.L. DoctorowMichael Eric Dyson, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, George Orwell, Franz Kafka, Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf, William Faulkner, F.Scott Fitzgerald, William Shakespeare, John Steinbeck, Leo Tolstoy, Edgar Allan Poe, Marcel Proust, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, C.S. Lewis, J.D. Salinger, Truman Capote, Herman Melville, Jane Austen, Sheldon Wolin, Cheikh Anta Diop, Martin Robison Delany, Dambisa Moyo, John Glover Jackson.