Posts tagged #Black Bottom Books

Hope is Not "Between the World and Me"

by Robert Burton-Harris

BTWAM comes from a place of helplessness, truth, frustration, passion, history, beauty, and struggle. During his National Book Award acceptance speech, Coates reflects on the death of Prince Jones--another victim of police cowardice--and  his inability to give Jones’s family any real justice. "I'm a Black man in America, I can't punish that officer," he says. It’s in this space that BTWAM is forged.

The 2016 Book List!

Happy New Year Black Bottom Book Clubbers! We're back this year with an awesome list of black books to increase our knowledge, foster conversation and inspire action. Once again, our book club will kick off during black history month and end in November. We hope you love this book list as much as we do. Stay tuned for meeting dates and more exciting updates!

With Love,

Paige, Phil & Camille

**Interested in writing a blog post on some of this year's books? Email us at archives@blackbottomllc.com to sign up for book club blogger spot!


Hands Off Assata?

by Kierra Gray

Assata Shakur refused to take a back seat in the Black Liberation Movement. She was a woman who took an active role in the Black Panther Party and fought passionately for her cause. The United States media paints figures, such as Assata Shakur, as a threat to national security yet the public has little context about the details of her case. As the news unfolds, we will see how the United States and Cuban relations will handle the ongoing battle for Assata Shakur.

Posted on October 26, 2015 .

October - Assata: An Autobiography

This month Black Bottom Book Club is reading Assata: An Autobiography (with a foreword from Angela Davis). Our monthly e-discussion will be held October 27th @ 7:30 pm on Twitter -- moderated by @phil_cosby_ @sarah_smileee and @_blackbottom. 

Want to write a blog about the book or Assata? Email us today: archives@blackbottomllc.com

 

Happy Reading!

**don't forget to follow the hashtag #blackbottombooks to keep up with the discussion!

Posted on October 1, 2015 .

August - This Non-Violent Stuff'll Get You Killed By Charles E. Cobb Jr.

This month Black Bottom Book Club is reading This Non-Violent Stuff'll Get You Killed by Charles E. Cobb, Jr. As the Movement continues to build, it's imperative that we look at the methods and mantras of our older civil rights leaders, and we're excited to read this book with you all! 

Our monthly e-discussion will be held August 25th @ 7:30 pm on Twitter -- moderated by @phil_cosby_ @sarah_smileee and @_blackbottom. 

Interested in obtained a free pdf copy of the book? Contact our moderator Phil Lewis on twitter: @Phil_Cosby_ and he'll send one to you!

Want to write a blog about the book and your opinions or perspectives on the Movement? Email us today: archives@blackbottomllc.com

 

Happy Reading!

**don't forget to follow the hashtag #blackbottombooks to keep up with the discussion!

MAY - INVISIBLE MAN BY RALPH ELLISON

Hey Black Bottom Book Clubbers! This month we're reading, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. We will be posting short essays discussing the topics and themes covered in the book. Our monthly discussion will be held May 26th at 7:30 pm on twitter -- moderated by @Phil_Cosby_@sarah_smileee and @_blackbottom, using the hashtag #BlackBottomBooks. We're excited to read with you all this month and look forward to your commentary! 

Interested in writing a post about Invisible Man or one of the book's themes? Email us at archives@blackbottomllc.com