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Episode 32 - Sonya Renee Taylor

Givens Foundation | Black Market Reads

Release Date: 04/04/2018

Episode 84 -Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Take My Hand show art Episode 84 -Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Take My Hand

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In this episode Lissa and Bukata talk with Author Dolen Perkins-Valdez about her latest book Take My Hand. As a pre-eminent chronicler of American historical life, Dolen talks about her research, her passion for uplifting the authentic voice and the responsibility we have for the fallout of our good deeds. Inspired by true events that rocked the nation, a profoundly moving novel about a Black nurse in post-segregation Alabama who blows the whistle on a terrible wrong done to her patients, from the New York Times bestselling author of Wench.  Black Market Reads is produced...

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Episode 83 -Linda Villarosa, UNDER THE SKIN: The Hidden Toll of Racism on Health in America show art Episode 83 -Linda Villarosa, UNDER THE SKIN: The Hidden Toll of Racism on Health in America

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In this inaugural episode of Black Market Reads: On Health, Lissa Jones introduces her series co-host Bukata Hayes, Vice President and Chief Equity Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. Together they welcome their guest Linda Villarosa, a Pulitzer Prize Finalist and contributor to the NYT 1619 Project. There’s an alarming saying in medical circles that Black people in the US “live sicker and die quicker.” Linda Villarosa, explores this phenomenon in her book UNDER THE SKIN: The Hidden Toll of Racism on Health in America. Villarosa finds that erroneous beliefs about Black...

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Episode 82 - Rose McGee, Can't Nobody Make a Sweet Potato Pie Like Our Mama show art Episode 82 - Rose McGee, Can't Nobody Make a Sweet Potato Pie Like Our Mama

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In this episode Lissa welcomes co-host Bukata Hayes as they explore the power of storytelling and the nourishment of soulful food with author Rose McGee. ROSE MCGEE, founder of Sweet Potato Comfort Pie, travels across the United States to deliver pies and nurture relationships. She was featured in the 2015 PBS documentary A Few Good Pie Places. After George Floyd’s murder in 2020, her caring community pie baking and delivery gained recognition from NBC Nightly News, Ms McGee resides in Golden Valley, MiN, where she was named “Citizen of the Year”.

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Episode 81- Dr.Keith Mayes, The Unteachables show art Episode 81- Dr.Keith Mayes, The Unteachables

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How special education used disability labels to marginalize Black students in public schools The Unteachables examines the overrepresentation of Black students in special education over the course of the twentieth century. Excavating the deep-seated racism embedded in both the public school system and public policy, it explores the discriminatory labeling of Black students, and how it indelibly contributed to special education disproportionality, to student discipline and push-out practices, and to the school-to-prison pipeline effect. Keith A. Mayes is associate professor of African...

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Episode 80 - Seph Rodney, The Personalization of the Museum Visit show art Episode 80 - Seph Rodney, The Personalization of the Museum Visit

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More About Seph Rodney Seph Rodney, PhD was born in Jamaica, and came of age in the Bronx, New York. He has an English degree from Long Island University, Brooklyn; a studio art MFA from the University of California, Irvine; and a PhD in museum studies from Birkbeck College, University of London. While in London, he created, produced, and hosted a radio show called The Thread. Seph Rodney, PhD, is a former senior critic and opinion editor for Hyperallergic. He has written for the New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, and other publications. He is featured on the podcast .  His...

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Episode 79 - Rob Eschmann, When the Hood Comes Off: Racism and Resistance in the Digital Age show art Episode 79 - Rob Eschmann, When the Hood Comes Off: Racism and Resistance in the Digital Age

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From cell phone footage of police killing unarmed Black people to leaked racist messages and even comments from friends and family on social media, online communication exposes how racism operates in a world that pretends to be colorblind. In When the Hood Comes Off, Rob Eschmann blends rigorous research and engaging personal narrative to examine the effects of online racism on communities of color and society, and the unexpected ways that digital technologies enable innovative everyday tools of antiracist resistance. In this episode Lissa talks with Dr. Rob Eschmann about When the Hood...

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Episode 78 - Tracy Clark, Fall (2nd in the Detective Harriet Foster series) show art Episode 78 - Tracy Clark, Fall (2nd in the Detective Harriet Foster series)

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Two-time Sue Grafton Memorial Award-winner  introduces readers to  (Thomas & Mercer), a hard-boiled, page-turning thriller featuring Chicago Police Detective Harriet Foster, a Black woman in a male-dominated department who, with a new female partner, must stop a killer targeting Chicago aldermen.

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Episode 77 - Jody Lulich, In the Company of Grace: A Veterinarian's Memoir of Trauma and Healing show art Episode 77 - Jody Lulich, In the Company of Grace: A Veterinarian's Memoir of Trauma and Healing

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Rising to accept a prestigious award, Jody Lulich wondered what to say. Explain how he’d been attracted to veterinary medicine? Describe how caring for helpless, voiceless animals in his own shame and pain provided a lifeline, a chance to heal himself as well? Lulich tells his story in In the Company of Grace, a memoir about finding courage in compassion and strength in healing—and power in finally confronting the darkness of his youth.

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Episode 76 - Keith Ellison, Break the Wheel: Ending the Cycle of Police Violence show art Episode 76 - Keith Ellison, Break the Wheel: Ending the Cycle of Police Violence

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In this episode, presented with a live audience in partnership with Magers & Quinn Booksellers, Lissa talks with Minnesota Attorney General and author, Keith Ellison, about his latest book detailing the trial of Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd exploring why this book is a vital contribution not just to the literature of the Floyd trial, but to that of police reform generally.     

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Episode 75 - Sherrie Fernandez-Williams, Goddess of the Whole Self show art Episode 75 - Sherrie Fernandez-Williams, Goddess of the Whole Self

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In this episode, Lissa talks with author Sherrie Fernandez-Williams about her latest book, Goddess of the Whole Self, inspirations and origin stories. Go Deeper at www.BlackMarketReads.com

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In this episode, recorded at a live event at Jefferson Community School in Minneapolis, MN, Lissa Jones hosts a fascinating conversation with Sonya Renee Tayor the activist and author at the center of the global movement The Body Is Not an Apology, which advocates radical self-love as tool for political resistance and social justice. Sonya is an activist, award-wining performance poet, radical executive officer of The Body is Not an Apology, and now author of a book by the same name. Her website, theBodyIsNotanApology.com  reaches over a million readers each month in over 140 countries.

Special thanks to our friends at Magers & Quinn Booksellers, one of Minneapolis's great independent bookstores, for organizing the event.