This broad, inclusive anthology makes a vital contribution to our understanding of racism and how it can be overcome. Contributors include Abdul Akalimat on "e-black studies; " Dan Aldridge on spirituality and activism; Amiri Baraka on wisdom and cultural expression; Cathy Cohen on the continuing impact of AIDS in the African-American community; Ron Daniels on race and globalization; Angela Davis on the anti-enforcement violence movement; Joy James on black feminism; Johnita Scott on thehistory of the reparations movement in the U.S.; Charles Simmons on environmental justice; and Alice Tait on the media.
Herb Boyd is national editor of "The Black World Today, "a popular internet news publication. He is also the author "of Autobiography of a People; Brotherman: The Odyseey of Black Men in America; Black Panthers for Beginners; " and "African History for Beginners." He teaches at the College of New Rochelle.